Akemi Look

  • Actress

    May 16, 1986


    New York, United States


    38 Years Old



    Other Information

    Occupation Actress, Writer, Film producer, and Activist.
    Nationality American
    Citizenship United States
    Education Gallatin School of Individualized Study


    Akemi Look (born May 16, 1986) is an American actress, writer, film producer, and activist. She is of both Chinese and Japanese heritage. Her father is Chinese-American and her mother is Japanese-American.


    Look’s first television appearance as an actor was on the HBO television series “How To Make It In America“. She has since starred in numerous feature and short films, commercials, and music videos.

    Look starred in the cult sci-fi film series, “The Man From Earth: Holocene“, alongside Michael Dorn, Vanessa Williams, and William Katt.

    Look has acted in music videos for artists such as Animal Collective, Miike Snow, and Little Dragon.

    Early Life

    Akemi Look was born in New York City and raised in the Detroit suburb of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

    She competed both nationally and internationally in the sport of Rhythmic Gymnastics. At 13, she became Junior Olympic Champion and went on to compete for the U.S.A. National Team. At the age of 15, she moved to the Lake Placid Olympic Training Center to continue her training for the World Championships. In 2002, she represented the United States in the World Championships as a member of the USA Rhythmic Gymnastics Group team.

    After her gymnastics career, Look attended the University of Michigan before moving to NYC to accept a dance scholarship to The Alvin Ailey School where she studied classical ballet, contemporary, and modern dance.

    Akemi Look attended New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and trained as an actor at the Lee Strasberg Institute for Theatre and Film.


    Akemi Look is also a community organizer and activist. In March 2021, she co-organized the largest attended #StopAsianHate rally in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles.

    She has also been an outspoken advocate for survivors of sexual assault and survivors of child sexual abuse. She is a CSA survivor of Larry Nassar, the convicted former USA Gymnastics doctor.

    Look appeared in the #StopAsianHate PSA alongside Simu Liu, Lisa Ling, Olivia Munn, Ken Jeong, Winston Duke, and Vivian Bang. The PSA was directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker, Bao Nguyen.


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