Recently on The Walking Dead, Tara washed up on a beach and was nearly killed by a girl who is “supposed to” kill all intruders. In this new community known as Oceanside, Cyndie (Sydney Park) spared Tara’s life and ended up saving her a few more times during the episode.
Oceanside is made up of an all-female community of sea dwellers. In hiding, the new group kills anyone who crosses their path or wanders into their community.
By following Cyndie back to the community, Tara stumbles in to discover that the group has guns and an unlimited supply of seafood.
Sydney Park Before The Walking Dead
Born on Halloween in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the 19-year-old actress’s parents provided a diverse heritage — her father is Korean American and her mother is African American. At the young age of six, Park became the youngest comedian to take the famous Hollywood Improve stage.
As a comedian, she’s known for her impeccable timing and “out of the ordinary” point of view. She auditioned for America’s Got Talent at the age of seven, and then Disney picked her up for That’s So Raven.
In 2006, she was on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, an honor that many comedians never achieve. Since then, she’s played a girl scout on Entourage (the Johnny Drama Gotcha! Episode), a girl scout in a TV movie called The Hill, along with roles on The Sarah Silverman Program, Hannah Montana, Gary Unmarried, CSI: New York, and Instant Mom as Gabby Phillips on Nickelodeon.
Sydney Park on The Walking Dead
As far as her role on The Walking Dead, Sydney Park says she enjoyed her portrayal as Cyndie, but it’s difficult to determine if she will be in future episodes or not (based on Tara’s promise).
“This night has been surreal,” tweeted Park on the Sunday evening her episode aired. “I hope you enjoyed tonight’s episode of The Walking Dead!! Thanks for all of the love.”
Park’s story is inspirational for those young actresses who want to make a career as a comedian or actress.
Were you familiar with Park from other roles?
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