Kim Dickens

Biography: Born in Huntsville, AL to an antiques dealer mother and musician father, Kim Dickens was destined for a career in the arts. Her journey into acting began as a student at Nashville, TN's Vanderbilt University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts and Science Degree. Upon graduation, Dickens headed to New York City in order to study at the prestigious Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, then to graduate from The America Academy of Dramatic Arts.
While in New York, Dickens began landing supporting roles in theatre and independent films; her debut being 1995's indie-comedy hit "Palookaville", directed by Alan Taylor. From there, Dickens appeared as the female lead in Keifer Sutherland's feature directorial debut, "Truth or Consequences, N.M". She starred opposite Bruce Willis in the Harold Becker-directed thriller "Mercury Rising"; then showed up along side Ben Stiller and Bill Pullman as the mysterious and elusive suspect, Gloria, in the Jake Kasdan-helmed cult-hit comedy, "Zero
Born in Huntsville, AL to an antiques dealer mother and musician father, Kim Dickens was destined for a career in the arts. Her journey into acting began as a student at Nashville, TN's Vanderbilt University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts and Science Degree. Upon graduation, Dickens headed to New York City in order to study at the prestigious Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, then to graduate from The America Academy of Dramatic Arts.
While in New York, Dickens began landing supporting roles in theatre and independent films; her debut being 1995's indie-comedy hit "Palookaville", directed by Alan Taylor. From there, Dickens appeared as the female lead in Keifer Sutherland's feature directorial debut, "Truth or Consequences, N.M". She starred opposite Bruce Willis in the Harold Becker-directed thriller "Mercury Rising"; then showed up along side Ben Stiller and Bill Pullman as the mysterious and elusive suspect, Gloria, in the Jake Kasdan-helmed cult-hit comedy, "Zero Effect". In 2000, she co-starred alongside Kevin Bacon and Elizabeth Shue as an ethical scientist who goes head-to-head with a villainous invisible man in the Paul Verhoeven summer blockbuster, "Hollow Man". Further acclaim came to Dickens in the summer of 2001 when she played an up-and-coming rock singer spiraling out of control, before coming to terms with her traumatic past in director Allison Anders' semi-autobiographical film, "Things Behind the Sun". This performance garnered Dickens an Independent Spirit Award® nomination for best female lead.

2003 found Dickens busy on both the big screen and small, starting with a prime role in Showtime's mini series "Out of Order", opposite Eric Stoltz, Felicity Huffman, and William H. Macy. Next, was a small yet well received role in the Academy Award® nominated "The House of Sand and Fog". Currently, Dickens is playing the role of Joanie Stubbs, the Madame of the Bella Union, in HBO's "Deadwood", created by David Milch (NYPD Blue). The role reunites her with Milch after being cast as FBI agent Sarah Day in his critically lauded CBS Crime Drama "Big Apple".
Other credits include, Alfonso Cuaron's "Great Expectations", Arne Glimcher's "The White River Kid" with Antonio Banderas, and Sam Raimi's "The Gift" with Cate Blanchett. Dickens will next be seen playing a heroin addict in the soon-to-be released feature "Goodnight, Joseph Parker" with Debi Mazar and Paul Sorvino.
Dickens lives in both Los Angeles and New York City.
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Kim Dickens' Scores

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  • TV
Average career score: 56
Highest Metascore: 79 Gone Girl
Lowest Metascore: 24 Hollow Man
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
10 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
79 Gone Girl Oct 3, 2014 Cast / Detective Rhonda Boney 8.2
60 At Any Price Apr 26, 2013 Irene Whipple / Irene Whipple 5.6
53 The Blind Side Nov 20, 2009 Mrs. Boswell 7.0
61 Red Aug 8, 2008 Carrie 6.9
52 Wild Tigers I Have Known Feb 28, 2007 The Counselor 6.4
71 House of Sand and Fog Dec 19, 2003 Carol Burdon 7.9
tbd Things Behind the Sun Oct 12, 2001 Sherry 7.9
62 The Gift Dec 20, 2000 Linda 8.0
24 Hollow Man Aug 4, 2000 Sarah Kennedy 4.6
44 Committed Apr 28, 2000 Jenny 7.0
55 Great Expectations Jan 30, 1998 Maggie 6.6