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Also Known As: Died:
Born: May 9, 1953 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Deadwood, South Dakota, USA Profession: actor, writer, talk show host, producer, voice actor

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Asian-American actor-writer of stage, film, and TV who gained national attention playing the quirky outspoken grandmother (several decades her senior) on the groundbreaking sitcom "All-American Girl" (ABC, 1994-95). Hill pulled off the illusion with the assistance of her doughy but expressive features, ample physique, and a flair for vocal and physical mannerisms. Her sassy asides were often the show's comic highlights.

Asian-American actor-writer of stage, film, and TV who gained national attention playing the quirky outspoken grandmother (several decades her senior) on the groundbreaking sitcom "All-American Girl" (ABC, 1994-95). Hill pulled off the illusion with the assistance of her doughy but expressive features, ample physique, and a flair for vocal and physical mannerisms. Her sassy asides were often the show's comic highlights.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 White Frog (2012)
3.
 Legally Blondes (2009)
4.
 Couples Retreat (2009)
5.
6.
 Duck (2007)
7.
8.
 Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005) Cast
9.
 50 First Dates (2004) Sue
10.
 Man of the Year (2003) Maid
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Milestones close milestones

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Grew up in the isolated South Dakota countryside
1972:
Traveled to Japan at age 18 (date approximate)
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Studied for six years at Sophia International University in Tokyo
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Began working part-time in Japanese radio and TV
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By age 21, had traveled through Asia, the Middle East and Europe on her own
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Returned to the USA; attended the American Conservatory Theater
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Became a busy voice-over performer and improvisation artist in the California Bay Area
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Worked for eight years on the California stage, amassing over 30 credits in productions at San Francisco's Asian-American Theater Company, the Eureka Theater, the Berkeley Repertory Theater, the Mark Taper Forum, the East-West Players, and the Los Angeles Theater Center
1985:
Feature acting debut, "Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart", directed by Wayne Wang
1985:
Narrated "Unfinished Business", a documentary directed by Steven Okazaki
1987:
TV acting debut, a guest shot on "The Tracey Ullman Show"
1988:
First appearance in a major Hollywood movie, "Scrooged"
1988:
Appeared in "Dim Sum Take-Outs", a comedy short directed by Wang
1990:
Acted in a recurring role on the ABC sitcom, "Perfect Strangers"
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Wrote and starred in a one-woman show entitled "Tokyo Bound"
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Performed "Tokyo Bound" in Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles
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Performed "Tokyo Bound" in the "Festival of New Voices" at the Public Theater in NYC
1992:
Narrated "Troubled Paradise", a PBS documentary directed by Okazaki about social and political problems facing Hawaii's indigenous population
1993:
Appeared (uncredited) in Wang's "The Joy Luck Club"
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Produced and hosted a public access cable show that celebrated Asian-Pacific Americans in arts and entertainment
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Hosted an Asian-American teen talkshow, "Get Real"
1994:
TV series debut as a regular, playing Grandma on the ABC sitcom "All-American Girl"
1994:
Became a writer for "The Puzzle Place", a daily, mulitcultural preschool series (aired on PBS from 1/95)
1995:
Cast as regular on the short-lived ABC sitcom "Maybe This Time"
1997:
Joined cast of the NBC sitcom "The Naked Truth"
2000:
Was featured in the East West Players production of "Follies"; played showgirl Hattie Walker who sings "Broadway Baby"
2003:
Appeared as Mrs Kwan in the film adaption of "Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat"
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Education

Sophia International University: -
American Conservatory Theatre: San Francisco , California -

Notes

Hill is fluent in Japanese and also speaks French, Spanish, and Persian.

Hill is a member of the Mark Taper Forum's Mentor Playwright's Program.

Hill is a member of Antaeus, a classical repertory company.

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