Linda Park

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Linda Park
Linda Park (8734458654).jpg
Park in May 2013
Born (1978-07-09) July 9, 1978 (age 39)
Seoul, South Korea
Alma mater Boston University
Occupation Actress
Years active 2001–present
Spouse(s) Daniel Bess (m. 2011)

Linda Park (born July 9, 1978) is an actress, mainly known for her portrayal of communications officer character Hoshi Sato in the television series Star Trek: Enterprise.

Early life[edit]

Park was born in South Korea and raised in San Jose, California. She participated in a number of theatrical productions in her teens at Notre Dame High School and Bellarmine College Preparatory.[1]

In 2000, Park received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Boston University. During her college career, she spent a semester in England, studying at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.[1] Her college stage credits included Mad Forest, Lysistrata, Cyrano de Bergerac, Richard III, and The Trojan Women, among others.[2]

Career[edit]

Park at 2009 Las Vegas Star Trek Convention

In 2001, Park had a small role in the feature film Jurassic Park III (2001) as Ellie Satler's assistant.[3]

Also in 2001, less than a year after graduation, Park was cast in the role of Hoshi Sato in the fifth incarnation of the Star Trek franchise, Star Trek: Enterprise, which premiered in September 2001. Sato was the ship's communications officer, with a natural gift for translating alien languages. Park herself is fluent in both English and Korean, and she also speaks some French.[4]

In August 2003, Park produced and starred in her first short film, My Prince, My Angel (2003).[5][6]

In October 2003, Park starred in UA's world premiere of the Mary Fengar Gail’s play Fuchsia.[7] From October 19 to November 11, 2005, she played Clytemnestra in a New York City production of Agamemnon.[8] In 2011, Park played the role of Anne Deever in a production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons at the Matrix Theater in Los Angeles.[9] She is also the co-founder of the theater company Underground Asylum.[10]

In 2009, Park became a series regular in the second season of Crash, playing the role of Maggie Cheon on the Starz Network; she co-starred in thirteen episodes. The show was subsequently cancelled after the death of Dennis Hopper.[11][12]

Personal life[edit]

Park married actor Daniel Bess on October 11, 2014.[13] From 2003 to 2004, she was in a relationship with British actor Tom Hardy.[14][15] They lived together in London and also co-starred in the play Roger and Vanessa in 2004.[16]

Park is an active student of dance, remarking that "dancing has always been my second love". She has continued to study and practice ballet, among other dance forms.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Popular Anna Lin Episode: "Fag"
2001 Jurassic Park III Hannah
2001–05 Star Trek: Enterprise Ensign Hoshi Sato 98 episodes
2002 Taken Party Goer (uncredited)
2004 Spectres Renee Hansen
2004 Geldersma Min Short film
2006 My Prince, My Angel Shen Short film
2006 Honor Kate
2007 Raines Sally Lance 7 episodes
2007–08 Women's Murder Club Denise Kwon 10 episodes
2009 Infestation Leechee
2009 Life Asst. Coroner Debbie Quo Episode: "5 Quarts"
2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit TARU Tech Episode: "Liberties"
2009 Crash Maggie Cheon 13 episodes
2011 Mentalist, TheThe Mentalist Dr. Montague Episode: "Bloodhounds"
2011 House Dr. Wendy Lee Episode: "The Fix"
2012 NCIS Lieutenant Nora Patel Episode: "Lost at Sea"
2013 The Face of Love Jan
2014 Legends Dr. Blair Halstrom 2 episodes
2015 Castle Inspector Zhang Episode: "Hong Kong Hustle"
2017 Bosch Jun Park 5 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kim, Ju Yon (August–September 2003). "Living the Fantasy". Audrey / Asian Women's Magazine. Archived from the original on December 13, 2003. Retrieved December 13, 2003. 
  2. ^ Editor (9 July 2005). "Happy 27th Birthday, Linda Park! (Upperdecks)". CBS Entertainment. StarTrek.com. 
  3. ^ Höhne Sparborth, Christian. "TrekToday - Linda Park To Appear In 'Jurassic Park III'". www.trektoday.com. TrekToday. 
  4. ^ a b STARTREK.COM : Transcript Archived 2003-10-05 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Editor. "My Prince, My Angel (2006)". IMDB. IMDB. 
  6. ^ "Park, Linda". StarTrek.com. CBS Entertainment. StarTrek.com. 2008. 
  7. ^ Martinez, Julio (14 October 2003). "Review: 'Fuchsia'". Variety. Penske Business Media, LLC. Variety Media. 
  8. ^ McNulty, Charles (12 September 2010). "Theater review: 'Elektra' at the Getty Villa". LA Times Blogs - Culture Monster. Los Angeles Times. 
  9. ^ Miller, Daryl H (1 November 2011). "Theater review: 'All My Sons' at the Matrix". LA Times Blogs - Culture Monster. Los Angeles Times. 
  10. ^ D'Souza, Karen (12 May 2011). "Linda Park of 'Star Trek: Enterprise' finally gets her shot at San Jose Rep". Mercury News. Retrieved 2011-07-10. 
  11. ^ Döbele, Ralf (11 February 2016). "Linda Park ("Enterprise") reinforces cast of the third season of "Bosch"". TV Wunschliste (in German). imfernsehen GmbH & Co. KG. TV WishList. 
  12. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (13 January 2010). ""Crash" faces uncertain future at Starz". Reuters. ThompsonReuters. Reuters. 
  13. ^ "Linda Park & Daniel Bess Wedding". 11 October 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2017. 
  14. ^ "Tom Hardy - Personer". startrekdb.se. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  15. ^ "Actor Tom Hardy (R) and partner Linda Park arrive at the London premiere of the film "De-Lovely" in London on September 29, 2004". UPI. 14 March 2014. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  16. ^ "Site Columns". TrekToday. 11 August 2004. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 

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