Kimiko Elizabeth Glenn (born June 27, 1989) is an American actress and singer, known for portraying Brook Soso in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, Dawn Williams in the Broadway musical Waitress and Ezor in Voltron: Legendary Defender.
|Born||Kimiko Elizabeth Glenn
June 27, 1989
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
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. Glenn began acting at the Valley Youth Theatre in Phoenix, along with several other local theaters, when she was in the fifth grade.
She was educated at Desert Vista High School, and the Interlochen Arts Academy boarding school in Interlochen, Michigan. 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. She is in a relationship with actor Sean Grandillo.
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. In 2014, she appeared in the Lena Dunham-directed music video "I Wanna Get Better" for Jack Antonoff's solo project Bleachers.
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. 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.
|2012||Galaxy Comics||Tina||Short film|
|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–present||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||Broad City||Cashier||Episode: "Kirk Steele"|
|2016–2017||BoJack Horseman||Stefani Stilton||5 episodes|
|2016||We Bare Bears||Samantha||Episode: "Fashion Bears"|
|2016||High Maintenance||Homeless Heidi||Episode: "Selfie"|
|2017||Sofia the First||Cinder||Episode: "The Royal Dragon"|
|2017||Voltron: Legendary Defender||General Ezor||3 episodes|
|2017||DuckTales||Lena LeStrange||2 episodes|
|2018||Liza on Demand||Harlow||Series regular|
|2014||"I Wanna Get Better"||Bleachers|
|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|
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- Langel, Kerry (June 19, 2014). "Arizona actor Kimiko Glenn in 'Orange Is the New Black'". The Arizona Republic.
- Gales, Arselia (April 11, 2012). "Ahwatukee native kicks off premiere of Valley Youth Theatre musical". Ahwatukee Foothills News.
- "THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars – SPRING AWAKENING's Sean Grandillo". Broadway World. January 8, 2016.
- Andreeva, Nellie (August 21, 2013). "'Sleepy Hollow', 'We Are Men', 'Tomorrow People' & 'Orange' Add Recurring". Deadline.com.
- Hope, Clover (June 13, 2014). "Orange Is the New Black's Kimiko Glenn Talks Brook Soso". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved February 13, 2016.
- Pedersen, Erik; N'Duka, Amanda (April 17, 2015). "'Married's Kimiko Glenn Joins 'Nerve'; Kino Lorber Acquires 'Gueros'". Deadline.com.
- Cox, Gordon (January 12, 2016). "'Waitress' Musical Adds Kimiko Glenn of 'Orange is the New Black'". Variety.