Charlyne Amanda Yi (born January 4, 1986) is an American actress, comedian, musician, and writer. Her performances do not include joke-telling as in standup comedy; instead, she uses different tactics such as music, magic, games, and often audience participation. In one performance, she had her head shaved while she sang "Nothing Compares 2 U," a song made popular by Sinéad O'Connor. Her screenwriting debut, the feature film Paper Heart, won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. She co-starred as Dr. Chi Park in the medical drama House, alongside Hugh Laurie as one of the doctors on House's team.