Amy Hill as Linh the pedicurist
Born in Deadwood, South Dakota, Amy's mother is native Japanese and her father Finnish-American. As a child, isolated in the countryside, Amy began to explore her creativity by becoming all the characters she came in contact with on television or among her friends and family. Changing voices, speech patterns and mannerisms, she found herself to be her own best companion and playmate. Years later, after the family moved to Seattle, she discovered a rapt audience of Italian neighbors as she danced and performed on her family's front porch. She traveled to Japan at eighteen and stayed for six years, studying at Sophia International University in Tokyo and working part-time in radio and television. By the time she was twentyone she had traveled around the globe through Asia, the Middle East and Europe, alone. She finished her BA in Seattle at the University of Washington with a double major in Japanese and Fine Arts. She studied theater at the prestigious American Conservatory Theater, became one of the top voice-over talents and improvisers in the Bay Area and finally moved to the Los Angeles area where she has worked steadily and is very involved with the Asian Pacific American community as an artist and activist.
As actor/writer/improviser Amy Hill's theatrical background includes over eight years and thirty productions at San Francisco's acclaimed Asian American Theater Company, along with The Eureka Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Los Angeles's Mark Taper Forum, The Los Angeles Theater Center, Japan America Theater, East West Players, Cornerstone Theater Company, Highways Performance Space, Classical Repertory Company Antaeus, and the Public Theater in New York. Hill has written award winning and critically acclaimed onewoman shows including Tokyo Bound, Reunion, and Beside Myself which toured nationally. Her Broadway debut in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at Lincoln Center aired on PBS' Live from Lincoln Center.
Hill's television credits include Six Feet Under, Without a Trace, Reno 911, Desperate Housewives, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Northshore, The Closer, Frasier, My Wife & Kids, Bernie Mac, Friends, Mad About You, Beverly Hills 90210, Night Court, The Hughleys, The Tracey Ullman Show, Stripmall, All American Girl and Head to Toe. Hill's voice work includes King of the Hill, Lilo & Stitch, Jackie Chan Adventures and The Life and Times of Juniper Lee. Amy Hill's film credits include co-starring with Mike Myers in Cat in the Hat and Adam Sandler in Fifty First Dates, along with performances in Big Fat Liar, Herbie: Fully Loaded, Cheaper by the Dozen, Next Friday, and Dim Sum.