Ashley Park Health Update: What Happened To Emily In Paris Star?

Ashley Park Health Update: What Happened To Emily In Paris Star?

Ashley Park is an American actress and musician best known for her portrayal of Mindy Chen on the Netflix comedy series Emily in Paris. She also originated the role of Gretchen Wieners in the Broadway musical Mean Girls, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical. She recently went through a severe health scare as the actress had to be admitted to the Intensive Care Unit. In this post, we will take a look at Ashley Park’s Health Update. What Happened To Emily In Paris Star? What was Ashley Park’s illness? Read to find out more.

Ashley Park Biography

Park was born on June 6, 1991, in Glendale, California, and grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Park is of Korean descent and is a second cousin of actor Justin H. Min. She was placed in dance classes at the Oceanside Dance Academy at age three and began piano lessons at age five. Park’s love of performing led her to participate in Ann Arbor’s community kids’ theatre throughout middle school and high school. She also attended the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp in 2003. Park attended Pioneer High School where she participated in both theatre and choir.

Ashley Park graduated from Pioneer High School in 2009 and then attended the University of Michigan, earning a BFA in musical theatre from the School of Music, Theater, and Dance in 2013. During her undergraduate years, she co-founded the Michigan Performance Outreach Workshop (MPOW).

Ashley Park Career

Park made her professional theatre debut as Yvonne in Music Theatre Wichita’s production of Miss Saigon in 2009. She also made her Broadway debut as a member of the ensemble in Mamma Mia! at the Broadhurst Theatre on February 17, 2014. She left the production on September 21, 2014. From October 2014 to January 2015, Park portrayed Gabrielle in the original U.S. national touring company of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella.

She then returned to Broadway on April 16, 2015, in her first leading role as Tuptim in the 2015 revival of The King and I at the Vivian Beaumont Theater and remained with the production until its closing on June 26, 2016. Park was featured as a principal soloist on the cast recording for which she was nominated for a Grammy Award.

Park starred as Gretchen Wieners in the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical Mean Girls, written by Tina Fey with music and lyrics by Jeff Richmond and Nell Benjamin, respectively.

Ashley Park Health Update: What Happened To Emily In Paris Star?

Park was reportedly admitted to the hospital for the first few weeks of 2024 after she developed tonsillitis during a vacation in December. This further spiralled into “critical septic shock, which infected and affected several of [her] organs.”

In a post on Instagram, the actress revealed, she will soon be in her best form and return to active work. 

“As I sit here processing and recovering from the first few weeks of 2024, the only word I can think of is grateful….While on holiday in December into New Years, what started as tonsillitis spiraled into critical septic shock, which infected and affected several of my organs. I am grateful that my health has improved despite what we had initially been told.”

Septic Shock is described by NHS Inform as “a life-threatening condition that happens when your blood pressure drops to a dangerously low level after an infection.”

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