Suzanne Whang | Srivideo
Date of Birth: 28 September, 1962
Place of Birth: Arlington, Virginia, United States
Books: Suzanne Whang's Guide to Happy Home Buying
Education: Yale University, Brown University
Spouse(s): Michael Freed (divorced), Jay Nickerson (2013-2015; divorced)
Suzanne Whang is an American television host, actress, comedian, radio host, published author, minister, writer, producer, and political activist. She is best known as the former host of the HGTV series House Hunters for nine years, and for her recurring role as manicurist Polly Chae on Las Vegas for four seasons. Suzanne is currently starring as Divina the maid / wannabe actress in the Here TV sitcom From Here on OUT.
Whang is Korean-American. Her parents were born in Seoul, South Korea. She was born in Arlington, Virginia. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Yale University and an M.Sc. degree in Cognitive Psychology from Brown University.
Whang completely recovered from stage 4 breast cancer, has written and performed a solo show about her journey, and is currently writing a book about her experiences.
Whang hosted House Hunters from 1999 to 2007 on Home and Garden Television and had a recurring role as Polly the spa manager on NBC's drama Las Vegas. She made her television debut as a "Road Warrior" (remote correspondent) on the FX network's two-hour morning show Breakfast Time in the 1990s, and later co-hosted the network's Pet Department.
In 2002, Whang won the Best Up & Coming Comedian Award at the Las Vegas Comedy Festival, for her controversial alter ego character, Sung Hee Park.
Whang won the first annual Andy Kaufman Award at the 2004 New York Comedy Festival.
She made a guest appearance on Criminal Minds in the episode, "Poison" in a brief cameo as a local TV reporter.
Since January 2011, Whang has portrayed Carol Cheng, Brenda Barrett's wedding planner and rumored to have been involved with Franco, on the TV series General Hospital.
In November 2011 Whang joined the cast of Don't Tell My Mother, a monthly storytelling event in which celebrities share true stories they'd never want their mothers to know.
On October 19, 2013, Suzanne married long-time boyfriend Jay Nickerson at The Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew in Manhattan. The two had met decades prior, working together in theater. They parted ways a year later.
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