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Amy Hill

Named one of Buzz magazine's "100 Coolest People in L.A.," Amy Hill is an actor/writer whose numerous film and television credits include: Rising Sun; Next Friday; Big Fat Liar; Seinfeld; Friends; Frasier; All American Girl (series regular role as Grandma); and The Naked Truth (series regular role as tabloid photographer Suji).

Hill's award-winning one-woman shows include Tokyo Bound, which was a critic's choice in the Los Angeles Times, was nominated for a Cable ACE Award, was part of the Festival of New Voices at the Public Theater in New York, and received critical acclaim across the country. Beside Myself was one of the first solo shows to debut at the Mark Taper Forum after the Los Angeles riots. She received the Dramalogue Award for Best Solo Performance for Reunion the first show to ever immediately sell out the Actors Theater of Louisville's Solo Festival.

In regional theater, Hill was nominated for Best Performance by the Bay Area Critic's Circle for her role in Dream of a Common Language at the Berkeley Repertory Theater. She made her Broadway debut as Maria opposite Brian Murray in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, which aired on PBS' Live from Lincoln Center series.

Hill's voice has been heard in the animated projects King of the Hill, Jackie Chan's Adventures, HBO's Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (for which she also wrote an episode) and the animated feature Lilo & Stitch.

She has also written for PBS' Puzzle Place and was nominated for a regional Emmy as writer/host of a syndicated Asian-American teen talk show, Get Real.

Born in Deadwood, South Dakota, to a Finnish-American father and a Japanese mother, Hill was raised in Seattle. She went to university and began her entertainment career in Tokyo before moving to San Francisco, where she studied at the American Conservatory Theater while doing improvisation in comedy clubs throughout the city.

She is a single adoptive mother and remains active in the Los Angeles theater community, as well as in the Asian-American community.

Following her work on Cat, she filmed Fifty First Kisses, starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore and directed by Peter Segal.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Amy Hill Facts

BirthdayMay 9, 1953 (68)
BirthplaceDeadwood, South Dakota, USA

Selected Filmography

Just Add 1965
Just Add Magic
Bato of the Water Tribe
Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!
LEGO DC Super Heroes: Justice League: Gotham City Breakout
Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey!
Big Fat Liar
Lilo & Stitch / Lilo & Stitch: Stitch Has A Glitch Two-Movie Collection
Next Friday
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