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Nationality  South Korean
Hangul  문채원
Occupation  Actress
Name  Moon Chae-won

Years active  2007–present
Role  Actress
Religion  Roman Catholic
Height  1.68 m
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Born  November 13, 1986 (age 36) (1986-11-13) Daegu, South Korea
Agent  MSTeam Entertainment (Korea)IMX Inc. (Japan)
Education  Chugye University for the Arts
Awards  Blue Dragon Film Award for Best New Actress, Grand Bell Award for Best New Actress
Nominations  PaekSang Arts Award for Most Popular Actress in Film
Movies and TV shows  The Innocent Man, Good Doctor, Love Forecast, The Princess' Man, Brilliant Legacy

Similar  Lee Joon gi, Joo Won, Park Si yeon

Moon chae won

Moon Chae-won (born November 13, 1986) is a South Korean actress. Moon first attracted attention in 2008 in her supporting role as a gisaeng in Painter of the Wind. She was next cast in Brilliant Legacy, one of the top-rated Korean dramas of 2009. 2011 marked Moon's career breakthrough, with leading roles in the television period drama The Princess' Man and the action blockbuster War of the Arrows; both were critical and commercial hits. For her performance in the latter, Moon won Best New Actress at the Grand Bell Awards and the Blue Dragon Film Awards. Moon's other notable television series include the revenge melodrama The Innocent Man (2012) and the humanistic medical drama Good Doctor (2013).


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Early life and education

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Moon Chae-won was born in Daegu, South Korea. When she was in sixth grade, her family moved to Seoul. She studied Western Painting at the Chugye University for the Arts, but dropped out in 2006 to pursue acting.

2007–2010: Beginnings

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Moon made her acting debut in 2007 in Mackerel Run, alongside fellow newcomer Lee Min-ho; they were among 60 actors who auditioned for the teen sitcom. Moon and Lee also appeared in the 2008 comedy film Our School's E.T..

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Her breakthrough came in 2008 period drama Painter of the Wind. In the adaptation of Lee Jung-myung's historical fiction novel, she played a beautiful gisaeng who falls for Shin Yun-bok (played by Moon Geun-young), a female painter passing herself off as a man. Their onscreen chemistry and the homoerotic subtext of their characters' relationship was received positively, and the couple subsequently received the most votes in the Best Couple poll at the 2008 SBS Drama Awards. It was the first time in Korean drama history that two actresses won the Best Couple Award, despite the sexual conservatism of Korean network television.

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Moon's further raised her profile with Brilliant Legacy, in which she played a privileged girl who alternately antagonizes and pities her stepsister. Brilliant Legacy became one of the top-rated Korean dramas of 2009, with a peak viewership rating of 47.1%. The success of the drama boosted Moon's popularity as an actress. Another supporting role followed in My Fair Lady, where she played an upbeat shoe designer who lives next door to her crush, a butler.

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In October 2010, she signed with talent agency Barunson Entertainment (later renamed MSTeam). Afterwards, Moon landed her first leading role in It's Okay, Daddy's Girl, playing an immature daughter who transforms into a mature professional woman after a family tragedy.

2011: Breakthrough

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In 2011, Moon was offered the sole female role in War of the Arrows, an action blockbuster set during the Second Manchu invasion of Korea. Along with her costars Park Hae-il and Ryu Seung-ryong, Moon underwent serious archery and horse riding lessons. War of the Arrows eventually went on to become the highest grossing Korean film of 2011, with 7.48 million admissions. Moon was praised for her portrayal of a feminine yet feisty woman abducted by a foreign army on her wedding day, yet who isn't a typical damsel in distress and instead survives by her wits and sheer will. She later received Best New Actress recognition at the Grand Bell Awards and the Blue Dragon Film Awards for her performance.

Moon returned to the small screen in the Joseon-era drama The Princess' Man, about a fictional forbidden romance between the daughter of Grand Prince Suyang and the son of Kim Jongseo (played by Park Si-hoo), whose fathers were real-life political enemies. The Princess' Man was well-received critically and commercially, and though initially criticized for her acting, Moon won viewers over as the series went on, eventually winning a Top Excellence Award at the year-end KBS Drama Awards. She also received a Best Dressed nod from the Korea Lifestyle Awards for giving a boost to the hanbok fashion industry via her two period projects, and was named Honorary Prosecutor by the Supreme Prosecutors' Office.

2012–present: Acclaim

In 2012, Moon starred in the Lee Kyung-hee-penned melodrama The Innocent Man opposite Song Joong-ki. She drew praise for her performance as a cold, cynical woman groomed to take over her father's conglomerate, who later reverts to helpless innocence after losing her memory. Ratings for The Innocent Man topped its timeslot during its run, and led to Moon winning a Top Excellence Award at the KBS Drama Awards for the second year in a row.

This was followed by the 2013 medical drama Good Doctor revolving around an autistic savant resident (played by Joo Won). To prepare for her role as pediatric surgeon, Moon met with real-life doctors in a hospital setting, familiarizing herself with medical terms and observing surgeries first-hand.

She next starred in Awaiting, a short film directed by Kang Je-gyu. Moon played a woman separated from her husband (played by Go Soo) for sixty years by the division of North and South Korea. Awaiting was one of the four short films comprising Beautiful 2014, an omnibus project that premiered at the 38th Hong Kong International Film Festival.

Moon returned to the big screen in a 2015 romantic comedy directed by Park Jin-pyo, which reunited her with previous Brilliant Legacy costar Lee Seung-gi. In Love Forecast (also known as Today's Love), she played a weather forecaster whose pretty face belies the glib-talking, hard-drinking personality underneath. The film passed the break-even point with 1.89 million viewers and Moon won the Producer's Choice Award at Bucheon International Film Festival. She then starred opposite Yoo Yeon-seok in Mood of the Day, in which they play two strangers who meet on the KTX and spend 24 hours together in the unfamiliar city of Busan.

Moon then took on the leading female role in MBC's thriller Goodbye Mr. Black, her first television series in three years. The same year, Moon left her former agency MS Team Entertainment and signed with Namoo Actors.

In 2017, Moon was cast in the Korean adaption of Criminal Minds. The same year, Moon was cast in Auspicious Grave, the third installment of the "divining art trilogy" by Han Jae-rim.


Law Money (TV Mini Series) (completed) as
Park Joon-Kyung
Taxi Driver (TV Series) as
Oh Mi Seo
- The Final Client (2023) - Oh Mi Seo
Payback (TV Series) as
Park Jun Kyung
Floor (TV Series) as
Shin Ji-ho
Flower of Evil (TV Series) as
Cha Ji Won
- Another Beginning (2020) - Cha Ji Won
- Detective Cha is Dead (2020) - Cha Ji Won
- An Unwelcome Guest (2020) - Cha Ji Won
- The Invisible Accomplice (2020) - Cha Ji Won
- Hyun Su is not a Bad Person (2020) - Cha Ji Won
- Can't Leave Without You (2020) - Cha Ji Won
- Hyun Su's Deal (2020) - Cha Ji Won
- I'll Find the Accomplice (2020) - Cha Ji Won
- Reinvestigation (2020) - Cha Ji Won
- I Know You (2020) - Cha Ji Won
- The Witness (2020) - Cha Ji Won
- The Watch Strap (2020) - Cha Ji Won
- The Real Culprit (2020) - Cha Ji Won
- Something is Off (2020) - Cha Ji Won
- Missing Thumbnails (2020) - Cha Ji Won
- My Dad Tried To Kill Me (2020) - Cha Ji Won
Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter (TV Series) as
Sun Ok-nam
Feng Shui as
Criminal Minds (TV Series) as
Ha Sun Woo / Ha Seon-woo
Goodbye Mr. Black (TV Series) as
Kim Swan
- Goodbye Mr Black (2016) - Kim Swan
Mood of the Day as
Bae Soo-jeong
Love Forecast as
Awaiting (Short) as
Yeon-hee (past)
Good Doctor (TV Series) as
Cha Yoon Seo
The Innocent Man (TV Series) as
Seo Eun-Gi
The Princess' Man (TV Series) as
Lee Se Ryung
War of the Arrows as
It's Alright, Daddy's Daughter (TV Series) as
Eun Chae-ryung
My Fair Lady (TV Series) as
Yeo Ui-Joo
Shining Inheritance (TV Series) as
Seung Mi Yoo
Painter of the Wind (TV Series) as
Jeong-Hyang (Giseng)
- Episode #1.1 (2008) - Jeong-Hyang (Giseng)
Our School's E.T. as
Lee Eun-sil
Mackerel Run (TV Mini Series) as
Min Yoon-Seo
- Episode #1.8 (2007) - Min Yoon-Seo
- Episode #1.7 (2007) - Min Yoon-Seo
- Episode #1.6 (2007) - Min Yoon-Seo
- Episode #1.5 (2007) - Min Yoon-Seo
- Episode #1.4 (2007) - Min Yoon-Seo
- Episode #1.3 (2007) - Min Yoon-Seo
- Episode #1.2 (2007) - Min Yoon-Seo
- Episode #1.1 (2007) - Min Yoon-Seo
Running Man (TV Series) as
- Making Couple Race (2015) - Self
- Weather Race (2015) - Self


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