Akemi is carving out a path for herself in indie/art-house Asian American Cinema, acting in films such as Seppuku, Woman In Fragments, Love, Work, And Other Demons, Carnal Orient, The Unbidden, and most recently Go Back To China.
Akemi Look stars in The Man From Earth: Holocene, sequel to the 2007 cult sci-fi film The Man from Earth. She made her television debut on HBO’s How To Make It In America.
Prior to studying method acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute in New York City, Akemi accepted a scholarship to The Alvin Ailey School of Dance, studying ballet and modern dance. She also competed as a member of the USA Rhythmic Gymnastics National Team at the 2002 Rhythmic Gymnastics Group World Championships.
Akemi fierce advocate of 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 sexual abuse as a Nassar survivor. She has spoken at art and activism events such as WE RISE, INTO ACTION, and THE COSMOS.
Akemi graduated from the Gallatin School at NYU with a concentration in Identity, Asian American studies, and Performance. She is also currently writing a coming-of-age feature based on her life growing up in Michigan, which, to quote Phoebe Waller-Bridge, is “really, really painful.”