Grace Park :: Biography
Grace Park is an American born Canadian actress for the big and small screen. She was born in the year 1974 and celebrates her birthday on March 14 every year. She is best known for her portrayal of Sharon "Athena" Agathon and Sharon "Boomer" Valerii of the popular series Battlestar Galactica. She is also known as Shannon Ng of the Canadian teen soap TV series Edgemont. Currently, she stars as Officer Kono Kalakaua in the CBS TV series Hawaii Five-0.
She was born in Los Angeles, California, United Sates of America but moved to Canada as her family relocated there when she was just 22 months old. She spent most of her early life in the Vancouver neighborhood of Kerrisdale. Besides that, there is not much information available on her early life and family. To receiver her high school education, she went to Magee Secondary School graduating from there in 1992. Then she attended University of British Columbia and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology.
Park started her career in the entertainment industry as a model. After graduation, she decided to give acting a try and was successful. She started getting noticed by the Canadian audience as she was cast in the role of a high school student Sharon Ng on the Canadian teen soap called Edgemont in 2000. She appeared in the miniseries Battlestar Galactica for the first time in the year 2003 playing as Sharon "Athena" Agathon and Sharon "Boomer" Valerii. She reprised her role for the subsequent series and films. She had a role in the film called West 32nd that came out in 2007. She also appeared in Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars as Lt. Sandra Telfair. Then in 2008, she was cast in the series The Cleaner by A&E and the CBS series The Border until both got cancelled. Beside these, she has also appeared on a number of other series such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Human Target, The Outer Limits, Secret Agent Man, The Immortal, American Dad!, The Dead Zone, Dark Angel and many others.
About her personal life, Park is a married woman. Her husband is Phil Kim. The couple tied the knot in the year 2004 and she started living with him in Vancouver thereafter. There is little or no information about her previous relationships and it is hard to say if she was dating someone or had a boyfriend before she met Phil. Phil and Grace now live a happy married life and from the looks of it, divorce is out of the picture for many years to come. The couple welcomed their first child, a baby boy in October 2013. Park is balancing her personal and professional life quite well and is a good wife and mother. She holds dual nationality of Canadian and American.
The dimpled beauty has great acting skills along with a matching body with perfect measurements. She ranked 59th in Maxim Online's Hot 100 List in 2011, 93rd in the Maxim Online's Hot 100 List in 2006 and 81st on the Maxim magazine’s Hot 100 in 2005. She has a good height of 5 feet and 9 inches and maintains a balanced diet to keep her weight in check. Even at the age of 40, she has maintained her youth and looks way younger than her actual age. The glamorous actress has often revealed her sexy body in bikini and lingerie photo shoots. Her bikini pictures can be found on the internet. More information on her is available on her detailed and recent biography in the Wikipedia and IMDb website. She is an active user of her Twitter account and her fans and admirers can also follow her profile in Twitter.