Entertainer Lee gets even by getting angry

Multifaceted entertainer Lela Lee will be the featured speaker for the Assembly Series at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, in Graham Chapel.

Lee, a cartoonist, artist and actress, said growing up in America as a female and a member of a minority made her feel surrounded by racism and sexism.

In the early 1990s, while a student at the University of California, Berkeley, Lee created the character and alter ego, “Kim, the Angry Little Asian Girl.” The character became the star in five animated cartoons Lee developed as the “Angry Little Asian Girl” series.

Since then, Lee’s creation has had successful spin-offs, including a self-published comic strip featuring girls with various identities and a Web site that offers a large selection of “Angry Little Asian Girl” merchandise. She has just published her fifth book, “Angry Little Girls in Love,” debuting in time for Valentine’s Day.

Lee also is an actress with film and television credits to her name, including recurring characters in “Scrubs,” and “Tremors.” She appeared in the 1998 film “Yellow” and the 2002 movie “Better Luck Tomorrow.”

The event, sponsored by the Asian American Association, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 935-5285 or visit assemblyseries.wustl.edu.