Childhood & Early Life
Moon Bloodgood was born Korinna Moon Bloodgood on September 20, 1975, in Alliance, Nebraska, USA, to Sang Cha and Shell Bloodgood. She is of mixed ethnicity as her father is of American, English, Irish, Welsh, and Dutch origin, while her mother is of Korean descent. Her parents met in South Korea where her father was stationed at the time.
She was raised in Anaheim, California as her family moved to California when she was two years old. At the age of 17, she became part of ‘Laker Girls’ which is a ‘National Basketball Association’ (NBA) cheerleading squad that supports the popular ‘NBA’ team ‘Los Angeles Lakers.’
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Moon Bloodgood started her career as a model. At a young age, she landed opportunities to work for renowned cosmetic brands, such as ‘Avon’ and ‘L’Oreal.’ She also posed for magazines before landing her first role as an actress.
She made her acting debut in 2002 when she was cast to play Penny in a TV series titled ‘Just Shoot Me!’ She made her film debut in 2004 when she played a minor role in Robert Luketic-directed romantic comedy film ‘Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!’ In the same year, she also played Lisa Morales in a TV movie titled ‘Hollywood Division.’
In 2005, she appeared in a couple of television series, namely ‘Monk’ and ‘Rocky Point.’ She also played Bridget in Nigel Cole-directed romantic comedy-drama film ‘A Lot Like Love.’ In the same year, she was featured in the ‘Hot 100’ list published by ‘Maxim’ magazine.
In 2006, she played Katie in Frank Marshall-directed survival drama film ‘Eight Below.’ She received her breakthrough role in 2006 when she was cast to play Rita Shelten in the popular television series ‘Day Break.’ She played the role from 2006 to 2007, appearing in 13 episodes. Meanwhile, she was ranked number 53 in ‘Maxim’ magazine's ‘Hot 100’ list for the year 2006. In the same year, she was named as one of the ‘Most Beautiful People’ in the world by ‘People’ magazine.
In 2007, she played Livia Beale in 13 episodes of a television series titled ‘Journeyman.’ In the same year, she played a prominent role in Marcus Nispel-directed epic action film ‘Pathfinder.’ In ‘Maxim’ magazine's ‘Hot 100’ list of 2007, Bloodgood was ranked number 40.
In 2008, she was cast to play Laura in the Robert De Niro-starrer ‘What Just Happened.’ The following year, she played Lt. Blair Williams in Joseph McGinty Nichol-directed science fiction action film ‘Terminator Salvation.’ She then went on to voice Blair Williams in a television series titled ‘Terminator Salvation: The Machinima Series.’
In 2009, she also played Detective Maya Sunee in Andrzej Bartkowiak-directed martial arts action film ‘Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li.’ In the same year, she was seen playing Detective Michelle Paxson in three episodes of a television series titled ‘Burn Notice.’ In 2009, she was once again named as one of the ‘Most Beautiful People’ in the world by ‘People’ magazine. On July 4, 2009, she was chosen to serve as the goodwill ambassador of the ‘Korean Tourism Organization.’
In 2010, she played supporting roles in three feature films, namely ‘Faster,’ ‘Bedrooms,’ and ‘Beautiful Boy.’ In the same year, she played Dr. Jessica Shaw in an episode titled ‘Tanarak’ in the action drama television series ‘Human Target.’
Bloodgood was cast to play Nikki in the 2011 Josh Stolberg-directed comedy drama film ‘Conception.’ From 2011 to 2015, she played Anne Glass in 51 episodes of the popular science fiction television series ‘Falling Skies.’ Bloodgood became a household name in the US after appearing in the series. She also received a ‘Saturn Award’ nomination for ‘Best Actress on Television’ for her performance.
In 2012, she played Vera in Ben Lewin-directed independent comedy drama film ‘The Sessions.’ The film was premiered at the 2012 ‘Sundance Film Festival’ and Bloodgood won the ‘Special Jury Prize’ along with Helen Hunt, John Hawkes, and William H. Macy. In 2013, she was seen playing Mala in Leone Marucci-directed crime drama film ‘The Power of Few.’
From 2017 to 2018, she played Rox Valenzuela on ‘CBS’ television network's medical drama series ‘Code Black.’ Apart from acting, Bloodgood has also voiced video game characters. In 2009, she voiced Blair Williams in the third-person shooter action video game ‘Terminator Salvation.’ The following year, she voiced Uriel, The Archangel in the hack and slash action-adventure video game ‘Darksiders.’
Family & Personal Life
Moon Bloodgood’s older sister was born in Korea where her family was living before moving to Nebraska, USA. Her father, who worked as a train engineer in Nebraska, assisted many of his wife's family members by helping them find suitable jobs in the United States. Until they landed their respective jobs, his wife's family members lived in his single bedroom house. Bloodgood also has a paternal half-brother.
She dated screenwriter, producer, and director Grady Hall before marrying him in August 2011. On December 15, 2012, Bloodgood and Hall were blessed with a daughter named Pepper Hall. On December 19, 2015, Bloodgood gave birth to her second child, a son named Archie Hall. She currently lives in the United States along with her husband and children.