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Moon Chae-won is a popular South Korean actress

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BirthdayNovember 13, 1986
NationalitySouth Korean
FamousSouth Korean Actress, South Korean Women, Film & Theater Personalities, Actresses
Birth PlaceDaegu, South Korea
Height168cm
GenderFemale
Net Worth$1 million as of jan 2017
Sun SignScorpio
Born inDaegu, South Korea
Famous asSouth Korean Actress

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Who is Moon Chae-won?

Moon Chae-won is a popular South Korean actress, who made her acting debut in television drama ‘Mackerel Run’ in 2007. Her breakout role came in 2008 drama, ‘Painter of the Wind’. The movie was a departure in its theme due to its homoerotic connotation. The movie was well received by the industry, and its two actresses even won the ‘Best Couple’ award at the ‘2008 SBS Drama Awards’—something that had happened first time in the history of Korean drama. She continued raising her profile by giving impressive performances in dramas like ‘Brilliant Legacy’, ‘The Princess’ Man’,’ War of the Arrows’ (which became her biggest break out role ever) , ‘The Innocent Man’ and ‘Good Doctor’. Her performance in almost all of these films fetched her lots of laurels and recognition. Moon is set to star in ‘Auspicious Grave’-- the third installation of Han Jae-rim’s ‘Divining Art Trilogy’ in 2018.

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Childhood & Early Life

Moon was born in Daegu province of South Korea on November 13th, 1986, but her family moved to Seoul when she was in the sixth-grade. There isn’t much information about her parents or high school.

She attended ‘Chugye University for the Arts’ to study Western Painting, but dropped-out in 2006 to pursue her passion - acting.

Career

After she left college to become an actress, Moon got an opportunity to appear in ‘Dramax’s ‘Reconstruction of Love’ in 2007. She made her debut in ‘Mackerel Run’ alongside newcomer, Lee Min-ho. She and Lee were finalized from more than fifty candidates who auditioned for the roles.

Later, Lee and Moon appeared together in the comedy movie, ‘Our School’s E.T’.

In 2008, Moon got a major breakthrough in ‘Painter of the Wind’, alongside Moon Geun-young. It was a period drama based on homoerotic connotations. Moon portrayed the character of a beautiful gisaeng who falls in love with another painter, who liked acting like a man.

Even though the movie had a major chance of falling into controversy, it was surprisingly very well received by the Korean audience as well as the critics. The movie earned her Moon, her first acting award too.

In 2009, she gave a hair-raising performance in the top-rated Korean drama, ‘Brilliant Legacy’. She played the role of a girl who had a prerogative over her estranged step-sister.

Her role in ‘Brilliant Legacy’ established her as a full-fledged actress in the Korean drama industry. She also appeared in a supportive role in ‘KBS2’s ‘My Fair Lady’.

In 2010, Moon starred as a lead for the first time in SBS’ series, ‘It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl’, where she played a girl who suddenly turns mature and responsible, after a family tragedy hits her. She also did a cameo in the 20th episode of ‘MBC’s ‘Road No.1’.

In 2011, she played the biggest role of her life in ‘War of the Arrows’-- a hit action movie which told the story of Second Manchu Invasion of Korea. It became the highest-grossing blockbuster of 2011.

Moon played the role of a feminine woman who gets abducted on her wedding day by a foreign army. However, instead of giving up on her life, she survives using her will power and determination to live. Moon pulled off her first single female role with ease and grace, even when she suffered a few injuries after falling off a horse while shooting.

She later starred in ‘KBS2’s drama, ‘The Princess’ Man’ where she played the daughter of Grand Prince Suyang who falls in love with the son of her father’s rival. The forbidden love story became a commercial as well as critical hit.

She also appeared in a variety show, ‘Happy Together: Season 3’ (episode 206) in the same year. She had appeared in the same show in 2009 too (episodes 110-111).

In 2012, Moon received an overwhelming response for her performance in ‘KBS2’s melodrama, ‘The Innocent Man’, where her role was of a suspecting woman who was supposed to take over her father’s corporation

In 2013, she played a pediatric surgeon in medical drama, ‘Good Doctor’. The series was a mild hit.

In 2014, she starred in a short-film called ‘Awaiting’, where she portrayed a woman who was separated from her husband for sixty years due to division of North Korea and South Korea. The movie was screened at ‘38th Hong Kong International Film Festival’.

In 2015, Moon made a comeback on big screen with romantic comedy, ‘Love Forecast’. Moon played a weather forecast woman. The movie became a major hit with 1.89 million viewers.

She also appeared in episodes 228-29 of ‘Running Man’ on ‘SBS’ as a guest in 2015. In 2016, she starred in ‘Mood of the Day’.

She returned to small screen with ‘MBC’s, ‘Goodbye Mr Black’, where she played the lead. She appeared in a guest role in ‘JTBC’s ‘Please Take Care of My Refrigerator’ (episodes 60-61).

In 2017, she played the female lead in the Korean adaptation of ‘Criminal Minds’ on ‘tvN’. She is set to star in the third installation of ‘Divining Art Trilogy’ called ‘Auspicious Grave’, which is set to be released in 2018.

Awards & Achievements

In 2008, she won ‘The Best Actress (New)’ at the 16th ‘Korean Culture and Entertainment Award’ for ‘Painter of the Wind’. She also won the ‘New Star’ and ‘Best Couple Award’ (with Moon Geun-young) for ‘Painter of the Wind’ at the ‘SBS Drama Awards’

She received nominations for her role in ‘My Fair Lady’ at ‘KBS Drama Awards’, and for 'Painter of the Wind’ at the ‘45th Baeksang Arts Awards’ in 2009.

She won ‘Best New Actress Award (s)’ for her role in ‘War of the Arrows’ at the ‘48th Grand Bell Awards’ and ‘32nd Blue Dragon Film Awards’.

At the ‘9th Korea Lifestyle Awards’, she won an award for ‘Best Dressed of the Year’.

At the ‘19th Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards’, she won the ‘Excellence Award Actress (Film) and (TV)’ for ‘War of the Arrows’.

She won the ‘Popularity Award’, ‘Top Excellence Award, and Actress for ‘War of the Arrows ’at the SBS Drama Awards’.

She won the ‘Best Couple Award’ with Song Joong-ki for ‘The Innocent Man’, and the ‘Netizen’s Award’ at the ‘SBS Drama Awards’.

She won the ‘Best Couple Award’ with Joo Won for ‘Good Doctor’ and ‘Popularity Award (Actress)’ at the ‘KBS Drama Awards’.

She had also won the ‘Excellence Award (Actress in a Mid-length Drama)’ at the ‘KBS Drama Awards’ for ‘Good Doctor’.

She won ‘Producer’s Choice Award’ for her role in ‘Love Forecast’ at the ‘19th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival’.

She got nominated under ‘Top Excellent Actress in Mini-series’ category for her role in ‘Goodbye Mr Black’ at the ‘MBC Drama Awards’.

Personal Life

Moon was rumored to be dating her ‘The Innocent Man’ co-star, Song Joong Ki, however, they later denied having any relationship. She is single as of now.

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Blue Dragon Film Award for Best New Actress
Grand Bell Award for Best New Actress

Moon Chae-won biography timelines

  • // 13th Nov 1986
    Moon was born in Daegu province of South Korea on November 13th, 1986, but her family moved to Seoul when she was in the sixth-grade. There isn’t much information about her parents or high school.
  • // 2006
    She attended ‘Chugye University for the Arts’ to study Western Painting, but dropped-out in 2006 to pursue her passion - acting.
  • // 2007
    After she left college to become an actress, Moon got an opportunity to appear in ‘Dramax’s ‘Reconstruction of Love’ in 2007. She made her debut in ‘Mackerel Run’ alongside newcomer, Lee Min-ho. She and Lee were finalized from more than fifty candidates who auditioned for the roles.
  • // 2008
    In 2008, Moon got a major breakthrough in ‘Painter of the Wind’, alongside Moon Geun-young. It was a period drama based on homoerotic connotations. Moon portrayed the character of a beautiful gisaeng who falls in love with another painter, who liked acting like a man.
  • // 2008
    In 2008, she won ‘The Best Actress (New)’ at the 16th ‘Korean Culture and Entertainment Award’ for ‘Painter of the Wind’. She also won the ‘New Star’ and ‘Best Couple Award’ (with Moon Geun-young) for ‘Painter of the Wind’ at the ‘SBS Drama Awards’
  • // 2009
    In 2009, she gave a hair-raising performance in the top-rated Korean drama, ‘Brilliant Legacy’. She played the role of a girl who had a prerogative over her estranged step-sister.
  • // 2009
    She also appeared in a variety show, ‘Happy Together: Season 3’ (episode 206) in the same year. She had appeared in the same show in 2009 too (episodes 110-111).
  • // 2009
    She received nominations for her role in ‘My Fair Lady’ at ‘KBS Drama Awards’, and for 'Painter of the Wind’ at the ‘45th Baeksang Arts Awards’ in 2009.
  • // 2010
    In 2010, Moon starred as a lead for the first time in SBS’ series, ‘It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl’, where she played a girl who suddenly turns mature and responsible, after a family tragedy hits her. She also did a cameo in the 20th episode of ‘MBC’s ‘Road No.1’.
  • // 2011
    In 2011, she played the biggest role of her life in ‘War of the Arrows’
  • // a hit action movie which told the story of Second Manchu Invasion of Korea. It became the highest-grossing blockbuster of 2011.
  • // 2012
    In 2012, Moon received an overwhelming response for her performance in ‘KBS2’s melodrama, ‘The Innocent Man’, where her role was of a suspecting woman who was supposed to take over her father’s corporation
  • // 2013
    In 2013, she played a pediatric surgeon in medical drama, ‘Good Doctor’. The series was a mild hit.
  • // 2014
    In 2014, she starred in a short-film called ‘Awaiting’, where she portrayed a woman who was separated from her husband for sixty years due to division of North Korea and South Korea. The movie was screened at ‘38th Hong Kong International Film Festival’.
  • // 2015
    In 2015, Moon made a comeback on big screen with romantic comedy, ‘Love Forecast’. Moon played a weather forecast woman. The movie became a major hit with 1.89 million viewers.
  • // 2015 To 2016
    She also appeared in episodes 228-29 of ‘Running Man’ on ‘SBS’ as a guest in 2015. In 2016, she starred in ‘Mood of the Day’.
  • // 2017
    In 2017, she played the female lead in the Korean adaptation of ‘Criminal Minds’ on ‘tvN’. She is set to star in the third installation of ‘Divining Art Trilogy’ called ‘Auspicious Grave’, which is set to be released in 2018.

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    Moon Chae-won was born in Daegu, South Korea

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    Moon Chae-won's height is 168

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