Suzanne Whang

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Suzanne Whang
Born (1962-09-28) September 28, 1962 (age 51)
Arlington, Virginia, USA
Occupation Actress
Years active 1990 - pres.

Suzanne Whang (born September 28, 1962) is an American television host, actor, comedian, radio host, published author, minister, writer, producer, and political activist. She is best known as the former host of the HGTV series House Hunters for ten years, as well as her recurring role as manicurist Polly Chae on Las Vegas for four seasons.

Personal life[edit]

Whang is Korean-American. Both of her parents were born in Seoul, South Korea.

Whang was born in Arlington, Virginia. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Yale University and a M.Sc. degree in Cognitive Psychology from Brown University.

Whang is recovering from stage 4 breast cancer, and has written and performed a solo show about her journey.[1]


She formerly hosted House Hunters on Home and Garden Television and had a recurring role as Polly the spa manager on NBC's drama Las Vegas. She made her television debut as a "Road Warrior" (remote correspondent) on the fX network's two-hour morning show Breakfast Time in the 1990s, and later co-hosted the network's Pet Department.

In 2002, Whang won the Best Up & Coming Comedian Award at the Las Vegas Comedy Festival, for her controversial alter ego character, Sung Hee Park.

In 2004, Whang won the first annual Andy Kaufman Award at the New York Comedy Festival.

She made a guest appearance on Criminal Minds in the episode, "Poison" where she had a brief cameo showing her as a local TV reporter.

Since January 2011, Whang has portrayed Carol Cheng, Brenda Barrett's wedding planner and rumored to have been involved with Franco, on General Hospital.

In November 2011, Whang joined the cast of Don't Tell My Mother! (Live Storytelling), a monthly storytelling event in which celebrities share true stories they'd never want their mothers to know.[2]

On October 19, 2013, Suzanne married long-time friend Jay Nickerson at The Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew in Manhattan. The two had met decades prior, working together in theater.[3]


  • 1990: A Matter of Degrees as Student
  • 1992: HouseSitter as Moseby's Secretary
  • 1994: Personal FX: The Collectibles Show as Field Host
  • 1994: Breakfast Time as Road Warrior
  • 1996: The Pet Department as Co-Host
  • 1996: Fox After Breakfast as Road Warrior
  • 1999: V.I.P as Diana Lu
  • 1998: New Attitudes as Co-Host
  • 2000: 18 Wheels of Justice as N/A
  • 2001: NYPD Blue as Dr. Kim
  • 2001: The Chronicle as N/A
  • 2001: Norm as Woman #3
  • 2002: The Practice as Foreperson
  • 2002: Robbery Homicide Division as Reporter
  • 2002: Strong Medicine as Dr. Sporich
  • 2002: Seoul Mates (short) as Sung Hee Park
  • 2003: Melvin Goes to Dinner as Extra
  • 2003: Date or Disaster as Sock Puppet Actor
  • 2004: The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story as Second Reporter
  • 2004 Still Standing as Patron
  • 2004: Ring of Darkness as Television Reporter
  • 2005 - 08: Las Vegas as Polly Nguyen
  • 2005: Nip/Tuck as Nurse Lee
  • 2005: Edison as Medical Examiner (uncredited)
  • 2005: Constantine as Mother
  • 2005: Two and a half Men as Anesthesiologist
  • 2005: Now That's Funny (video)
  • 2005: Traci Townsend as Rosa
  • 2005: Fresh News (video short)
  • 2006: Brothers & Sisters as Carly
  • 2006: Material Girls as TV News Anchor
  • 2006: Cold Case as Mrs. Lee
  • 2006: Without a Trace as Linda Porter
  • 2006: Boston Legal as Juror # 1
  • 2006: Criminal Minds as Reporter
  • 2009: Un-Broke: What You Need to Know About Money as Anchorwoman
  • 2009: Twice as Dead as Courier Person
  • 2010: The Secret Life of the American Teenager as Fern
  • 2011: General Hospital as Carol Cheng (January 2011 - pres)


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