From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Charlyne Amanda Yi (born January 4, 1986) is an American actress, comedian, musician, writer, and painter. Her performances do not always include joke-telling as in standup comedy; instead, she uses different tactics such as music, magic, games, and often audience participation. Her screenwriting debut, the feature film Paper Heart, won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Description above from the Wikipedia article Charlyne Yi, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.