Grace Park

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  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Biography

Born in the U.S. but raised in Canada, Park started out as a model before breaking into acting in 2000 with a part on the teen-oriented soap Edgemont and a small but memorable turn as a lady-loving stripper in Romeo Must Die. Smart (she speaks a number of languages), athletic and magnetic, she became the dream girl of geeks everywhere when she signed on to the lauded revamp of Battlestar Galactica, playing multiple incarnations of a sexy Cylon. In 2010, she took on another remake when she joined the cast of CBS's reimagined Hawaii Five-0 as Kono Kalakaua. The detective, played in the original series by male actor Zulu, is now a surfing champ, the cousin of Chin Ho Kelly and a recent police-academy grad, recruited to join McGarrett's team.

Fast Facts

  • Born in Los Angeles, her family moved to Canada before she was 2; she has dual U.S. and Canadian citizenship.
  • Tried acting right after college and got a part as Shannon Ng on the Canadian high-school drama series Edgemont.
  • Appeared in the 2000 Jet Li action movie Romeo Must Die as a dancer.
  • Speaks English and Korean, and a little French and Cantonese.
  • Nominated for an AZN Asian Excellence Award in 2006 as Best Newcomer for her work on Battlestar Galactica.

Relationships

  • Phil Kim — Husband

College

  • University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Details

  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor