Moon Ga-young

Moon Ga-young (Korean문가영; born July 10, 1996) is a German born South Korean actress. She played roles in Heartstrings (2011), EXO Next Door (2015), The Merchant: Gaekju 2015 (2015), Mirror of the Witch (2016), Don't Dare to Dream (2016), Tempted (2018), Welcome to Waikiki 2 (2019), Find Me in Your Memory (2020), and True Beauty (2020).

Moon Ga-young
Moon Ga-young for Marie Claire Korea.png
Moon in June 2021
Born (1996-07-10) July 10, 1996 (age 25)
NationalitySouth Korean
Years active2006–present
Korean name
Revised RomanizationMun Ka-young
McCune–ReischauerMun Kayŏng

Early lifeEdit

Moon was born in Karlsruhe, Germany to South Korean parents. Her family moved back to 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 Moon 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, Moon 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, Moon was cast as in the main cast of the comedy television series Welcome to Waikiki 2.[12][13]

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



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 [17]
2015 Salut d'Amour Ah-young [18]
Island Yeon-joo [19]
2016 Eclipse Eun-young [20]
Twenty Again Soo-mi [21]

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 [22]
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 [23]
2014 Mimi Mi-mi Mnet
2015 EXO Next Door Ji Yeon-hee Naver TV Cast
The Merchant: Gaekju 2015 Wol-yi KBS2 [24]
Delicious Love Park Soo-jin Naver TV Cast [25]
2016 Mirror of the Witch Sol-gae JTBC [26]
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 [27]

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 [28]

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 Pending [29]
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
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 [30]


  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. ^ '더웹툰' 문가영 "이시영에 배신감 느껴..잠도 못잤다"(인터뷰). Newsen (in Korean). June 27, 2013.
  18. ^ "'Salut D'Amour' EXO member Chanyeol and Moon Ga-young transformed into cute teen couple". Hancinema. March 18, 2015.
  19. ^ "'Island' unveils Moon Ga-young's poster: A girl with sad secrets". Hancinema. November 18, 2015.
  20. ^ [스타톡] '커터' 문가영 "영화에서도 현실에서도 짝사랑 전문이에요". Newspim (in Korean). April 1, 2016.
  21. ^ 문가영은 열일 중…'두 번째 스물' 이태란 의붓딸 열연. Sports Donga (in Korean). November 4, 2016.
  22. ^ 장애이해교육드라마 '굿 프렌즈' 제작발표회. Korea (in Korean). October 17, 2009.
  23. ^ 문가영, '왕가네 식구들' 넷째딸 캐스팅 '반전기대'. Star News (in Korean). July 22, 2013.
  24. ^ '객주' 포스터 2종 공개 '믿고 보는 사극의 神들 뭉쳤다'. TV Report (in Korean). September 15, 2015.
  25. ^ "K-FOOD Web Drama "Delicious Love" Successful Released". November 19, 2015.
  26. ^ "Actress Moon Ga-young to star in "Mirror of the Witch" as a warrior". Hancinema. March 23, 2016.
  27. ^ Yoo Byung-cheol (March 3, 2021). "김희철X문가영?주연?웹드라마?'청춘?레시피',?빵야TV 3월 14일 공개". wowtv (in Korean). Retrieved March 3, 2021.
  28. ^ 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.
  29. ^ "2021 Asia Artist Awards Vote". Asia Artist Awards. Retrieved October 17, 2021.
  30. ^ announced online

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