Amy Hill Explores Single Motherhood in ‘Lost and Found’


Amy Hill and daughter Penelope.

The Japanese American National Museum will present Amy Hill’s “Lost and Found: Life as I (K)new It” on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 2, at 2 and 7 p.m.

Actress and writer Hill explores how her life has evolved since her daughter became a part of her family. She talks about adoption, single motherhood, multiracial/transracial identity mash-ups, and her continuing struggles to figure it all out in a humorous and honest way. Far from her days of flying solo, she has moved into a not-so-solo world.

Hill’s daughter Penelope, who co-wrote and appears in the show, which is directed by Anne Etue.

To see a teaser of the show, go to

Born in Deadwood, S.D., Hill is of Japanese-Finish American heritage. She has a long list of stage, screen and television acting credits.

Known for playing Margaret Cho’s grandmother in the 1990s sitcom “All-American Girl,” Hill has most recently appeared in such TV shows as “The Mentalist,” “Law and Order: L.A.,” “Two and a Half Men,” “Castle,” “Glee,” “Numb3rs,” “Ghost Whisperer” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” She has had recurring roles on “General Hospital” and the animated shows “American Dad” and “Lilo and Stitch.”

Her movie credits include “Couples Retreat,” “Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey,” “50 First Dates,” “Cheaper by the Dozen,” “The Cat in the Hat,” “Pavilion of Women,” and “Rising Sun.”

She has written and performed other autobiographical shows, including “Tokyo Bound,” and appeared in stage productions by East West Players in Los Angeles, Asian American Theater Company in San Francisco, and Berkeley Repertory Theater, among others.

Admission is $15 for JANM members, students and seniors, $20 for non-members. For tickets, go to

For more information, call (213) 625-0414 or visit


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