Hana Mae Lee

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Hana Mae Lee
Hana Mae Lee and Alexis Knapp (cropped).jpg
Lee in September 2013
Born (1988-09-28) September 28, 1988 (age 28)
California, U.S.
Alma mater Otis College of Art and Design (BFA, fashion design)
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006–present
Known for Pitch Perfect

Hana Mae Lee (born September 28, 1988) is an American actress, model, comedian, and fashion designer.[1][2] She is best known for playing Lilly Okanakurama in the 2012 film Pitch Perfect and its sequel Pitch Perfect 2 (2015). She also owns her own fashion line titled Hanamahn.[3]

Life and career[edit]

Lee, who is of Korean ancestry, was born in Southern California, and graduated from Otis College of Art and Design. She was 16 when she started modeling. Lee has appeared in campaigns for Honda, Jeep, Apple Inc., Nokia, Sebastian, American Express, HP, Cherry Coke and Midori. She has appeared in the magazines TIME, SOMA, Elle, and Teen Vogue.

Lee attended Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, California, from where she received her BFA. Later she designed for Harley-Davidson, Juicy Couture, and Mossimo.

In 2011, Lee made her TV debut guest starring on Mike & Molly, followed by an appearance on Workaholics. She appeared as Lilly Okanakamura in Pitch Perfect, for which she was nominated for a "scene stealer" award at the Teen Choice Awards in 2013.[2] Lee reprised her role in Pitch Perfect 2 (2015).


Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Dog Problem Girl in Cafe
2007 Hitler's Bowl Virginia Short
2007 Eli's Liquor Store Emma Lee Chung
2009 Johnny Raikou Jaden Adventure
2011 Workaholics Hannah 1 episode
2011 Mike & Molly Soo-Jin 1 episode
2011 It's a Match Alice Quinn Short
2012 Pitch Perfect Lilly Okanakamura Won—MTV Movie Award for Best Musical Moment (Shared with cast)
2012–2014 Lips Endora 2 episodes
2012 The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Herself 1 episode
2012 Made in Hollywood Herself
2013 Ryan Lochte's 'Pool Water' Unknown Short
2013 Teen Choice Awards Herself Nominated—Scene Stealer
2013 Entertainment Tonight Herself 2 episodes
2014 Marry Me Fantasia Yang Television Series
2014 Super Fun Night Frankie 3 episodes
2014 Let's Get Digital Geneva Short
2014 Californication Me Suk Kok 1 episode
2015 Ur in Analysis Mara
2015 Resident Advisors PJ 1 episode
2015 Pitch Perfect 2 Lilly Okanakamura
2015 Jem and the Holograms Roxanne "Roxy" Pellegrino
2016 Unleashed Nina
2017 Coco Julie
2017 Patriot (TV series) Numi 8 episodes
2017 The Babysitter Allison Filming
2017 Pitch Perfect 3 Lilly Onakuramara Filming


  1. ^ "Hana Mae Lee". Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Seno, David (30 September 2012). "Q&A with Hana Mae Lee of 'Pitch Perfect'". Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Hanamahn homepage accessed 5/15/2015

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