Akemi Look
Akemi Look

Akemi Look was born in New York City and raised outside of Detroit, Michigan. In her early years, she competed both nationally and internationally in Rhythmic Gymnastics. At 13, she became Junior Olympic Champion and went on to compete for the U.S.A. National Team. In 2002, she represented the United States in the World Championships as a member of the U.S. Group team. After her gymnastics career, Look moved to NYC to accept a dance scholarship to The Alvin Ailey School for ballet and modern dance. While in NYC, she studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute and received her B.A. from NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Akemi Look most recently landed an exciting supporting role in Disney's A Wrinkle In Time, (directed by Ava Duvernay) alongside Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-raw and Zach Galifianakis. Akemi made her television debut on HBO’s How To Make It In America alongside Bryan Greenberg and Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi.  Akemi champions increased visibility and representation for Asian American voices. She tells the stories she wants to tell with bold and unapologetic brush strokes.