Multi-hyphenate talent Tora Kim-Lake brings energy, passion and the epic experience of a worldly soul to the work. As an actor and member of the Television Academy, she shines in comedic and dramatic roles on television, film and theater with an expressive personality, intelligence and dancer-trained physicality. She appears in major shows on CBS, FOX, Nickelodeon, Netflix, SyFy, and Amazon, as well as in feature films with James Franco, Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe. Most recently she can be seen in her recurring role as Shover's Mom on Season 3 of BOSS BABY [Netflix/Dreamworks].
As a lifelong artist and award-winning writer, Tora naturally gravitated toward producing, directing and writing her own films which have won awards for Best Short Film, Best Comedy and Best Director on the festival circuit. Her original dramedy pilot script The World, Baby! was recently chosen for a Black List-sponsored live reading in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, she continues to show her work as a performance artist in numerous museums and galleries around the world. Her award-winning prose has been published in literary journals.
Before coming to film and television, Tora showed promise early on as a ground-breaking singer/musician/composer in rock and experimental music. She has toured internationally, feeding an inspired need to not only see and experience various cultures and places, but to make meaningful connections between people in all countries throughout the course of shared histories.
"Her energy jumps off the screen.”
- Dustin Lance Black, Oscar®-Winning Writer/Director MILK, WHEN WE RISE, BIG LOVE
"Tora is awesome! I hope to work with her again soon."
- Christina Strain Writer - THE MAGICIANS, MARVEL COMICS
"Tora is wonderfully gifted. I've cast her in numerous starring roles... and she never fails to over-deliver. She captures the imagination... I find her work deeply affecting.”
- L.M. Wetzork Dramatist Guild Writer/Producer - BLUEPRINT FOR PARADISE, RUBBLE
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The Magicians [SyFy/Netflix]
Constellation 13 Wolves [award-winning short]
The World, Baby! trailer
BEHIND THE SCENES
AKA Tora Brava. From the packed clubs of the New York City underground music scene with her band Xtatika, to performing on stages all over the world, Tora is an accomplished singer, songwriter and musician who has worked with artists including Sean Lennon, John Zorn and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. She has produced and performed on seven albums of original works influenced by rock, pop, dance, experimental and ritual Korean music for a genre-busting sound. After 9 years of school choir, Tora trained in p'ansori, a traditional style of Korean opera, and brought her voice to Xtatika's first album TONGUE BATH [Tzadik]. The album caught the world's attention with its unconventional sound, driven by ritual Korean percussion and boldly unique vocals. Every album since then also boasts its own trademark sound, ranging from electro-pop, classic indie, to bootie-shaking industrial dance rock. Check out Soundcloud for a sample of tunes.