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Sook-Yin Lee

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Sook-Yin Lee, actress, director,
Photo of Sook-Yin Lee at the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards by Ralph Lucas for Northernstars.ca

B: 1966 in Vancouver, British Columbia

Sook-Yin Lee is a multi-talented musician, actor, filmmaker, television and radio host and producer. She first came to national attention as the lead singer of Bob`s Your Uncle. She has released several solo albums, performed in a wide range of theatre, film and television projects, and in 1995 became a VJ for MuchMusic. After leaving Much, she had a featured role in the film version of the stage musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch and played the romantic lead in the Canadian Film Centre-produced feature The Art of Woo. Her appearance in the feature, Shortbus, which was shot in 2004, caused an uproar. In took a small letter-writing campaign from such notables as Yoko Ono, David Cronenberg and Francis Ford Coppola to get reluctant CBC executives to agree that she should could participate in the film. It premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2006. We list her credits as an actor first.

Sook-Yin Lee pictured above with her 2014 Canadian Screen Award for her portrayal of Olivia Chow in the made-for-television movie Jack.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Relentless: Mind of a Killer (TV-1993)
Green Dolphin Beat (TV-1994)
Bad Company (1995)
Boy Meets Girl (1998)

Island of Shadows: D’Arcy Island Leper Colony, 1891-1924 (narrator, TV-2000)
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
The Art of Woo (2001)
3 Needles (2005)
Shortbus (2006)
Toronto Stories (2008)
Orange (voice, 2009, short)
I Won (voice, 2009, short)

True Love (voice, 2010, short)
Jack (TV-2013)
Jooj: Shoulders and Whispers (VR-2015)

TV Series – Cast:
Gonna Meet a Rock Star (host, 2001)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
M.A.N.T.I.S. (1994)
Sliders (1995)
The Newsroom (1997)

Credits as a Director:
Five Feminist Minutes (Escapades of One Particular Mr. Noodle segment, 1990)
Hey, Kelly! (1992)

Girl Cleans Sink (2004)
Unlocked (2005)
Toronto Stories (Co-directed, 2008)
Year of the Carnivore (2009)
Octavio is Dead! (2018)
Three Movements (Co-director, 2013, short)
Whispers and Shoulders (2015, short)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
Girl Cleans Sink (2004, short)
Unlocked (2005, short)
Toronto Stories (2008, segment: The Brazilian)
Year of the Carnivore (2009)
Orange (2009, short)
I Won (2009, short)

True Love (2010, short)
Octavio is Dead! (2018)

Octavio is Dead!, movie, poster,