Who is Kim Hawthorne and what is her nationality?
Kim Hawthorne was born in Jersey City, New Jersey USA, on 19 April 1968 – her zodiac sign is Aries and she holds American nationality. She is an actress who is perhaps best known for her portrayal of the lead character Kerissa Greenleaf in the drama series “Greenleaf”, which aired from 2016 to 2020 and also starred Merle Dandridge and Desiree Ross. The story follows the Greenleaf family, their darkest secrets and lies – the series won five awards and was nominated for nine others.
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Early life and education
Kim was raised an only child in Jersey City by her father who was a theatre actor, and her mother who was a housewife – Kim and her mother often went to watch Kim’s father perform.
At the age of 12, Kim began studying opera and practicing her acting, and she was eventually awarded a musical scholarship from Birmingham-Southern College in Alabama. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in musical theatre in 1990, and then launched her career as a stage actress when she portrayed Minnie Dove Charles in the play “Flyin’ West”, performed at the Alliance Theatre located in Atlanta in Georgia. Kim then moved to New York City, where she appeared in her first Broadway play “The Life”, portraying the lead character Queen.
Roles in TV series
Kim has subsequently appeared in over 80 movies and TV series, and we are about to mention some of her most notable performances in this article.
Kim made her debut TV series appearance in 1991, when she was invited to guest star as The Young Woman in the episode “Hello and Goodbye” of the drama series “I’ll Fly Away”, and from there, she appeared in single episodes of several series, such as the police procedural drama “In the Heat of the Night”, “Soul Man” and “Cosby”.
Kim gained recognition in 1996, when she was invited to play the supporting character Belinda Keefer in the soap opera “All My Children”, which aired from 1970 to 2011 and is about Erica Kane and her several husbands – the series was a huge success as it won 191 awards, including one Primetime Emmy while it was nominated for 573 others. The following years saw Kim guest star in single episodes of many series, such as the Canadian science fiction “First Wave” in 1999, the Canadian-American military science fiction adventure “Stargate SG-1” in 2000, and the science fiction drama “Mysterious Ways” in 2001.
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She made her debut voicing performance when she voiced Karen O’Malley in the short-run animated series “Spider-Man Unlimited”, and then guest starred in three episodes of the science fiction drama “Dark Angel” in late 2001.
In 2002, Kim voiced Bernice Shaw in the animated children’s series “Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action!”, while her next notable performance was in 2003, when she played the supporting character Theo in the action science fiction series “Jeremiah” which starred Luke Perry, Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Peter Stebbings, and is about a deadly virus which killed most of the people in the post-apocalyptic future.
From 2000 to 2005, Kim portrayed Detective Rose Williams, one of the lead characters in the critically acclaimed Canadian drama “Da Vinci’s Inquest”, and for her performance was nominated for a Leo Award for Best Lead Performance by a Female in 2004. She also portrayed supporting
characters in both the sitcom “Lucky Louie” in 2006, and the teen drama “Whistler” in 2007, and in 2011 Kim was cast to portray the supporting character Judge Welchert in the award-winning soap opera “The Young and the Restless”.
The following years saw her appear in single episodes of numerous series, such as the medical drama “Private Practice” in 2011, the crime drama “Rizzoli & Isles” in 2012 and the crime drama “Southland” in 2013.
Two more notable performances were in 2014 when she portrayed Gloria Barzmann in 10 episodes of the comedy drama “Rake”, and in 2015 as Hope in the teen family drama “Switched at Birth”. Three of her latest roles in TV series have been in the episode “The Day Before He Died” of the legal thriller “How to Get Away with Murder” in 2018, the episode “Bad Apple” of the action crime drama “NCIS: New Orleans” in 2019, and the episode “Hurt” of the medical drama “Good Doctor”.
Roles in movies
Kim made her debut film appearance in 1994, when invited to portray Harriet in the drama movie “Drop Squad”, which starred Eriq La Salle, Vondie Curtis-Hall and Ving Rhames, and is about a militant group that kidnaps several African-Americans who allegedly sold out their own race.
In 1999 she appeared in the drama “Behind the Mask”, starring Donald Sutherland and Matthew Fox, and which was nominated for two awards, and the following year saw Kim portray Officer Lynda Byron in the drama thriller mystery “A Vision of Murder: The Story of Donielle”, which received mixed reviews. Later that year Kim played Ms. Tennyson in the crime thriller “Deadlocked” starring the popular actor David Caruso, but which failed to attract much attention. In 2001, Kim portrayed Panel Operator in the crime movie “3000 Miles to Graceland”, which starred Kevin Costner, Kurt Russell and Courteney Cox, and in the same year she appeared in both the comedy “See Spot Run” and the drama “Voyage of the Unicorn”.
She had an opportunity to meet Morgan Freeman when cast to appear in the neo-noir psychological thriller “Along Came a Spider” in which he starred, and Kim was then seen portraying Laura Rodericks in the romantic drama “The Wedding Dress”, which starred Neil Patrick Harris.
In 2003 she starred alongside Patrick Dempsey and Kimberly Williams in the drama “Lucky 7”, before being invited to portray Karen Chandler in the drama “Lightning: Bolts of Destruction” in the same year. Kim was praised for her portrayal of Jajjun in the science fiction action movie “The Chronicles of Riddick” which starred the famous actor Vin Diesel, and a few of her following roles were in the mystery movie “Murder at the Presidio” in 2005, the horror “Voodoo Moon” in 2006 and the drama “Broken Kingdom” in 2012.
Three of her latest roles in movies have been in the 2012 romantic comedy “Playing for Keeps” in which she portrayed ESPN Receptionist, as Tonya the 2014 comedy drama “Looking for Mr. Right”, and the biographical drama “I Am Somebody’s Child: The Regina Louise Story” in 2019, in which she played Gwen Ford.
Husband and daughter
Kim was married to a man known only as Curt, and they were together for over a decade before splitting ways due to unknown reasons – there are rumors circulating the internet claiming that Kim is still with her husband, as she has been keeping the dates of both their wedding and divorce a secret. Not long after she married Curt, she gave birth to their first son Julian, while their second son Tobias followed two years later.
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There are also rumors circulating the internet that Kim has a daughter, but only because of the girl that played her daughter in the series “Greenleaf” – it is widely known that Kim only has two sons. She hasn’t talked about any men she might have dated before or after Curt, and as of October 2020, she is single, was once married and has two children.
Hobbies and other interests
Kim’s main hobby is designing jewelry, and she has worn some of the pieces she has created on various occasions.
She is physically active even today, as she has at least one training session at the gym each week, and is also following a strict diet meaning she avoids eating fast food and sugar.
Kim is a philanthropist who has attended numerous charity events and has donated money to many charity organizations.
She is keen on travelling and has been to each continent except Antarctica at least once, while her two dream travel destinations are New York City and Venice in Italy.
Kim’s favorite actors and actresses are Will Smith, Tom Hanks and Angelina Jolie, and a few of her favorite movies are “Seven Pounds”, “Independence Day” and “You’ve Got Mail”.
Kim’s age is 52. She has short brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 130lbs (59kgs).
As of October 2020, her net worth has been estimated at over $16 million.