Grace Park is an American-Canadian actress of Korean descent. Park was born on March 14, 1974 in Los Angeles, California. Her family moved to Vancouver, British Columbia when she was only 22 months old. This is where she was raised in the neighborhood of Kerrisdale. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of British Columbia in 1992. She has been married to husband Phil Kim since 2004 and have one child together.
Grace Park is best known for her role in the current popular series re-make of Hawaii Five-O. She stars as Kono Kalakaua, one of the show’s main lead characters, playing alongside another popular actor with Korean roots, Daniel Dae Kim, who plays Chin Ho Kelly. The hit TV series has been running since September 20th of 2010 and is showing no signs of slowing down, as evidenced by its current ratings. The production of her scenes for the show was moved to her hometown of Vancouver in October of 2013 after giving birth to their first child, as she wanted to spend more time with her family.
The filming location of the series was set in Park’s hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia. The release date was set on September 16, 2000, and the show had a run of 5 seasons until its final episode on July 21, 2005. The show garnered 8 Gemini and Leo awards and a total of 17 nominations for its highly acclaimed work in relation to the real-life issues facing American society.
Grace Park then followed up her stint in Edgemont with a role on Battlestar Galactica in 2004, a re-make of the 1978 classic. It was another huge series hit, where she played Lt. Sharon “Boomer” Valerii. The show ran until 2009. She was later cast in another huge TV re-make Hawaii Five-O in 2010. Park was also ranked number 59 on Maxim’s Online’s Hot 100 list in 2011, and 93rd in the 2006 edition.