Gwendoline Yeo

Gwendoline See-Hian Yeo (simplified Chinese: 杨时贤; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Yáng Shíxián; born July 10, 1977) is an American actress, voice actress and musician best known for her recurring guest-star role as Xiao-Mei in the hit television series Desperate Housewives, and as Dr. Kelly Lee in General Hospital.

Gwendoline Yeo
Gwendoline See-Hian Yeo

July 10, 1977 (age 41)
Alma materUCLA
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
OccupationActress, voice actress, and musician
Years active2001 – present
RelativesGeorge Yeo (uncle)


Early life

Born in Singapore, Yeo is the niece of George Yeo, former Singaporean Minister for Foreign Affairs. She moved to California as a teenager, graduating (with honors) from St. Ignatius College Preparatory in 1994. Yeo graduated summa cum laude from UCLA in 1997[1] and also earned a diploma in Classical Piano from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.[2]

Her love of music led her to specialize in playing the traditional Chinese instrument, guzheng, which culminated in a one-woman radio show on NPR-KCRW. It also included the debut of her first two zither/vocal tracks "Kiss My Grits" and "Lovers." Yeo was crowned Miss Asian America in 1995 and was also named Miss Chinatown USA in 1998-1999. This led to her getting some TV presenting jobs, as well as a few commercials. From there, her television and film careers blossomed.


Yeo played Xiao-Mei, the Chinese maid of Gabrielle (Eva Longoria) and Carlos (Ricardo Antonio Chavira) in Desperate Housewives, and Dr. Kelly Lee in General Hospital. Her other past appearances include television series 24, JAG, NYPD Blue and The O.C.. Yeo also guest starred in an episode of Hannah Montana and Chuck. Yeo is the voice actress of Paine in Final Fantasy X-2 and Kingdom Hearts II. She also voices Lady Deathstrike in X-Men: Next Dimension, Mercy Graves in The Batman, Li-en in Zatch Bell!, and Lieutenant Keiko Tanaka in an episode of What's New, Scooby Doo?. She has also appeared in the films Night Skies, and The Perfect Girl. In the film Broken Trail, Yeo played "Sun Foy" and was called "number three" by Robert Duvall's character. In 2007, she played Dr. Samantha Yep in The Jane Austen Book Club.


Live-action roles


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Perfect Girl Perfect Girl Short film
2004 A Day Without a Mexican Newscaster
2004 Code Nurse Kyra Chen Short film
2005 The Magic of Ordinary Days Rose Television
2007 Night Skies June
2007 Dead Tone Detective Anne Hastings
2007 The Jane Austen Book Club Dr. Samantha Yep
2008 Vacancy 2: The First Cut Bride Direct-to-video
2009 Freshmyn Li Yen Su Short film
2009 I Do... I Did! Dr. Wong
2012 Heathens and Thieves Kun Hua
2012 Freeloaders Yue Jie
2017 An American Girl Story - Ivy & Julie 1976: A Happy Balance Marilyn Ling Television film


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Grounded for Life Linda 2 episodes
2002 The Random Years Happy Dragon Hot Waitress Episode: "Don't Make Me Have Sex in the Hamptons"
2003 Watching Ellie Andrea Barlow Episode: "Shrink"
2004 The O.C. Sara / Amy Episode: "The Strip"
2004 Judging Amy Lisa Bart Episode: "Consent"
2005 NYPD Blue Ai Watanabe Episode: "Moving Day"
2005 JAG Lt. Chang Episode: "Unknown Soldier"
2005 24 Melissa Rabb 2 episodes
2006 General Hospital Kelly Lee
2006 Desperate Housewives Xiao-Mei 9 episodes
2006 Broken Trail Sun Foy aka #3 2 episodes
2006 Hannah Montana Bree Samuels Episode: "New Kid in School"
2007 Standoff Ratana Sadka Episode: "No Strings"
2007 The 1/2 Hour News Hour Yujira Shinato Episode: "Episode #1.8"
2007 Chuck Mei-Ling Cho Episode: "Chuck Versus the Sizzling Shrimp"
2008 Eli Stone Joanna Kim Episode: "Unwritten"
2008 The Mentalist Alexandra Episode: "Red-Handed"
2009 The Beast Jennifer Ling Episode: "The Walk In"
2011 Gigantic Val 2 episodes
2012 Days of Our Lives Female Movie Voice 3 episodes
2014 Math Bites Girl at Cash Register Episode: "Math Heads: Do The Math in Your Heads"
2014 Two and a Half Men Computer Episode : "Alan Shot a Girl"
2015 Castle Elise Kim Episode: "The Wrong Stuff"
2015 American Crime Richelle 4 episodes
2016 Grey's Anatomy Michelle Carpio Episode: "Mama Tried"
2017 Switched at Birth Ling Episode: "The Call"
2017 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Lin Huang Episode: "Cinderella and the Dragon"
2017 Wisdom of the Crowd Deputy Chief Elaine Wu Episode: "User Bias"
2018 NCIS NCIS Special Agent Joanna Wright Episode: "Death From Above"


  • Progresso: "You don't love the dress?" as Chef

Voice roles


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Hellboy: Sword of Storms Kitsune Television film
2007 The Invincible Iron Man Li Mei Direct-to-video
2011 Dead Space: Aftermath Isabel Cho Direct-to-video
2011 Green Lantern: Emerald Knights Blu Direct-to-video
2011 Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur Ms. Deitch Direct-to-video
2012 Back to the Sea Waitress
2012 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 Lola Chong Direct-to-video
2013 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 Lola Chong Direct-to-video
2015 Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle Popcorn Vendor, Automated Voice [3]


Year Title Role Notes
2003 What's New, Scooby Doo? Lt. Keiko Tanaka Episode: "Big Appetite in Little Tokyo"
2005 Higglytown Heroes Dentist Hero Episode: "Kip's Sweet Tooth/Wayne's Lollipop"
2005–2006 Zatch Bell! Li-en 3 episodes
2006 The Life and Times of Juniper Lee Cousin Lisa, Aunt Lily Episode: "Party Monsters"
2006–2007 Lou and Lou: Safety Patrol Mom, Lulu 10 episodes
2007 Kim Possible Hoodie 2 episodes
2007 The Batman Mercy Graves 2 episodes
2008–2009 Wolverine and the X-Men Domino, Master Mold, Madeline Drake, Mariko Yashida 11 episodes
2008 Phineas and Ferb Fifi Episode: "Greece Lightning/Leave the Busting to Us!"
  • 2008–2009,
  • 2011,
  • 2014
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Nala Se, Bettie-Bot VJ, Peppi Bow, Cato Parasitti, Computer Voice, Kalifa 8 episodes
2009 Special Agent Oso Jack's Mother Episode: "Octo-Puzzle/One Suitcase Is Not Enough"
2009 Uncharted: Eye of Indra Rika Raja
2009–2010 Stitch! Gramma (Obaa), Lilo 11 episodes
2011 Wolverine Mariko Yoshida 9 episodes
2011 X-Men Dr. Yui Sasaki 7 episodes
2013–2014 Ben 10: Omniverse Nyancy Chan, Sheelane 3 episodes
2015 Star vs. the Forces of Evil Mrs. Liao Episode: "Blood Moon Ball/Fortune Cookies"
2015 Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! Dr. Lang Episode: "Be Quiet Scooby-Doo!"
2015 Regular Show Waitress 2, Mary, Girl 2 Episode: "Hello China"
2016–2017 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shinigami 6 episodes

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2002 X-Men: Next Dimension Lady Deathstrike
2003 X2: Wolverine's Revenge Lady Deathstrike
2003 Final Fantasy X-2 Paine
2004 Seven Samurai 20XX Cue
2004 Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II Luvia Bloodmire
2004 Onimusha Blade Warriors MegaMan.EXE
2004 Shellshock: Nam '67 Hooker #1
2005 NARC Civilian, Hooker
2005 God of War Kratos' Wife Lysandra, Civilians
2005 Brave: The Search for Spirit Dancer Maiden Rock, Villager
2005 Zatch Bell! Mamodo Battles Li-en
2005 Kingdom of Paradise Li Yin, Suzuka Disciple
2005 Neopets: The Darkest Faerie Spite
2006 Avatar: The Last Airbender Additional Characters
2006 Kingdom Hearts II Paine
2006 Titan Quest Additional Voices
2006 Zatch Bell! Mamodo Fury Li-en
2007 Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow Trinidad
2007 Mass Effect Sha'ira, Shiala
2009 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Rika Raja
2010 Mass Effect 2 Shiala, Captain Wasea, Additional Voices
2010 God of War III Kratos' Wife Lysandra
2011 SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs Lieutenant "Forty-Five" Park
2011 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Rika Raja
2011 Saints Row: The Third Pedestrian and Character Voices
2012 Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Four-Eyes
2013 BioShock Infinite Additional Voices
2013 Fuse Meilin Mao
2013 The Last of Us Additional Voices
2013 Deadpool Domino
2013 Infinity Blade III Lelindre
2014 Far Cry 4 Yuma
2015 Call of Duty: Black Ops III Additional Voices
2016 Lego Marvel's Avengers Crystal
2016 Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Additional Voices


  1. ^ Allred, Laurie (November 17, 2010). "Alumna Gwendoline Yeo emphasizes family dynamics in her one-woman show 'Laughing With My Mouth Wide Open'". Daily Bruin. UCLA.
  2. ^ "DIP INTERVIEW: Interview with Gwendoline Yeo". UCLA. November 7, 2003.
  3. ^ Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle (film). 2015.

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