Sunita Mani is an Indian-American actress, dancer, and comedian who has appeared in various movies and TV shows, such as Mr. Robot, GLOW, Take Cover, and Evil Eye. She is also known for her viral dance performance in the music video “Turn Down for What” by DJ Snake and Lil Jon. In this article, we will explore her personal and professional life, as well as her upcoming projects in 2023.
Early Life and Education
Sunita Mani was born on December 13, 1986, in Dickson, Tennessee, to Usha and Venk Mani, who are from Tamil Nadu, India. She graduated from Dickson County High School in 2004 and then studied writing at Emerson College, where she gained experience in stand-up comedy. She later joined the Upright Citizens Brigade for three years, where she learned more about improv.
Sunita Mani began her acting career by appearing in the MTV web TV pilot Writer’s Block, and in a few commercials for Burger King and Levi’s. Her debut motion picture role was in the 2012 film The Unspeakable Act., an American coming-of-age drama written and directed by Dan Sallitt. She acquired public recognition for her dance performance in the music video “Turn Down for What”, released in December 2013.
She also appeared in the drama–thriller television series Mr. Robot as Trenton, an Iranian-American Muslim hacker who is part of a group that aims to take down a corrupt corporation. She played this role from 2015 to 2017 in 16 episodes. In 2016, she appeared in Don’t Think Twice, a comedy-drama film about a group of improv comedians, as well as episodes of Broad City and The Good Place.
She was cast in the Netflix series GLOW in 2017, which is based on the 1980s women’s professional wrestling circuit of the same name. She played Arthie Premkumar, a medical student who adopts the persona of Beirut the Mad Bomber in the ring. She appeared in 29 episodes of this series until 2019.
She also starred in two films that were released in 2020: Save Yourselves! and Evil Eye. Save Yourselves! is a sci-fi comedy film about a couple who try to disconnect from technology and end up missing an alien invasion. Evil Eye is a horror film based on an Audible original audio play by Madhuri Shekar, about a woman who suspects that her daughter’s new boyfriend is the reincarnation of her abusive ex-husband.
Personal Life and Marriage
Sunita Mani married musician Kenny Warren on May 25, 2018. They met through mutual friends and bonded over their love of music and comedy. They cohabitate. in Brooklyn, New York.
Upcoming Projects in 2023
Sunita Mani has several projects lined up for 2023. She will appear in Everything Everywhere All at Once, a sci-fi film directed by The Daniels (who also directed “Turn Down for What”), as TV Musical – Queen. She will also play the role of Past (the Ghost of Christmas Past) in Spirited, a musical reimagining of A Christmas Carol starring Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds. Additionally, she will star in Death of a Unicorn, a comedy film about a woman who tries to save her failing marriage by hiring a unicorn hunter, and You Hurt My Feelings, a drama film about a nanny who falls in love with her employer’s ex-wife.
Sunita Mani is a talented and versatile actress who has shown her skills in various genres and mediums. She is also a passionate dancer and comedian who brings joy and energy to her performances. She is one of the rising stars of Hollywood and we look forward to seeing more of her work in the future.