The Great Indoors Star Christine Ko Shares Her Haute LA Secrets

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Chinese-American actress Christine Ko is a star on the rise. The international beauty, who was born in Chicago and raised in between Atlanta and Taiwan, will make her debut as social media guru Emma on the highly anticipated comedy series The Great Indoors, which premieres tonight on CBS. Ko co-stars alongside Joel McHale in the series, which revolves around a renowned adventure reporter who has spent his life exploring the edges of the earth. Now that he’s taken a desk job in the digital department of the magazine, he must adapt to the times and his new world, where his real challenge is in understanding his staff of millenials who write about the great outdoors but never actually set foot outside. It’s a plumb and fitting role for Ko, who has also appeared in Verizon Go90’s popular digital series, Relationship Status, and she also completed the independent film The Jade Pendant; she has also appeared on HBO’s Ballers and YOMYOMF’s digital series, BFFs. Here, Ko steps out from the great indoors to reveal her favorite places to stay, play, eat and drink in the City of Angels.

Where were you born: Chicago, IL  (I was raised in Atlanta, GA)

How long in LA:  6 years

Neighborhood: West Hollywood

Occupation: Actress

Favorite Restaurant: Sugarfish  

Best Sushi: Sugarfish / Sushi Gen

Best Italian: Angelini Osteria

Best dessert: Mastro’s buttercake…It’s to die for!! Don’t hold the whip either ;)

Best place for a romantic date: Nobu Malibu especially if you sit outside by the fireplaces and share a blanket 

Best Sunday brunch: Everleigh

Best place for a power business meeting: Gracis Madre

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? SLS Beverly Hills, that’s my favorite pool as well

Favorite shopping venue/boutique: LF

Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches: Any shops on Abbot Kinney

Best Spa: Encore Spa Vegas – My definition of heaven

Favorite Charity Event: I support the Cancer Research Institute and the LiveStrong Foundation online

Favorite Cultural Event: Golden Dragon Parade & Chinese New Years Festival

Favorite Cultural Institution: The Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment

Best Steakhouse: Mastro’s  

Best Pizza: Mulberry

Best Lunch: Café Gratitude

Best Gym/Athletic Facility: CLASS PASS

Best Massage: love a good Chinese foot massage for $20 J

Best Limousine/Driving Service: UBER

Best Museum/Exhibit: LACMA

Describe your city in three words: Sunny every day  

All-around favorite spot in Los Angeles:  I absolutely love being by the beach so anywhere in from having lunch on Abbott Kinney to surfing in Malibu. That’s where my heart is <3 

Best Aspect of Los Angeles: Again…. Sunny every day!! :) 

Stay in touch with Christine on social media!

Twitter: Christine_Ko 

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