Charlyne Yi Biography
Birthdate:January 4, 1986
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
The charming Charlyne Yi crashed onto the acting scene with memorable bit parts in Knocked Up and Semi-Pro. Now the lovable, awkward performer steps in front of the camera and behind the scenes with her main role and screenwriting debut, Paper Heart.
Paper Heart is a line-blurring love story that’s half fiction and half documentary. Charlyne traveled across the country talking to average people, professors and romance novelists all about their experiences with the Big L. She’d never fallen in love so she was skeptical that love even existed. During the course of the documentary filming—and this is the fictional part—Charlyne falls in love with her co-star Michael Cera. Charlyne and Michael are merely playing characters with their names—they never dated in real life, but their on-screen chemistry makes it easy to be fooled.
Aside from acting, Charlyne is also one half of the indie pop duo The Glass Beef. Charlyne shares guitar and vocal duties with her buddy and fellow comedian, Paul Rust. The two sing silly songs about melting snowmen, birds that tweet and hating the one you’re with. Her solo project, Chandelier Teeth is similar. Both acts showcase strained vocals, crashing drums and a twee indie rock sound.