Suzanne Whang

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Suzanne Whang
Born (1962-09-28) September 28, 1962 (age 54)
Arlington, Virginia, USA
Occupation Actress
Years active 1990 - pres.
Spouse(s) Jay Nickerson (2013-)
Website [10]

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 eight years, and for her recurring role as manicurist Polly Chae on Las Vegas for four seasons. Suzanne is currently starring as Divina the maid / wannabe actress in the Here TV sitcom From Here on OUT.

Personal life[edit]

Whang is Korean-American. Her parents were born in Seoul, South Korea. She was born in Arlington, Virginia. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Yale University and an 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]


Whang hosted House Hunters from 1999 to 2007 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.

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

She made a guest appearance on Criminal Minds in the episode, "Poison" in a brief cameo 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 the TV series General Hospital.

In November 2011 Whang joined the cast of Don't Tell My Mother, 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 boyfriend Jay Nickerson at The Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew in Manhattan. The two had met decades prior, working together in theater.[3]



  1. ^
  2. ^ "So We Went to a Storytelling Event". 
  3. ^ "For Better and For Worse, Long Before the Wedding". 
  4. ^ [1] IMDB
  5. ^ [2] New Attitudes,
  6. ^ [3] 18 Wheels of Justice,
  7. ^ [4] Date or Disaster, IMDB
  8. ^ [5] Edison, IMDB
  9. ^ [6] Now That's Funny, IMDB
  10. ^ [7] Fresh News, IMDB
  11. ^ [8] Un-Broke: What You Need to Know About Money, IMDB
  12. ^ [9] Twice as Dead, IMDB

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