Grace Park (actress)
Park at the Battlestar Galactica Orchestra concert in 2009
March 14, 1974 |
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Residence||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Home town||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Spouse(s)||Phil Kim (m. 2004)|
|Revised Romanization||Bak Min-gyeong|
Grace Park (born March 14, 1974) is an American-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 starred as Officer Kono Kalakaua in the CBS television series Hawaii Five-0, from 2010 until 2017.
Born in Los Angeles, Park moved with her family to Canada when she was 22 months old. She was raised in the Vancouver neighbourhood of Kerrisdale. Park is of Korean heritage She graduated from Magee Secondary School in 1992 and holds a degree in psychology from the University of British Columbia.
At age 25, Park was cast as high school student Shannon Ng on the Canadian teen soap opera Edgemont. She appeared in the miniseries Battlestar Galactica in 2003 and continued as the same or related characters in subsequent series and films.
Park had a role in the 2007 movie West 32nd, a crime drama set in New York City's Korean neighbourhood. She appeared as Lt. Sandra Telfair in Electronic Arts' Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, along with her Battlestar Galactica co-star, Tricia Helfer.
In 2008, she had co-starring roles in the A&E series The Cleaner until it was cancelled on September 25, 2009 and the CBC series The Border until it was cancelled in 2010. In 2009, Park had a cameo role (uncredited) on the ninth season, twentieth episode of television show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation entitled "A Space Oddity" . 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.
In 2010, she appeared in the Fox series Human Target as Eva Kahn, and was a main character, Kono Kalakaua, in the 2010 CBS revival of Hawaii Five-0. Park and fellow Hawaii Five-0 co-star Daniel Dae Kim left the show in 2017, leaving the cast without any Asian regulars, after a salary dispute where it was reported that CBS's latest offer paid them 10-15% less than their white co-stars, Alex O'Loughlin and Scott Caan. CBS claimed that they had given "unprecedented" salary raises to Park and Kim, suggesting that they had been paid a lot less under their old contracts. Some critics noted that the network's "refusal to pay Kim and Park on matching terms with O'Loughlin and Caan was CBS's formal declaration that they were determined to protect a disparity that has been a sore point since the show's premiere: The assertion was that O'Loughlin and Caan are "Hawaii Five-0" "stars" with Kim and Park being merely "co-leads" or supporting cast", yet Kim and Park were originally featured heavily on advertising and proved to be a crucial part of the show's success.
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.
|2000||Romeo Must Die||Asian Dancer|
|2007||West 32nd||Lila Lee|
|2008||Run Rabbit Run||Hannah Moon|
|1997||Outer Limits, TheThe Outer Limits||Virtual Avatar||Episode: "Bits of Love"|
|1997||Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction||Maddie||Episode: "The Crypt Ghost"|
|2000||Secret Agent Man||Louann/Staffer No. 2||Episodes: "From Prima with Love", "Uncle S.A.M."|
|2000–2001||Immortal, TheThe Immortal||Mikiko||Recurring role (5 episodes)|
|2001||Outer Limits, TheThe Outer Limits||Satchko||Episode: "Time to Time"|
|2001||Dead Last||Bartender No. 2||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2001||Dark Angel||Female Breeding X5||Episode: "Designate This"|
|2001||Stargate SG-1||Lt. Satterfield||Episode: "Proving Ground"|
|2001–2005||Edgemont||Shannon Ng||Main role (69 episodes)|
|2002||L.A. Law: The Movie||Charmaigne||TV film|
|2003||Jinnah: On Crime – White Knight, Black Widow||Cynthia Wong||TV film|
|2003||Battlestar Galactica||Lt. Sharon Valerii||TV miniseries|
|2003–2004||Jake 2.0||Fran Yoshida||Recurring role (4 episodes)|
|2004||Human Cargo||Taiwanese Woman No. 1||TV miniseries|
|2004||Andromeda||Doctor 26 Carol||Episode: "Machinery of the Mind"|
|2004||Dead Zone, TheThe Dead Zone||Sexy Bridesmaid||Episode: "Speak Now"|
|2004–2009||Battlestar Galactica||Lt. Sharon "Boomer" Valerii
Lt. Sharon "Athena" Agathon
|Main role (73 episodes)|
|2007||Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars||Lt. Sandra Telfair||Video game|
|2007||Battlestar Galactica: Razor||Lt. Sharon Valerii||TV film|
|2008–2009||Battlestar Galactica: The Face of the Enemy||Number Eight||TV miniseries|
|2008–2009||Cleaner, TheThe Cleaner||Akani Cuesta||Main role (26 episodes)|
|2008–2010||Border, TheThe Border||Special Agent Liz Carver||Main role (12 episodes)|
|2009||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Convention Attendee||Episode: "A Space Oddity"|
|2009||Battlestar Galactica: The Plan||Lt. Sharon "Boomer" Valerii||TV film|
|2010||Human Target||Eva Khan||Episode: "Corner Man"|
|2010, 2013||American Dad!||Akiko Yoshida (voice)||Episodes: "Best Little Horror House in Langley Falls", "Spelling Bee My Baby"|
|2010–2017||Hawaii Five-0||Kono Kalakaua||Main role seasons 1–7; (168 episodes)
Nominated: 2013 Teen Choice Awards – Choice TV Actress: Action
|2017||MacGyver||Episode 18: "Flashlight"|
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It is hard to know how my Korean heritage has impacted my life and achievements without thinking about my parents.
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