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Kana Hatakeyama is an actress-writer-filmmaker living and working in NYC.  

Kana is based in New York, but likes to & will travel for work & play. Her award-winning short film "okaasan (mom)", for which she wrote, directed, produced, and acted, has been on the festival circuit since last summer, having premiered at Brooklyn Film Festival, followed by screenings at Nantucket Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival (Audience Award), Nitehawk Shorts Festival (Audience Award, First Time Filmmaker Award), and more. She can currently be seen in season 6 of Orange is the New Black as inmate Charlene Teng.