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8 K-Dramas Starring "True Beauty" Actress Moon Ga Young

Did you know that she once played Kim Seon Ho's leading lady, too?
8 K-Dramas Starring "True Beauty" Actress Moon Ga Young
IMAGE True Beauty/TVN, Find Me In Your Memory/MBC TV, Welcome to Waikiki 2/JTBC
Did you know that she once played Kim Seon Ho's leading lady, too?

Obsessed with True Beauty? Well, you're not the only one. Since you’ve most probably fallen head over heels for lead star Moon Ga Young and her endearing character Lim Ju-gyeong, we figured you must be on the hunt for more content from the actress now that the beloved series is nearing its end. A rising Hallyu star with almost 15 years of experience in the acting industry, this charming lady has already starred in various K-dramas and webseries. Below, we’re listing down eight of her most notable projects for you to binge-watch!

1. Mimi (2014)

Watch on: Viu

This four-episode web drama follows webtoon writer Han Min-woo. Suffering from a writer’s block and a partial memory loss, he goes through his old belongings to spark inspiration. He then finds an old calendar marked on December 8th from which he suddenly remembers a young high school girl and starts to draw her in great detail. To make things more complicated, his sketch has come to life! Ga Young portrays Mimi in the series, a female ghost who helps Min Woo as he embarks on a personal journey to regain his lost memories.

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Also starring: Shim Chang Min, Shin Hyun Bin, Jung Ji Soon

2. EXO Next Door (2015)

Watch on: YouTube

Ji Yeon-hee is an extremely shy woman with zero dating experience. Living next door to her are four handsome men, and to her surprise, they turn out to be the members of her favorite boy band, EXO! While the boys plan to spend their winter vacation to unwind, they also hire Yeon-hee to clean their house part-time to keep an eye on her. However, complications arise when D.O. starts falling for her and Chan Yeol openly treats her indifferently, not knowing that he’s her real childhood friend. A protagonist in the series, Ga Young portrays Yeon-hee, who soon finds herself stuck in a romantic tug of war between the members.

Also starring: Park Chan Yeol, Do Kyung Soo, Byun Baek Hyun, Oh Se Hun

3. Delicious Love (2015)

Watch on: YouTube

Delicious Love centers on a highly skilled chef named Park Sung-jun. As much as his scrumptious creations can win hearts, he is still hopeless when it comes to love. This three-episode web drama explores his story with three different love interests: a restaurant colleague, Su Jin, as portrayed by Ga Young; a spoiled rich girl named Yu Na; and an old friend named Jun Hee. Can Sung-jun’s passion for cooking also help him fall in love with the right woman?

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Also starring: Gong Chan Sik, Kim Yoo Mi, Kim Dae Geon

4. Don’t Dare to Dream (2016)

Watch on: Netflix

After three long years, weathercaster Pyo Na-ri gives up her feelings for her colleague and news anchor Lee Hwa-shin. When the station announces their search for the most valued employee, the two of them quickly become rivals. But what happens when hate slowly turns to love? One-half of the show’s second couple, Ga Young plays Lee Ppal-gang, the niece of Hwa-shin, who is also best friends and classmates with Na-ri’s brother, Chi Yeol. 

Also starring: Gong Hyo Jin, Jo Jung Suk, Go Kyung Pyo

5. Tempted (2018)

Watch on: Netflix

Vengeful playboy Kwon Shi-hyun makes a bet with his friends to seduce Eun Tae-hee, a cold-hearted girl who does not believe love exists. Along the way, Shi-hyun and Tae-hee start to question their own intentions when real feelings start to creep up between them.

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Also starring: Woo Do Hwan, Park Soo Young, Kim Min Jae

6. Welcome to Waikiki 2 (2019)

Watch on: Netflix, Viu

Lee Joon-ki runs the Waikiki guesthouse. However, his bed and breakfast business is failing so he asks his old high school friends Cha Woo-shik and Kook Ki-bong to help him save it. Since the three of them are unsuccessful in their personal careers, they all start working and living there together, until their amicable arrangement is shaken up by the arrival of Han Soo-yeon. Portrayed by Ga young, Soo-yeon moves into the Waikiki guesthouse after her family goes bankrupt. The catch? She also just so happens to be the first love of all three boys.

Also starring: Lee Yi Kyung, Kim Seon Ho, Ahn So Hee

7. Find Me in Your Memory (2020)

Watch on: Netflix, Viu

Lee Jung-hoon is a top-notch anchorman who is meticulous with details due to his hyperthymesia, a condition that allows him to remember every single memory of his life, including his past great love. Meanwhile, Yeo Ha-jin (Moon Ga Young), is a famous actress who is in denial that her memory is fading away. Will it be possible for love to bloom and last between the two despite their circumstances? 

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Also starring: Kim Dong Wook, Kim Seul Gi, Yoon Jong Hoon

8. True Beauty (2020)

Watch on: Viu

After mastering the art of makeup from YouTube, Lim Ju-gyeong becomes a goddess overnight, revered by her peers for her looks. Despite her rise to popularity in school, Ju-gyeong’s greatest fear comes true when her handsome and popular classmate, Lee Su-ho, recognizes her without makeup on. Will he be able to accept the real her—flaws, pimple marks, and all?

Also starring: Cha Eun Woo, Hwang In Yeop, Park Yoo Na

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