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Grace Park    

Actress Known for Her Roles in "Hawaii Five-O" & "A Million Little Things"; Equal Pay Advocate

Grace Park is a Canadian actress.

At age 25, Park was cast as high school student Shannon Ng on the Canadian teen soap opera Edgemont. She appeared in the mini-series Battlestar Galactica in 2003 and continued as the same or related characters in subsequent series and films. Park had a role in the 2007 movie West 32nd, a crime drama set in New York City's Korean neighbourhood. In 2008, she had co-starring roles in the A&E series The Cleaner, and the CBC series The Border. In 2009 she reprised her role from Battlestar Galactica in the television movie Battlestar Galactica: The Plan. As of January 2019, she appears in the television series A Million Little Things.

In 2010, she appeared in the Fox series Human Target as Eva Kahn, and was a main character, Kono Kalakaua, in the 2010 CBS revival of Hawaii Five-0. Park and fellow Hawaii Five-0 co-star Daniel Dae Kim left the show in 2017, leaving the cast without any Asian regulars, after a salary dispute where it was reported that CBS's latest offer paid them 10-15% less than their white co-stars, Alex O'Loughlin and Scott Caan. Some critics noted that the network's "refusal to pay Kim and Park on matching terms with O'Loughlin and Caan was CBS's formal declaration that they were determined to protect a disparity that has been a sore point since the show's premiere: The assertion was that O'Loughlin and Caan are "Hawaii Five-0" "stars" with Kim and Park being merely "co-leads" or supporting cast", yet Kim and Park were originally featured heavily on advertising and proved to be a crucial part of the show's success.

Among her non-acting accomplishments, Grace Park has earned a degree in Psychology from the University of British Columbia. She speaks two languages fluently (English, Korean) and knows some Cantonese and French.


Grace Park Discusses Her 'Charged' Exit From 'Hawaii Five-0'

Former "Hawaii Five-0" star Grace Park, who left the CBS procedural last year amid uproar over the show's racial pay disparity, is finally speaking out.

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