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Born in Los Angeles, California, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Grace Park (born March 14, 1974) is an American-Canadian actress. She gained recognition as Lt. Sharon 'Boomer' Valerii and Lt. Sharon 'Athena' Agathon on Battlestar Galactica (2004), as well as Shannon Ng in the Canadian television series teen soap Edgemont (2000). From 2010 to 2017, Park starred as Officer Kono Kalakaua in the CBS television series Hawaii Five-0 (2010), which debuted on September 20, 2010. Born in Los Angeles, Park moved with her family to Canada when she was 22 months old. She was raised in the Vancouver neighborhood of Kerrisdale. Park is of Korean heritage. She graduated from Magee Secondary School in 1992 and holds a degree in psychology from the University of British Columbia.

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Spouse (1)

Phil Kim (2004 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (17)

Started out modeling.
Loves to travel.
Spoke English in the family home, knows a little French (being raised and educated in Canada).
After graduating from college, Park gave herself a year to try acting, and immediately landed the teen drama Edgemont (2000).
Born in Los Angeles, but her family moved to Canada when she was 22 months old. Considers herself American and Korean, but a Canadian native.
She ranked #60 on "Maxim's Hot 100 of 2010".
Has starred in two remakes of earlier shows, Battlestar Galactica (2004) (Battlestar Galactica (1978)) and Hawaii Five-0 (2010) (Hawaii Five-O (1968)). Both of her characters, Boomer and Kono respectively, were originally male.
Has a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from the University of British Columbia.
Received KoreAm's Achievement Award for Entertainment in 2010 and has graced the cover of KoreAm Journal magazine multiple times.
Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in Television for Battlestar Galactica (2004), the same year she hosted the 2007 Asian Excellence Awards with future Hawaii Five-0 (2010) co-star Daniel Dae Kim.
Was a Gemini Award presenter alongside fellow Vancouverite Cory Monteith from Glee (2009).
Sang alto in her high school choir.
From 2004 to 2005, she starred in Edgemont (2000) and Battlestar Galactica (2004) simultaneously.
Not a relation of Linda Park.
She was 26 when she began playing the 15-year-old Shannon Ng in Edgemont (2000).
In Hawaii Five-0: Puka 'ana (2017), she beat Brandon Keener in the final fight by giving him ten punches in the head.
Mother, with husband Phil Kim, of a son (b. 2013).

Personal Quotes (5)

[on Battlestar Galactica (2004)] Whatever you want to see or whatever you're struggling with in life, you can see there, whether it be politics or terrorism or war, hope, faith, struggle, love. It's all in there. Or if you just want plain action and neck-snapping plot twists, you've got that, too.
[on what's next for her character Sharon on Battlestar Galactica (2004)] It's funny because I was on the plane with [producer Ronald D. Moore] on the way here, and I was like, "What do you see for my character?" And he was kind of lost, and I was like, "It's kind of funny because I'm sort of lost. I was sort of looking at my character to maybe give me some ideas." And he's like, "So the responsibility lies on me to help shape your life?" I'm like, "Yeah, pretty much!" Then he's like, "Well, I was drawing on the actress." And I'm like, "Oh, so you're looking to me to provide you with a story line?"
[on playing two characters on Battlestar Galactica (2004)] There was a lot of pressure that I felt, especially since the second episode was very heavy on the two characters right away. And I remember the director was reiterating some of the points of the show. And I was sitting there thinking, "Yeah, yeah, yeah, but why are you saying these things?" Because they're obvious points. Then I realized in that moment she was making sure that she had the points right, and then I knew the safety net was gone. And then I thought that was very scary at that point.
[on fan fiction] I get really confused. I didn't know what that really was. I was like, "I don't remember reading this script anywhere!"
[on fan art] I just saw a montage that they put together to music, and it was the whole Tyrol and Boomer story line [from Battlestar Galactica (2004)]. And it was all these clips that they put together, and someone sent it to me for my interest. And I watched the thing, and by the end, I was all moved. I was like, "I want them to be together!" [laughs] "They're so great!" Then I was like, "But if I think about it, that was doomed."

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