Kimiko Glenn

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Kimiko Glenn
Born
Kimiko Elizabeth Glenn

(1989-06-27) June 27, 1989 (age 29)
EducationBoston Conservatory
Occupation
  • Actress
Years active2008–present

Kimiko Elizabeth Glenn (born June 27, 1989) is an American actress, known for portraying Brook Soso in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, Dawn Pinket in the Broadway musical Waitress, Ezor in Voltron: Legendary Defender, and Peni Parker / SP//dr in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Personal life[edit]

Glenn was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, with her sister Amanda. Her father, Mark, is of German, Scottish and Irish descent, and her mother, Sumiko, is Japanese.[1] Glenn began acting at the Valley Youth Theatre in Phoenix, along with several other local theaters, when she was in the fifth grade.[2]

She was educated at Desert Vista High School, and the Interlochen Arts Academy boarding school in Interlochen, Michigan.[3] Glenn attended the Boston Conservatory for a year as a musical theatre major, but dropped out after she was cast in the touring company of Spring Awakening.[2]

Career[edit]

During her freshman year of college in 2008, Glenn was cast as Thea in the first U.S. National Tour of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik's rock musical Spring Awakening. In 2013, Glenn booked her breakthrough role as Litchfield Penitentiary inmate Brook Soso in the Netflix comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black.[4] In 2014, she appeared in the Lena Dunham-directed music video "I Wanna Get Better" for Jack Antonoff's solo project Bleachers.[5]

Glenn portrayed the supporting role of Liv Kurosawa in the drama-thriller film Nerve (2016), based on the young adult novel of the same name, directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman.[6] In 2016, she was cast as Dawn Williams in the Broadway transfer production of Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson's musical Waitress. Preview performances began on March 25 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, and the show officially opened on April 24, 2016.[7]

In 2018, Glenn began starring as Harlow on Liza on Demand, as part of the main cast along with Travis Coles and creator Liza Koshy.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Nous York Saleswoman
2012 Galaxy Comics Tina Short film
2012 HairBrained Perky Girl
2015 Construction Erin
2016 Nerve Liv Kurosawa
2018 Like Father Geena
2018 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Peni Parker / SP//dr Voice
TBA Can You Keep a Secret? Gemma Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Holding Patterns Daisy Berger Unsold NBC pilot
2014 Submissions Only Katie Summers Episode: "Reason to Stay"
2014 Law and Order: Special Victims Unit Lily Deng Episode: "Thought Criminal"
2014 Seriously Distracted Katie Episode: "Nightmare Client"
2014–17 Orange Is the New Black Brook Soso 44 episodes
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2014–2016)
2015 Married Miranda 4 episodes
2015 Broad City Cashier Episode: "Kirk Steele"
2016–18 BoJack Horseman Stefani Stilton (voice) 8 episodes
2016 We Bare Bears Samantha (voice) Episode: "Fashion Bears"
2016 High Maintenance Kimiko Episode: "Selfie"
2017 Sofia the First Cinder (voice) Episode: "The Royal Dragon"
2017-2018 DuckTales Lena De Spell (voice) Recurring role
2017–18 Voltron: Legendary Defender General Ezor (voice) Recurring role
2018 Drunk History Maya Lin Episode: "Underdogs"
2018 Liza on Demand Harlow Series regular
2018 Ice Poseidon Show Herself 1 episode
2018 Elena of Avalor Tomiko (voice) Episode: "Class Act"
2018 The Guest Book Nikki Series regular (season 2)
2019 Carmen Sandiego Paperstar (voice) Episode "The Chasing Paper Caper"
2019 The Lion Guard Chuluun the Snow Leopard (voice) TBA

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist
2014 "I Wanna Get Better" Bleachers

Stage[edit]

Year Title Role Location(s)
2008–2010 Spring Awakening Thea Various (national tour)
2010–2011 Freckleface Strawberry Emily New World Stages
2012 Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Yoshimi Yasukawa La Jolla Playhouse
2013 Love's Labour's Lost Lady Maria Delacorte Theater
2016 Waitress Dawn Williams Brooks Atkinson Theatre

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stern, Marlow (June 18, 2014). "Orange Is the New Black's Kimiko Glenn on Hippie Brook Soso and Chapel Sex with Natasha Lyonne". The Daily Beast.
  2. ^ a b Langel, Kerry (June 19, 2014). "Arizona actor Kimiko Glenn in 'Orange Is the New Black'". The Arizona Republic.
  3. ^ Gales, Arselia (April 11, 2012). "Ahwatukee native kicks off premiere of Valley Youth Theatre musical". Ahwatukee Foothills News.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (August 21, 2013). "'Sleepy Hollow', 'We Are Men', 'Tomorrow People' & 'Orange' Add Recurring". Deadline Hollywood.
  5. ^ Hope, Clover (June 13, 2014). "Orange Is the New Black's Kimiko Glenn Talks Brook Soso". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved February 13, 2016.
  6. ^ Pedersen, Erik; N'Duka, Amanda (April 17, 2015). "'Married's Kimiko Glenn Joins 'Nerve'; Kino Lorber Acquires 'Gueros'". Deadline Hollywood.
  7. ^ Cox, Gordon (January 12, 2016). "'Waitress' Musical Adds Kimiko Glenn of 'Orange is the New Black'". Variety.

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