Lauren Yee’s biography, net worth, fact, career, awards and life story

Intro American actress
Is Actor 
From United States of America 
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio 
Gender female
Birth 16 July 1996
Age: 24 years

Lauren Yee is an American playwright. Lauren Yee was born and raised in San Francisco, California. Yee attended Yale University studying English and Theatre Arts and then attended University of California, San Diego’s MFA playwriting program. Yee is a member of the Ma-Yi Writers’ Lab and a Playwrights’ Center Core Writer and has worked under commission from the Goodman Theatre, Lincoln Center, and Mixed Blood. Yee currently resides in La Jolla, California.

Table of Contents


  • Ching Chong Chinaman
  • Crevice
  • The Hatmakers Wife
  • Hookman
  • in a word
  • King of the Yees
  • Samsara
  • The Tiger Among Us


(in reverse chronological order)


  • Will Glickman Playwright Award winner (for in a word)
  • Ashland New Play Festival – Women’s Invitational winner (for King of the Yees)


  • The Kilroys List Top 50 (for King of the Yees and The Tiger Among Us)
  • Susan Smith Blackburn nominee (for in a word)
  • The Chance Theatre playwright-in-residence
  • Theatre Bay Area Award nominee – Outstanding World Premiere Play (for Hookman)


  • Lark Playwrights’ Week playwright (for The Tiger Among Us)
  • Constance Saltonstall Foundation residency Berkeley Rep Ground Floor finalist (for King of the Yees)
  • Leah Ryan Prize for Emerging Women Playwrights runner-up (for The Tiger Among Us)


  • O’Neill Conference playwright (for Samsara)
  • Sundance Theatre Lab finalist (for in a word) Playwrights’ Center Core Writer (2013-2016)
  • Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation grant (with the Goodman Theatre, for King of the Yees)
  • Playwrights Realm Page One resident playwright
  • Second Stage Theatre – Shank playwright-in-residence
  • UCross Foundation residency
  • L. Arnold Weissberger Award nominee (for Samsara)
  • Gerbode Foundation Playwright Commissioning Award (with Encore Theatre Company)


  • Susan Smith Blackburn Prize nominee (for Samsara)
  • Bay Area Playwrights Festival winner (for Samsara)
  • Ma-Yi Writers Lab playwright (2012–present) PEN USA Literary Award for Drama finalist (for A Man, his Wife, and his Hat)
  • Time Warner fellow at the Women’s Project Playwrights Lab
  • Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle nominee (for Crevice)
  • Kitchen Dog Theatre’s New Works Festival winner (for A Man, his Wife, and his Hat)
  • East West Players’ Face of the Future Playwriting Competition third place (for Samsara)
  • Aurora Theatre Global Age Project finalist (for in a word)


  • PlayPenn Conference playwright (for A Man, his Wife, and his Hat)
  • KCACTF’s Paul Stephen Lim Playwriting Award winner (for in a word)
  • KCACTF’s Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award winner (for in a word)
  • IICAS Student Research Travel Grant recipient (for Mu Performing Arts commission)


  • MAP Fund grantee (with Mu Performing Arts)
  • Hangar Theater Lab Company playwright-in-residence (for in a word)
  • KCACTF’s Paula Vogel Award in Playwriting (for Ching Chong Chinaman)
  • El Gouna Writers’ Residency fellow


  • MacDowell Colony fellow
  • Public Theater Emerging Writers Group member
  • Theatre Bay Area New Works Fund commission (with AlterTheater)
  • Wasserstein Prize finalist PONY Fellowship finalist
  • Jerome Fellowship finalist (selected)
  • American Antiquarian Society – Robert and Charlotte Baron fellow
  • Hawthornden Castle International Retreat for Writers fellow
  • 2008 Princess Grace Award finalist (for Ching Chong Chinaman)
  • Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation grantee Dramatists Guild fellow New York Mills Arts Retreat writer-in-residence
  • Edward F. Albee Foundation fellow PlayGround June Anne Baker Prize winner/commission (for Crevice)


  • Kumu Kahua Theatre Pacific Rim Prize winner (for Ching Chong Chinaman)
  • “Lauren Yee”. Playwrights’ Center. Retrieved 2016-05-09.