Grand Rapids, Michigan
February 2, 1955
Kim grew up in the heartland near Grand Rapids and studied acting at nearby Hope College. But sleepy college-town life wasn't for her: San Francisco and the American Conservatory Theater called her West. Sporty Kim enjoys tennis, biking, skiing, rollerblading, and golf -- and she was once a pro diver! She and her husband, actor/director A.C. Weary, live in New Jersey and are parents to Rachel, Max, and Jake (who's also an actor).
Kim started out playing a terrorist on the soap "One Life to Live." She moved to "The Doctors," where she worked with Alec Baldwin. In 1984, she landed on "Guiding Light," creating the role of Reva Shayne, which has scored her four Daytime Emmys. Kim also had recurring roles on "Santa Barbara" and the primetime "Melrose Place" spin-off "Models Inc." And she's guested on shows like "Designing Women," "MacGyver," "Babylon," and "Seinfeld."
She debuted on the big screen in "Body Heat" with Kathleen Turner. But mostly she's done made-for-TV flicks, including "Trenchcoat Paradise," "Hell Hath No Fury," and "The Disappearance of Vonnie." In 2006, she had a part in the '60s drama "Perl oder Pica" (English title: "Little Secrets"), which was Luxembourg's entry in the 2008 Academy Awards.
Down-to-earth Kim is no soap-opera diva -- she takes public transit just like any working stiff in NYC.