Moon Geun Young(born May 6, 1987, in Gwangju , South Korea ) is a South Korean actress, commercial (CF) star, and model. Affectionately called "the nation's little sister," Moon started modeling at the age of 12 and appeared in the documentary filmOn the Way(1999) the following year. She came into the spotlight through her role as the young Eun-suh in the hugely popular television drama seriesAutumn Tale(2000). Her major breakthrough as a star was the horror filmA Tale of Two Sisters(2003) directed by Kim Ji-woon . Later, she starred in such hit films asMy Little Bridein 2004 andInnocent Stepsin 2005.
On a new episode of 'Noonas Over Flowers,'Lee Mi Yeontalked about the celebrity couple,Kim BumandMoon Geun Young.She spoke very well of Moon Geun Young, saying, "Wow. That's cool . . . I really like Moon Geun Young. When I did 'Empress Myeong Seong,' she was the child actress. When …
It has been revealed that the cast and staff of 'Goddess of Fire, Jeongi' have yet to receive their proper payment for their work. With word coming about,Moon Geun Young's reps spoke up recently announcing that they were currently in negotiations with the production company to work out the matters.I…
On November 28,JTBC's 'Ssul Jeon' talked about the female celebrities who were known as "the nation's younger sisters," such as IUandSuzy.'Ssul Jeon' got the ranking for the female celebrities most considered the nation's younger sister for the last five years. IU came out in fi…
Moon Geun-young donated close to 100 million to Morning Reading, a non-profit organization that promotes reading books.She gave 4.3 million won in 2005, 4 million won in 2006 and 70 million won in 2007. Moon made the contributions secretly through her mother, Ryu Seon-young, but her good deeds became known when Morning Reading revealed its 2007 account information online.
Moon Geun-yeong donated about 300 million won in 2006 to a learning center for poor children in Haenam, South Cholla Province, near her hometown of Gwangju.Bae Yo-seop opened an after-school study room for children from poor or single-parent families to study there for free in 2002. The program was facing closure in October 2006 when the landlord told Bae that the house would be sold.A new building, equipped with library, computer room, bathhouse and dining room was built on the land. The 200 million-won expense was also covered by Moon. Moon also paid an unannounced visit to their classrooms.
Moon Geun-young donated more than 850 million won over the last six years to the Community Chest of Korea, a nationwide network of 16 nonprofit fundraising organizations, becoming the biggest individual donor. She had wanted to remain anonymous.
Moon Geun-young was also selected among 100 people that "lit up the world" in 2008 in a survey conducted by the Korea Green Foundation.
Moon Geun-young again showed her generosity by building a Korean library for young Korean expatriates in Australia. The actress is going to support the library construction by helping out with the cost (100 million won), and donating books. Moon has been donating books with her own money since 2006, when she saw during a visit to her relatives in Australia how young Korean students there did not have enough books or places to learn Korean. She worked with the Linfield Korean School in Sydney to build a permanent Korean library called the Han Geul library.
In April 2009, Moon Geun-young donated the Haenam Children's Center used as a study room for poor students to an NGO group Good People, an international charity group of UN UCOSCO special consultative status aiming to improve self-sustainability and eradicate extreme poverty through restoration of self-esteem using the principles of human dignity and equality at a global level.
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