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Actress REN HANAMI Emerges on Season 3 of Popular Controversial Netflix Series ’13 REASONS WHY’ Releasing on August 23, 2019

LOS ANGELES (August 15, 2019) – Actress Ren Hanami emerges in an all-new Season 3 episode of the intense Netflix fan-favorite series, 13 REASONS WHY, releasing for binge-watching on August 23rd.


The controversial series will stray from its previous seasons, taking on a murder-mystery storyline instead of the provocative suicide premise. The suspense kicks-off 8 months after the previous season, revealing rapist Bryce Walker (Justin Prentice) is dead and Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) is the prime suspect. Can Tony (Christian Navarro), Jessica (Alisha Boe), Alex (Miles Heizer), Justin (Brandon Flynn), and Zach (Ross Butler) find a way to maneuver through the investigation without revealing everyone’s deepest secrets?


Hanami portrays a Social Worker, but further details are being kept under wraps. The actress explains, “This was the most secretive show I’ve ever worked on, so I can’t reveal anything about the storyline yet. However, I can share that I took inspiration for my character from my cousin, Bobbie Minami, who is a compassionate, real-life Social Worker.”


Secrecy is a new trend for Hanami, who is currently shooting roles on two more television shows that she can’t reveal.


When not on-set, Hanami has been busy promoting her new cultural adventure children’s book, NINJA MOM and Tengonis in the Tiki, which released last fall and is available on, and at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM). The story is the first in a series that are inspired by the folklore and mythology from her own Japanese and Hawai’ian heritage. Fans have come out to support her at numerous book readings and signings, most recently at the Natsumatsuri Family Festival at JANM.


The book is part of the Ninja Mom world Hanami has created, which encompasses an upcoming feature film and the current film festival favorite, KIMI HANNA: Fashionista Ninja, a girl-power comedy short showcasing a modern adolescent ninja training in the ancient lessons with her grandma in order to save the world from Asian monsters.


Hanami has also been gaining attention as the writer/director/actor of the award-winning dramatic short film, Like Last Night. The heartfelt film follows two high school best friends, with very different points of view on life, who are forced to confront what to do after one of them is sexually assaulted at a party. Hanami is also currently in-development on the feature film, Native Land, Rising Sun, about a Japanese American girl and Native American girl who meet in the Poston Arizona Internment Camp during World War II.


Hanami is best known for her talents on-camera. Her latest credits include the Netflix horror-comedy Santa Clarita Diet, Showtime’s Shameless, CBS’s Man With A Plan and S.W.A.T., HBO’s Here And Now and Netflix’s GLOW. Comedy fans will recognize her for recurring as Ernie Hudson’s wife on TBS’s Angie Tribeca, and as ‘Lynn’ in the critically acclaimed HBO series Silicon Valley. Her television appearances also include Criminal Minds, Major Crimes, Pretty Little Liars, Grey’s Anatomy, Parenthood, Southland, and The Big Bang Theory among others. On the festival circuit, Hanami emerged at the Sundance Film Festival in Marianna Palka’s acclaimed bleak comedy Bitch, starring Jaime King and Jason Ritter.


A Huntington Beach, CA native, Hanami was predominantly influenced by her Hawaiian/Japanese Mother. Proud of her heritage, she currently sits as the National Chairman of the SAG-AFTRA Asian Pacific American Media Committee, which offers moral support and a forum where diverse voices can be heard.


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