Hannah Yi was born and raised in Baltimore Maryland. She went on to study cinema at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts and got involved behind the scenes, working with Will Ferrell’s and Conan O’Brien’s production companies in Los Angeles. To continue her studies of acting, Hannah moved to NYC where she found ML to support her pursuits.
Her first big project was working with Lavazza for the US Open last August! When asked about her favorite ML gig Hannah said, “The global activation and premiere of National Geographic’s scripted series “Mars” was such an exciting event! The virtual reality and anti-gravity space challenges were really fun and neat stations! We got to connect with the public and my favorite interaction was with this 4-year-old French girl who didn’t know any English but she would come up to me and start talking away in French and show me her photos from the photo booth.”
Outside the Lane Hannah is a creator this past year she was part of The Barrow Group Apprentice Company. As well as a show called “Lonely, I’m Not” by Paul Weitz. Hannah also danced in a modern piece with some friends in a Bridge for Dance performance show this past December.
What do you love about the lane?
The people! So blessed to be around passionate, warm, talented humans!
Blue vs Yellow?
What famous person would you want to meet?
What is your spirit animal and why?
Turtle because my process – the way I roll – is pretty slow!
Best pick up line you’ve heard?
Still haven’t heard a good one!
If a movie was made about your life, what actor would play you?
With the limited number of working Asian actors, I’d have to say Sandra Oh. She’s such a beautiful actor.
Favorite restaurant/ best item on the menu?
Spring Street Natural. I eat healthy but I can’t resist fries!
Favorite movie/ why?
Singin’ in the Rain! The actors are out of this world! They are so talented, so witty and charismatic! The movie just leaves me smiling and in awe!
What character have you always wanted to play?
Bette Davis’ Margo Channing in “All About Eve” is so amazing. I love that character. No one can do it like Bette Davis though.
Favorite 90s jam
Robert Downey, Jr.
Your best halloween costume?
Morning or night person?
What’s your hidden talent?
I love to love.
What would you do with 15 minutes of fame?
Lip sync battle with some of my favorite people!
What is the most bizarre job you’ve done?
Working out babies at a children’s gym. So much cuteness and craziness!
Most embarrassing moment
Conan O’Brien, who I interned for, said hi and introduced himself to me as I was leaving his office. I was so starstruck by how nice he was that I quickly said hi and was so caught up in my head about how I reacted to him that as I backed out of the parking lot on the Warner Bros lot, I almost didn’t see another car!
What flavor ice cream would you be and why?
Dark chocolate! I’d be rich but not too sweet!
What time period would you visit in history?
What’s the longest word you know? (NO GOOGLING)
Who do you look up to the most and why?
My parents who left everything they knew, moved to a new place and built a new life in the US.