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Acting / Music Resume

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Hello! I'm Esma Kirim

I am the founder of, a talented actor, screenwriter, singer/songwriter, successful entrepreneur, and host of the Bravely Original® podcast.

My path has been anything but linear...
and that's why I enjoy it!

Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Istanbul, Turkey, I was exposed to an eclectic mix of cultures and languages from the beginning—which had a hand in shaping my ear for accents and knack for impressions. Music and performance have always been a driving force for me, from my spirited renditions of songs from The Phantom of the Opera at age 4, to my global performances with Duke University’s acclaimed a cappella group, Out of the Blue, which included soloist opportunities ranging from a famed late-night show in Turkey to performing the national anthem at NCAA basketball games. 

I began my career in retail and luxury fashion, running a successful multi-brand company for five years, but I couldn’t ignore the pull of music and acting. I moved to New York, committing to my true passions, and I’m beyond grateful to be making a living doing what makes me come alive. 

where to find me

Acting / Musical Resume

As an actor and singer/songwriter, I bring all of my verve and personality to every performance.

I have acted in short films as well as TV and web series. I also was a key part of Duke University’s acclaimed acappella group Out of the Blue (OOTB), which has been consistently recognized as one of the best collegiate acappella groups in the United States. I spent years touring and performing with OOTB, frequently featured as a soloist. Click below to listen to a number of my performances.

check out my solos from my acapella days

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