Cho may be a full-fledged actress today but she was also once the CEO of a New York City-based watch company
Suits who? Make way because Netflix has a deliciously addictive new legal drama that dropped on the streaming platform today and we are already obsessed.
Starring Arden Cho, Partner Track will follow a young lawyer as she climbs the corporate ladder at a prestigious law firm. Set in New York City, viewers can look forward to watching Ingrid Yun (Cho) navigate love triangles and difficult cases as she attempts to figure out the cutthroat world of Parsons Valentine.
While the series sounds promising, one major draw for viewers is that fan favourite Cho will be making her big television comeback following stints on Teen Wolf and Chicago Med with this new show.
As we gear up to binge-watch the entire season this week, here are five things you might not have known about Cho.
1. She Grew Up in a Rural Area in Texas
Cho was born in Texas and raised in San Antonio and Plano, Texas by her Korean-American parents.
In her small town, Cho had few opportunities to interact with other ethnic minorities and was bullied heavily as a child with some severe incidents that landed her in the hospital after being physically attacked.
2. She wanted to be a lawyer when she was younger
As a young adult, Cho harboured dreams of becoming a lawyer and enrolled in the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in an attempt to pursue that. In university, Cho took her first drama class and started developing an interest in the career.
She was also given opportunities to participate in more Asian American activities and was part of the Asian American Association’s Fashion Show.
In 2007, Cho graduated with a degree in psychology and decided to use her degree to go on a medical missionary trip in Kenya the year after.
3. Cho started acting in 2008
When Cho returned from Kenya, she decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. Cho got her first role in 2008 where she played the grown-up lead Hyori in the short film My First Crush.
Since then, she has gone on to appear in shows such as Pretty Little Liars, Mega Python vs. Gatoroid, Walking the Halls and CSI: NY.
4. She is best known for her role in Teen Wolf
In 2014, Cho shot to fame when she joined the cast of the young adult drama, Teen Wolf, in its third season. She played the role of Kira Yukimura, Scott’s love interest, and was initially a recurring character. In season four, Cho was promoted to the main cast.
Cho remained on the show till season 5 in 2016 before dropping the bombshell that she would not be returning to the show for season six.
Years later, Cho was asked to be part of Paramount’s upcoming Teen Wolf movie. However, she revealed recently that she turned down the project after finding out that she was being offered much less than her co-stars.
5. She Is a Very Successful Model
Besides acting, Cho has also had a very successful modelling career. In 2004, the actress won the Miss Korea Chicago competition which allowed her to take part in the Miss Korea Pageant in Seoul.
Over the years, Cho has since modelled for many brands such as Clinique, Reebok Korea, Nike Japan and Apple.
6. She Was CEO of a New York City Watch Company
Besides acting and modelling, Cho is also interested in business. She was once the chief executive officer (CEO) of Leonard & Church, a New York City-based watch company.
The company launched in 2013 and created minimalist watches; it found success and even grew organically to over 60 different countries around the world. Unfortunately, in 2020, the company announced that it would be closing down.