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Kimiko Glenn          

Actress Known for "Orange Is the New Black"

Kimiko Glenn was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ, where she grew up with her sister Amanda and parents Mark and Sumiko. She started doing theater when she was 10 years old at Valley Youth Theatre and there, began developing her love for performing.

Halfway through her freshman year of college at the Boston Conservatory, she was cast in the first National Tour of "Spring Awakening." After touring for two years, she finally settled her life in New York.

Since then, she starred as the title role in La Jolla Playhouse's "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots," directed by Des McAnuff; and played the bratty "Princess Ssu-Ming" in the Playhouse's production of "The Nightingale," directed by Moises Kaufman. She was honored to perform at the Delacorte Theater for Shakespeare in the Park, in The Public's Love's Labour's "Lost," directed by Alex Timbers. She had a blast originating the role of Emily in the Off-Broadway production of Julianne Moore's "Freckleface Strawberry" and is proud of the many exciting projects she has been a part of.

Glenn has also appeared in feature films "Construction"; "Nous York"; and "Hairbrained" starring Brendan Fraser & Parker Posey; and the movie-musical short, "Galaxy Comics," by director Kevin McMullin. You may have seen her in the 2011 Disney/ABC Diversity Showcase directed by Ted Sluberski and Joe Ward. She was thrilled to shoot NBCUniversal's half-hour comedy pilot "Holding Patterns."

From 2014 to 2017, she appeared in the Netflix show "Orange is the New Black" as Brook Soso. Glenn also appeared in the 2018 film "Like Father" and is part of the cast of "Liza on Demand."

She voices Lena in "DuckTales" alongside actors such as David Tennant, Ben Schwartz, Danny Pudi and Bobby Moynihan, and Stefani Stilson, Diane's boss at GirlCroosh on "BoJack Horseman." She also voiced Peni Parker in the award-winning animated movie "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse."

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