L.A. COFFIN SCHOOL Q&A with Megan Lee / 李慧潾


I wish Megan Lee was around when I was growing up. I just saw Megan’s awesome-sauce, as she would say, cover of Adele’s “Someone Like You.” Let me tell you, that song is not easy to sing. I’ve tried many times in my car while stuck in traffic on the 405 freeway in L.A. Thankfully, all the windows and doors were shut.

As a kid and teenager growing up in New Jersey, I rarely saw Asian American talent around my age (or at any age for that matter) on TV, in films or on the radio. Now, there is a generation of talented Asian American artists, singers, filmmakers – many of them on YouTube – who are bypassing mainstream media outlets and finding, reaching and creating a sizeable fan base.

Megan’s work ethic, enthusiasm and positive attitude are inspiring. She is currently in South Korea filming on the most recent season of MBC Star Audition, a show similar to American Idol. Continue to follow this young star – she has already made waves and will continue to do so in both the film and music arenas.



Megan Lee / 李慧
Role in L.A. COFFIN SCHOOL: Connie / Grand-daughter

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
*To live my life to the fullest and have no regrets with my loving family and friends!!

What is your greatest fear?
*My greatest fear would be losing my family. Without them, I wouldn’t be able to turn out how I am today!

Which living person do you most admire?
*As a person, I really admire my mother the most. She’s the most caring, genuine and beautiful person in the entire world! She doesn’t only support my career 100%, but she also is a big influence and mentor for me as a person in the industry.

When and where were/are you most happiest?
*I am happiest when I am working! haha! I love being on stage, in a studio, or on set doing what I love to do!

If you died and came back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?
*If I died and came back as either a person or thing, hopefully it would be someone or something that would be a positive influence in society! Someone or something I hope to be when I grow up!

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
*Living your life doing something you hate is something I think would be the most miserable thing. I mean, even if you do make a good living from a job you do that you hate, what’s the point? If you don’t have a loving family, friends, support and if you can’t live your life the best way you can, that would be the most terrible thing ever! 🙁

How would you like to die?
*Like anyone else, I would like to go peacefully, knowing that I have a better place to go to [after] accomplishing all the goals that I needed to in life!

Who are your heroes in real life?
*I really look up to God, my parents and many other older friends! I feel really lucky to be able to have so many “older brothers and sisters” in the industry to give me guidance and mentor me!


L.A. COFFIN SCHOOL airs on MNET’s Short Notice TV show on Thu. Nov. 17 at 9pm and midnight PST and then again at the following times:
– Fri. Nov. 18 at 11am and 2pm PST
– Thu. Nov. 24 at 8pm and 11pm PST
– Fri. Nov. 25 at 10am and 1pm PST

Please check your local listings and set your DVRs! L.A. COFFIN SCHOOL is about a once-renowned Chinese painter who is kicked out of her son’s home, prompting her to enroll in a controversial school that claims to teach people how to start life anew. The instructor and class exercises force her to re-evaluate life and what it is worth.

More about Megan:
Born and raised in Southern California, Megan is a 15 year-old rising actor and singer. First displaying artistic talents as a toddler, Megan officially began her professional career in acting, singing, and dancing at the age of 10. She has appeared in numerous national commercials including McDonald’s, Verizon, and Nintendo, as well as TV programs such as the Crash TV series, Kidz Bop, Nickelodeon’s iCarly, Disney’s Get Connected, various independent film projects, and most recently, South Korea’s MBC Star Audition on one of South Korea’s main broadcast networks. She also just acted in BACK TO INNOCENCE, a short film that aims to raise awareness and funds to end sex trafficking. Check out Megan’s YouTube Channel. You can also find her on Twitter and Facebook.