|Portrayed By||Young Sarah Brightman|
|Date of Birth||November 1, 1980|
|Place of Birth||New York City, NY, USA|
|Current Location||New York City, NY, USA|
|Occupation||Playing Christine Daae at the Majesty Theater|
|Known Relatives||Sariah Hanson (mother), Menieh Hanson (father)|
|Significant Other||No one! Sigh|
|First Appearance||N/A Yet|
2226. Famous. Performer. Whoa.
Karoliina 'Lii' Hanson was born November 1st, 1980 in a small suburb of New York, New York. A bright, bubbly, precocious, chubby child, Karoliina loved talking to people and generally enjoyed being the center of attention - as long as she was talking. Her parents considered it an odd quirk she eventually grew out of as she grew up between them - Sariah was a telemarketer, and Menieh. To be relative, she had a relatively normal childhood.
Karoliina's love of talking developed into a sweet voice andeven more a swing swinging voice. Her parents didn't think twice about enrolling her into an art school- they really wanted her to grow up and have a regular life up and past collage. However, she would prove to be a bit headstrong as she graduated from elementry school and asked them to be able to try out and go for the Metropolitan Gifted Art School - for middle and high schoolers.
They were wary at first- however, because it was a renown school and audition-only, they allowed her to go for it, in the Choral program. A very nervous Karoliina went in and sang a rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. Karoliina wasn't sure she did her best. Several week slater, however, it was evident that she had gotten in from the acceptance letter.
Being taught by nationally renown teachers, learning to use her voice the proper way, a young, treble soprano soon developed her voice into a natural soprano-soprano. Through high school, she trained in the classical arts, in operatic verses; when she graduated she was praised as one of the top performers the school had produced; in the choral section at least.
At the age of nineteen, there were open casting calls for under-studys for the Majestic's performance of The Phantom of The Opera. Karoliina was lucky enough to get the understudy part for Meg; however, they quickly realized that her voice wasn't suited to the lower ranges that that character had. Instead, she was reassigned to be the understeady for - yes, Christine Daae, indeed. For the next six years, Karoliina would fill in during those rare, odd shows when the current Christine couldn't - and those were joys indeed to her, to actually be a performer.
However, early into the 2006-2007 season, due to pregnancy issues, the six-year understudy would now get the chance to be the actual Christine - all the time. Nervous was this time, however, it was no general surprise when Karoliina became the new offical Christine Daae for the Majestic Theater. Now, a year later, Karoliina is dealing with fame, a little bit of lonliness, and a want to see the world.
- None, Yet. :(
- "What's it like to be known? I know… and sometime's I just don't want to know."
- Actually likes the character Meg better than Christine