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40 Women to Watch 2019: Charlyne Yi is an incredibly authentic comedian and writer


Charlyne Yi

Charlyne Yi is part of The Tempest’s 40 Women to Watch 2019, which spotlights extraordinary women and femmes making waves in their industries or passions of choice.

Charlyne Yi is an American blogger, writer, artist, actress, and performer living life with the ultimate goal of just being happy. Her screenwriting debut, Paper Heart, won the Waldo Screening Award at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. She recently appeared on the hit show, Lucifer, as Ella’s friendly ghost, Ray-Ray/Azrael, and starred as Ruby on Steven Universe. 

In an interview with the blog Serial Optimist, Yi characterized herself by stating, “I don’t consider myself what you described me as. Perception is a strange thing. We only see what people allow us to see.” Since 2010, Yi has been involved with Oxfam America, working to raise awareness about poverty and hunger around the world.