About Jeena Yi

Jeena is a graduate of Columbia University's MFA Acting program where she studied under greats like Andrei Serban, Anne Bogart, and Kristin Linklater. She was recently seen playing Grace inLights Rise on Grace by Chad Beckim and directed by Michael John Garcés at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. Other credits include Osip in The Government Inspector (Dir. Jesse Berger) at 3LD Arts Center in NYC and Amanda in Amy Herzog's4000 Miles at The Hangar Theatre. 

Born and raised in Los Angeles, she is the youngest of three and the only daughter of immigrant parents. Growing up she and her brothers would spend summers making movies with her dad's camcorder and systematically breaking all of their mother's china by playing hockey and X-Men in the house. Sorry mom. 

In an effort to keep them from breaking things, Jeena's father took her to the movies and library every week. Instilling a love and pure joy of storytelling that she is forever grateful for.