Born in Singapore, Yeo is the niece of George Yeo, Singapore's Minister for Foreign Affairs. She moved to California as a teenager, graduating (with honors) from St. Ignatius College Preparatory in 1994. Yeo received her BA from UCLA before the age of 20, graduating summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa as well as receiving a diploma in Classical Piano from the esteemed San Francisco Conservatory of Music. 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. These led her to hosting and commercials, and from there her television and film careers blossomed.
Yeo played Dr. Kelly Lee on General Hospital, until March 2006. Her first airdate was January 3, 2006. Originally involved in the Jax and Courtney baby story, she seems to be the only OBGYN practicing at General Hospital.
Her past appearances include television series 24, JAG, NYPD Blue and The O.C.. Yeo guest starred in an episode of Hannah Montana and Chuck. She also guest starred as Xiao-Mei in a few episodes of Desperate Housewives. 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!, Shinigami in the Nickelodeon version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Lieutenant Keiko Tanaka in an episode of What's New, Scooby Doo?.
She has appeared in the films Daughters of Joy, 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.
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