Kimiko Glenn - Biography

Last Modified: Sep 30, 2022

Kimiko Glenn
Profession: Actress, Singer
Best Known For: Orange Is the New Black (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $1 million

Personal Details

Born on : June 27, 1989 (age 34)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Kimiko Elizabeth Glenn
Birth Place: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Horoscope: Cancer
Father's Name: Mark Glenn
Mother's Name: Sumiko Glenn
Siblings: 1

Amanda Glenn (sister)

High School: Desert Vista High School
University: Interlochen Arts Academy
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Japanese, German, Scottish, Irish)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In Relationship
Boyfriend Name: Sean Grandillo

Body Measurements

Height: 1.57 meter (5 feet 2 inch)
Weight: 50 kg (110.23 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Dress Size: 4 US
Breast Size: 34 inch
Waist Size: 25 inch
Hip Size: 35 inch
Bra Size: 34
Cup Size: A

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Who is Kimiko Glenn?

Kimiko Glenn is an American actress. She is known for the portrayal of Brook Soso in the Netflix series Orange is the New Black, Broadway musical Waitress, and Voltron: Legendary Defender.

Kimiko Glenn – Age, Parents, Siblings

Kimiko Glenn was born in Phoenix Arizona on 27th June 1989. Her father Mark Glenn is of German, Scottish and Irish descent while her mother Sumiko Glenn is Japanese. 

She has a sibling - an older sister named Amanda Glenn and was raised with her. Speaking of her childhood days and high school, she recalled,

"I was kind of an obnoxious kid. I would imitate Celine Dion. I would jump around and belt to the rafters and do the accent and everything."

"When I think back on high school, I always tried to make silly videos with my friends."

Source: Instagram (Kimiko Glenn with her parents and older sister)

Education, Ethnicity

Kimiko Glenn graduated from Desert Vista High School and Interlochen Arts Academy. After graduation, she joined Boston Conservatory as a musical theatre major but dropped out after a year as she was cast in the touring company Spring Awakening.

Her ethnicity includes Japanese, German, Scottish, and Irish.

Kimiko Glenn – Relationship, Boyfriend

Kimiko Glenn is in a relationship with an American actor, singer, and musician Sean Grandillo. They have been dating since 2016. 

They post their pictures on social media such as Instagram. Sean Grandillo is known for voicing Otto in the 2015 Broadway revival of Spring Awakening, ABC's comedy series The Real O'Neals, and MTV's horror series Scream

As of 2023, it is unclear if they are still dating as she has stopped featuring Grandillo on her social media pages.

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Source: Instagram - posted December 2018 (Kimiko Glenn, Sean Grandillo)

Kimiko Glenn – Career

Early Career

Kimiko Glenn started acting at the Valley Youth Theatre in Phoenix and several other local theaters when she was in 5th grade. Glenn also shared that she loved singing and that her father was the one who introduced her to the theater.

As she continued to pursue acting, in her first year of college in 2008, she was cast in Steven Satar and Duncan Sheik's rock musical Spring Awakening. But once in a while, she did face her fears- being shoehorned into stereotypes,

“At a young age, I learned through acting that I was seen as different. There were so many times that I had…been told that I was the best one for the part, but, look-wise, they couldn’t go with me. I’ve just heard so many times in my lifetime, ‘There’s no market for Asians, that’ll never sell.’ ”

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In 2013 she landed her breakthrough role, as Brook Soso in the Netflix comedy-drama series Orange is the New Black alongside Yael Stone, Natasha Lyonne, and Danielle Brooks. She portrayed the role till 2017. 

In 2014, she had the opportunity to appear in Jack Antonoff's music video I wanna get better. In 2016, Kimiko Glenn was cast in the drama thriller film Nerve as Liv Kurosawa and as Dawn Williams in broadway's Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson's musical Waitress

And in 2018, she was cast as Harlow alongside Travis Coles and creator Liza Koshy, Deborah Kaplan, and Harry Elfont on Liza on Demand, an American comedy web television series. 

Source: AZCentral (Kimiko Glenn in Orange is the New Black)

Roles, Series

Glenn also has a role in Like Father, in the animated movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and in Can You Keep a Secret? as Gemma.

Moreover, she is very much active in the field of TV series. She has acted/ lent her voice in BoJack Horseman (2016-2018), DuckTales (2017-2018), Voltron: Legendary Defender  (2017-2018), and The Lion Guard  (2019), among many more.

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Kimiko Glenn – Awards

Glenn won Breakthrough Voice Actress of the Year 2018 in BTVA Voice Acting Award and BTVA People's Choice. She has also won Best Vocal Ensemble in a New Television Series 2018 in Voice Acting Award, Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series award for Orange Is the New Black (2013, 2015, 2016, and 2017).

Source: POPSUGAR Australia (Kimiko Glenn)

Kimiko Glenn – Net Worth and Salary

Glenn earns an enormous amount of money from her acting, singing career, and advertisements. But both her net worth and salary are under review.

However, online sources have claimed that her net worth is $1 Million.

Kimiko Glenn – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media, Kimiko Glenn is active on Instagram with around 1 million followers and on Twitter with more than 118.7k followers and counting.

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