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Charlyne Amanda Yi
January 4, 1986
|Occupation||Actress, comedian, musician, writer|
Her screenwriting debut, the feature film Paper Heart, won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. She is also known for her role as Dr. Chi Park on the Fox medical drama House, the voice of every Ruby on the Cartoon Network animated series Steven Universe (2013–2019), the voice of Chloe Park on We Bare Bears (2014–2019) and the voice of Alice on Summer Camp Island (2018–present).
Charlyne Yi was raised in Fontana, California; her mother has Filipino and Spanish ancestry and her father is of Korean, Irish, Mexican, German, French and Native American descent. She attended the University of California, Riverside before leaving to pursue a full-time career in comedy. She had an early interest in performing when she attended Bloomington High School and was involved in theatre.
Yi began by performing in Bloomington, California. After high school, she has performed shows in Los Angeles at The Steve Allen Theater, and The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. In 2005 and 2006, she performed in the New York Comedy Festival, and in 2007 HBO's U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado. Yi's film debut was in Judd Apatow's 2007 film, Knocked Up. In 2008, Yi performed as part of the Apatow for Destruction Live comedy show at Montreal's Just for Laughs Festival.
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.
In January 2010, Yi performed a duet about break-up lines (the opposite of pick-up lines) with Demetri Martin on the episode "2" for the Comedy Central sketch series Important Things with Demetri Martin. However, the duet was cut from the final edit of the episode..
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.
|2009||Paper Heart||Charlyne Yi||Nominated - Comedy Film Award for Best Actress|
|All About Steve||Young Protester|
|2010||Fast||Donna Fast||2-minute video short|
|2012||This Is 40||Jodi|
|2014||The Last Time You Had Fun||Betty|
|2016||We Bare Bears||Chloe (voice)|
|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)||Nominated - Annie Award for Voice Acting in a Feature Production|
|2019||Always Be My Maybe||Ginger|
|Steven Universe: The Movie||Ruby (voice)|
|2020||Trolls World Tour||Pennywhistle (voice)|
|We Bare Bears: The Movie||Chloe Park (voice)|
|The Mitchells vs. The Machines||Abby Posey (voice)|
|2006||Help Me Help You||Charlyne||1 episode, "The Sheriff"|
|2007||30 Rock||Grace Park||1 episode, "The C Word"|
|Cold Case||Dorky Girl||1 episode, "Stand Up and Holler"|
|2008||Miss Guided||Karey||1 episode, "Pool Party"|
|2011||Love Bites||Adult store cashier||Episodes: Unaired Pilot, "Firsts"|
|2011–2012||House||Dr. Chi Park||Series regular (season 8)|
|2011||Yo Gabba Gabba!||Edith||1 episode, Episode 55 "Treasure"|
|2013||Conan||Herself||Season 3, episode 135|
|2015||Looking||Cashier||Season 2, episode 7, "Looking for a Plot"|
|2015–2019||Steven Universe||Ruby (voice)
Homeworld Rubies (voice)
|We Bare Bears||Chloe Park (voice)||Series regular|
|2016||Love||Cori||Season 1, recurring role|
|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||Episode: "Boo Normal"|
|DIY||Eli (voice)||Series regular|
|2018-present||Summer Camp Island||Alice Fefferman/Nancy (voice)||Series regular|
|2019–2020||Steven Universe Future||Ruby
|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 her 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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