Ashley Park

Ashley Park - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career
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The acting career journey of Ashley Park initially was catalyzed by her roles in many theatre stage productions, which started in 2009 for Miss Saigon, a production by Music Theatre Wichita.

In 2011, this Gemini actress then made another appearance for a theatre, Jesus Christ Superstar, as Herod’s Girl.

Her debut in the movie industry began in 2012 when she became a cameo for Charlene Kaye: Human and portrayed the role of Jessica on The V Card.

After that, Ashley then acted again in the 2014 movie, Are You Joking? as Date.

One year later, in 2015, she began her theatre production process for The King and I as Luisa, which later rewarded her with a nomination for the 2016 Grammy Awards.

She came back to TV in 2017 by becoming Olivia Cho for the series Night Cap.

Her popularity rose to stardom after she joined the hit Netflix series, Emily in Paris (2020), as Mindy Chen.

And finally, in 2021, she appeared again in Girls5eva, a series which was aired on Peacock.

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Profile

  • Real Name: Ashley Jini Park
  • Stage Name: Ashley Park
  • Nickname: Ashley
  • Birthday: June 6, 1991
  • Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Gemini
  • Nationality: Korean-American
  • Height: 165 cm (5’5″)
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  • Blood Type: –
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Actress
  • Education: Pioneer High School, University of Michigan
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  • Parents: Andrew Park (father), Sara Park (mother)
  • Siblings: Audrey (sister)
  • Boyfriend: –
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  • Twitter: @ashleyparklady
  • Instagram: @ashleyparklady
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Facts 

  • Ashley grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • She has Korean descent.
  • Ashley is a cousin of Justin H. Min, an actor.
  • When she was three years old, she once joined Oceanside Dance Academy.
  • She began her piano lessons when she was 5 years old.
  • She already loves to perform since she was just a child.
  • Ashley once joined Interlochen Summer Arts Camp in 2003.
  • During high school, Ashley was a part of theatre and choir.
  • She once built a women’s acapella group at high school.
  • Ashley was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia when she was 15 years old.
  • Because of that disease, she was hospitalized for 8 months.
  • She said that her cancer experience was the reason she does theatre.
  • Ashley once built the Michigan Performance Outreach Workshop (MPOW).
  • Her ideal type is…

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Movies

  • Low Low (2019), as Cee Cee
  • Are You Joking? (2014), as Date
  • The V Card (2012), as Jessica
  • Charlene Kaye: Human (2012), as statue

Drama Series

  • Girls5eva (Peacock | 2021), as Ashley
  • Emily in Paris (Netflix | 2020-present), as Mindy Chen
  • Tales of the City (Netflix | 2019), as Jennifer ‘Ani’ Winter
  • Nightcap (2017), as Olivia Cho
  • My Dirty Little Secret (2014), as Ann Racz

TV Shows

  • Saturday Night Live (NBC | 2018), as guest

Theatres

  • Ratatouille the Musical (2021), as Colette Tatou
  • Lady in the Dark (2019), as Miss Foster/Sutton
  • Mean Girls (2018), as Gretchen Wieners
  • KPOP (2017), as MwE
  • Sunday in the Park with George (2017), as Celeste #1/Theresa
  • The Fantasticks (2016), as Luisa
  • The King and I (2015-2016), as Tuptim
  • Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella (2014), as Gabriella
  • Jesus Christ Superstar (2011), as Herod’s Girl
  • Miss Saigon (2009-2010), as Yvonne

Awards

  • Lucille Lortel Awards 2018 – Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical – KPOP

Nominations

  • MTV Movie & TV Awards 2021 – Best Breakthrough Performance – Emily in Paris
  • Critics’ Choice Television Awards 2021 – Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Emily in Paris
  • Tony Awards 2018 – Best Featured Actress in a Musical – Mean Girls
  • Drama Desk Awards 2018 – Outstanding Actress in a Musical – KPOP
  • Grammy Awards 2016 – Best Musical Theater Album – The King and I

Ashley Park is such an inspiring woman. She is a hard-worker actress and never tired to spread kindness into the world. Salute!

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