Fierce may seem a bit bold. But I assure you, I am by no means arrogant. I grew up a tomboy and was made fun of a lot for being not only a jock but also a nerd (the braces, glasses, lack of fashion sense, and bangs sure didn't help). Although I am very much a giving, nurturing person, I am also strong, on guard, and ready to protect myself at all times. I've been compared to Angelina Jolie, Michelle Rodriguez, and Natalie Portman because of these traits: a strong, fierce, independent woman who hasn't lost touch with her femininity and sensuality. That's me.
When I said I have a range of life experiences, I meant it. I’ve worked in politics, I coached Special Olympics, I’m a former LA County Ocean Lifeguard, I worked as a Jr. Designer for an engineering firm, I’ve worked as a general laborer on construction sites, I’ve ran a non-profit community center, I’ve coordinated youth leadership programs, I hold a degree in Asian American Studies, I played college level basketball and water polo, and I’m a single mother. There's more, but I'll stop so as to not bore you, if I haven't already.
To view my work, you can check out my REEL or my YOUTUBE channel. To view my resume, check out my RESUME section or IMDb page. And to stay up to date with me on what I have going on, check out my BLOG or follow me on FACEBOOK and TWITTER. Thanks for visiting!
Drama Reel, 2013.
Comedy Reel, 2013.
Commercial Reel, 2013.
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The New Order: A hilarious superhero web series that I'm writing, producing, and acting in. I play the awesomely badass female superhero Dark Skye. Starring members of Sha'Dynasty Improv. Currently in production.
This Last Lonely Place: An indie thriller I'm co-producing and acting in. It stars Rhys Coiro, Carly Pope, and Xander Berkeley, and is directed by Steve Anderson. I play Leilani. Currently in post-production.
That's What She Said: A Los Angeles centric Asian American lesbian web series by Pearl Girls Productions. I play famous rapper-producer Kim Qi in Season 2. Currently in production.
'Monster of the Sky' Q & A with Actor Sumiko Braun (Shooting People)
Sumiko Braun Featured in 'Tales of a Fourth Grade Lesbo' (Rafu Shimpo)
Milestone Theatre Presents “Distracted” at the Pasadena Playhouse (Crescenta Valley News)
Refined words near the crude oil towers (Los Angeles Times)
That's What They Said
"Sumiko Braun nearly stole the show in her turn as the socially awkward neighbor Vera with a frenetic sense of humor, yet illuminated with a somewhat disturbing and dark core."
--Crescenta Valley News, on Sumiko's performance in Distracted