Linda Park

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Linda Park
Linda Park (8734458654).jpg
Park in May 2013 (age 34).
Born (1978-07-09) July 9, 1978 (age 38)
Seoul, South Korea
Occupation Actress
Years active 2001–present
Spouse(s) Daniel Bess (2014-present)

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

Early life and education[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.[2]

In 2000, Park received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree 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] Her college stage credits included Mad Forest, Lysistrata, Cyrano de Bergerac, Richard III, and The Trojan Women, among others.[citation needed]


In 2001, Park had a small role in the feature film Jurassic Park III (2001) as Ellie Satler's assistant.[citation needed]

Also in 2001, less than a year after graduation, Park 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 both English and Korean, and she also speaks some French.[3]

In August 2003, Park produced and starred in her first short film, My Prince, My Angel (2003).[citation needed]

In October 2003, Park starred in UA's world premiere of the Mary Fengar Gail’s play Fuchsia.[citation needed]

From October 19 to November 11, 2005, she played Clytemnestra in a New York City production of Agamemnon.[citation needed]

Park is an active student of dance, remarking that "dancing has always been my second love". She has continued to study and practice ballet, among other dance forms.[3]

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.[citation needed]

Park is the co-founder of the theater company Underground Asylum.[4]

In 2011, Park played the role of Anne Deever in a production of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" at the Matrix Theater in Los Angeles.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

From 2003 to 2004, she was in a relationship with British actor Tom Hardy.[5][6] They lived together in London and also co-starred in the play Roger and Vanessa in 2004.[7]


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
2015 Castle Inspector Zhang Episode: "Hong Kong Hustle"
2017 Bosch Jun Park 5 episodes

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 린다 박 (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  2. ^ a b Author unknown (2003-08). Features. Audrey / Asian Women's Magazine, August 2003. Retrieved from "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2003-12-13. Retrieved 2003-12-23. .
  3. ^ a b STARTREK.COM : Transcript Archived 2003-10-05 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ D'Souza, Karen (12 May 2011). "Linda Park of 'Star Trek: Enterprise' finally gets her shot at San Jose Rep.". Mercury News. Retrieved 2011-07-10. 
  5. ^ "Tom Hardy - Personer". Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "Actor Tom Hardy (R) and partner Linda Park arrive at the London premiere of the film "De-Lovely" in London on September 29, 2004". UPI. 14 March 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  7. ^ "Site Columns". TrekToday. 11 August 2004. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 

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