SATU RUNA actress, writer, director
SATU RUNA Dual citizen of Canada + USA of Indo-Trinidadian and Finnish descent
I Have a Love Affair
with the Video Jockey.
And I blame Headbanger's Ball and Private Parts (1997) for all my problems, a memoir:
I began my entertainment career at the age of 17 when I signed up to write the student music column during my studies at UNCW, at $10 an article. I got a gig at Fuse after graduation, behind the scenes learning everything I could about music television before it notoriously crashed and burned. Never to be a VJ, I trained to become a full-time actor (with the occasional modeling gig, singing for metal bands, and hosting shows for Fangoria and Comcast public access). My New York life provided a rich variety of gigs that made me the entertainer and storyteller I am today. Today you can find me writing screenplays in artsy cafés or playing moody guitar riffs, and when the eyeliner runs out, taking improv classes at The Groundlings. -SMR
Official 2nd Rounder of Austin Film Fest 2017
Satu Runa's sitcom pilot teleplay Hessians of Burbank makes it to the 2nd round of the Austin Film Festival competition for 2017!
New York trained. Based in Los Angeles.
Just wrapped two seasons on TNT's Rizzoli & Isles in a recurring role as "Officer Shireen"!
As executive producer, Satu raised over 13K running the Kickstarter campaign for the 1/2 hour indie TV pilot, Queen Gorya, which she directed and starred in.
"Do you usually intimidate guys when you interview them?"
-- Woody Harrelson
Satu began her career as an entertainment journalist for Fangoria, Metromix, and Comcast in New York City.
New York Fashion Week Runway Model
The captivating look of her Finnish and Indo-Trinidadian lineage graced the cover of Revolver and Lollipop Magazine. and landed her on the runway at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week (Narham, Kidear Youmans).