Moon Geun Young
(born May 6, 1987, in Gwangju, South Korea) is a South Korean actress, commercial (CF) star, and model. Affectionately called "the nation's little sister," Moon started modeling at the age of 12 and appeared in the documentary film On the Way
(1999) the following year. She came into the spotlight through her role as the young Eun-suh in the hugely popular television drama series Autumn Tale
(2000). Her major breakthrough as a star was the horror film A Tale of Two Sisters
(2003) directed by Kim Ji-woon. Later, she starred in such hit films as My Little Bride
in 2004 and Innocent Steps
Moon Geun-young has been loved as a proper and pure “younger sister of the people” ever since she debuted as a child actress in the 2000 TV drama Autumn in My Heart
. Unlike other teenage celebrities who have already physically matured, she had the look of a young girl, she studied hard and acted well. People called her flawless and unspoiled.
Moon Geun-young read the eulogy to fellow actress, Lee Eun-joo, on February 22, 2005. Moon was in the same management agency as Lee.
In May 2005, Moon Geun-young appeared onstage at the Cannes International Film Festival in France at the Palais de Festival. Moon's film Innocent Steps
was chosen to be shown at the 58th Cannes International Film Festival.
Moon Geun-young ranked first on the star power list in 2005 among actresses in Chungmuro, the Korean film industry, who can mobilize the greatest number of fans, and sell tickets on the sole basis of the actor's name alone.