Birth Name: Charlyne Amanda Yi
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: January 4, 1986
*Korean, Mexican, Irish, German, French, possibly Yuki Native American (father)
*Filipino, possibly some Spanish (mother)
Charlyne Yi is an American actress, comedian, musician, and writer.
Charlyne is the daughter of Lydia (Manianglung) and Luciano C. Yi. Her mother is from the Philippines.
Charlyne has stated (here and here) that she is mainly of Korean, Filipino, Mexican, Yuki Native American, Irish, and French, descent. In the book Roger Ebert’s Movie Yearbook 2011, edited by Roger Ebert, it is written:
“Yi is a performance artist who makes stand-up comedy only one facet of her act. She’s short, cute, likes sweat clothes, wears horn-rim glasses, isn’t assertive, is a poster child for the melting pot: Filipino, Spanish, Korean, Irish, German, French, and Native American.”
Sources: Birth record of Charlyne Yi – http://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Charlyne’s parents – http://www.familysearch.org