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Sydney Park (born October 31, 1997) is an American actress, singer, and comedian.

She currently stars as Caitlin Martell-Lewis in the Freeform series, Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists.

Life and Career

Park was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to an African-American mother and a Korean-American father. She resides in Los Angeles, California.

Park got her start in 2003 when she was the "Youngest comedian to ever perform at the famous Hollywood Improv (now LA Improv)".  In 2006, she auditioned for the first season of American reality competition America's Got Talent under the stage name, Syd the Kid, where she had advanced on to the semi-finals. Unfortunately, Sydney had to drop out due to her acting career. She later made her television debut on the teen sitcom, That's So Raven in 2006.

In 2010, Park was hired to play Ellie Danville, the adopted daughter of Detective Jo Danville. In 2010, Park also starred as "Tootsie Roll" in the independent dark-comedy Spork.

From 2013 to 2015, Park starred as Gabby in the Nickelodeon show, Instant Mom.

In 2016, she appeared as Cyndie on The Walking Dead. Her character has since been billed as a recurring character, and she has appeared a number of times on the show.

In 2018, it was announced that she would portray Caitlin Martell-Lewis, the "perfect daughter of two perfect moms" on Freeform's, Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists. She will star alongside Pretty Little Liars alums, Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish, as well as newcomers, Sofia Carson, Eli Brown and Kelly Rutherford.

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2006 That's So Raven Sydney Recurring role, 3 episodes
2007 Entourage Girl Scout Episode: "Gotcha!"
The Hill Unsold ABC Pilot
2008 The Sarah Silverman Program Stella Episode: "Pee"
Hannah Montana Kelsey DiAria Episode: "Ready, Set, Don't Drive!"
Gary Unmarried Mikhela Episode: "Gary Gives Sasha His Full Attention"
2010 Spork Tootsie Roll Lead role
Sons of Tucson Vanessa Episode: "Dog Days of Tucson"
2010–13 CSI: New York Ellie Danville Recurring role, 4 episodes
2013 Emily & Reyna Plucks (yellow bug) Voice
2013–15 Instant Mom Gabby Phillips Main role, 65 episodes
2014 The Thundermans Cassandra Guest star, Episode: "Shred It Go"
2015 Bella and the Bulldogs Mia Guest star
Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn Randee Guest star, Episode: "Mall in the Family"
One Crazy Cruise Piper Bauer Main role
Nickelodeon's Ho Ho Holiday Herself Special
2016- present The Walking Dead Cyndie
2016–present The HALO Effect Herself Host
2017–present Spirit Riding Free Pru Granger Voice
2017 Wish Upon Meredith McNeil
2017 Lifeline Nora YouTube Original Series
2019 Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists Caitlin Martell-Lewis Main role

Discography

Other songs

Year Title Album
2010 "S.P.O.R.K.
(featuring Lady Triga)"
Spork (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Trivia

  • She was born on Halloween, and has always loved the holiday.[1]
  • Her favorite genre of movies is comedy, and she loves to make people laugh, which is why she wants to be a comedian eventually.[2]
  • She auditioned for "America's Got Talent" as a singer when she was seven, and was scouted by Disney executives which landed her a role on their show, "That's So Raven".
  • She is the youngest person to ever perform stand-up at comedy at the Hollywood Improv.
  • She was known as, "Syd the Kid", due to her comedic-role on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno".
  • She has a comedic-alter-ego/character that she portrays that she calls, "Leo the Gemini". Leo is a male who is very outspoken.
  • She is the second Disney alum to be cast in "The Perfectionists", following fellow-cast member, Sofia Carson.
  • She loves Halloween and horror-based genre's, both for acting and watching.[3]
  • Her favorite horror-movie is The Shining, although she loves Pet Cemetery, Rosemary's Baby,, Insidious, and The Craft.[4]
  • She looks up to Hollywood veterans such as Sheryl Lee Ralph, Jada Smith, Will Smith, and Zoe Saldana.[5]
  • Since joining The Perfectionists, she has befriended PLL veteran Janel Parrish, and the two have been seen on each others Instagram often.
  • She is close friends with Eli Brown, her co-star on The Perfectionists.

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References

  1. https://blackgirlnerds.com/bgn-interviews-actress-sydney-park/
  2. https://blackgirlnerds.com/bgn-interviews-actress-sydney-park/
  3. http://www.thehollywoodnews.com/2017/07/24/exclusive-interview-sydney-park-wish-upon/
  4. http://www.thehollywoodnews.com/2017/07/24/exclusive-interview-sydney-park-wish-upon/
  5. http://cinemovie.tv/Interviews/wish-upon-sydney-park-talks-horror-and-fitting-into-hollywood