Sook-Yin Lee was the lead singer in the early 1990s for Bob's Your Uncle, a Vancouver alternative rock band. Lee often incorporated performance art techniques into the band's melodic rock. When that band broke up, Lee pursued a solo music career, releasing several solo albums and performing as an actor in theatre, film and television projects.
In 1995, Sook-Yin Lee became a VJ for MuchMusic, bringing her theatrical and musical background and her unique creative perspective to the channel. She was best known as the host of MuchMusic's alternative music show, The Wedge. (Now a weekly show, The Wedge was a daily series when Lee hosted.)
After six years, Sook-Yin Lee retired from MuchMusic in 2001. The following year, she was named as the new host of CBC Radio One's Saturday afternoon pop culture magazine, Definitely Not the Opera.
In early 2004, she became the centre of controversy when the CBC threatened to fire her for taking a role in John Cameron Mitchell's s--ually explicit film Shortbus. However, CBC management relented when their position proved unpopular with CBC listeners.
In the fall of 2004 she produced and hosted a vignette celebrating Terry Fox, as part of the CBC TV series The Greatest Canadian. Fox finished second in the voting to Tommy Douglas, whose advocate was another ex-MuchMusic VJ, George Stroumboulopoulos.
Sook-Yin Lee has also identified as bis--ual.
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