Grace Park is an American-born Canadian actress who has a net worth of $6 million. Park is best known for playing Sharon “Boomer” Valerii and Sharon “Athena” Agathon on “Battlestar Galactica” (2004–2009), Shannon Ng on the Canadian TV series “Edgemont” (2001–2005), and Kono Kalakaua on the CBS revival of “Hawaii Five-0” (2010–2017). Her performance on “Hawaii Five-0” earned her Teen Choice Award nominations for Choice TV Actress: Action in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Park has been starring on ABC’s “A Million Little Things” since 2018, and she has appeared in the films “Romeo Must Die” (2000), “Adventures in Public School” (2017), and “Freaks” (2018). Grace has been included on the “Maxim” Hot 100 list several times, coming in at #81 in 2005, #93 in 2006, #60 in 2010, and #58 in 2011. In 2010, she was presented with the “KoreAm” Achievement Award for Entertainment.
Early Life: Grace Park was born on March 14, 1974, in Los Angeles, California. Her parents, who are Korean, moved the family to Canada when Grace was 22 months old. She grew up in Vancouver and attended Magee Secondary School, graduating in 1992. Park then enrolled at the University of British Columbia and earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.
Career: Grace made her acting debut in 1997 with guest-starring roles on “The Outer Limits” and “Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction.” In 2000, she played a dancer in the action film “Romeo Must Die” and landed a recurring role on “The Immortal,” a Canadian television series. In 2001, Grace guest-starred on “Dark Angel” and “Stargate SG-1” and was cast on the teen soap opera “Edgemont,” playing a high school student at the age of 25; she appeared in 69 episodes over 5 seasons. While starring on “Edgemont,” Park also appeared in the television films “L.A. Law: The Movie” (2002) and “Jinnah: On Crime – White Knight, Black Widow” (2003), the miniseries “Human Cargo” (2004), and the TV series “Jake 2.0” (2003–2004), “Andromeda” (2004), and “The Dead Zone” (2004). In 2003, she played Lt. Sharon Valerii in the “Battlestar Galactica” miniseries, and she would reprise the role in the 2004 TV series as well as the television films and miniseries “Battlestar Galactica: Razor” (2007), “Battlestar Galactica: The Face of the Enemy” (2008–2009), and “Battlestar Galactica: The Plan” (2009).
In 2007, Grace appeared in the film “West 32nd,” and the following year, she began playing Akani Cuesta on the A&E drama “The Cleaner” (2008–2009) and Special Agent Liz Carver on the Canadian series “The Border” (2008–2010). In 2010, Park was cast as Kono Kalakaua on “Hawaii Five-0,” and she appeared in 168 episodes before leaving the show in 2017 due to a salary dispute. Co-star Daniel Dae Kim left with her after it came to light that Park and Kim were being paid 10–15% less than the show’s white stars, Alex O’Loughlin and Scott Caan. In 2018, Grace began starring as lawyer Katherine Kim on the ABC drama “A Million Little Things.”
Personal Life: Grace began dating real estate developer Phil Kim in 2002, and they married in 2004. The couple welcomed a son in 2013. Park was a member of the NXIVM cult and appeared in recruitment videos with founder Keith Raniere, but she left in 2017. Though the NXIVM website stated that the group’s mission was “to raise human awareness, foster an ethical humanitarian civilization, and celebrate what it means to be human,” it was discovered that NXIVM was using women as sex slaves and branding them. Raniere was convicted of several crimes, including sex trafficking of children, and received a sentence of 120 years in prison in October 2020.
|Net Worth:||$6 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Mar 14, 1974 (48 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)|