Born in the seaside city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Satu started her professional entertainment career performing in skits and interviewing movie stars on the red carpet for a public access channel in Jersey City, NJ.
She holds a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (Communication Studies/minor in French) and is also a drama graduate of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, New York. She has acted in TV shows such as Dawson’s Creek, The Eric Andre Show, and Rizzoli & Isles, as well as commercials for Dr. Pepper and Maybelline. In addition to walking the runway for New York Fashion Week (Kidear Youmans, Narham), she has been a spokesmodel for Gatorade, and a cover model for Revolver Magazine and Lollipop.
With roots as a music journalist writing album reviews and interviewing bands for her university’s newspaper, Satu interned then got a job as a production assistant at Fuse Networks (Uranium) and Vh1. She went on to become an entertainment host for Comcast, Fangoria, Metromix, and New York Fashion Week. Her most unusual survival job during this time was managing Alex Grey‘s MicroCoSM gallery in Chelsea. Ms. Runa is also an accomplished singer/songwriter (she is the former guitarist and keyboardist for Modern Time Machines).
She now acts, writes, & directs for film & television. In 2014 she developed and ran a successful Kickstarter campaign for the original dark comedy TV pilot, Queen Gorya, which she served as executive producer and director.