Charlyne Yi

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  • Birth Name: Charlyne Amanda Yi
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian, Writer, Musician
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  • 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.

Awards

  • 2009, Sundance Film Festival — Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award: Winner

College

  • Attended University of California, Riverside, California, United States

Details

  • Birth Name: Charlyne Amanda Yi
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian, Writer, Musician

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