Lela Lee Poster


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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 1974
Height 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Lela Lee was born in Los Angeles and raised in Southern California. She got the acting bug her freshman year at UC Berkeley when she was cast as the lead in a play. After that, she double majored in Drama and Rhetoric but ultimately graduated with a Rhetoric degree. Fresh out of college, she was cast in two ground-breaking Asian-American independent films, "Yellow" by Chris Chan Lee and "Shopping for Fangs" by Quentin Lee and Justin Lin. Other notable appearances are; her recurring role as "Bonnie" a surgical intern on "Scrubs" and as series regular "Jodi Chang" on the SciFi series "Tremors." She was also cast in the pilots "5 Houses" and "Times Square" which never aired on television. In between her acting in television, independent films, and various commercials, Lela works on her own writing projects and scripts. She is most known for her comic strip and books by the title "Angry Little Girls" based on her first character the "Angry Little Asian Girl" which she created her sophomore year in college. The "Angry Little Asian Girl" or "ALAG" was first a short video titled "Angry Little Asian Girl-The First Day of School." After she made it, she was embarrassed by it's candor, so she hid it in her drawer for 4 years before she finally dusted it off and added four more episodes. She sent it out to festivals and surprisingly, critics gave the collected shorts glowing reviews. On a whim, Lela made a batch of 300 t-shirts and sold out by word of mouth. She now draws the Angry Little Asian Girl as a character appearing in the syndicated weekly "Angry Little Girls" comic strip.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: anonymous

Spouse (1)

Ken Yamakoshi (? - present)

Trivia (3)

Named "Lela" by a nurse at the hospital in which she was born.
Was second choice for the part of "Kim" in the film _Waking the Dead (2000/I)_ but lost out to Sandra Oh.
Was second choice for the part of "Pumpkin" in the film Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) but lost out to Yûki Kudô.

Personal Quotes (1)

"Angry Little Asian Girl" is my inner hero. She says all the things I wish I could say.

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