Akemi Look 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 also appears 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. 

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 champions increased visibility and representation for Asian American voices. She is an outspoken advocate for survivors and has appeared on ABC's 20/20 sharing her story and speaking out against abuse as a survivor of the biggest child sexual abuse case in sports history.