Kimiko Elizabeth Glenn is an American actress, singer, and Broadway performer known for portraying Brook Soso in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, for which she received three Screen Actors Guild Awards.
She also originated the role of Dawn Pinkett in the Broadway musical Waitress and has provided the voices of Ezor in Voltron: Legendary Defender, Lena Sabrewing in DuckTales, and Peni Parker in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
Glenn was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona with her sister Amanda. Her mother, Sumiko, is Japanese and her father, Mark, is of Scottish, Irish, and German descent. Glenn began acting at the Valley Youth Theatre in Phoenix and several other local theaters when she was in fifth grade.
She was educated at Desert Vista High School and the Interlochen Arts Academy boarding school in Interlochen, Michigan. She attended the Boston Conservatory for a year as a musical theatre major but dropped out when she was cast in the touring company of Spring Awakening.