Since we entered the golden age of television, television shows are no longer just shelters for less talented actors and actresses who earn a living while playing less popular roles in shows with a limited following. The small screen is now one of the biggest attractions for top Hollywood talent, and in recent years a number of star actresses have appeared there, such as Kim Dickens, who is known for her work in Deadwood and House of Cards.
In addition to a long career in television, Kim Dickens has also had a distinguished career in films such as Gone Girl, Hollow Man, The Blind Side, and several other notable works. She has been in the business for over a quarter of a century, and in this article, you will learn everything you need to know about the actress, including her career. Read on to learn more.
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Kim Dickens’ Biography
She was born on 18 June 1965 as Kimberly Jan Dickens in Huntsville, Alabama, as the daughter of her parents Justin and Pam Howell Dickens. Her father was a Country Western singer. She grew up in Alabama and attended Lee High School before going to Vanderbilt University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Communications. After graduating from college, she moved to New York City where she enrolled at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute to study acting.
In addition to Lee Strasberg, she attended and graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. During her training as an actress she worked as a waitress after her studies.
Before she made her debut on the big screen Kim Dickens appeared on stage in several plays, among others in the production of Sexual Perversity in Chicago at the college. Since then she has appeared in several other plays and has expanded her resume to include films and television shows.
Movies and TV Shows
For Kim Dickens, years of training as an actress have led to a career that has lasted over 25 years and has seen over 50 films and television shows in her filmography.
She made her debut as an actress in 1995 when she appeared in a supporting role as Laurie in the film Palookaville. In the film, she played the girlfriend of the main character Russell.
In the same year, she made her debut on a TV show, in an episode of the New York News, playing the girlfriend of the main character Russell. The following year, 1996, Kim Dickens spent more time on television, appearing in a television show and two television movies.
She returned to the screen in 1997 with the film Truth or Consequences, N.M. as Addy Monroe. In the same year, she also appeared in another television movie, Heart Full of Rain, and the show Spin City. Kim continued to play a mixture of lead and supporting roles while continuing to appear in various Hollywood projects such as Hollow Man, Things Behind the Sun, Committed, Mercury Rising and several others.
Around the turn of the millennium, Kim Dicken’s career took another leap forward, with roles in popular projects such as Deadwood, Thank You for Smoking, Lost, Red, Sons of Anarchy and several others.
As an actress, her work has earned her numerous award nominations, from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films to the Gold Derby Awards and the Screen Actors Guild.
When it comes to her private life, Kim Dickens is not the type to let her personal details disappear in tabloids and gossip magazines. However, we have been able to ascertain some facts about their relationship history.
It is believed that she was married twice, the first time to a man named Alexander Rockwell. According to reports, the couple was married for 10 years before their divorce.
After their divorce, she was married to Jill Sobule, a well-known musician, but is now married to Ken Dixon, a Canadian entrepreneur.
Kim Dickens and Ken Dixon are said to have been married shortly before the turn of the millennium and have one child together, a daughter born in 2000.
Other Facts About Kim Dickens
When she was in college, she was a member of the school’s softball and tennis team.
She is present in social media, especially on Instagram, through the @kjdickens
Kim has a height of 5 feet 8 inches and a body weight of 59 kg.