Grace Park (actress)

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Grace Park
Grace Park @ Battlestar Galactica Orchestra concert 02.jpg
Park on July, 2009.
Born(1974-03-14) March 14, 1974 (age 40)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
NationalityCanadian and American
CitizenshipDual American and Canadian
OccupationActress
Model
Years active1999–present
Home townVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Spouse(s)Phil Kim (m. 2004)
Children1
 
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Grace Park
Grace Park @ Battlestar Galactica Orchestra concert 02.jpg
Park on July, 2009.
Born(1974-03-14) March 14, 1974 (age 40)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
NationalityCanadian and American
CitizenshipDual American and Canadian
OccupationActress
Model
Years active1999–present
Home townVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Spouse(s)Phil Kim (m. 2004)
Children1

Grace Park (born March 14, 1974) is an American-born Canadian actress. She gained recognition as Sharon "Boomer" Valerii and Sharon "Athena" Agathon on Battlestar Galactica, as well as Shannon Ng in the Canadian television series teen soap Edgemont. Park currently stars as Officer Kono Kalakaua in the CBS television series Hawaii Five-0, which debuted on September 20, 2010.[1]

Early life[edit]

Born on March 14, 1974 in Los Angeles, California,[2][3] Park moved with her family to Canada when she was 22 months old. She was raised in the Vancouver[4] neighbourhood of Kerrisdale. Grace Park graduated from Magee Secondary School[5] in 1992 and holds a degree in psychology from the University of British Columbia.[3]

Career[edit]

At age 25, Park was cast as high school student Shannon Ng on the Canadian teen soap opera Edgemont.[6]

She appeared in the miniseries Battlestar Galactica in 2003 and continued as the same or related characters in subsequent series and films.

On the cover of KoreAm, February 2010

Park had a role in the 2007 movie West 32nd, a crime drama set in New York City’s Korean neighbourhood.[7]

She appeared as Lt. Sandra Telfair in Electronic Arts' Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, along with her Battlestar Galactica co-star, Tricia Helfer.[8][9]

In 2008, she had co-starring roles in the A&E series The Cleaner until it was canceled on September 25, 2009 and the CBC series The Border until it was cancelled in 2010. In 2009, Park had an uncredited cameo role on the television show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. She appeared as a fan in a crowd at a science fiction convention, objecting to a gritty remake of a Star Trek-like series, comparable to the Battlestar Galactica remake in which she starred. In 2009 she reprised her role from Battlestar Galactica in the television movie Battlestar Galactica: The Plan.[10] In 2010, she appeared in the Fox series Human Target as Eva Kahn and as Kono Kalakaua in the 2010 CBS revival of Hawaii Five-0.

Personal life[edit]

In 2004, Park lived in Vancouver with her husband, Phil Kim.[11] Park holds dual citizenship in the United States and Canada. She gave birth to a baby boy in October 2013.

Awards[edit]

Park was ranked 59th in Maxim Online's 2011 Hot 100 List, 93rd in the "Maxim" Online's 2006 "Hot 100 List" and 81st on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2000Romeo Must DieAsian Dancer
2003FluffyAmyShort film
2007West 32ndLila Lee
2008Run Rabbit RunHannah Moon

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1997Outer Limits, TheThe Outer LimitsVirtual AvatarEpisode: "Bits of Love"
1997Beyond Belief: Fact or FictionMaddieEpisode: "The Crypt Ghost"
2000Secret Agent ManLouann / Staffer #2Episodes: "From Prima with Love", "Uncle S.A.M."
2000-2001Immortal, TheThe ImmortalMikikoRecurring role (5 episodes)
2001Outer Limits, TheThe Outer LimitsSatchkoEpisode: "Time to Time"
2001Dead LastBartender #2Episode: "Pilot"
2001Dark AngelFemale Breeding X5Episode: "Designate This"
2001Stargate SG-1Lt. SatterfieldEpisode: "Proving Ground"
2001-2005EdgemontShannon NgMain role (69 episodes)
2002L.A. Law: The MovieCharmaigneTV film
2003Jinnah: On Crime - White Knight, Black WidowCynthia WongTV film
2003Battlestar GalacticaLt. Sharon ValeriiTV miniseries
2003-2004Jake 2.0Fran YoshidaRecurring role (4 episodes)
2004Human CargoTaiwanese Woman #1TV miniseries
2004AndromedaDoctor 26 CarolEpisode: "Machinery of the Mind"
2004Dead Zone, TheThe Dead ZoneSexy BridesmaidEpisode: "Speak Now"
2004-2009Battlestar GalacticaLt. Sharon 'Boomer' Valerii/Lt. Sharon 'Athena' AgathonMain role (73 episodes)
2007Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium WarsLt. Sandra TelfairVideo game
2007Battlestar Galactica: RazorLt. Sharon ValeriiTV film
2008-2009Battlestar Galactica: The Face of the EnemyNumber EightTV miniseries
2008-2009Cleaner, TheThe CleanerAkani CuestaMain role (26 episodes)
2008-2010Border, TheThe BorderSpecial Agent Liz CarverMain role (12 episodes)
2009CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationConvention AttendeeEpisode: "A Space Oddity"
2009Battlestar Galactica: The PlanLt. Sharon 'Boomer' ValeriiTV film
2010Human TargetEva KhanEpisode: "Corner Man"
2010, 2013American Dad!Akiko Yoshida (voice)Episodes: "Best Little Horror House in Langley Falls", "Spelling Bee My Baby"
2010–presentHawaii Five-0Kono KalakauaMain role Nominated- Teen Choice Awards - Meilleure actrice série action

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grace Park joins 'Hawaii Five-O'". The Hollywood Reporter. February 26, 2010. 
  2. ^ http://www.maxim.com/todays-girl/grace-park-0
  3. ^ a b "Grace Park". Gale Biography in Context. Gale, Cengage Learning. May 1, 2011.  (Gale document no. GALE|K1650007575, accessed October 17, 2011).
  4. ^ Petersen, Scott. "Battlestar Galactica: Grace Park". CraveOnline. Retrieved May 8, 2010. [dead link]
  5. ^ Glen Schaefer (November 9, 2008). "Battlestar beauty on The Border". The Province. Retrieved November 9, 2008. 
  6. ^ "It's Evening in America". Vanity Fair. May 2012. Page 152.
  7. ^ Cover Story / December / 2006 / Archives|publisher=KoreAm Journal[dead link]
  8. ^ Bantick, Mike (March 27, 2007). "EA delivers Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars on PC". iTWire. Retrieved April 4, 2007. 
  9. ^ "Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars". Xbox.com. Microsoft. Archived from the original on March 29, 2007. Retrieved April 4, 2007. 
  10. ^ Tucker, Ken (April 16, 2009). "'CSI' goes frakkin' 'BSG' on us". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 22, 2009. 
  11. ^ http://www.listal.com/grace-park

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