Moon, born in Gwangju in 1987, became a celebrity playing child’s roles in popular TV dramas like the romantic series broadcast across Asia, “Autumn Tale,” and the historical drama “Empress Myeongseong.” Her stardom grew steadily with her successful screen debut in Kim Ji-woon’s psychological horror film, “A Tale of Two Sisters,” and her subsequent roles in the comedy “My Little Bride” and the romance “Innocent Steps.” Moon is now starring in the popular TV drama series “The Painter of the Wind,” a fictitious tale of a romance between a student and mentor remembered as legendary folk painters of the Joseon Dynasty. Moon plays the female student Shin Yun-bok, who passed herself off as a man in order to pursue painting.
Geun-yeong Mun first first started her acting career at the age of 12 in the low budget film “On The Way”.
She eventually became known as “Korea’s little sister” during her teen acting years.
Actress Geun-yeong Mun fractured her nose on Oct 9, 2008 while filming a scene for “The Painter of Wind”. Co-star Shin-yang Park accidentally hit Geun-yeong with his elbow while shooting an argument scene. Filming for the show halted for one week while Geun-yeong recovered.
It was revealed in Nov. 2008, that Geun-yeong Mun has donated over 850 million Won (approx. $800,000 USD) anonymously to the charity group “The Community Chest of Korea” since Nov. 2003. She has also donated several hundred million wons to scholarship funds in Korea.