GRACE PARK

Asian Hall of Fame – Class of 2014

Actor – Hawaii Five-0, Battlestar Galactica

Grace Park was born in Los Angeles and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. Of Korean heritage, Park is a dual citizen of the United States and Canada and known for her work as an actress throughout North America.

Park, received a degree in Psychology from the University of British Columbia. After graduation, Park turned her attention to film and television and, in 2000, she was almost immediately cast in a role in the Jet Li film “Romeo Must Die.” She took on a guest spot in “Secret Agent Man” before quickly landing a role in the teen drama “Edgemont” the same year.

In 2003, Park’s career was catapulted forward when she was cast on the Sci Fi Channel’s “Battlestar Galactica.” In “Battlestar Galactica,” Park played two leading roles. Her performance earned her a place in TV Guide’s “100 Most Memorable Moments in TV History.” The series received critical acclaim
and a Peabody Award in 2006, as well as a nomination for Park as Outstanding Supporting Actress in Television at the AZN Asian Excellence Awards.

For her work on the dramatic series “The Border” Park received a Gemini Award nomination for best Female performance in a series.

In 2010, CBS debuted the new television series “Hawaii Five-0,” starring Grace Park in the role of Officer Kono Kalakaua.

Today, Park continues as one of the leads of the show. Park is married to husband Phil Kim and resides in Vancouver, BC.