Birth Place: Arlington, Virginia, USA
Biography: Suzanne Whang is currently the host of House Hunters, the #1 rated show on HGTV (Home & Garden Television Network), and she also hosted Homes of Our Heritage: Great American Women, Blitz Build 2000, and Homes of Pasadena on the same network. Suzanne most recently appeared as Dick Clark's co-host on TV Censored Bloopers for NBC, while concurrently co-hosting New Attitudes on Lifetime Television. Prior to that, she was a field reporter/fill-in co-host for FOX After Breakfast, and a field reporter for Breakfast Time, Personal FX, and The Pet Department on the FX cable network. Suzanne received a NAMIC Award nomination for her work on Breakfast Time. She has also been a red carpet host for An Evening at the Academy Awards on ABC, and she hosted the 20th Anniversary Gala Concert of the Korean Concert Society at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Suzanne was featured as one of "Ten Women to Watch" in "A" Magazine. She was a celebrity presenter at the 2003 Vision Awards, which celebrates diversity in cable television. Most recently, Suzanne co-hosted the America's Promise children's charity awards ceremony in Beverly Hills, and she also co-hosted the Miss Chinatown pageant in Seattle.
In addition to her hosting experience, Suzanne is also an accomplished actor. She is a graduate of the acting program at William Esper Studio in New York City, and is currently studying with Milton Katselas in the advanced class at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. Suzanne has appeared in many regional theater productions, and hundreds of commercials and industrials. She has also appeared in numerous television shows, including co-starring roles on The Practice, Robbery Homicide Division, NYPD Blue, Strong Medicine, Norm, The Chronicle, and 18 Wheels of Justice, and a guest starring role on V.I.P. Her feature film credits include Housesitter with Steve Martin, and the upcoming Twice As Dead and Date or Disaster. Suzanne also starred in Seoul Mates, winner of the AUDIENCE AWARD AND BEST ACTING AWARD at the Los Angeles 48 Hour Film Festival.
Suzanne just won the First Annual ANDY KAUFMAN AWARD at the New York Comedy Festival on Nov. 11, 2004! She has now been guaranteed a spot on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend" next year! Suzanne was recognized for her Courage, Creativity, Originality and Humor by the judges of the New York Comedy Festival.
Suzanne won the BEST UP & COMING COMEDIAN OF 2002 AWARD at the Las Vegas Comedy Festival, for her outrageous stand-up comedy act, and is currently writing a one-woman show & mockumentary based on the character she created for her stand-up, Sung Hee Park. Suzanne recently signed with a big-time manager, Ken Kragen (www.kenkragen.com), who saw a videotape of her stand-up comedy act from the Las Vegas Comedy Festival. Ken has been a manager for 40 years, and also represents the Smothers Brothers. He was also the creator and producer of "We Are The World" and "Hands Across America." Suzanne is thrilled to be working with him!
Suzanne is a graduate of Yale University with a B.A. in Psychology, and holds a Master's Degree in Cognitive Psychology from Brown University.