Moon Chae Won


Moon Chae-won(born November 13, 1986) is a popular South Korean actress. Her Chosun war movie War of the Arrows was a top-grossing Korean film in 2011. Moreover, her Chosun drama Princess' Man got 24.9% ratings, a rare high for ancient drama in 2011. Her acting skills won both audience and criticsapproval. She won best newcomer in both the Grand Bell Awards and the Blue Dragon Awards in 2011. Moon Chae Won also received Best Dressed of The Year from Korea's Lifestyle Awards 2011.. Since January 4th 2012, she has been appointed as an honorary prosecutor who represents prosecutors in South Korea for one year period. On April 27 2012, KBS made an announcement of a new drama Nice Guy starring her and Song Joong-Ki . The drama began shooting in the beginning of July.

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  • by kingjoe20930  -  September 10, 2017 11:38 AM

    April release Naeun, Chaewon, and Chaekyung's teaser images for 'Eternity'

    Aprilreleased individual teaser images for 'Eternity'.Naeun,Chaekyung, andChaewonare the first members to greet fans with individual cuts. The girls went for a pure, sexy look in oversized white shirts. More teaser images and videos will be coming our way until the full release of 'Eternity' on Sept…

  • by heej0130  -  July 29, 2017 03:56 AM

    "Criminal Minds" Lee Joon-gi and Moon Chae-won cooperate

    Lee Joon-giandMoon Chae-wonmet.On the first episode of the tvN drama"Criminal Minds", Kim Hyeon-joon (Lee Joon-gi) and Ha Seon-woo (Moon Chae-won) met on the site of a serial case.Kim Hyeon-joon looked back on the site and tracked down the killer. NCI profiler Ha Seon-woo arrived and he di…

  • by withdonut  -  July 29, 2017 03:44 AM

    "Criminal Minds" Lee Joon-gi joins Son Hyun-joo and Moon Chae-won's team

    Kim Hyeon-joon (Lee Joon-gi) joined the NCI team on the latest episode of the tvN drama"Criminal Minds".Ha Seon-woo (Moon Chae-won) went to see Ma Hyeon-tae who was a likely suspect but she was attacked by a stranger. She then tracked down her attacker with Kim Hyeon-joon but failed. In th…

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 Moon Chae Won's Career

She was determined to become an actress, as she ventured into the film industry and worked extra hard for many supporting roles. She found her fame in 2011 when she rose to stardom and became one of the most popular actresses in Korea.

Set Korean drama record for winning Best Screen Couple Awards

Moon Chae Won debuted in the teen drama "Mackerel Run" as key actress with Lee Min Ho in 2007. Moon then made her first movie debut in supporting role as Lee Eun Shil in teen movie "My School's E.T", starring Lee Min Ho. Although Moon successfully portrayed both teen characters, she only received attention when she acted in The Painter of the Wind . There, Moon played a beautiful gisaeng Jeong Hyang who falls for Moon Geun-young 's character Shin Yoon Bok, who passes herself of as a man. Although her character Jeong Hyang was only a small supporting role, Moon's beauty and charisma charmed the TV viewers. Her partnership with Moon Geun-young as screen lover was so appealing that they both won the SBS 2008 Best Screen Couple Awards by receiving the highest popular vote. For the first time in Korean drama history, two actresses for their lesbian love became the Best Screen Couple. In addition, it was quite an accomplishment for Moon as a young actress in the beginning of her career.

Career Turning Point in 2010

Take Care of the Young Lady.Then her acting career suddenly slowed down-for almost 8 months she did not receive any work. Her only break was a one episode appearance in “Road Number One” as an army medical doctor Min Young Jin, yet she remained at her excellent acting standard.

September 2010 marks the turning point of Moon's career. On a more than 2 month International internet voting, Moon Chae Won, with her supporting role in Brilliant Legacy, won the highest popular vote of 71,294 among all nominated actresses in Asia. Her majority vote doubled that of the lead actress in Brilliant Legacy. It was the first time a supporting actress won such an honor in the film industry.

as Eun Chae Ryung, alongside Super Junior ’s Donghae who plays her younger brother, and CN Blue ’s Kang Min-hyuk, who plays a delivery boy and drummer in a band. In "It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl", Moon's character Chae-ryung starts out as a completely immature girl who has her father wrapped around her finger, and who is not above whining and pouting because she wants a designer handbag. Then, she transforms into a mature professional woman in the later stage of the drama after her family faced tragedy. Her role was so appealing that when the drama was half way aired Moon received nomination for the Best Actress for the SBS Drama Awards.

Career Breakthrough

In February 2011, Moon Chae Won cancelled her vacation trip to Spain after she is offered to act in the movie "Arrow The Ultimate Weapons" War of the Arrows , a sole lead female character Ja-In. Moon took up serious archery and horse riding lessons with all the lead male actors in this movie. Moon received positive reviews from western viewers when the movie was aired in the London Korean Film Festival and US cinemas. Right after Moon finished filming "Arrow The Ultimate Weapons" in June, she immediately started filming in the KBS dramaThe Princess' Manwith Park Shi Hoo where Moon played Lee Se-ryung. At the beginning of the drama, Moon received some negative critiques on her speech in ancient drama, and got into some controversy in her appearance in an entertainment show "Happy Hour". To Moon, it was the hardest blow in her acting career. Yet, with Moon's strong will, along with the support from her best friends, Moon Geun-young , Han Hyo Joo and her senior, Son Ye Jin , she was determined to do her best to turn around the critics' views. By then, her movie "Arrow The Ultimate Weapons" started in screening with huge success. Within 3 days, it received over one million viewership, and the media was subsequently desperate to interview the sole lead actress. However, Moon turned down all interview requests to focus on her role as Se-Ryung in the drama "The Princess Man". She did not rest for days to draw herself into the sad stage of Se-Ryung, until her acting moved the film industry and won her applause and outstanding viewership to place The Princess Man among the top rating dramas in 2011. Two documentary films appeared to study the success and history of this drama.

Moon then won double Best New Comer Actress awards in both the prestigious 48th Daejong Awards/ Grand Bell Awards (October 17, 2011) and the 32rd Blue Dragon Awards (November 25, 2011. By then, Moon shows promise of a thriving career in acting.

On December 5, 2011, Moon won the most prominent 9th Korean LifeStyle Awards as "2011 Best Dress Awards" . Korean Lifestyle Awards is an annual award which aims to honor groups and individuals that lead Korea’s contemporary lifestyle trend. The winners of this awards were selected after a three-step screening process ― an online survey on the Donga TV website; a second evaluation by professionals from the related industries; and a final screening. Moon's both movie "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapons" and TV drama "The Princess Man" had given a boost to Korean traditional dress Hanbok industry in 2011, which made her a trend setter in Korea fashion industry. On the same day, Korean fashion brand SI Clothing announced that the corporate had signed a 2-year contract with Moon to be the exclusive spokesperson from 2012 to 2013, enhancing the prominent status of Moon in Korean fashion industry.

On December 6, 2011, Moon won the Diamond category for Actress in 3rd Asian Jewelry Awards, which is the top honor for Korean popular entertainers. Fame and success continue to flow onto this young talented actress.

However, Moon remains modest and alert with all the success. She emphasizes her love for films and desire to continue to act as long as she could. She often likes to share her photos without make ups in her Me2DAY to keep a close contact and sincere with her fans.

She is best friends with fellow actress Moon Geun Young who go to the same industry.

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 Moon Chae Won's Filmography

TV Drama

YearTitleRoleTV Network
2007 Mackerel Run Min Yoon-seo SBS
2008 The Painter of the Wind Jung-hyang SBS
2009 Brilliant Legacy Yoo Seung-mi SBS
My Fair Lady Yeo Eui-joo KBS2
2010 Road No. 1 Min Young-jin (cameo) MBC
It's Okay, Daddy's Girl Eun Chae-yung SBS
2011 The Princess' Man Lee Se-ryung KBS2
2012 Nice Guy Seo Eun-gi KBS2


2008 My School's E.T Lee Eun-shil
2011 War of the Arrows Ja-in

Music video appearance

YearSong titleArtist
2007 Parting Once Again (한번 더 이별) Sung Si Kyung

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 Moon Chae Won's Endorsements

  • Hyundai
  • CMA
  • Hankook Cosmetics
  • Samyang Ramen
  • Natuur Ice Cream
  • Lacvert Skin Care
  • Levi Strauss Signature Jeans
  • Natuur Ice Cream
  • Dr. Jart Skin Care
  • Selly Women's Fashion Wear
  • BNP Paribas Asset Management
  • Tommy Hilfiger Denim
  • Selly F/W
  • Pocari Sweat
  • Allvit Herbal Skin Care
  • Style Innerve (SI) Women's Fashion Wear
  • Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance
  • Jinro Chamisul Soju, with Yoo Ah In
  • Vincis Bench - Women's Fashion Goods (Bags, Wallets and Shoes)
  • Bang Bang Fashion Wear
  • Allvit Herbal Skin Care
  • Pocari Sweat
  • LG Household & Health Care Soft Body Fit
  • LG Household & Health Care Sooryehan, Herbal Cosmetic

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 Moon Chae Won's Awards and recognition


  • 16th Republic of Korea Cultural Entertainment Art Awards: Best New Actress The Painter of the Wind
  • SBS Drama Awards: Best New Actress The Painter of the Wind
  • SBS Drama Awards: Best Couple with Moon Geun Young ( The Painter of the Wind )
  • 5th Seoul Drama Awards: Popular Actress ( Brilliant Legacy )
  • 48th Grand Bell Awards : Best New Actress "( War of the Arrows )"
  • 32nd Blue Dragon Film Awards : Best New Actress "( War of the Arrows )"
  • 9th Korea Lifestyle Awards: Best Dressed of the Year
  • 3rd Asian Jewelry Awards: Diamond for Actress Category
  • 27th Korea Best Dresser Swan Awards: Best Dresser TV Actress "( The Princess' Man )"
  • 19th Republic of Korea Cultural Entertainment Art Awards: Best Actress "( The Princess' Man )"
  • 19th Republic of Korea Cultural Entertainment Art Awards: Excellence Actress "( War of the Arrows )"
  • KBS Drama Awards: Best Couple with Park Shi Hoo "( The Princess' Man )"
  • KBS Drama Awards: Popularity Award "( The Princess' Man )"
  • KBS Drama Awards: Top Excellent Actress "( The Princess' Man )"
  • 4th Honorary Prosecutor (Ambassador for Korean prosecutors)

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