‘The Good Doctor’: Who Plays Dr. Park’s Ex-Wife?
Alex and Mia officially called it quits
Alex split up with Mia after he discovered she was cheating on him. However, he later decided to try to work on the relationship. One of his motivations for patching things up is their son, Kellan. Alex desperately wants a relationship with him, so he would do anything to make sure he’s part of his life.
Although Alex tried to make things work with Mia, he changed his mind about staying with her. He realized both he and Mia were staying together for the wrong reasons. He told her they didn’t need to be together to be there for Kellan, so Alex decided to finalize his divorce from Mia.
Who plays Alex Park’s ex-wife on ‘The Good Doctor’?
Alex Park’s ex-wife is played by actress Jennifer Birmingham Lee. If you’re wondering why she has the same last name as her co-star, it’s because she’s married to actor Will Yun Lee.
Birmingham Lee made her television acting debut in a 2007 episode of Days of Our Lives. She played the role of Ashley until 2008. The same year, she appeared in an episode of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Birmingham Lee made her film debut in the 2013 movie Straight A’s. That same year, she also appeared in the film Pursuit of Love. Birmingham Lee is also known for her appearances in American Crime Story and How I Met Your Mother.
Will Yun Lee and Jennifer Birmingham Lee struggled with a health crisis
Lee and Birmingham Lee have a son named Cash. He was diagnosed a few years ago with a rare blood disorder called Moyamoya. As a result of the disease, Cash had his first stroke at the ages of 3.
Before receiving the correct diagnosis, Cash had been misdiagnosed, according to Lee. He says chemotherapy was ordered as part of the treatment plan. Cash then had a second stroke. After that stroke, doctors recommended an aggressive treatment plan that included a higher dose of chemotherapy. Lee wanted to make sure his son was getting the best care, so he continued looking for answers.
“‘This is not the life we’re gonna give our kid. At least we’re going to go down swinging,” Lee said during an interview with The Doctors. Lee described how taxing the disease was not only on his son but also the family.
“A situation like this literally affects every crevice and crack of your livelihoods, of your relationships,” said Lee. He adds that his strong relationship with his wife helped him get through this ordeal. “Because we had each other, we literally just put on our armor and shield, and we were like, ‘We’re going,’” he said.
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