Karen Fukuhara

Karen Fukuhara

Karen Fukuhara

Karen Fukuhara of the Cleveland.com blog has written a number of interesting and thought-provoking pieces parsing the evolving boundaries of online speech and how it can be used on multiple levels such as audience responses, impact of the Internet on the nature of news, and the practice of online anonymity on sensitive topics such as rape and racism on college campuses. In this interview, Fukuhara discusses the important art of persuasive writing and the six principles of rhetoric.


is an American actress, best known for her roles as Tatsu Yamashiro / Katana in the 2016 superhero film Suicide Squad and as Kimiko Miyashiro in the Amazon Prime original series The Boys (2019–present). Fukuhara is also known for voicing the character Glimmer from the Netflix series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power and Kipo from Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts.

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Making her big screen debut with a major bang, Karen Fukuhara took audiences by storm with her debut role as Katana in "Suicide Squad" (2016). Born in Los Angeles in 1992 to Japanese immigrants, Fukuhara spent her youth becoming an accomplished martial artist. She also discovered a love of performing, and by the time she enrolled at UCLA, Fukuhara was interested in singing, joining the school's a cappella group, the Medleys. Fukuhara also found time during her college career to begin appearing on the Disney Channel in Japan, hosting a variety of shows aimed at younger viewers. When it came to landing her first onscreen role in her native United States, Fukuhara dove into the role of Katana with intensity. The action heavy movie called for numerous major stunts, but aside from a single dive roll, Fukuhara performed all of them herself. Fukuhara expressed happiness about honoring her heritage with the role, saying in a 2016 interview with Playboy, "As a first-generation Japanese American, I've always wanted to play a samurai warrior like my Suicide Squad character, Katana. Samurai are almost always male, so growing up in America I had a hard time figuring out role models." (Source: www.rottentomatoes.com)

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