Mun Geun Yeong started modeling at the age of 12, then debuted as an actress at the age of 13. Since then she has been called the 'nation's little sister' due to her innocent and pure image.
She graduated from Gwangju Gukse High School in 2006 and entered Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul. She took a leave of absence in 2008 to focus on her new drama, Painter in the Wind. She continued her studies in 2011 at Sungkyunkwan, where she majors in Korean Literature.
The biggest recognition of her acting talent was probably the Daesang (Grand Prize) in 2008 (Painter in the Wind).