Megan Park

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Megan Park
Megan Park - The F Word Premiere Sept 2013 (cropped).jpg
Park at The F Word premiere in September 2013
Born (1986-07-24) July 24, 1986 (age 32)
Lindsay, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 2003–present
Spouse(s) Tyler Hilton (m. 2015)

Megan Park (born July 24, 1986) is a Canadian actress and singer. She is known for her portrayal of Grace Bowman in the television series The Secret Life of the American Teenager.[1]

Early life[edit]

Born in Lindsay, Ontario, Park began her acting career with small parts starting at age 6. She attended Oakridge Secondary School, in London, Ontario. She was also a part of the Original Kids Theatre program.[2]

Career[edit]

Acting[edit]

Her first major roles came with a guest spot on the Lifetime series Angela's Eyes and a minor role in the indie movie Charlie Bartlett.[3]

Park completed a guest starring role on the popular Disney channel Family show Life with Derek as Amy, a love interest of Derek and head cheerleader ex-girlfriend to Max. Her largest role to date has been in the ABC Family series The Secret Life of the American Teenager, where she plays one of the main characters, Grace Bowman, a conservative Christian teen and cheerleader who, along with her boyfriend, struggle with her purity vow until marriage.[3]

In 2013, Park lost the role of Nicki in the sitcom Undateable to Briga Heelan. Heelan had originally been cast in the role, but was believed to be unable to continue when her sitcom Ground Floor was renewed for a second season. The part was recast with Park, however when Heelan's schedule was adjusted to allow her to appear on both shows, Heelan took back the role.[4]

In 2014, Park portrayed Tanisha in the horror-thriller film Demonic, directed by Will Canon.[5]

Music[edit]

Park created a band with singer Codi Caraco called Frank and Derol, in which she formerly sang and played bass guitar.[6] The girl band also includes pop star Miley Cyrus's older sister, Brandi Cyrus.

As of 2010, Park has left the band to focus on her acting career in the TV series The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Park also appeared, together with Tyler Hilton, in a music video called "(Kissed You) Good Night" recorded by the American country music group Gloriana.

Personal life[edit]

In July 2006, Park started dating actor and singer Tyler Hilton, after meeting him on the set of Charlie Bartlett.[7] They became engaged in December 2013,[8][9] and married on October 10, 2015.[10]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Some Things That Stay Brenda Murphy
2007 Charlie Bartlett Whitney Drummond
2007 Diary of the Dead Francine Shane
2011 A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song Beverly "Bev" Van Ravensway Direct-to-video
2012 Guns, Girls and Gambling Cindy, The Girl Next Door
2012 So Undercover Cotton Roberts
2013 The F Word Dalia also known as What If
2015 Demonic Jules
2015 Room Laura
2016 Central Intelligence Lexi
2018 Dude Lindsay

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 This Time Around Young Cara Cabot Television film
2004 She's Too Young Becca White Television film
2004 Dark Oracle Ainsley Episode: "It Happened at the Dance"
2004 Ace Lightning Jessica Fisgus Recurring role, 5 episodes
2006 The Road to Christmas Hilly Pullman Television film
2006 Angela's Eyes Zoe Episode: "Undercover Eyes"
2007 Life with Derek Amy Episode: "Cheerleader Casey"
2007 The Dark Room Zoe Television film
2007 Kaw Gretchen Television film
2008–2013 The Secret Life of the American Teenager Grace Bowman Main role
2010 Entourage Girl being Interviewed Episode: "Buzzed"
2010 The Perfect Teacher Devon Burke Television film
2011 Happy Endings Chloe Episode: "Baby Steps"
2012 The Newsroom Gwen Valley Episode: "News Night 2.0"
2013–2014 The Neighbors Jane Recurring role, 9 episodes
2014 The Lottery Rose Recurring role, 4 episodes
2015 Jane the Virgin Dr. Damprey Episode: "Chapter Thirty"
2015 A Wish Come True Lindsay Corwin Television film
2015 Ungodly Acts Melissa Cooper Television film
2016 My Christmas Love Janet Television film
2017 Imposters Gaby 3 episodes
2017 9JKL Sara Episode: "Nanny Wars"
2018 Once Upon A Prince Suzanna Television film
2018 Did I Kill My Mother Natalie Romero Television film

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Megan Park". ABC Spark. Retrieved 2017-11-15. 
  2. ^ "Megan Park Online Bio". Meganparkonline.com. Retrieved July 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "ABC Family - The Secret Life of the American Teenager - Cast - Official Site". ABC Family. Retrieved July 25, 2012. 
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 5, 2013). "Briga Heelan Back On NBC Comedy 'Undateable' As Recurring". Deadline.com. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  5. ^ MrDisgusting (January 5, 2015). "Watch Blood Float Through the 'Demonic' Trailer!". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved October 19, 2015. 
  6. ^ Tan, Michelle (June 18, 2009). "Miley's Sister Brandi Cyrus Hits the Stage". People. Time Inc. Retrieved May 6, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Tyler Hilton - Hilton Finds Love With Movie Co-Star". contactmusic.com. February 11, 2008. Retrieved May 3, 2012. 
  8. ^ Garcia, Jennifer (January 23, 2014). "Tyler Hilton Engaged to Megan Park". People. Time Inc. Retrieved October 19, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Tyler Hilton and Megan Park Engaged, Planning Spring 2015 Wedding". Us Weekly. January 23, 2014. 
  10. ^ Vulpo, Mike (October 10, 2015). "Tyler Hilton and Megan Park Are Married! All the Details on the Couple's Fall-Themed Celebration". E! Online. Retrieved October 19, 2015. 

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