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Amy Anderson (born September 1, 1972) is a South Korean-born Swedish-American comedian, actress, and writer. Born in Seoul, South Korea, she was adopted by Swedish parents and raised in Minnesota.[1][2][3][4]

Amy Anderson
Amy Anderson performing in 2010
Born (1972-09-01) September 1, 1972 (age 45)
Seoul, South Korea
Medium Stand-up
Years active 2003–present
Partner(s) Kent Emmons
Children Aubrey Anderson-Emmons

A classically trained musician, she has been playing the piano and classical guitar for many years, earning her Bachelor's degree in Music Education from Westminster Choir College. However, upon completing college her career took a different direction, with Anderson working in a variety of positions – including supervising a coffee shop, working with adults with autism, and owning a pet care business.[2] Eventually she chose to move into comedy, and currently resides in Southern California, where she is a regular on the comedy circuit.[2][3]

Many of Amy Anderson's jokes deal with motherhood, racism, and being adopted.[5] Anderson is frequently a member of the Mom Squad, a collaboration of female comics.[6] She produced the monthly "ChopSchtick Comedy" show at the Hollywood Improv,[7] and she is an active blogger, where she keeps fans updated on her opinions and appearances.[8] She is also the mother of child actress Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, who plays Lily Tucker-Pritchett on ABC's Modern Family. Amy has a YouTube channel with daughter Aubrey called FoodManiaReview.[9][10]


  1. ^ Shah, Allie (July 10, 2006). "Korean adoptee breaks new ground in stand-up comedy". Star Tribune. Minneapolis, Minnesota.   – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  2. ^ a b c "Everything you wanted to know and more!". It's Amy Anderson. Cool. Archived from the original on August 23, 2011. Retrieved June 27, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Amy Anderson heads lineup at Auburn's Comedy at the Ave". Auburn Reporter. Retrieved June 27, 2011. 
  4. ^ Kim, Eleana (2010). Adopted Territory: Transnational Korean Adoptees and the Politics of Belonging. Duke University Press. pp. 88–89. ISBN 978-0822346951.  Excerpts available at Google Books.
  5. ^ "Interview with Amy Anderson – the rising Asian comedian star". Mathaba. April 23, 2007. Archived from the original on July 14, 2015. Retrieved June 27, 2011. 
  6. ^ "The Mom Squad". Archived from the original on August 16, 2011. Retrieved June 27, 2011. 
  7. ^ Tschorn, Adam (November 6, 2003). "Cultural divides and laugh lines". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 8, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Funny Yellow Mom". Retrieved June 27, 2011. 
  9. ^ Pfitzinger, Julie (September 13, 2011). "'Modern Family' tot has local ties". Star Tribune. Retrieved 2014-02-24. 
  10. ^ Case, Tina (February 16, 2012). "A thoroughly 'Modern Family' -- the 'bad ass' mom of 'Lily' from the hit TV show". Yahoo!. Retrieved 2014-02-24. 

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