Moon Geun Young

문근영,문근영 / Moon Geun Young (Mun Kun Yeong)

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.

 Recent news about Moon Geun Young

 Moon Geun Young's Charity

Morning Reading

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.

Haenam Children's Center

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.

Community Chest of Korea

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.

Han Geul Library in Sydney

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.

Donated Haenam Children's Center to NGO Group

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.

Read more

 Moon Geun Young's Filmography


TV Dramas


TV Appearances

  • Happy Together Season 3: Cinderella's Sister episode 142, 143(Chun Jung Myung,Taecyeon,Seowoo])(KBS2, 2010)
  • Yashimanman: Love Me Not with Kim Joo-hyuk (SBS, 2006)
  • e-learning Championship Final guest MC (iTV, 2005)
  • Yashimanman: Innocent Steps with Park Gun-hyung (SBS, 2005)
  • Golden Bell Challenge: Gwangju International High School episode (KBS, 2004)
  • Park Soo-hong & Yoon Jung-soo's Love House: Jinju Joong-ang High School episode (MBC, 2004)
  • Fairytale World Dreams MC (KBS, 2003)
  • Son Chang Min & Kim Won Hee's 3 Days of Love (iTV, 2001)
  • Jung Euna's Good Morning (SBS, 2000)
  • Free Saturday: Autumn Tale Special (withChoi Woo Hyuk) (KBS 2000)
  • Gwangju Broadcasting Station Quiz Champ: Woo-san Junior High School episode (KBC)
  • Music Camp VJ (MBC 2000~2001)
  • TV Brings Love (KBS, 1997) (Lee Min-woo,Park Jae-Hong, Park Yong-woo episodes)

Cinderella Sister

Read more

 Moon Geun Young's Awards and nominations

  • 2009 Seoul Drama Awards(SDA):Most Popular Female Actress Award (The Painter of the Wind)
  • 2009 45th Baeksang Arts Awards:Best Leading Actress (The Painter of the Wind)
  • 2008 SBS Drama Awards:Daesang Award (The Painter of the Wind)
  • 2008 SBS Drama Awards:Best Couple Award with Moon Chae Won (The Painter of the Wind)
  • 2008 SBS Drama Awards:Top 10 Star Award (The Painter of the Wind)
  • 2008 Grime Awards:Best Female Actress Award in a TV Series (The Painter of the Wind)
  • 2007 44th Daejong Film Awards:Nominated for Best Female Actress Award (Love Me Not)
  • 2005 42nd Daejong Film Awards:Most Popular Female Actress Award (Innocent Steps)
  • 2004 25th Blue Dragon Film Awards:Most Popular Female Actress Award (My Little Bride)
  • 2004 12th Choonsa Film Awards:Best New Female Actress Award (My Little Bride)
  • 2004 41st Daejong Film Awards:Best New Female Actress Award and Most Popular Female Actress Award (My Little Bride)
  • 2000 KBS Drama Awards:Best Young Female Actress Award (Autumn Tale)
  • 1999 Model Edubox Kone Award(에듀박스 코네스상)

Read more

 Moon Geun Young's Spokesperson

  • 2007 Ambassador for the Pink Ribbon (Breast Cancer Awareness)(2007–present)
  • 2005 Ambassador for the National Election Commission
  • 2004 Ambassador for the Young Voter's Campaign
  • 2004 Ambassador for the Korean e-Learning Initiative
  • 2004 Ambassador for the Gwangju International Film Festival
  • 2003 Ambassador for the Gwangju International Film Festival
  • 2003 Ambassador for the Gwangju Kimchi Festival

Read more

 Moon Geun Young's Notes and references

  1. Yang Sung-hee (2008-11-15). "Younger sister of the people" . 
  2. "Entertainment World Says Goodbye to Lee Eun-joo" . 2005-02-24. 
  3. "Moon Geun-yeong to Appear Onstage at Cannes Film Festival" . 2005-05-11. 
  4. "Which Korean Stars Have the Greatest Pulling Power?" . 2006-11-17. 
  5. "Moon Geun-yeong, Jo Seung-woo Advertisers' Favorite" . 2005-09-21. 
  6. "Moon Geun-young, applying for leave of absence to concentrate on her new drama" . 2008-02-07. 
  7. "Wanna Meet the Stars? Here's How" . 2006-10-11. 
  8. Jon Herskovitz (2006-12-26). "South Korea's little sister just wants to grow up" . 
  10. Kwon Mee-yoo (2008-01-11). "Moon Geun-young Returns to TV Screen" . 
  11. "TV directors of photography honor sageuk actors" . 2008-12-13. 
  12. "2008 SBS Drama Awards" . 2008-12-31. 
  13. "45th Baeksang Popularity Awards Winners" . 2009-02-24. 
  14. Park Si-soo (2008-03-27). "Actress Donates Money to Promote Book Reading" . 
  15. Park Si-soo (2008-01-03). "Role modeling in action" . 
  16. "Moon Geun-yeong Saves Community Learning Center" . 2007-01-28. 
  17. "Young Actress Revealed as No.1 Individual Donor" . 2008-11-14. 
  18. Bae Ji-sook (2008-12-29-2008). "People Lighting Up World in 2008" . 
  19. "Donation angel Moon Geun-young strikes again" . 2008-01-25. 
  20. "Moon Geun-yeong to Help Build a Library in Australia" . 2008-03-21. 
  21. Bae Ji-sook (2009-04-23). "Actress Moon Donates Study Facility to Charity" . 
  22. "Moon saves study center from closure with charitable funding" . 2009-04-24. 

Read more


We welcome your comments, but please be civil, DO NOT SPAM ON TOPIC. Comments deemed inappropriate will be removed and repeat will banned. Commention is a provilege that will be revoked for violations od our Comment Policy .

Comments from our old comments platform are still in the process of moving over. If you notice any comments missing they will likely re-appear soon. Thnk you for your patience.