Profile of Ashley Park, Emily In Paris Star Who Won the Lucille Lortel Award : Okezone Celebrity

JAKARTA – Ashley Jini Park is an American artist, dancer, and singer who has Korean ancestry. Her name is widely known after playing in the musical theater Mean Girls as Gretchen Wieners and also the television series Emily In Paris seasons one and two.

Having the real name Ashley Jini Park, the child of the couple Andrew and Sara Park started his career in the entertainment industry since he was still a child. He even had an education at Oceanside Dance Academy when he was only 3 years old.

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His love for the world of performance, made him participate in children’s theater and the Ann Arbor community. He even attended Pioneer High School and participated in theater and choir, and founded the acapella group, Soulfege, which won second place in the national competition in 2009.

After graduating from Pioneer High School, Ashley Park returned to continue her education at the University of Michigan. He earned his BFA after taking music, theater, and dance school education in 2013.

The cousin of actor Justin H. Min has also played quite a number of characters in theater and broadway, including Mamamia! in 2014 and also Mean Girls in 2018-2019.

Until 2012, Ashley Park made her debut on the big screen and television, starring in a number of films and series, including Are You Joking?, Nightcap, to Emily In Paris.

When Emily was 15 years old, this 30-year-old woman was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and was hospitalized for eight months. In the midst of his condition, Ashley Park is known to have had the opportunity from the Make A Wish Foundation to go to New York and see live productions of several broadway shows such as, A Chorus Line, The Lion King, Spring Awakening, and Wicked.

After undergoing chemotherapy, Ashley can return to activities. He could even go back to school and continue his dream.

She even had a chance to get a lead role in her school’s theater production, titled Thoroughly Modern Millie. Unfortunately the screening of Millie’s Thoroughly Modern musical had to be postponed due to Covid-19.

Ashley Park’s name itself is often nominated in several award events. Starting from the MTV Movie & TV Awards to the Grammy Awards. However, she only managed to bring the award home, when she played in the musical theater entitled KPOP at the Lucille Lortel awards ceremony, as an Outstanding Musical Main Actress.

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Profile of Ashley Park, Emily In Paris Star Who Won the Lucille Lortel Award : Okezone Celebrity

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