Satu is a graduate of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, New York. She is a screenwriter and director (Queen Gorya), and a singer-songwriter (solo & former guitar/keys/vox for Modern Time Machines). She has appeared on Dawson’s Creek, Rizzoli & Isles, The Eric Andre Show, and several NYC, LA, and SF stage productions including Jesus Christ Superstar, Cabaret, The Women, Trojan Women, Two Gentlemen of Verona, and Winter’s Tale.


It can all be

blamed on

Headbanger’s Ball

and Private Parts (1997)

I began my entertainment career at the age of 17 when I signed up to write the student music column for $10 an article at UNCW.

After college, I got a gig at Fuse TV (behind the scenes) learning everything I could about music television before it notoriously crashed and burned.

From the ashes of a VJ dream, I studied at Stella Adler NYC (in between band practice and hosting regional news shows). Today you can find me writing in artsy cafés, playing moody guitar riffs, and when the eyeliner runs out, taking improv at The Groundlings.

- Satu Runa


"An actress with a godly quality"


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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!