Sunita Mani

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Sunita Mani
Born (1986-12-13) December 13, 1986 (age 36)
Occupations
  • Actress
  • dancer
  • comedian
Years active2005–present
Spouse
Kenny Warren
(m. 2018)

Sunita Mani (born December 13, 1986) is an American actress, dancer and comedian. She is best known for her television roles as Trenton in the USA Network drama Mr. Robot (2015–2017) and Arthie Premkumar in the Netflix comedy GLOW (2017–2019).[1] Mani played the lead roles in the 2020 films Save Yourselves! and Evil Eye.

Life and career[edit]

Mani was born to Tamil parents hailing from Tamil Nadu, India.[2]

She began her acting career by appearing in the MTV web TV pilot Writer's Block, and in commercials for Burger King and Levi's.[3]

Her first film appearance was in The Unspeakable Act (2012), an American coming-of-age drama written and directed by Dan Sallitt which won the Sarasota Film Festival's Independent Visions Award. Mani gained public recognition for her dance performance in the music video for the song "Turn Down for What", released in December 2013. She appeared in the drama–thriller television series Mr. Robot as Trenton.[4] In 2016, she appeared in Don't Think Twice, an episode of Broad City, and episodes of The Good Place. She was cast in the 2017 Netflix series GLOW.[5]

Mani is a member of the alt-comedy group Cocoon Central Dance Team.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 The Unspeakable Act Jessica
2013 Sardines out of a Can Extra
2015 3rd Street Blackout Elora
2015 Stinking Heaven Sunita
2016 Little Sister Performance Art Dancer
2016 Don't Think Twice Amy
2018 Madeline's Madeline Assistant Max
2019 The Death of Dick Long Lake Travis
2019 Wine Country Dolly
2019 Can You Keep a Secret? Lissy
2020 Save Yourselves! Su
2020 The Outside Story Slater
2020 Evil Eye Pallavi Kharti
2022 Everything Everywhere All at Once TV Musical - Queen
2022 Spirited Ghost of Christmas Past
2023 You Hurt My Feelings Dr. Allen

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012, 2018 The Chris Gethard Show Various 3 episodes
2015–2017 Mr. Robot Trenton 16 episodes
2016 Person of Interest Sonum Episode: "The Day the World Went Away"
2016 Broad City Coworker 1 episode
2016 The Good Place Chad 2 episodes
2016 Search Party Pia 2 episodes
2017–2019 GLOW Arthie Premkumar 29 episodes
2017–present No Activity Fatima Khorasani 27 episodes
2018 Drop the Mic Herself Episode: "WWE Superstars vs. GLOW & Laila Ali vs. Chris Jericho"
2019 Helpsters Rhonda Runner Episode: "Amazing Alie/Robbie & Rhonda Runner"
2020 Three Busy Debras Homra Simpson Episode: "Debspringa"
2020 At Home with Amy Sedaris Denise Hershey Musgrave Episode: "Signature Dishes"
2020 Social Distance Dr. Larson Episode: "Humane Animal Trap"
2020 Dream Corp LLC Margot Daly Recurring; 8 episodes
2020–2021 Mira, Royal Detective Neeti/Preeti (voice) 4 episodes
2021 Summer Camp Island (voice) Episode: "Spirit Balls"
2021 Ultra City Smiths Detective Jaya Mukherjee (voice) 2 episodes
2021 Scenes from a Marriage Danielle Episode: "Innocence and Panic"
2022 Servant Veera

Short videos[edit]

Year Title Role
2010 The Hundred in the Hands: Commotion Sunita Mani
2012 See You Then, Then
2013 Sardines Out of A Can Extra
2015 The Truth About Meeting Women
2015 This is a Dream and I'm Going to Kill You Sunita
2016 Why Wasn't It Perfect? Haley Sharma
2016 Vegas Vegas
2016 The Place We Live Autumn
2017 Snowy Bing Bongs Across the North Star Combat Zone
2017 I Brought Pie Alice
2018 Alpha Squadron Alpha 4 / Chelsea
2019 Regulation Mia Nichols
2019 Dick Pics! (A Documentary)
2019 Others John's Other
2020 I Love to Wait

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist Ref.
2014 "Turn Down for What" DJ Snake and Lil Jon [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Behind the Scenes of the "Turn Down for What" Music Video—An Interview with Sunita Mani". Cream City, MD. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
  2. ^ Jhunjhunwala, Udita. "Sunita Mani interview: 'We're having a moment, there will be more equalised seating at the table'". Scroll.in. Retrieved May 28, 2022.
  3. ^ "That girl with the funky dance moves in 'Turn Down for What' is Sunita Mani". The American Bazaar. June 2, 2014. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
  4. ^ "Top 20 Countdown: Guest Host Miss Info + Her Baby Get "Butt Popped"". VH1+Music. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
  5. ^ Denise Petski (September 22, 2016). "'G.L.O.W.': Jenji Kohan Netflix Comedy Series Adds Britt Baron, Jackie Tohn & Five More". deadline.com. Retrieved September 22, 2016.
  6. ^ "About". Cocoon Central Dance Team.
  7. ^ "DJ Snake and Lil Jon – Turn Down for What". YouTube. Retrieved November 14, 2018.

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