Grace Park (actress)
Park at the Battlestar Galactica Orchestra concert, 2009
March 14, 1974 |
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Nationality||Canadian and American|
|Citizenship||Dual American and Canadian|
|Home town||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Spouse(s)||Phil Kim (m. 2004)|
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 currently stars as Officer Kono Kalakaua in the CBS television series Hawaii Five-0, which debuted on September 20, 2010.
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 and she graduated from Magee Secondary School in 1992 and holds a degree in psychology from the University of British Columbia.
She appeared in the miniseries Battlestar Galactica in 2003 and continued as the same or related characters in subsequent series and films.
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. In 2010, she appeared in the Fox series Human Target as Eva Kahn, and is a main character, Kono Kalakaua, in the 2010 CBS revival of Hawaii Five-0.
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."|
|2000–01||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"|
|2001–05||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|
|2003–04||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"|
|2004–09||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|
|2008–09||Battlestar Galactica: The Face of the Enemy||Number Eight||TV miniseries|
|2008–09||Cleaner, TheThe Cleaner||Akani Cuesta||Main role (26 episodes)|
|2008–10||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–present||Hawaii Five-0||Kono Kalakaua||Main role
Nominated: 2013 Teen Choice Awards – Choice TV Actress: Action
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- Young, Nelson (January 20, 2014). "2014 Asian Hall of Fame Honoree Announcement – Honoree Quotes". scribd.com. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
It is hard to know how my Korean heritage has impacted my life and achievements without thinking about my parents.
- Glen Schaefer (November 9, 2008). "Battlestar beauty on The Border". The Province. Retrieved November 9, 2008.
- "It's Evening in America". Vanity Fair. May 2012. Page 152.
- Cover Story / December / 2006 / Archives|publisher=KoreAm Journal Archived February 21, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
- Bantick, Mike (March 27, 2007). "EA delivers Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars on PC". iTWire. Retrieved April 4, 2007.
- "Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars". Xbox.com. Microsoft. Archived from the original on March 29, 2007. Retrieved April 4, 2007.
- Tucker, Ken (April 16, 2009). "'CSI' goes frakkin' 'BSG' on us". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 22, 2009.
- "Grace Park Profile". koreasociety.org. Retrieved July 23, 2015.
- "Grace Park". Listal.com. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Grace Park.|
- Grace Park at the Internet Movie Database
- Grace Park at TVGuide.com
- Grace Park's profile on The Korea Society's Film Journal
- Grace Park's biography on filmbug
- Grace Park interview on The Scifi World About season 3 & 4 of Galactica
- Grace Park on Battlestar Wiki