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Overview (1)

Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Randall Park is an American actor, comedian, writer, and director. He was born in Los Angeles, California, to Korean parents, and graduated from the Humanities Magnet Program at Hamilton High School. Park went on to receive a Bachelor's degree in English and Creative Writing and a Master's degree in Asian American Studies from UCLA. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Jae Suh Park (2008 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (7)

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California.
Co-founder of LCC Asian American Theater at UCLA and the coalition of artists known as Proper Gander in Los Angeles.
Was a member of the seven-piece Los Angeles-based band Ill Again.
Graduated from UCLA with an undergraduate degree in English, Creative Writing and a Master's Degree in Asian American Studies.
Graduated from Hamilton High School's Humanities Magnet Program in Los Angeles.
Participated in ABC's Diversity Showcase.
Was inspired to become an actor by watching Garry Shandling in It's Garry Shandling's Show. (1986).

Personal Quotes (12)

I don't want to be the actor who's followed by paparazzi, you know? I would like to just do good work and have that work be respected and acknowledged.
I am obsessed with rap music - it's such a big part of my life.
As an actor, you read so many scripts and parts written for Asian-specific characters, and you see a lot of stereotypes and a lot of one-note characters, especially in comedy.
I want to see more Asians on TV. I want to see more faces like mine on TV.
My parents were born in Korea. They spent a good part of their life in Korea.
I'm on Twitter, but I'm not super active. I follow a lot of the same people that a lot of people follow: Rob Delaney, Megan Amram, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, people I've worked with.
I've been called 'Bruce Lee.' I've been called other less offensive, but equally stupid and racist kind of terms.
My hope is that shows like 'Fresh Off the Boat' open the door for even more of those kinds of characters for Asian actors and actresses.
The first thing I do is I check my emails and my texts. I guess I shouldn't feel guilty about it at this point; it's kind of the norm. Sometimes I'll bounce around Twitter. And if I have time, I'll catch up on the news, usually on 'Huffington Post' or 'Salon.'
'Veep' is definitely one of my favorite TV shows, and not because I'm in it. It's just such a great show, and the fact that I'm on it is crazy to me because I love it so much.
I've been reading a lot about North Korea ever since I got the part in 'The Interview' because it's just such a fascinating place. There are so many amazing stories of bravery coming out of there.
Even as a kid, I'd have a recorder, and I'd lean it up against a TV and record 'I Love Lucy.' I loved hearing the audience laughing. It was really exciting to me.

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