Who is Sunita Mani?

American actress of Indian descent Sunita Mani was born in Dickson, Tennessee USA, on 13 December 1986, making Sagittarius her zodiac sign. She has 70 acting credits and is perhaps known best for starring as Arthie Premkumar in all 30 episodes of the popular sports comedy series “GLOW”, which also starred Marc Maron and Alison Brie, and was created by Carly Mensch and Liz Flahive. Set in ‘80s Los Angeles, the series follows the lives of several women who are performing for a wrestling organization, it aired from 2017 through 2019 and won 13 of its 121 award nominations.

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Education and early life

Sunita was raised in Dickson by her Indian parents Venk Mani and Usha who are originally from Tamil Nadu, India; it remains unknown whether or not Sunita has siblings, and her parents’ professions remain undisclosed, but it’s believed that they’re today running a grocery store together.

Sunita studied at Dickson County High School and became passionate about acting during her time there, appearing in a number of school plays. She matriculated in 2004 and then enrolled at Emerson College, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2008; she also spent three years learning about improv comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade.

Roles in movies

Sunita’s debut film role was in the 2010 music video “The Hundred in the Hands: Commotion”, and the year 2012 saw her play Jessica in the drama “The Unspeakable Act”, which starred Sky Hirschkron and Tallie Medel, and was written and directed by Dan Sallitt. It follows 17 years old Jackie who’s in love with her brother, and is now in distress because he’s found a girlfriend; the film won one of its two award nominations.

Some of Sunita’s following roles were in the 2013 short romantic comedy “Sardines Out of A Can”, the music video “DJ Snake and Lil Jon: Turn Down for What”, and the comedy “Joy Kevin” both in 2014. In 2015, she appeared in the comedy “Stinking Heaven”, which starred Henri Douvry and Deragh Campbell, and was directed by Nathan Silver. It follows ‘a commune for sober living’ in New Jersey in the 1990s, and the film was nominated for three awards.

Sunita’s also known for playing Amy in the 2016 comedy “Don’t Think Twice”, which starred Gillian Jacobs and Keegan-Michael Key, and was written and directed by Mike Birbiglia. It follows a member of a New York City improv troupe who’s made a breakthrough, and the film was nominated for seven awards. Some of Sunita’s following roles were in the 2016 short comedy “Why Wasn’t It Perfect?”, the 2018 drama “Madeline’s Madeline”, and the 2019 crime comedy “The Death of Dick Long”.

One of her most recent roles has been playing Dr. Allen in the 2023 comedy “You Hurt My Feelings”, which starred Tobias Menzies and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and was written and directed by Nicole Holofcener. It follows a married novelist who’s just overheard her husband giving an honest opinion about her new book, and the film was nominated for two awards.

Roles in TV series

Sunita’s debut TV series role was playing Cocoon Central Dance Crew Member in the 2012 episode “Ruin This Show” of the comedy “The Chris Gethard Show: Public Access”, and she could then have been seen appearing in an episode of the musical “MTV Iggy Artist to Watch”, the comedy “Clench and Release”, and the crime action “Person of Interest”.

From 2015 through 2017, she played Trenton in 16 episodes of the hit crime thriller “Mr. Robot”, which starred Christian Slater and Rami Malek, and was created by Sam Esmail. It follows a group of hackers as they’re trying to take down a corrupt corporation, the series aired from 2015 through 2019, and won 21 of the 107 awards for which it was nominated.

Sunita was then invited to make a guest appearance in an episode of the comedy “The New Yorker: Shorts & Murmurs”, another comedy “The Chris Gethard Show”, and the action comedy “Janice Gunter, Ghost Hunter”.

From 2017 through 2021, she voiced the lead character Fatima Khorasani in 27 episodes of the animated comedy “No Activity”, which also starred Patrick Brammall, who created the series. It follows the lives of two Mexican tunnel diggers, two dispatch workers, two criminals and two police officers.

Some of Sunita’s most recent TV series roles have been in six episodes of the 2021 animated crime comedy “Ultra City Smiths” (voice role), four episodes of the 2022 horror mystery “Servant”, and the 2023 episode “ISO” of the comedy “Bupkis”.

Other credits

Sunita wrote the 2017 short adventure comedy “Snowy Bing Bongs Across the North Star Combat Zone”.

Some of her recent talk-show appearances have been in “Made in Hollywood”, “Today” and “The Kelly Clarkson Show”.

Awards and nominations

Sunita’s been nominated for three awards: two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in 2018 and 2019, and a 2018 Gold Derby Award for Ensemble of the Year, all for her and her colleagues’ performance in “GLOW”.

Love life and husband

Sunita can rarely be heard speaking about her love life in public, but she still occasionally uploads pictures featuring herself and her husband together onto her Instagram account.

She and American musician of Indian descent Kenny Warren exchanged vows in a traditional Indian wedding ceremony on 26 May 2018; it was attended by many of their friends and family members, but no media representatives were allowed to attend. Not many details have been shared about Kenny, and he’s not to be mistaken for American ventriloquist and comedian with the same name.

There are no other men whom Sunita’s perhaps dated, that we know about; she’s married to Kenny Warren as of July 2023, and doesn’t have children.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Sunita’s followed by more than 50,000 people on Instagram, and has posted over 1,000 pictures and videos; many of her pictures feature her wearing traditional Indian clothes.

She’s passionate about travelling, and goes to India at least once a year, wanting to remain close to her roots; Sunita’s been to a number of European and Asian countries – her favorite city to travel to is Mumbai (India).

She’s into fashion, and keeps up with the latest fashion trends by reading various fashion magazines on a daily basis.

Sunita’s following a strict diet, and can rarely be seen eating fast food and sweets.

One of her favorite actresses is Jennifer Aniston, and some of her favorite movies include “The Break-Up”, “Horrible Bosses” and “Cake”.

Height, eyes and wealth

Sunita’s age is 36. She has black hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall and weighs around 120lbs (55kgs).

Sunita’s net worth’s been estimated at over $1 million, as of July 2023.

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