The Fox network television drama series, “House” started its eighth season two weeks ago and now features Charlyne Yi as its newest cast member Dr. Chi Park at the fictional Princeton Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey.
Charlyne Amanda Yi, 25, is a multi-racial American actress including Filipina heritage and raised in Los Angeles. She began her career in stand-up comedy with unique routines that utilized her skills as a singer.
Yi is best know for her feature film, “Paper Heart”, in which she starred and was also screenwriter. The film was a hit on the art film circuit as part documentary and part love story and won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.
Yi joins House as a young, brilliant and slightly oppressed physician who was sent to assist Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie), after punching her previous supervisor for grabbing her behind. The punishment turns into a successful abrasive partnership that the unconventional medical genius House who lost his team of a diagnosticians with his stint in prison from the end of the previous season.
The show features a team of physicians that specialize in solving the most difficult cases and many times in the most unorthodox methods. The mystery of the show is also in part to solve the mystery of House’s painful past and to guess what trouble his pain medication addiction as much his abrasive attitudes toward patients and fellow physicians.
House airs on Mondays at 8 p.m. CST on FOX.