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Kim most recently did the motion capture for the popular videogame Murdered: Soul Suspect, playing Julia O'Connor. She also had a recurring role on NCIS:LA, as well as the pivotal role of Erin in the third episode of the ABC series "Revenge."

Other credits include a guest star on Undercovers for NBC, a supporting role in the feature Atlas Shrugged, Sara on All My Children, Denise, the "sexy assistant" to the villain of the season on Chuck, the 100th episode of Criminal Minds on CBS, young mom Kelly in an episode of Grey's Anatomy on ABC, True Blood for HBO, Cass on the A&E original show The Beast, Marcy Patterson on Mad Men, and more. Clips from True Blood, The Beast, Mad Men, Grey's Anatomy, and other television and film appearances are available on her demo reel.

On stage, Kim most recently played the roles of Diane and Susan in the world premiere of the comedy The Ohio 4th at the Hudson Mainstage in Hollywood. Some of Kim's other LA stage credits include Jean Maitland in Stage Door at the Open Fist Theater Company, Ellen in the West Coast premiere of Scarcity by Lucy Thurber at Need Theater; Beatrice in Shakespeare Santa Monica's production of Much Ado About Nothing; Adriana in Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors at the Open Fist; Alexandrina in The Uneasy Chair at The Ensemble Theater Company in Santa Barbara; and Cecily in Tom Stoppard's Travesties at the Open Fist. Press photos and reviews for all shows can be found here, as well as red carpet pictures.

Kim represented by Orion Barnes at Rogers Orion Talent Agency theatrically, and by The House of Reps commercially. She is a member of SAG, AFTRA, and Actors' Equity.  

 


Some background:

Although an American/Belgian mix from Washington DC, Kim moved to Los Angeles from London, where she completed her Masters in Classical Acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama. Her thesis, in which she addressed Bardolatry ('Shakespeare-worship') and its effects, researched how an actor might approach a very famous Shakespearean speech in order to help the audience reconnect with it, using in particular Hamlet's "To be or not to be" speech as a case study.

She graduated Cum Laude from Yale with a BA in Theatre Studies, where she also studied Computer Science and Mathematics and discovered a particular love for both Performance Art and Shakespeare. Her senior project was a one-woman show that she wrote and performed, entitled Lady Vacating Basement. In 2014, Kim received her Masters in Computer Science from UCLA.