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Grace Park

Grace Park was born on March, 14 1974 in Vancouver, Canada. She is known as an actress for American movies and TV. Her parents are of Korean descent and they were originally living in Los Angeles before moving to Canada a few years late when Grace was 22 months old. Grace has dual citizenship from both the United States and Canada. Most of Grace’s fame and recognition derives from her roles as Sharon "Boomer" Valerii and Sharon "Athena" Agathon on the science fiction hit Battlestar Galactica. She first started getting famous for her role as Shannon Ng in the Canadian television series teen soap opera, Edgemont.

TV Career

Grace’s first attempt in the world of fame and glamour was through modeling. However, right after she graduated college, she decided to give acting a try for about a year. Her acting talent and her looks were more than enough. She almost immediately landed a star role in on a Canadian TV program. She got a meaty role in the teenage soap opera drama, Edgemont at the age of 25. The soap series dealt with teenage problems such as love, jealousy, and homosexuality.

Her role on Battlestar Galactica was highly appreciated by fans and critics of the beloved show. Grace is a rare female actor who made a successful career working in the sci-fi genre. Only popular Hollywood stars experiment with this genre if they like the script. Grace was new to the field of television and was excited to jump into the role of Shannon in Battlestar Galactica. She succeeded in experimenting with this role even without any major prior experience in acting.

The space television series went on to become a great hit. It had a very gripping script and the audience applauded Grace’s performance all the way. She also experimented with the role and always put up her best performance. It is usually very challenging to do a main lead female character in a sci-fi genre movie but Grace won the hearts of fans for her portrayal.

Park also starred as Officer Kono Kalakaua in the CBS television series Hawaii Five-0 which made its debut on September 20, 2010. Park once explained in an interview that when she was offered Hawaii Five-0, she had no idea about the project and even her research could not help her much. All she knew was what people told her. She was surprised to learn that Hawaii Five-0 meant “To Hawaii”, “to the people of Hawaii”. The show turned out to be a life changing event for her because it was the first time she was on a lead role on an American national TV channel.

Some other roles of hers that are worth mentioning include her role in the 2007 movie West 32nd, co-starring roles in A&E’s The Cleaner” and CBC’s The Border. She was also in the Fox series Human Target as Eva Kahn, the main character of the series.


Quick Facts
Height: 1.75 m
Date of Birth: 14-03-1974
Nationality: American, Canadian
Profession: Actress
Husband: Phil Kim
Marital Status: Married
Marriage Date: 2004
Boyfriend: Not Yet
Ethnicity: White
Net Worth: $8 Million Dollars
Children: N/A
Salary: N/A
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California
Birth Sign: Pisces
Alma Mater: University of British Columbia
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Published : Jun 2 2014
Modified : Sep 18 2018
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