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Hana Mae Lee Biography, Age, Pitch Perfect, Stand Up Comedy, Movies

Hana Mae Lee Biography

Hana Mae Lee is an American actress, model, comedian, and fashion designer, best known for playing Lilly Onakuramara in the 2012 film Pitch Perfect and its sequels, Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) and Pitch Perfect 3 (2017). She has her own fashion line titled Hanamahn.

She attended Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles where she received her BFA. She started modelling when she was 16. She has appeared in campaigns for Honda, Jeep, Apple Inc., Nokia, Sebastian, American Express, HP, Cherry Coke and Midori. She has also appeared in the magazines TIME, SOMA, Elle, and Teen Vogue.

Hana Mae Lee Age

Lee was born on September 28, 1988 in Southern California, U.S. She is 30 years as of 2018.

Hana Mae Lee Nationality

Hana is an American and is of Korean ancestry.

Hana Mae Lee Height

The pitch perfect actress stands at a height of 1.65 m.

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Hana Mae Lee Pitch Perfect

Lee appeared as Lilly Onakuramara in the musical comedy film Pitch Perfect, for which she was nominated for a “scene stealer” award at the Teen Choice Awards in 2013. She also reprised her role in the sequels Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) and Pitch Perfect 3 (2017).

Hana Mae Lee Net Worth

Lee’s net worth is not yet revealed.

Hana Mae Lee Films | Hana Mae Lee Movies

Year

Title

Role

2019

Abruptio

Chelsea

2017

Patriot

Numi

The Babysitter

Sonya

Love Beats Rhymes

Julie

Pitch Perfect 3

Lilly Onakuramara

2016

Unleashed

Nina

2015

Ur in Analysis

Mara

Resident Advisors

PJ

Pitch Perfect 2

Lilly Onakuramara

Jem and the Holograms

Roxanne “Roxy” Pellegrini

2014

Marry Me

Fantasia Yang

Super Fun Night

Frankie

Let’s Get Digital

Geneva

Californication

Me Suk Kok

2013

Ryan Lochte’s ‘Pool Water’

Unknown

Teen Choice Awards

Herself

Entertainment Tonight

Herself

2012

Pitch Perfect

Lilly Onakuramara

2012–2014

Lips

Endora

2012

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Herself

Made in Hollywood

Herself

2011

Workaholics

Hannah

Mike & Molly

Soo-Jin

It’s a Match

Alice Quinn

2009

Johnny Raikou

Jaden Adventure

2007

Hitler’s Bowl

Virginia

Eli’s Liquor Store

Emma Lee Chung

2006

The Dog Problem

Girl in Cafe

Hana Mae Lee Stand Up Comedy | Hana Mae Lee Stand Up

Hana Mae Lee Silent Night

Hana Mae Lee Interview

PITCH PERFECT’S HANA MAE LEE

Source: http://isabellabehravan.com

Published: January 5, 2018

BYRDIE: How did your love for beauty first manifest?

HANA MAE LEE: My mom had her own beauty and hair salon for 25 years. So I grew in it. My mom permed my hair when I was 2 because people kept telling her she had a “handsome son.” She was like, “No! She’s a girl!” So I pretty much had an afro. I don’t know how it would make me look more like a girl to have a perm. But that happened. Then starting in like the fifth grade, my mom would yell at me for wearing CoverGirl compact powder on my face. I would put on so much. I had a Nestlé Crunch bar forehead, you know, the little pimples. So I would just powder my face so much, and I’d wear the darkest maroon lipstick with brown lip liner. It was bad. But I just loved makeup.

When I was 14, I was a Sebastian Trucco makeup model, and at 15, I started doing makeup professionally. One of my first jobs was working at Macy’s doing makeovers at Estée Lauder and Clinique. Then I started with this photographer named Bonnie Holland. She hooked me up with this manager at the time who was looking for a stylist and a glamour person. So that’s what I did.

I studied fashion design at Otis College of Art and Design, and after that, I did makeup professionally for a long time. I only retired recently because it just became too much to do other people’s makeup and acting, writing, and producing. But for this press junket and promotion for Pitch Perfect 3, I decided to dust off my kit. I have my own huge makeup kit because I’m allergic to a lot of products; plus, I just know what my best colors are. I’m very specific. So I travel with this giant makeup bag and brushes. During press in New York and Miami, I’ve been doing all the makeup on my own and posting it on my Instagram—the looks, the products I use. It’s been really fun because I hadn’t done that in a while. I’d just been relying on other makeup artists. But I’m very detail oriented. I’m always like, Oh, you’ve got to aim that cat eye a little higher or else my face will look wide.

BYRDIE: Do you have any tips for how people can easily match their makeup to their facial structure? Sometimes I find myself just piling it on and hoping for the best.

HANA MAE LEE: Oh, absolutely. It’s funny, my favorite face is an egg, oval-shaped face because it is the complete opposite of mine. But with every face, there’s definitely a specific haircut, a specific way to do your eyeliner, a way to paint your lips that will be the most flattering. I think where a lot of women go wrong is that they look at their face and think, My eyes are too wide, or Why do I look like this? They don’t see that each part of their face is really just an object that they can contort or tweak if they want to. As an artist, that’s how I see the face. The eyes, the lips, the nose, the mouth—they’re all objects, different blank canvases, and you can choose which features to accentuate for that day or look, which to divert, which to soften.

For me, I have really round eyes, instead of almond Asian eyes. But I love that Asian cat eye, so I’m always doing liner with a flare that’s higher instead of straight across, which kind of accentuates the almond shape. For bigger eyes that aren’t too wide set, you just do a little bit of eye shadow on the outer part of the eye. You don’t do one uniform shadow all over the whole eye; you just do the edges, and that brings out the eyes more.

But no matter what your face shape, make sure to curl your lashes and put on a good mascara. That’s all you need, especially if you’re going for a natural look. Forget the eyeliner. Just curl your lashes, add mascara (my go-to mascaras are Maybelline because they stay on all day and keep the form of the curl), if you have an oily face make sure you blot that, and add a tinted Burt’s Bees.

BYRDIE: I’d love to hear more about how you keep your skin so clear. Favorite products and habits?

HANA MAE LEE: For about a year and a half now, I’ve been using this skincare called Specific Beauty. I’m one of their spokespeople, but I’m also one of those people who really wants to try a product before backing it up and committing to it. I don’t want to false advertise, especially for something like the skin, which is so important to me. So I’ve been using their products for a year and a half, and the color of my skin has become so much more even-toned. We Asian people, and other people of color, we don’t get a lot of wrinkles, but we get a lot of discoloration. So this smooths a lot of that out. Asian skin is very sensitive as well, but these products were formulated by a Korean scientist, and they use a lot of different ingredients from most American products. It’s like Korean formulas in an American package. I use their wash, moisturizer, and dark-spot pads.

My other big secret is that I do acupuncture on my face, and it totally smooths out my pores and lifts everything up. It’s like a mini face-lift. It’s painful but wonderful. For that, I go to a place called Dr. Lim Acupuncture on Robertson and Beverly in LA. He’s amazing. I first went to him because I had back and neck pains and stomach/spleen issues, and of course, it’s been helping with those. But I just asked, “Do you do acupuncture face-lifts? Does that even exist?” And he was like, “Yeah, I have regular clients who do that.” So I tried it. And once you get it, for a week and a half, your face changes. Your skin becomes smoother, so your makeup goes on way better. Your pores get smaller. And your drooping face starts to lift. It’s the most amazing thing ever. I’ve done the Kate Somerville muscle stimulant massages, but they only last like two days before everything falls back to wherever it was before. But with acupuncture, you wake up and your face is better every day. It also helps stimulate whatever products you’re using. I got it last week, and I’m touching my face now. I’ve been on a plane and so tired, but my skin is so soft. So I do that religiously.

BYRDIE: Do you have any other weird natural beauty tricks?

HANA MAE LEE: I used to be super allergic to everything, so I’d use beets as blush and lipstick. I just cut beets, take the juice, and put it on my lips and cheeks. I blend it in really well on the cheeks so it looks like I’m just a little bit flushed, a little glowy. And then on the lips, it creates that nice pink, natural lip color. Using beets was always fresh, totally natural, never chapped or flaked, was non-sticky, didn’t smell. It was like the red Benetint in the bottle but fresh every time.

I also used to use this amethyst BB cream that was Korean-made. It had real amethyst crushed into the product. I used that all throughout Pitch Perfect, and it always made my skin glow and smell nice because it used grape-seed oil and was really sweet. Oh, and my mom makes her own toner out of glycerin, lemon, and sake. She’s a lot older now, but oh my gosh, she looks so amazing.

BYRDIE: What about your everyday makeup routine now? What are your go-to products of the moment? 

HANA MAE LEE: I use Dior Nude for my foundation and Dior Airbrush for my contour. Their foundations just sink into your skin instead of sitting on top, so it just looks like your skin. Dior eyeshadows are just, the five-palette eyeshadows. I’m a huge fan of their products, so I’ve been using those for years now. I also use a lot of Nars. Yesterday [for the premiere] I was wearing a lot of Nars, their Laguna and Seaside bronzers for contouring and for lips. They have this new thing called Lip Pigments. You shake it up, and then it dries matte when you put it on but it doesn’t dry out your lips. I used that last night. And always the Beautyblender, the greatest invention. I use the Anastasia eyebrow pencil, Maybelline and L’Oréal mascara, and Nars Black Valley Eye Paint for eyeliner. For lips, I also use City Lips, which is this collagen-enhancing gloss that has peptides in it, so your lips turn really red, not like it’s on fire, but like newborn-baby red. And it plumps your lips a little bit. And then I use Burt’s Bees on a daily basis if I’m just doing something totally chill.

BYRDIE: I know you’re on a little break from it now, but do you have any future plans for your makeup career?

HANA MAE LEE: Definitely. I’ve always wanted to have my own beauty line, since I was young. I love creating looks, and I stopped doing it for a while, but once I started again, I remembered how fun and playful it can be. So I would love to do my own line or even a collaboration with a designer and create different shades for that season. Nars, I’m available! Dior, I’m available! Just saying.