Jun. 18th, 1965
Huntsville, Alabama, USA
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Kimberly Jan "Kim" Dickens (born June 18, 1965) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles in the HBO dramas Deadwood (2004–06) and Treme (2010~13). Dickens also had supporting roles in films Mercury Rising (1998), Hollow Man (2000), House of Sand and Fog (2003), The Blind Side (2009), and Gone Girl (2014).
Born in Huntsville, Alabama, graduated from that city's Lee High School, and attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she majored in communication (BA degree). Soon after graduation, she went to New York City to continue her studies at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and graduated at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She is also active in Open Stage Theatre. In the late 1990s she moved to Los Angeles.
Dickens made her stage debut in a student production of David Mamet's Sexual Perversity in Chicago at Vanderbilt University. She has appeared in several Independent movies including Palookaville, Voice from the Grave, Truth or Consequences, N.M., Heart Full of Rain, Zero Effect with 'Bill Pullman', 'Ben Stiller', and Ryan O'Neal, and Great Expectations. Dickens later has starred in several big movies, including Mercury Rising with 'Bruce Willis' and 'Alec Baldwin', and other commercial Hollywood productions such as Committed, Hollow Man, The Gift, House of Sand and Fog with Ben Kingsley, and Thank You for Smoking. In recent years, she appeared in The Blind Side and Gone Girl. She set to appear in upcoming Tim Burton's film Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
On television, Dickens starred in short-lived CBS drama Big Apple in 2001, and later on Showtime miniseries Out of Order opposite Felicity Huffman and 'Eric Stoltz'. From 2004 to 2006 she starred as Joanie Stubbs in HBO's Deadwood. From 2010 to 2013, Dickens was regular on HBO's Treme, as Janette Desautel. She also had a recurring roles on Friday Night Lights, Lost, and Sons of Anarchy. In 2015, she has a recurring role on House of Cards, and will be lead actress in the The Walking Dead companion series, Fear the Walking Dead.
- Made her stage debut in a student production of 'David Mamet' (qv)'s "Sexual Perversity in Chicago" at Vanderbilt University.
- Was a member of the varsity softball and varsity tennis teams.
- Was a member of the National Honor Society, Student-of-the-Month, as well as Senior Class Favorite.
- Graduated in 1983 from high school.
- Was a wonderful student in high school, receiving many honors as a senior.