Brittany Mariko Ishibashi (born November 2, 1980) is an American television and film actress best known for her roles as Anne Ogami on the USA Network miniseries Political Animals, and Maggie Zeddmore in the Supernatural web series Ghostfacers. Ishibashi portrayed Karai in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, the sequel to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and currently portrays Tina Minoru on Runaways, streaming on Hulu.
November 2, 1980|
Orange County, California, United States
Ishibashi was born and raised in Orange County, California, and comes from a family of entertainers. She is of Japanese descent. Her father, Gerald Ishibashi, is a concert promoter and musician. Her mother, Lisa Ishibashi, is a singer. Her grandmother, Mary Nomura, is a singer who became known as the songbird of Manzanar. Her two sisters, Brianna Ishibashi and Brooke Ishibashi, are actresses and writers. Growing up backstage with Rock and Roll Hall of Famers naturally fueled her interest in the arts, and Ishibashi discovered her passion for musical theatre at a very young age. A formally trained dancer, singer, and actress, Ishibashi is also a black belt in taekwondo.
Ishibashi's first big break came when JJ Abrams cast her in Felicity just out of high school. She continued her formal education at UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television while continuing to build her resume outside of classes. Ishibashi has been consistently working ever since, with recurring roles and guest appearances in over three dozen television shows, including The Office, Grey's Anatomy, and Supernatural. After an exciting debut at Comic-Con, Ishibashi reprised her role as Maggie Zeddmore in the Supernatural spin-off Ghostfacers, which has developed a global fan following. She has also worked on nearly two dozen films and multimedia projects, under the direction of such creatives as Joan Scheckel, Robert Redford, and Danny DeVito.
Ishibashi is probably best known for her role as Anne Ogami on USA Network's Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated series, Political Animals. Ishibashi will next be seen in the original Netflix series, Grace and Frankie, and starring in Wong Fu Productions first feature film, Everything Before Us, released June 3, 2015.
In early 2015, Ishibashi launched her production shingle, Mana Moments, with a focus on comedic, female driven content.
Ishibashi joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe with her portrayal of Tina Minoru in the Hulu series Runaways in 2017. Ishibashi served as the recast of the character in MCU film series Doctor Strange where she was portrayed by Linda Louise Duan in an uncredited appearance.
On May 29, 2011, Ishibashi married Jeff Horowitz at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel on the Big Island of Hawaii. SNL alum Nasim Pedrad was the officiant at their wedding. The couple lives in Los Angeles with their son, Kai, born June 3, 2014.
|1999||After One Cigarette||Michiko||Short Film|
|2004||Stand Up For Justice||Ruby||Short Film|
|2005||Enter The Dragonfly||Teacher||Short Film|
|2005||Another Part of Town||Brittany||Short Film|
|2006||The Heart Specialist||Translator|
|2007||Primal Doubt||Carla||TV Movie|
|2007||Lions For Lambs|
|2008||Stone and Ed||Suzy|
|2008||Eagle Eye||Rachel's Friend|
|2010||The Bannen Way|
|2010||Revenge Of The Bridesmaids||Bitsy||TV Movie|
|2011||Keeping Up With The Randalls||Macy||TV Movie|
|2012||Cupid, Inc.||Rita||TV Movie|
|2015||Everything Before Us||Sara|
|2016||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows||Karai|
|2000||Charmed||Receptionist||Episode: "Primrose Empath"|
|2001||That's Life||Student||Episode: "Sex In The Suburbs"|
|2002||The Division||Allison||Episode: "This Thing Called Love"|
|2002||Off Centre||Allison||Episode: "Cock Fight"|
|2002||Angel||Vivian||Episode: "The House Always Wins"|
|2003||Miss Match||Jilted Elf||Episode: "Santa Baby"|
|2005||24||Melanie||Episode: "Day 4: 7:00am - 8:00am"|
|2005||Grey's Anatomy||Talia||Episode: "Let It Be"|
|2006||In Justice||Sou-Min||2 Episodes|
|2006||E-Ring||Ashley Nakahino||5 Episodes|
|2006||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Pizza Gal||Episode: "Burn Out"|
|2006||The Office||Cindy||Episode: "A Benihana Christmas"|
|2007||Veronica Mars||Emi||Episode: "Show Me The Monkey"|
|2007||HBO Voyeur Series||The Temptress||TV Mini-Series|
|2007||Journeyman||Melissa Waters||Episode: "The Year Of The Rabbit"|
|2007||Nip/Tuck||Girl In Club||Episode: Carly Summers|
|2007||Notes from the Underbelly||Receptionist||Episode: "The Blackout"|
|2008||Supernatural||Maggie Zeddmore||Episode: "Ghostfacers"|
|2008||The Madness of Jane||Soraya Jindal||Main Cast|
|2008||No Heroics||Jill||Episode: "Supergroupie"|
|2009||Roommates||Heather||Episode: "The Game Night"|
|2009||My Boys||Emily||Episode: "Friends of Friends"|
|2010||Desperate Housewives||Mimi||Episode: "Excited and Scared"|
|2010||Oh Those Lips||Salome||Web Short|
|2011||House M.D.||Ms. Corwin||Episode: "Two Stories"|
|2011||Fairly Legal||Julie Chang||Episode: "My Best Friend's Pre-nup"|
|2011||Parenthood||Grace Woo||2 Episodes|
|2011||The Mentalist||Ariel Martin||Episode: "Rhapsody In Red"|
|2012||Blackout||Meghan||Episode: "Part 1"|
|2012||Political Animals||Anne Ogami||Main Cast, 6 Episodes|
|2013||Emily Owens M.D.||Dr. Kelly Hamata||5 Episodes|
|2013||Bones||Emma Pak||Episode: "The Cheat In The Retreat"|
|2014||Mind Games||Karen||Episode: "N.D.E."|
|2014||Castle||Saya Ozu||Episode: "The Way Of The Ninja"|
|2015||Grace and Frankie||Erica||Episode: "#1.9"|
|2016||Young and Hungry||Ella||Season 3 Episode 6 - "Young & Rachael Ray"|
|2017||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||Akemi (voice)
|Season 5 Episode 6 - "Yojimbo"|
Season 5 Episode 7 - "Osoroshi no Tabi"
|2017–present||Runaways||Tina Minoru||Main cast|
|2008||Imaginary Bitches||Brittany||Episode: "A Spiritual Bitch-Bath"|
|2010||Ghostfacers||Maggie Zeddmore||11 episodes|