Kimiko Glenn is a Japanese American actress. She portrays Brook Soso in Orange Is the New Black.   

Early Life Edit

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 ten 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 1st 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. Favorites include: Behind the Painting written by Maltby & Shire; Plop, written by Bare's Damon Intrabartolo; Yeast Nation from the creators of Urinetown at the New York Fringe Festival '11; Crossing Over as part of the National Asian Artists' Project; and the staged reading of Cheer Wars—her very first New York job. She is currently starring on Broadway in the musical Waitress.

Kimiko 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 DErsity Showcase directed by Ted Sluberski and Joe Ward. She was thrilled to shoot NBCUniversal's half-hour comedy pilot Holding Patterns.

In 2014, she joined the cast of the Netflix series Orange is the New Black as Brook Soso.

Kimiko appeared in a music video for the song I Wanna Get Better by the band Bleachers. The band was formed by Jack Antonoff and the video directed by Lena Dunham.

She also appeared in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (342).

She is currently starring in the broadway musical Waitress.


  • Kimiko is 50 percent Japanese, 25 percent German, 12.5 percent Scottish, and 12.5 percent Irish.

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