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Charlyne Yi Biography, Wiki, Facts, Family, Books, Work-life, Relationships and Much More

Charlyne Amanda Yi known as Charlyne Yi is an American actress, comedian, musician and writer. Her innovative routine includes jokes, music, magic and crowd participation. One of the most multitalented artists in Hollywood, she is best known for her acting role on Fox’s medical drama series ‘House,’ and for being the voice of Alice on ‘Summer Camp Island’ and the voice of Ruby on ‘Steven Universe.’

Charlyne Yi Biography, Wiki, Facts, Family, Work-life, Books, Relationships

Charlyne Yi bio

Individual life

Charlyne Yi grew up in the Inland Empire in California. After attending the University of California, Riverside, she left and began a career as a comedian. She made her movie debut with a supporting turn in the hit Knocked Up (2007). In 2009, she wrote, produced and starred in Paper Heart (2009), alongside Michael Cera. In 2011, she landed the role of Dr Chi Park in the popular series “House”. In 2015 she made her first appearance in “Steven Universe” as Ruby, and since then has made several more throughout the show. Besides being active in the showbiz, the multifaceted personality is also associated with many charities, including the non-profit Caring is Cool that she started in 2011.

Full NameCharlyne Yi
Nick NameCharlyne
Occupation/ProfessionActress, Musician, Comedian, Writer
Famous ForDr Chi Park in the series – House
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA
HometownLos Angeles, California, USA

Physical Appearance

Charlyne Yi’s height is 160 cms. And if you will convert it into feet then Charlyne Yi’s height is 5′ 3″ feet. She keeps changing her hair color but it’s naturally balck.Charlyne’s Eye color is Black.

Height5’3″ Feet
Weight48 kgs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack

Education Qualification

SchoolBloomington High School
Higher EducationUniversity of California
DebutKnocked Up (2007)


FatherLuciano Yi
MotherLydia Yi
Ex Husband Jet Elfman

Career Journey

After high school, Charlyne Yi performed shows at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and The Steve Allen Theater. In 2006, she made her television debut with an episode of ‘Help Me Help You’. That year, she and Paul Rust released their debut album titled ‘The Farewell Album’ for their band The Glass Beef. In 2007, Yi acted in her first film ‘Knocked Up’, a romantic comedy following the consequence of a one-night stand between a media personality and a slacker. The movie was a box office success, earning $219 million worldwide.

In 2009, Charlyne Yi made her screenwriting debut with the hybrid documentary ‘Paper Heart’. Her work won her the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at that year’s Sundance Film Festival. From 2011 to 2012, she played Dr. Chi Park, a doctor with anger-management issues in Fox’s drama series ‘House’. This was followed by her guest appearance in an episode of ‘Conan’. In 2015, the multitalented artist began voicing the character of Ruby on Cartoon Network’s ‘Steven Universe’.

The same year, she also lent her voice to the character of Chloe Park in ‘We Bare Bears’. Soon after, Charlyne Yi joined the recurring cast of ‘Love’ as Cori. The romantic comedy web TV series also starred Paul Rust, Gillian Jacobs, and Claudia O’Doherty. In 2017, she had guest roles in many drama series, including ‘Twin Peaks’, ‘Danger & Eggs’, and ‘Room 104’.

Her projects in 2018 included the films ‘Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich’, ‘Next Gen’, and ‘Second Act,’ and the animated TV series ‘DIY’ and ‘Summer Camp Island’. In 2019, Yi reprised her role as Ruby in ‘Steven Universe: The Movie’. She also featured in Nahnatchka Khan’s romantic comedy flick ‘Always Be My Maybe’ as Ginger.


2007Knocked UpJodi
2008CloverfieldParty Goer
Semi-ProWheelchair Jody
2009Paper HeartCharlyne YiNominated – Comedy Film Award for Best Actress
All About SteveYoung Protester
2010FastDonna Fast2-minute video short
2012This Is 40Jodi
2014The Last Time You Had FunBetty
2016We Bare BearsChloe (voice)
2016NerdlandBecky (voice)
2017The Disaster ArtistSafoya
Literally, Right Before AaronClaire
The Lego Ninjago MovieTerri IT Nerd (voice)
2018Puppet Master: The Littlest ReichNerissa
Next GenMai Su (voice)
Second ActAriana
2019Always Be My MaybeGinger
GoldieGoldie (voice)Short
Steven Universe: The MovieRuby (voice)
2020Trolls World TourPennywhistle (voice)
We Bare Bears: The MovieChloe Park (voice)


2006Help Me Help YouCharlyne1 episode, “The Sheriff”
200730 RockGrace Park1 episode, “The C Word”
2008Miss GuidedKarey1 episode, “Pool Party”
2011Love BitesAdult store cashierEpisodes: Unaired Pilot, “Firsts”
2011–2012HouseDr. Chi ParkSeries regular (season 8)
2011Yo Gabba Gabba!Edith1 episode, Episode 55 “Treasure”
2013ConanHerselfSeason 3, episode 135
2015LookingCashierSeason 2, episode 7, “Looking for a Plot”
2015–2019Steven UniverseRuby (voice)
Homeworld Rubies (voice)
12 episodes
We Bare BearsChloe Park (voice)Series regular
2016LoveCoriSeason 1, recurring role
Jane the VirginAngelaEpisode: “Chapter Thirty-Nine”
Future-Worm!Zoe (voice)Episode: “Bug vs. the Babysitter”
2017Twin PeaksRubyEpisode: “Part 15”
Danger & EggsLayla (voice)Episode: “Keep Off the Grass/Pennies”
Room 104GracieEpisode: “FOMO”
2018LuciferRay-Ray / AzraelEpisode: “Boo Normal”
DIYEli (voice)Series regular
Summer Camp IslandAlice Fefferman (voice)Series regular
2019–2020Steven Universe FutureRuby
Rubies (voice)
4 episodes
2020Good GirlsLucyGuest


2015Oh the Moontext/image hybrid
2019You Can’t Kill Me Twice (so please treat me right)poetry

Non-profit work

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.

Social Media Handles

Youtube@Charlyne Yi

Yi also has a musical career. She performed in a band called ‘The Glass Beef’ with Paul Rust, and now performs as a solo artist and in the band ‘Sacred Destinies’. She also sings in the hit cartoon “Steven Universe”.


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