Actress, Satu Runa. photo: Daniel Rojas

Actress, Satu Runa. photo: Daniel Rojas

Hailing from the grey, oceanic realm of Nova Scotia, Satu's Indo-Trinidadian mother and Finnish father gave her a multicultural childhood filled with piano, ballet, and most notably, theatre. This led to a certificate in drama from the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York, training with notable teachers such as Academy Award winner, Mark Rylance, Anthony Zerbe (American Hustle, The Matrix Reloaded), and Andrew Wade (Royal Shakespeare Company).

Performing in various theater productions in New York and San Francisco (Cabaret, Winter's Tale, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Jesus Christ Superstar, Trojan Women), Satu has also appeared on TV shows such as Dawson's Creek, The Eric Andre Show, including a recurring role as "Officer Shireen" on Rizzoli & Isles. She has performed several supporting and lead roles in independent films (The Coalition, Magnolia Pictures).

Satu Runa began her career as a music journalist, while earning a B.A. in Communication Studies with a focus in Broadcast Journalism (University of North Carolina at Wilmington), writing music reviews for the student newspaper, The Seahawk. She interned at Fuse TV (at the popular heavy metal series Uranium)then became on-camera talent handling red carpets and press junkets for the public access news program, E-Asylum, (Comcast Networks) in Jersey City, NJ. In the fashion world, Satu has walked the runway for New York Fashion Week (Kidear Youmans, Narham) and has been a cover model for Revolver and Lollipop Magazine.

In 2014, she produced a successful Kickstarter campaign for the comedy TV pilot, Queen Gorya, in which she served as executive producer, director, and star. She currently has several film and TV projects in development.

Ms. Runa also enjoys singing and plays a mean guitar (formerly with Modern Time Machines - hear Satu’s vocals on the MTM track “Dumb Droll Lives” here) and has played piano since she was five years old.