On Season 8 of House, actress/comedian Charlyne Yi has landed the recurring role of Dr. Chi Park. Her character is an offbeat doctor with a surprise in her past that intrigues House, which leads the two to work together on very unusual cases. In her first appearance on the show, Dr. Chi Park reveals that her mother is Filipino, while her dad is Korean. Additionally, she assaulted her attending, who grabbed her behind. Dr. Park graduated in the top 2% of her class in medical school, has no boyfriend and still lives with her parents. She’s very concerned about how other people see her, and always makes sure her hair, make-up and clothing are as immaculate as possible. However, her ongoing anger issues causes her to slam doors and scream at people.
Although Charlyne Yi is new to the acting world, she still hold her own against the veterans on the show. Watch her on House weekly.
Charlyne Yi talks about House (part 1)
Charlyne Yi talks about House (part 2)
House Season 8 episode 2
More about Charlyne Yi
Charlyne Yi is an actress, comedian, musician, painter and writer, who has performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, the New York Comedy Festival and in the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, CO. 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 is currently shooting Apatow’s latest film, “THIS IS 40,” scheduled to be released 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.