Linda Park

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Linda Park
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Park in May 2013
Born (1978-07-09) July 9, 1978 (age 36)
Seoul, South Korea
Occupation Actress
Years active 2001–present
Spouse(s) Daniel Bess (2014-present)
Website
www.lindapark.net

Linda Park (born July 9, 1978) is a South Korean-born American actress. She is known for her portrayal of communications officer character Hoshi Sato in the television series Star Trek: Enterprise, and for her role as Maggie Cheon on the drama series Crash (2008–10).[1]

Early life[edit]

Park was born in South Korea and raised in San Jose, California. She participated in a number of theatrical productions in her teens at Notre Dame High School and Bellarmine College Preparatory, ultimately leading to study for a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Boston University. During her college career, she spent a semester in England, studying at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.[2] Among her college stage credits are Mad Forest, Lysistrata, Cyrano de Bergerac, Richard III and The Trojan Women.

Career[edit]

Park had a small role in the 2001 feature film Jurassic Park III as Ellie Satler's assistant.

Less than a year after graduation, she was cast in the role of Hoshi Sato in the fifth incarnation of the Star Trek franchise, Star Trek: Enterprise, which premiered in September 2001. Sato was the ship's communications officer, with a natural gift for translating alien languages. Park herself is fluent in English, Korean, Spanish, and also speaks some French.[3] During the run of Enterprise, Park posed for a pictorial in men's magazine FHM.

Park is an active student of dance, remarking that "dancing has always been my second love", she still studies ballet, among other dance forms.[3]

She currently lives in Los Angeles, California, where she is the co-founder of the theater company Underground Asylum.[4] In October 2003, Park starred in UA's world premiere of the Mary Fengar Gail’s play Fuchsia. She also produced and starred in her first short film, My Prince, My Angel, in August 2003. From October 19 to November 11, 2005, she played Clytemnestra in a New York City production of Agamemnon.

On July 17, 2008 Linda co-hosted the film review podcast Scene Unseen. She played the part of "unseen" and gave a negative review of the film Hellboy II: The Golden Army. It was revealed in the episode that Linda was a childhood friend of regular co-host Chris Browne.

In 2009, Park signed on to be a series regular in the second season of Crash playing the role of Maggie Cheon on the Starz Network; she co-starred in thirteen episodes. The show was subsequently cancelled after the death of Dennis Hopper.

Park played the role of Anne Deever in a 2011 production of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" at the Matrix Theater in Los Angeles

Filmography[edit]

Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Popular Anna Lin Episode: "Fag"
2001 Jurassic Park III Hannah
2001–05 Star Trek: Enterprise Ensign Hoshi Sato 98 episodes
2002 Taken Party Goer (uncredited)
2004 Spectres Renee Hansen
2004 Geldersma Min Short film
2006 My Prince, My Angel Shen Short film
2006 Honor Kate
2007 Raines Sally Lance 7 episodes
2007–08 Women's Murder Club Denise Kwon 10 episodes
2009 Infestation Leechee
2009 Life Asst. Coroner Debbie Quo Episode: "5 Quarts"
2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit TARU Tech Episode: "Liberties"
2009 Crash Maggie Cheon 13 episodes
2011 Mentalist, TheThe Mentalist Dr. Montague Episode: "Bloodhounds"
2011 House Dr. Wendy Lee Episode: "The Fix"
2012 NCIS Lieutenant Nora Patel Episode: "Lost at sea"
2013 The Face of Love Jan
2014 Legends Dr. Blair Halstrom 2 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ 린다 박 (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  2. ^ Audrey / Asian Women's Magazine - Features
  3. ^ a b STARTREK.COM : Transcript
  4. ^ Karen D'Souza (12 May 2011). "Linda Park of 'Star Trek: Enterprise' finally gets her shot at San Jose Rep.". Mercury News. Retrieved 10 July 2011. 

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