Grace Park "Akani Cuesta"
Akani Cuesta is the exotic beauty on William's team who is just as much one of the boys with her hardened street edge. A bit of a wild card, she enjoys her job and is good at it, but resents being monitored by William, with whom there is a hint of a past relationship. Outspoken and confident, Akani is an indispensable part of William's team, and is not afraid to point out William's faults.
Grace Park co-starred on the critically acclaimed SCI FI series "Battlestar Galactica," playing not one but two leading roles. Her performance in the season one cliffhanger garnered her a place in TV Guide's "100 Most Memorable Moments in TV History." The series received a Peabody Award in 2006 and has remained a critics' darling, rated one of television's best shows by Rolling Stone, TV Guide, The New York Times Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, and Newsday. Although the series concluded after four seasons in March of 2009, fans of Grace can look forward to Battlestar Galactica: The Plan, which is scheduled to air November 2009 as a two-hour event. Consisting of newly filmed material and a compilation of clips from the TV show and miniseries, it will reveal the Cylons' plan.
Born in Los Angeles and raised in Canada, Grace received a degree in psychology from the University of British Columbia before turning her attention to film and television. She was cast in the Jet Li film Romeo Must Die, quickly following that memorable role with appearances in "The Dead Zone" and "The Outer Limits." Most notably, she played the pivotal role of "Shannon Ng" on the CBC series "Edgemont," while also guest starring on "The Immortal," "Jake 2.0," and "Stargate SG-1." Most recently, she starred as "Special Agent Liz Carver" on the CBC television series,
In addition to her film and television work, Grace has expanded her range in the stage production of "The Boys Next Door" as "Sheila," and has also starred in the independent feature West 32nd as "Lila Lee."
Grace has been chosen as one of FHM Magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World" and one of Maxim's "Hot 100."