Dropped out of college due to financial constraints and worked at a retail job before becoming a hit on L.A.'s comedy circuit.
Made film debut in Judd Apatow's 2007 comedy Knocked Up; performed with Apatow's stand-up troupe, Apatow for Destruction, at the 2008 Just for Laughs festival in Montreal.
Starred in Paper Heart, a 2009 mockumentary about a woman filming a documentary about love (and falling for Michael Cera, who played himself); also cowrote the score and award-winning script and served as executive producer.
Has performed with a number of rock bands, including Helen Hunt and the Twisters, Old Lumps, Chandelier Teeth and the Glass Beef.
2009, Sundance Film Festival — Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award: Winner
Attended University of California, Riverside, California, United States
Birth Name: Charlyne Amanda Yi
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States