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Charlyne Amanda Yi
January 4, 1986
|Occupation(s)||Actor, comedian, musician, writer|
Their screenwriting debut, the feature film Paper Heart, won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. They are also known for their role as Dr. Chi Park on the Fox medical drama House, the voice of the Rubies on the Cartoon Network animated series Steven Universe (2013–2019), and its epilogue series Steven Universe Future, the voice of Chloe Park on We Bare Bears (2014–2019), the voice of Alice on Summer Camp Island (2018–present), and the voice of Mai in Next Gen (2018).
Yi was raised in Fontana, California; They are of Filipino, Mexican, and Korean descent. They attended the University of California, Riverside before leaving to pursue a full-time career in comedy. They had an early interest in performing while attending Bloomington High School and were involved in theatre.
Yi began their career by performing in Bloomington, California. After high school, they performed shows in Los Angeles at The Steve Allen Theater, and The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. In 2005 and 2006 they performed in the New York Comedy Festival, and in 2007 HBO's U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado.
Yi and Paul Rust formed the band The Glass Beef. The duo share one electric guitar and both sing lead vocals. In 2006, they released their debut album, The Farewell Album, produced by John Spiker, bassist of Tenacious D.
Yi has been involved with Oxfam America since 2010, working to raise awareness about poverty and hunger around the world. Yi started the non-profit Caring is Cool in 2011, and hosted a benefit show to raise money for the organization.
In 2018, Amber Tamblyn said of her husband David Cross, "Basically he was rightfully accused of doing something racist to the comedian Charlyne Yi," following tweets that Yi had posted on the subject in 2017.
In 2021, they spoke out about their experience with James Franco, specifically discussing their efforts to quit his 2017 film, The Disaster Artist, after learning of the sexual misconduct allegations against him. Yi also criticized Seth Rogen for enabling Franco's behavior and continuing to work with him following the allegations.
|2007||Knocked Up||Jodi||First film|
|2009||Paper Heart||Charlyne Yi||Nominated – Comedy Film Award for Best Actress|
|All About Steve||Young Protester|
|2010||Fast||Donna Fast||Two-minute video short|
|2012||This Is 40||Jodi|
|2014||The Last Time You Had Fun||Betty|
|2017||The Disaster Artist||Safoya|
|Literally, Right Before Aaron||Claire|
|The Lego Ninjago Movie||Terri IT Nerd||Voice|
|2018||Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich||Nerissa|
|Next Gen||Mai Su||Voice|
|2019||Always Be My Maybe||Ginger|
|Steven Universe: The Movie||Ruby||Voice, television film|
|2020||Trolls World Tour||Pennywhistle||Voice|
|We Bare Bears: The Movie||Chloe Park||Voice|
|The Mitchells vs. the Machines||Abbey Posey||Voice|
|2022||My Father's Dragon||Magda||Voice|
|2006||Help Me Help You||Charlyne||Episode: "The Sheriff"|
|2007||30 Rock||Grace Park||Episode: "The C Word"|
|Cold Case||Dorky Girl||Episode: "Stand Up and Holler"|
|2008||Miss Guided||Karey||Episode: "Pool Party"|
|2011||Love Bites||Sex Shop Manager||Episodes: "Unaired Pilot" & "Firsts"|
|2011–2012||House||Dr. Chi Park||21 episodes|
|2015||Looking||Cashier||Episode: "Looking for a Plot"|
|2015–2019||Steven Universe||Ruby, various Rubies, Cluster||Voice, 12 episodes|
|We Bare Bears||Chloe Park||Voice, series regular (18 episodes)|
|Jane the Virgin||Angela||Episode: "Chapter Thirty-Nine"|
|Future-Worm!||Zoe||Voice, episode: "Bug vs. the Babysitter"|
|2017||Twin Peaks||Ruby||Episode: "Part 15"|
|Danger & Eggs||Layla||Voice, episode: "Keep Off the Grass/Pennies"|
|Room 104||Gracie||Episode: "FOMO"|
|2018||Lucifer||Ray-Ray / Azrael||2 episodes|
|DIY||Eli||Voice, TV short|
|2018–present||Summer Camp Island||Alice Fefferman||Voice, series regular (22 episodes)|
|2019||Steven Universe Future||Ruby, Eyeball Ruby, Ruby Bodyguards||Voice, 5 episodes|
|2020||Good Girls||Lucy||2 episodes|
|2021||Tig n' Seek||Georgia||Voice, episode: "Must Love Bugs"|
|2022||Amphibia||The Guardian||Voice, episode: "The Hardest Thing"|
|2022||Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities||Charlotte Xie||Episode: "The Viewing"|
|TBA||Time Bandits||Judy||Upcoming miniseries|
|2015||Oh the Moon||Text/Image hybrid|
|2019||You Can't Kill Me Twice (So Please Treat Me Right)||Poetry|
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Yi's fortune turned pretty quickly considering the Fontana native is only 21
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Funny lady Charlyne Yi's name may not sound familiar, but you have seen them in movies and TV shows like Knocked Up and Miss Guided, and now in Paper Heart, a half-documentary, half-narrative starring Yi's real-life love interest Michael Cera about the meaning of love. Aww.
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