Amy Hill

Actor, Writer, Producer
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) ... Read more »
Born: 05/08/1953 in Deadwood, South Dakota, USA

Filmography

Actor (106)

Mom 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hawaii Five-O 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jessie 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

American Dad 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

Enlightened 2011, 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sean Saves The World 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Crumbles 2013 (Movie)

Café Owner (Actor)

The League 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Office 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Why We Laugh: Funny Women 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

Raising Hope 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Retired at 35 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Reed Between the Lines 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

State of Georgia 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Mentalist 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: LA 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Two and a Half Men 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Castle 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Couples Retreat 2009 (Movie)

Therapist (Actor)

Glee 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Legally Blondes 2009 (Movie)

Ms Chang (Actor)

Medium 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Numb3rs 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Goode Family 2009 (Tv Show)

Voice

Boston Legal 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Eli Stone 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Bill Engvall Show 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Ghost Whisperer 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Return of Jezebel James 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Duck 2007 (Movie)

Pedicurist (Actor)

Finishing the Game 2007 (Movie)

Mrs. Tyler (Actor)

Grey's Anatomy 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

In Case of Emergency 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Desperate Housewives 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hot Properties 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Just for Kicks 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Let's Go To Prison 2006 (Movie)

Judge Eva Fwae Wun (Actor)

Related 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Avatar: The Last Airbender 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

Herbie: Fully Loaded 2005 (Movie)

Female Doctor (Actor)

Jake in Progress 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

North Shore 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Closer 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Life and Times of Juniper Lee 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

50 First Dates 2004 (Movie)

Sue (Actor)

Reno 911! 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Six Feet Under 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

That's So Raven 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Without A Trace 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cheaper by the Dozen 2003 (Movie)

Miss Hozzie (Actor)

Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat 2003 (Movie)

Mrs Kwan (Actor)

Eve 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Frasier 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

King of the Hill 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Voice

Man of the Year 2003 (Movie)

Maid (Actor)

Still Standing 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Big Fat Liar 2002 (Movie)

Jocelyn Davis (Actor)

Bob Patterson 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

MDs 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

One on One 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Bernie Mac Show 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

3rd Rock From the Sun 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1994, 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bette! 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Max Keeble's Big Move 2001 (Movie)

Mrs Rangoon (Actor)

My Wife and Kids 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nurses 1993 - 1994, 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pavilion of Women 2001 (Movie)

Madame Kang (Actor)

Perfect Strangers 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1994, 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Strip Mall 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hughleys 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1994, 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Two Guys and a Girl 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 1994, 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Friends 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Next Friday 2000 (Movie)

Miss Ho-Kym (Actor)

On Edge 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Straight Right 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

The New Women 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Zoe... 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Mad About You 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Storytime 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Naked Truth 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego? 1993 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Yellow 1998 (Movie)

Snake Ajima (Actor)

Pauly 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Too Soon For Jeff 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Maybe This Time 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Magic Pearl 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

All-American Girl 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Seinfeld 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tokyo Bound 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Rising Sun 1993 (Movie)

Hsieh (Actor)

Singles 1992 (Movie)

Hospital Nurse (Actor)

Beverly Hills 90210 1991 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ghost Dad 1990 (Movie)

1st Nurse (Actor)

Scrooged 1988 (Movie)

Technician (Actor)

Dim Sum Take-Outs 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Big Blue 1986 (Movie)

Computer Operator (Actor)

Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart 1985 (Movie)

Amy Tam (Actor)

Mountaintop Motel Massacre 1985 (Movie)

Prissy (Actor)

Unfinished Business 1984 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Troubled Paradise (TV Show)

Narrator
Sound (1)

47 Ronin 3D 2013 (Movie)

Voice Talent (ADR Voice Casting)
Writer (1)

The Puzzle Place 1994 - 1999 (TV Show)

Writer

Biography

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.

EDUCATION

American Conservatory Theatre

San Francisco , California

Sophia International University

attended for six years in the 1970s

Milestones

2003

Appeared as Mrs Kwan in the film adaption of "Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat"

2000

Was featured in the East West Players production of "Follies"; played showgirl Hattie Walker who sings "Broadway Baby"

1997

Joined cast of the NBC sitcom "The Naked Truth"

1995

Cast as regular on the short-lived ABC sitcom "Maybe This Time"

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)

1993

Appeared (uncredited) in Wang's "The Joy Luck Club"

1992

Narrated "Troubled Paradise", a PBS documentary directed by Okazaki about social and political problems facing Hawaii's indigenous population

1990

Acted in a recurring role on the ABC sitcom, "Perfect Strangers"

1988

Appeared in "Dim Sum Take-Outs", a comedy short directed by Wang

1988

First appearance in a major Hollywood movie, "Scrooged"

1987

TV acting debut, a guest shot on "The Tracey Ullman Show"

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

1972

Traveled to Japan at age 18 (date approximate)

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

Grew up in the isolated South Dakota countryside

Returned to the USA; attended the American Conservatory Theater

By age 21, had traveled through Asia, the Middle East and Europe on her own

Produced and hosted a public access cable show that celebrated Asian-Pacific Americans in arts and entertainment

Wrote and starred in a one-woman show entitled "Tokyo Bound"

Became a busy voice-over performer and improvisation artist in the California Bay Area

Hosted an Asian-American teen talkshow, "Get Real"

Studied for six years at Sophia International University in Tokyo

Performed "Tokyo Bound" in the "Festival of New Voices" at the Public Theater in NYC

Began working part-time in Japanese radio and TV

Performed "Tokyo Bound" in Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles

Bonus Trivia

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

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

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

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