Moon Ga-young

Moon Ga-young (Korean문가영; born July 10, 1996) is a German-born South Korean actress. She is best known for her roles in Heartstrings (2011), EXO Next Door (2015), Tempted (2018), Welcome to Waikiki 2 (2019), Find Me in Your Memory (2020), True Beauty (2020-21), and Link: Eat, Love, Kill (2022).

Moon Ga-young
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Moon in 2018
Born (1996-07-10) July 10, 1996 (age 26)
NationalitySouth Korean
Years active2006–present
Korean name
Revised RomanizationMun Ka-young
McCune–ReischauerMun Kayŏng

Early lifeEdit

Moon Ga Young was born in Karlsruhe, Germany to South Korean parents. Her family moved back to South Korea when she was 10 years old.[2][3]


Moon began her acting career in 2006 as a child actress, appearing in both film and television.

In 2014, the teenage Ga Young played her first leading role as the title character in Mimi, a four-episode mystery/romance drama that aired on cable channel Mnet.[4][5]

In April 2015, Ga Young portrayed the female protagonist in the web drama, EXO Next Door which aired on Naver TV Cast.[6] She then played supporting roles in hit television series Don't Dare to Dream and Live Up to Your Name.[7][8]

In 2017, she starred in the drama special Waltzing Alone.[9]

In 2018, she starred in romance drama Tempted, based on the 18th century French novel Les Liaisons dangereuses.[10] Her performance won her an Excellence Award as Best Actress in a Monday-Tuesday Drama award at the MBC Drama Awards.[11]

In 2019, Ga Young was cast as one of the main cast of the comedy television series Welcome to Waikiki 2.[12][13]

In 2020, Ga Young was cast as the female lead in the romance television series Find Me in Your Memory.[14] Ga Young also starred as the female lead, Lim Ju-kyung in the tvN series, True Beauty which aired in December 2020.[15][16]

In 2022, she starred in tvN fantasy-melodrama Link: Eat, Love, Kill.[17]



Year Title Role Notes
2006 To Sir, with Love young Eun-young
2007 Bunt Oh Ye-ryung
Black House Chul-yeon (Voice)
Shadows in the Palace Il-won
Our Town young So-yeon
2008 Do You See Seoul? Bun-rye
2013 Killer Toon Jo Seo-hyun [18]
2015 Salut d'Amour Ah-young [19]
Island Yeon-joo [20]
2016 Eclipse Eun-young [21]
Twenty Again Soo-mi [22]

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Network Notes
2006 Fallen Angel, Jenny Hye-mi Mnet
2007 Cloudy Today Ri-na EBS
Prince Hours MBC
By My Side young Seo Eun-joo
Witch Yoo Hee young Ma Yoo-hee SBS
Merry Mary young Hwang Mae-ri MBC
Hometown Over the Hill Na Hae-young KBS1
2008 Bitter Sweet Life Ha Na-ri MBC
2009 Ja Myung Go young So-so SBS
Friend, Our Legend young Choi Jin-sook MBC
2010 Goods Friends Kang Soo-ji KBS2 [23]
The Reputable Family young Han Dan-yi KBS1
Bad Guy young Hong Tae-ra SBS
2011 Heartstrings Lee Jung-hyun MBC
2012 Just an Ordinary Love Story young Kim Yoon-hye KBS2 Drama Special Series
2013 Who Are You? Dan Oh-reum tvN guest, episodes 1-2
Wang's Family Wang Hae-bak KBS2 [24]
2014 Mimi Mi-mi Mnet
2015 EXO Next Door Ji Yeon-hee Naver TV Cast
The Merchant: Gaekju 2015 Wol-yi KBS2 [25]
Delicious Love Park Soo-jin Naver TV Cast [26]
2016 Mirror of the Witch Sol-gae JTBC [27]
Don't Dare to Dream Lee Ppal-gang SBS
2017 Live Up to Your Name Dongmakgae tvN
Waltzing Alone Kim Min-Sun KBS2 Drama Special
2018 Tempted Choi Soo-ji MBC
2019 Welcome to Waikiki 2 Han Soo-yeon JTBC
2020 Find Me in Your Memory Yeo Ha-jin MBC
2020–2021 True Beauty Lim Ju-kyung tvN
2021 Recipe For Youth Cha Soo-bin Ppangya TV [28]
2022 Sh**ting Stars Yeo Ha-jin tvN Cameo; Episode 6[29]
Link: Eat, Love, Kill Noh Da-hyun [30]
The Interest of Love Ahn Soo-young JTBC [31]

Variety showEdit

Year Title Network Notes
2009 Sinnara Science KBS1 MC
2020 Food Avengers Olive TV & TvN Cast member


Year Title Ref.
2021 23rd Seoul International Women's Film Festival [32]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Name of the award ceremony, year presented, category, nominee of the award, and the result of the nomination
Award ceremony Year Category Nominee / Work Result Ref.
Asia Artist Awards 2021 Popularity Award - Actress Moon Ga-young Nominated [33]
Emotive Award - Actress True Beauty Won [34][35]
KBS Drama Awards 2010 Best Young Actress The Reputable Family Nominated
2013 Wang's Family Nominated
2017 Best Actress in a One-Act/Special/Short Drama Waltzing Alone Nominated
MBC Drama Awards 2018 Excellence Award, Actress in a Monday-Tuesday Drama Tempted Won [11]
Best New Actress Nominated [36]
2020 Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Wednesday-Thursday Miniseries Find Me in Your Memory Nominated
Best Couple Award Moon Ga-young (with Kim Dong-wook)
Find Me in Your Memory
Won [37]


  1. ^ "Mun Ka-young Switches Agencies as She Furthers Her Career". Hancinema. July 2, 2018.
  2. ^ Kim, Gwang-kuk (March 5, 2014). "My Name Is: 문가영(1)" [My Name Is: Moon Ga-young (Part 1)]. TenAsia (in Korean). Retrieved April 18, 2014.
  3. ^ Kim, Gwang-kuk (March 5, 2014). "My Name Is: 문가영(2)" [My Name Is: Moon Ga-young (Part 2)]. TenAsia (in Korean). Retrieved April 18, 2014.
  4. ^ An, So-hyoun (February 3, 2014). "Mun Ka Young to be TVXQ Max Changmin's First Love in Mimi". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on February 25, 2014. Retrieved February 21, 2014.
  5. ^ Lee, Kyung-nam (February 11, 2014). "TVXQ Max Changmin of Mimi Says Mun Ka Young is Prettier Than His First Love". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on February 25, 2014. Retrieved February 21, 2014.
  6. ^ "Exo online drama set to debut". Korea JoongAng Daily. March 9, 2015.
  7. ^ "Moon Ga-young, Kim Jung-hyun, An Woo-yeon in "Incarnation of Jealousy"". Hancinema. July 17, 2016.
  8. ^ "문가영, tvN '명불허전' 캐스팅… 김남길 조력자 役 (공식)". TenAsia (in Korean). June 15, 2017.
  9. ^ "KBS adds another short to its ongoing series, "Drama Special - Waltzing Alone"". Hancinema. September 2, 2017.
  10. ^ "Moon Ga-young Joins the The Great Seducer". Hancinema. January 4, 2018.
  11. ^ a b Jung, Yu-jin (December 31, 2018). 소지섭 ‘데뷔 23년 만에 첫 대상’(mbc연기대상)[포토엔HD] [So Ji-sub Soo'First Debut in 23 Years' (mbc Drama Awards)[Photo and HD]]. Newsen (in Korean). Archived from the original on December 31, 2018. Retrieved June 5, 2020 – via Naver.
  12. ^ "Moon Ga-young So star in "Laughter in Waikiki 2"". Hancinema. November 20, 2018.
  13. ^ "[단독] 문가영x안소희x김예원, '으라차차 와이키키2' 여주 3인방". TV Report (in Korean). November 26, 2018.
  14. ^ "Kim Dong-wook and Moon Ga-young Confirmed for "Memoirs of a Man"". Hancinema. December 10, 2019.
  15. ^ Lee, Gyu-lee (December 3, 2020). "'True Beauty' stars feel pressure to satisfy fans with TV adaptation of web comic". koreatimes. Retrieved January 7, 2021.
  16. ^ Conran, Pierce (January 7, 2021). "True Beauty: fizzy Moon Ga-young carries teen romance K-drama". South China Morning Post. Retrieved January 7, 2021.
  17. ^ Hong, Se-young (December 16, 2021). "여진구·문가영, '링크' 출연확정, 2022년 편성 [공식]" [Yeo Jin-goo and Moon Ga-young to appear in 'Link', scheduled for 2022 [Official]] (in Korean). Sports Donga. Retrieved March 22, 2022 – via Naver.
  18. ^ '더웹툰' 문가영 "이시영에 배신감 느껴..잠도 못잤다"(인터뷰). Newsen (in Korean). June 27, 2013.
  19. ^ "'Salut D'Amour' EXO member Chanyeol and Moon Ga-young transformed into cute teen couple". Hancinema. March 18, 2015.
  20. ^ "'Island' unveils Moon Ga-young's poster: A girl with sad secrets". Hancinema. November 18, 2015.
  21. ^ [스타톡] '커터' 문가영 "영화에서도 현실에서도 짝사랑 전문이에요". Newspim (in Korean). April 1, 2016.
  22. ^ 문가영은 열일 중…'두 번째 스물' 이태란 의붓딸 열연. Sports Donga (in Korean). November 4, 2016.
  23. ^ 장애이해교육드라마 '굿 프렌즈' 제작발표회. Korea (in Korean). October 17, 2009.
  24. ^ 문가영, '왕가네 식구들' 넷째딸 캐스팅 '반전기대'. Star News (in Korean). July 22, 2013.
  25. ^ '객주' 포스터 2종 공개 '믿고 보는 사극의 神들 뭉쳤다'. TV Report (in Korean). September 15, 2015.
  26. ^ "K-FOOD Web Drama "Delicious Love" Successful Released". November 19, 2015.
  27. ^ "Actress Moon Ga-young to star in "Mirror of the Witch" as a warrior". Hancinema. March 23, 2016.
  28. ^ Yoo Byung-cheol (March 3, 2021). "김희철X문가영?주연?웹드라마?'청춘?레시피',?빵야TV 3월 14일 공개". wowtv (in Korean). Retrieved March 3, 2021.
  29. ^ Kim Na-ra (April 8, 2022). "별똥별', 초특급 카메오의 향연 "박정민X송지효→김동욱X문가영 등 특별출연" [공식]" [Shooting Star', a feast of super special cameos "Park Jung-min X Song Ji-hyo → Kim Dong-wook X Moon Ga-young, etc. Special appearance" [Official]] (in Korean). My Daily. Retrieved April 8, 2022 – via Naver.
  30. ^ Lee Min-ji (December 16, 2021). "링크:먹고 사랑하라, 죽이게' 여진구X문가영 캐스팅 확정(공식)" [‘Link: Eat, Love, Kill’ Yeo Jin-goo X Moon Ga-young confirmed (official)] (in Korean). Newsen. Retrieved December 16, 2021 – via Naver.
  31. ^ Kim Myung-mi (October 6, 2022). "사랑의 이해' 유연석-문가영-금새록-정가람 출연확정[공식]" [Yoo Yeon-seok, Moon Ga-young, Geum Sae-rok, and Jeong Ga-ram confirmed for 'Understanding Love' [Official]] (in Korean). Newsen. Retrieved October 6, 2022 – via Naver.
  32. ^ Kang Ae-ran (July 19, 2021). "[영화소식] 서울국제여성영화제, 문가영 홍보대사 위촉" [[Movie News] Seoul International Women's Film Festival, Moon Ga-young appointed as a public relations ambassador]. Yonhap News (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved July 19, 2021.
  33. ^ "2021 Asia Artist Awards Vote". Asia Artist Awards. Retrieved October 17, 2021.
  34. ^ Jo Eun-mi (December 2, 2021). "2021 AAA' 이정재, 2년 연속 대상 영예..임영웅 4관왕·유아인 2관왕[종합]" [2021 AAA' Lee Jung-jae, Grand Prize for 2 consecutive years... Lim Young-woong 4 crowns, Yoo Ah-in 2 crowns [Overall]] (in Korean). Herald POP. Retrieved December 2, 2021 – via Naver.
  35. ^ AAA Special Investigation (December 2, 2021). "이정재→세븐틴, 2021 AAA 빛낸 대상..임영웅 4관왕 최다 [종합]" [Lee Jung-jae → Seventeen, 2021 AAA Shining Grand Prize... Most of Lim Young-woong's 4 crowns [Overall]] (in Korean). Star News. Retrieved December 2, 2021 – via Naver.
  36. ^ Ha, Su-jeong (December 30, 2018). "김경남·이준영·오승아·이설, 남녀 신인상 공동 수상 '눈물' [2018MBC연기대상]" [Kim Kyung-nam, Lee Jun-young, Oh Seung-ah, and Lee Seol, jointly awarded the male and female Rookie of the Year award 'Tears' [2018 MBC Drama Awards]] (in Korean). Osen. Retrieved October 10, 2022 – via Naver.
  37. ^ announced online

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