At 35 years old, Hana Mae Lee has this physical status:
Lee's mother ran a beauty and hair salon for 25 years. At 15, Lee began doing makeup professionally, doing makeovers at Macy's before transitioning to editorial photo shoots. As of 2018, she has opted to forgo makeup work in pursuit of her entertainment career.
At 16, Lee became a professional model. She has appeared in campaigns for Honda, Jeep, Apple Inc., Nokia, Sebastian, American Express, HP, Cherry Coke and Midori. She has appeared in the magazines TIME, SOMA, Elle, and Teen Vogue.
Lee started doing stand-up comedy in 2009. She is also a part of the comedy duo, Get Gaysian. Lee would often incorporate Korean folk music into her comedy performances.
Lee started her jewelry line, Hanamahn, in 2001. She launched the apparel line for Hanamahn in 2009; several of the pieces have appeared in the Pitch Perfect films. As of 2018, the brand is on hiatus, with a sister line in development.
In 2011, Lee made her TV debut guest starring on Mike & Molly, followed by an appearance on Workaholics.
She appeared as Lilly Onakuramara in the musical comedy film Pitch Perfect, for which she was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Scene Stealer in 2013. Lee reprised her role in the sequels Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) and Pitch Perfect 3 (2017).
Lee co-starred in McG's horror film The Babysitter (2017), and reprised her role in the sequel The Babysitter: Killer Queen (2020).