Read about or listen to Naomi talk about her favorite things: Minnesota, Korean Americans, Film & TV, Advocacy, and Tatertot Hotdish.
Written by Jean Ho
"Nice" follows a Korean-American woman in Minnesota. Naomi Ko, who wrote and stars in the pilot, said she wants to highlight Asian-American stories from the Midwest.
Written By Walt Hickey, Ella Koeze, Rachael Dottle, and Gus Wezerek
FiveThirtyEight recently asked 12 women to come up with new gender imbalance tests, including actress and Emmy-winning writer Lena Waithe, filmmaker Kimberly Peirce, cinematographer Jen White, and actress Naomi Ko. The new tests demand more gender equality from film and television, both in front the camera and behind the scenes.
Interview With John Horn
Written By Monica Bushman with Marialexa Kavanaugh
The team at FiveThirtyEight, including visual journalist Ella Koeze and culture writer Walt Hickey, asked several women working in the entertainment industry to come up with their own ways of measuring Hollywood's representation imbalance. They then used the new tests to assess the 50 top-grossing films at the domestic box office in 2016.
Koeze, Hickey and writer/actor Naomi Ko (who contributed "The Ko Test") spoke with The Frame host John Horn about their ideas for a new Bechdel Test.
With Ian de Borja
Naomi and Ian sit down to talk about about why Minnesotans are so nice, racism in musical theatre, the importance of Sandra Oh's portrayal of Dr. Christina Yang on Grey’s Anatomy, her homoerotic Harry Potter Fan Fic that she performed on Netflix’s MORTIFIED, her classes and strategy for fighting microaggressions and much more.