Moon Bloodgood

Active - 2005 - 2013  |   Born - Sep 20, 1975 in Anaheim, California, United States  |   Genres - Science Fiction, Adventure, Comedy Drama, Musical, Romance

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An aspiring singer/songwriter who was collaborating with Paul Anka at the time she was approached to audition for a guest role in the hit NBC sitcom Just Shoot Me, Moon Bloodgood would eventually win the role, and subsequent appearances on CSI and Monk followed in quick succession. Though the exotic Korean/Irish/Dutch actress went on to find her footing on the big screen with supporting roles in such features as A Lot Like Love, Moonlight Serenade, and Eight Below, it wasn't until she co-starred as the Native American Starfire in director Marcus Nispel's Pathfinder that she really began to shine.

Back on the small screen, Bloodgood made a splash in the innovative police detective series Day Break, playing Rita Shelten, the girlfriend of protagonist Detective Brett Hopper (Taye Diggs). In the style of Groundhog Day mixed with the thriller aspects of 24, the wrongly accused Hopper repeatedly suffered the same day, desperately trying to prevent Rita from dying each time the day restarted. Unfortunately, the series didn't catch on with the public, but Bloodgood was soon at work again on another creative, sci-fi-tinged primetime series in fall 2007: Journeyman. That show followed the travails of a man (Kevin McKidd) who begins to time travel unwittingly, eventually running into his presumed-dead first love, Livia (Bloodgood), who is actually alive and well, and also a fellow time-traveler. Though the series garnered a modest but dedicated audience, it wasn't enough for the show to make it past its first season. Bloodgood was soon back onscreen, however, appearing in the Barry Levinson-directed comedy drama What Just Happened? opposite an impressive cast that included Robert De Niro, Stanley Tucci, Sean Penn, and John Turturro. She also booked roles in two high-profile films for 2009, Andrzej Bartkowiak's video game adaptatation Street Fighter and the latest installment of the Terminator franchise, Terminator Salvation. She appeared in the searing psychological drama Beautiful Boy in 2010, as well as the 2012 Sundance Audience Award winner The Sessions.

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  • Her father, of Dutch and Irish ancestry, met her South Korean mother while he was stationed with the U.S. military in South Korea.
  • Her name Moon (which is actually her middle name) derives from her mother's village in South Korea, which did not have electricity, so the people used the moon for guidance.
  • Worked as a model and was a member of the Laker Girls, the cheerleading dance squad for the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers, before becoming an actor.
  • Made film debut with a bit part in 2004's Win a Date With Tad Hamilton!