Japanese American Women Speak

Akemi Look

Akemi Look: @akemilook stars in The Man From Earth: Holocene, the highly anticipated sequel to the 2007 cult sci-fi film The Man from Earth. Her co-stars include Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty), Michael Dorn (Star Trek), Sterling Knight (So Random!), Brittany Curran (The Magicians) and David Lee Smith (CSI: MIAMI). Akemi made her television debut on HBO’s How To Make It In America alongside Bryan Greenberg and Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi. 
She studied method acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute in New York City, received a dance scholarship to The Alvin Ailey Fellowship Program, and competed as a member of the USA Rhythmic Gymnastics national team at the 2002 Rhythmic Gymnastics Group World Championships. 
Akemi fierce advocate for increased visibility and representation for women of color and Asian American stories. She is an activist for survivors of sexual assault and trauma, and has appeared on ABC's 20/20 sharing her story and speaking out against abuse as a Nassar survivor. She has spoken at arts and activism events such as WE RISE, INTO ACTION, and THE COSMOS, and is an ambassador of #SurvivorLoveLetter.