Sunita Mani

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Sunita Mani
Born1986 (age 32–33)
Alma materEmerson College
OccupationActress
Years active2005-present

Sunita Mani (born 1986) is an American actress, dancer and comedian. She played Trenton in the USA Network television series Mr. Robot.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Mani was born in Tennessee and graduated from Dickson County High School in Dickson in 2004. She is of Indian origin. She attended Emerson College in Boston where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in writing, literature, and publishing. While studying, Mani started her career as a stand-up comedian. After graduating in 2008 she joined the Upright Citizens Brigade and received training in improvisational comedy for three years.

Mani joined the Cocoon Central Dance Team where she worked as a dancer and choreographer. Mani began her career as an actress by appearing in Writer's Block, an MTV web TV pilot, and also in commercials for Burger King and Levi's.[2]

She gained public recognition for her dance performance in the music video for the song "Turn Down for What" which was released in December 2013. Mani also appeared in drama–thriller television series Mr. Robot as Trenton.[3]

In 2016, she appeared in Don't Think Twice and was cast in the 2017 Netflix series Glow.[4] Also in 2017, she appeared in the web series No Activity.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 The Unspeakable Act Jessica
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
TBA Can You Keep a Secret? Lissy Post-production
TBA The Outside Story Slater Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2015–2017 Mr. Robot Trenton 16 episodes
2016 Broad City Coworker 1 episode
2016–2017 The Good Place Chad 3 episodes
2017–present Glow Arthie Premkumar 19 episodes
2017 Search Party Pia
2017 No Activity Fatima Khorasani
2018 Drop the Mic Herself

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist Ref.
2014 "Turn Down for What" DJ Snake and Lil Jon [5]

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. ^ "That girl with the funky dance moves in 'Turn Down for What' is Sunita Mani". The American Bazaar. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
  3. ^ "Top 20 Countdown: Guest Host Miss Info + Her Baby Get "Butt Popped"". VH1+Music. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
  4. ^ Denise Petski. "'G.L.O.W.': Jenji Kohan Netflix Comedy Series Adds Britt Baron, Jackie Tohn & Five More". deadline.com. Retrieved September 22, 2016.
  5. ^ "DJ Snake and Lil Jon – Turn Down for What". YouTube. Retrieved November 14, 2018.

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