Moon Ga-young Profile

Moon Ga-young (문가영) is a German-born South Korean actress. She stars in Find Me in Your Memory (그 남자의 기억법) and The Interest of Love (사랑의 이해). [Photo: Chun Young Sang, 2023]

Birth Name: Moon Ga-young (문가영)
Hanja: 文佳煐
Birthdate: 10 July 1996
Birthplace: Karlsruhe, Germany
Nationality: South Korean
Height: 169 cm (5’7″)
Blood Type: A
Management: KEYEAST Entertainment
Instagram: @m_kayoung

Moon Ga-young Facts:
– Her given name Ga (佳) means “beautiful” [or “good”] and Young (煐) means “shine”. (Ten Asia)
– She was born in Germany to Korean parents.
– Her mother majored in piano and her father majored in physics. They met and married in Germany.
– She has an older sister.
– The family moved back to South Korea when she was 10 years old. (ibid.)
– She is fluent in German and Korean.
– She speaks English.
– She still speaks German often (with her sister).
– She can play the piano.
– Education: Pungmoon Girls’ High School, Sungkyunkwan University.
– She started her acting career soon after returning from Germany. Her uncle sent in her photo in response to a commercial posting for fun, and she debuted as a commercial model for an education company. (Showbiz Korea)
– In a 2015 interview, she stated that Angelina Jolie is her role model as an action actress and she wants to star in a film like Salt (2010). (ibid.)
– She loves the color black. (W Korea)
– She occasionally buys bright-colored clothes for her collection even though she doesn’t normally wear them. (Harper’s BAZAAR Korea)
– During middle school and high school, she wore her uniform according to regulations to avoid trouble but insisted on wearing flesh-colored stockings (instead of black) in winter.
– She loves jeans, owning many pairs.
– She arranges her jeans by color, from light to dark. She prefers light-colored jeans.
– When she was younger, she wasn’t a fan of turtlenecks but have grown to like wearing them.
– She often goes to her friends’ shows. She also tries to attend the shows of her teachers and colleagues.
– Acting is a constant challenge. She explores and challenges herself every project. (ibid.)
– Favorite karaoke song: “Through the Night” (밤편지) by IU. (STATV)
– When asked to describe herself in one word: “Perfectionist.”
– She relieves stress by exercising, walking her dog, or listening to music.
– She likes the 2014-drama Empress Ki (기황후) as well as the 2006-drama Hwang Jini (황진이).
– She hates chicken feet and cannot eat spicy food well. (ibid.)
– She likes sour food. (Marie Claire Korea)
– Favorite foods: pizza and chocolate, and she also loves bread. (Vogue Korea)
– Perfume preferences: woody scents and unisex scents. (Elle Korea)
– Hobbies: reading and playing Overwatch.
– Her phone is still set to German because it’s comfortable and so she won’t forget it. (ibid.)
– She particularly loves mint chocolate. (VLIVE Ep.1)
– She prefers soju over beer.
– She eats bungeoppang starting from the head. The tail is her favorite part so she saves the best for last.
– Favorite Korean food: dishes with perilla (들깨) in it and kongbiji.
– Favorite season: summer.
– She prefers sneakers over high heels.
– She prefers dogs over cats.
– She wants to star in historical drama and action genres. She also wants to play a role of a professional job like a doctor.
– She is a gamer but she does not play for more than two hours.
– When she feels blue, she prefers to confront it. She would listen to depressing music, feeling better afterward.
– Acting strengths: she can memorize lines quickly.
– Personal strengths: she likes to learn and try new things. (ibid.)
– She keeps in touch with Jung Yong-hwa and Im Se-mi, her co-stars in the 2011-drama Heartstrings (넌 내게 반했어). Im Se-mi is also a co-star in the 2020-drama True Beauty (여신강림). (VLIVE Ep.2)
– Favorite look: her profile. (KEYEAST QNA)
– Favorite place: her home.
– Unexpected charm: “cynical”.
– She loves bubble tea. (ibid.)
– MBTI: ENTJ. (Vogue Meets)
– When asked to choose between “Knowledge is power” or “Ignorance is bliss”, she picked the former.
– Her preferred superpower: teleportation. (ibid.)
– Favorite German snack: Kinder Pingui, Milch-Schenitte and Hippo. (Elle Singapore “Random Questions”)
– Three things she’d do if the world ends tomorrow: work out, eat something good and chat with her sister.
– If she has to have one “biggest fear”, it would be making a mistake.
– “I always work out. I also enjoy being alone in a café, reading books, knitting, and playing games. There is so much to do. I’m the busiest when I am by myself.” (Elle Singapore)
– Favorite book: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. (ibid.)
– The tattoo on the right side of her back is real. Her mother had a dream of an archeopteryx with a lot of jewels while carrying her. Moon Ga-young based the tattoo design on that image. (Marie Claire Korea)
– In November 2023, she became Dolce & Gabbana’s global ambassador.
Ideal Type: “I like a kind person. I like a good-natured person.” (VLIVE Ep.1)

Moon Ga-young Dramas:
Delightfully Deceitful (이로운 사기) | 2023 | Min Kang-yoon
The Interest of Love (사랑의 이해) | 2022 | An Soo-young
Link: Eat, Love, Kill (링크: 먹고 사랑하라, 죽이게) | 2022 | Noh Da-hyun
Sh**ting Stars (별똥별) | 2022 | Yeo Ha-jin (guest)
Recipe for Youth (청춘 레시피) | 2021 web series | Cha Soo-bin
True Beauty (여신강림) | 2020 | Im Ju-gyeong
Find Me in Your Memory (그 남자의 기억법) | 2020 | Yeo Ha-jin
Welcome to Waikiki 2 (으라차차 와이키키 2) | 2019 | Han Soo-yeon
Tempted (위대한 유혹자) | 2018 | Choi Soo-ji
Live Up to Your Name (위대한 유혹자) | 2017 | Dong Mak-gae
Don’t Dare to Dream (질투의 화신) | 2016 | Lee Pal-gang
Mirror of the Witch (마녀보감) | 2016 | Sol-gae
Delicious Love | 2015 | Park Soo-jin
The Merchant: Gaekju 2015 (장사의 신-객주 2015) | 2015 | Wol-yi
EXO Next Door (우리 옆집에 엑소가 산다) | 2015 | Ji Yeon-hee
Mimi (미미) | 2014 | Mi-mi
Wang’s Family (왕가네 식구들) | 2013 | Wang Hae-bak
Who Are You (후아유) | 2013 | Dan Oh-reum (guest)
Drama Special Series: Just An Ordinary Love Story (보통의 연애) | 2012 | young Kim Yoon-hye
Heartstrings (넌 내게 반했어) | 2011 | Lee Jung-hyun
Bad Guy (나쁜 남자) | 2010 | young Hong Tae-ra
The Reputable Family (명가) | 2010 | young Han Dan-yi
Friend, Our Legend (친구, 우리들의 전설) | 2009 | young Choi Jin-suk
Princess Ja-Myung (자명고) | 2009 | young So-so
Bittersweet Life (달콤한 인생) | 2008 | Ha Na-ri
Witch Ma (마녀유희) | 2007 | young Ma Yoo-hee
Hometown Over the Hill (산너머 남촌에는) | 2007 | Na Hae-young
Merry Mary (메리 대구 공방전) | 2007 | young Hwang Mae-ri
By My Side (내 곁에 있어) | 2007 | young Seo Eun-joo
Prince Hours (궁S) | 2007 | cameo
Cloudy Today | 2007 | Ri-na
Fallen Angel, Jenny | 2006 | Hye-mi

Moon Ga-young Films:
Drama Special Series: Waltzing Alone (혼자 춘은 월추) | 2017 TV movie | Kim Min-sun
Twenty Again (두 번째 스물) | 2016 | Soo-mi
Eclipse (커터) | 2016 | Eun-young
Island (아일랜드 – 시간을 훔치는 섬) | 2015 | Yeon-joo
Salut d’Amour (장수상회) | 2015 | Ah-young
Killer Toon (더 웹툰: 예고살인) | 2013 | Jo Seo-hyun
Do You See Seoul? (서울이 보이냐) | 2008 | Bun-rye
Our Town (우리 동네) | 2007 | young Kim So-yeon
Shadows in the Palace (궁녀) | 2007 | Il-won
Black House (검은 집) | 2007 | Chul-yeon (voice)
Bunt (날아라 허동구) | 2007 | Oh Ye-ryung
To Sir, with Love (스승의 은혜)| 2006 | young Eun-young

Moon Ga-young Shows:
Food Avengers (식벤져스) | 2020
The Brainiacs (문제적남자) – Ep. 129 | 2017

Moon Ga-young Awards:
2023 Asia Artist Awards | Best Acting Performance Award
2021 Asia Artist Awards | Emotive Award – Actress (True Beauty)
2018 MBC Drama Awards | Excellence Award, Actress in a Monday–Tuesday Drama (Tempted)

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Updates by bongjoi.

(Sources: Ten Asia, Showbiz Korea, W Korea, Harper’s BAZAAR Korea, STATV, Marie Claire Korea, Vogue Korea, Elle Korea, VLIVE Ep.1, VLIVE Ep.2, KEYEAST QNA, Vogue Meets, Elle Singapore “Random Questions”, Elle Singapore, Marie Claire Korea.)

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