Appearing as Mindy Chen in Netflix’s new show, “Emily in Paris” is the Tony Award-nominated Broadway star, Ashley Park.
She shared that the show was “genuine and authentic” because of the “energy” present there. Similarly, experiencing just as Emily did, but in real-time, Ashley joked that show might as well be called “Ashley in Paris”.
Apart from this, Ashley’s character, Mindy wasn’t originally written to be an aspiring pop star. But after hearing Ashley’s voice, the writers had to make the best use of her potential and had her belt on camera.
However, Ashley did hesitate a little after she was asked to sing on the show. She loved the characters and the friendship and only agreed to sing if “would be story-driven and helpful to the characters”.
Stay till the end to learn more about Ashley Park.
Ashley Park Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity
Born on June 6, 1991, Ashley Park was 29 years of age in 2020.
Corresponding to her birthday, she is of Gemini zodiac.
As for her ethnicity, Ashley Park is Korean-American; born in Glendale, California, but raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan alongside her sibling, Audrey Park.
She was born as “Ashley Jini Park” to parents, Andrew and Sara Park. Reportedly, neither of her parents was in show-business; moreover, her father was “tone-deaf”. But they had “great showmanship” and signed her up for dance classes at the age of 3.
Also, Ashley was very dedicated and passionate about musicals. She even started taking piano lessons at 5 and started singing.
As a child, Ashley never thought that she would be able to pursue musical theater as a career. And It wasn’t until much later in high school she realized her talent.
Fun fact: Audrey never been to Korea before 2017.
Height, Weight, Distinct Features
Talking about her distinct features, Ashley has pitch dark eyes and small lips.
Audrey Park stands tall at a height of 5 feet 6 inches (167.64 cm) and weight under 52 kg (114.64 lbs).
Reportedly, she had body measurements of 33-24-32 inches.
Ashley Park Net Worth, Movies, TV Shows
Ashley Park’s net worth was estimated to be $1.5 million in 2020.
And the credit goes to her work as an actress. Ashley has worked in various popular movies and Tv shows since her Broadway debut in Mamma Mia 2014.
Here are some of her TV works: Are You Joking? (2014), Nightcap (2017), Low Low (2019), Tales of the City (2019), Helpsters (2019), and Emily in Paris (2020).
Broadway: The King And I, Sunday in the Park With George, and lastly, Mean Girls (for which she received Tony, Drama League, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, & Chita Rivera nominations for her role of Gretchen Wieners)
Also, Ashley was in the musical called KPOP before she dropped out to prepare for Mean Girls. She even won a Lucille Lortel Award for playing Mwe in KPOP.
Did u know: Ashley was cast for the starring role of Thoroughly Modern Millie set to premier in 2020. Unfortunately, the show was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In light of her education, Ashley graduated from a Musical Theatre program at The University of Michigan. Reportedly, she was battling with leukemia (cancer) at the time and ended up spending her entire sophomore year in the hospital.
As of October 2020, find Ashley over Instagram @ashleyparklady with 157K followers and Twitter @ashleyparklady with 18K followers.
Ashley Park Husband, Boyfriend, Dating
Ashley Park, being in the limelight for over years, it was strange that no name popped up as her boyfriend before Oct 2020. However, fans have come up with some names that Ashley might have dated.
The first name on the list was the American actor and singer, Conrad Ricamora. He was also in the Broadway-like Ashley. Also, many were convinced that he was her husband.
Second, was another broadway actor, singer/songwriter, Zach Adkins. You might know him for broadways like Diana (2020), Anastasia (2017), and Kinky Boots (2014).
And the last was the American actor, singer, and dancer, Benjamin Tyler Cook. He was in the Mean Girls (2018) broadway alongside Ashley; we can guess why they were shipped together.
But as of 2020, Ashley Park had not revealed her boyfriend or husband, if she has one. She kept her dating history private and we guess that she might be single.
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