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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, and Dawn Williams in the Broadway musical Waitress.

Kimiko Glenn
Born Kimiko Elizabeth Glenn
(1989-06-27) June 27, 1989 (age 28)
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Occupation
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active 2008–present

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Personal lifeEdit

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 of Japanese descent.[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] She is in a relationship with actor Sean Grandillo.[4]

CareerEdit

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.[5] In 2014, she appeared in the Lena Dunham-directed music video "I Wanna Get Better" for Jack Antonoff's solo project Bleachers.[6]

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.[7] 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.[8]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

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

TelevisionEdit

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–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 Married Miranda 4 episodes
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 De Spell 2 episodes

Music videosEdit

Year Title Artist
2014 "I Wanna Get Better" Bleachers

StageEdit

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

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