Born in Toronto, Canada, Miranda Kwok is a Black Belt martial artist, motorcyclist, rugby team captain, actress and writer, who loves a challenge. She has jumped out of airplanes, been a counselor at a crisis center, and backpacked across China in search of her ancestors.
As a martial artist Miranda Kwok is a Black Belt in Wushu and weapons at the National Wushu Training Center in Los Angeles under Coach Eric Chen. She also studied Kung Fu at the Hong Luck Kung Fu Club in Toronto, Canada with Si Fu Paul Chan.
As an actress she is known for Ride or Die (2003), The Fear Chamber (2009), and Bare Knuckles (2013) and she can be seen in half a dozen television shows including Earth: Final Conflict, PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal, The Invisible Man, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 7th Heaven, and Charmed and she played Kristen Shoop in ER.
Miranda’s journey into the entertainment arts began at the age of ten when she attended Claude Watson, Canada’s premier school for the performing and visual arts. After completing an Honors Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Psychology at the University of Toronto, she moved to Los Angeles to launch a career in film and television.
Miranda earned a full tuition scholarship at The Los Angeles Film School. She was selected for Film Independent’s Project: Involve. She was chosen for the CBS Mentorship Program. And she was an honoree in the WGA Writer Access Project.
With her first screenplay, Miranda won the Grand Prize in the Slamdance Screenplay Competition. With her first spec script, Miranda landed a Staff Writer position on Spartacus: Blood & Sand and Story Editor on Sanctuary. She has also worked as a writer on the 5D Film Ultimate Energy and the 4D Film Streets of Fury in the Wanda Movie Park, and as a story consultant on other Theme Park Attractions, Live Action Theater, Dark Rides, Museums, and other Immersive Experiences.
Miranda is currently developing several television shows, including an international martial arts series, and an event series based on her award-winning screenplay. Miranda also sold an original TV series with Relativity Television and Ixtlan Productions to a premium cable network.
In May of 2016 Miranda Kwok joined the Writers Room for Season 4 of THE 100 on the CW Network.
Miranda is married to fellow martial artist and actor Brad Thornton.