Charlyne Yi is an American actress, comedian, musician and writer best known for her starring role as Dr. Chi Park on the final season of the medical drama television series House, from 2011-2012.
Yi has performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, the New York Comedy Festival and in the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado.
The Los Angeles native made her film debut in Judd Apatow's Knocked Up. She performed as part of the Apatow for Destruction Live comedy show at Montreal's Just for Laughs Festival; and appeared in Apatow's film This Is 40, in 2012.
Yi also executive-produced and co-wrote the documentary-style film Paper Heart in which she starred as a fictionalized version of herself alongside Michael Cera. The film won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.
In October 2004, Yi broke into the comedy world by performing at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, Veteran's homes and biker bars throughout the town of Fontana, CA (aka The Home of The Hells Angels). Since then, she has performed all over Los Angeles and at multiple festivals.
Yi lives in Los Angeles.