Kim Dickens

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Kim Dickens
Born (1965-06-18) June 18, 1965 (age 49)
Huntsville, Alabama
Occupation Actress

Kimberly Jan "Kim" Dickens (born June 18, 1965) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles in the HBO dramas Deadwood (2004-2006) and Treme (2010-2013). Dickens also had supporting roles in films Mercury Rising (1998), Hollow Man (2000), House of Sand and Fog (2003), The Blind Side (2009), and Gone Girl (2014).

Early life[edit]

Dickens was born in Huntsville, Alabama, the daughter of Pam (Clark) Howell and Justin Dickens.[1] She graduated from that city's Lee High School, and attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she majored in communication (BA degree). Soon after graduation, she went to New York City to continue her studies at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and graduated at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She is also active in Open Stage Theatre. In the late 1990s she moved to Los Angeles.[2]


Dickens made her stage debut in a student production of David Mamet's Sexual Perversity in Chicago at Vanderbilt University.[3] She has appeared in several Independent movies including Palookaville, Voice from the Grave, Truth or Consequences, N.M., Heart Full of Rain, Zero Effect with Bill Pullman, Ben Stiller, and Ryan O'Neal, and Great Expectations. Dickens later has starred in several big movies, including Mercury Rising with Bruce Willis and Alec Baldwin, and other commercial Hollywood productions such as Committed, Hollow Man, The Gift, House of Sand and Fog with Ben Kingsley, and Thank You for Smoking. In recent years, she appeared in The Blind Side and Gone Girl.[4]

On television, Dickens starred in short-lived CBS drama Big Apple in 2001, and later on Showtime miniseries Out of Order opposite Felicity Huffman and Eric Stoltz. From 2004 to 2006 she starred as Joanie Stubbs in HBO's Deadwood. From 2010 to 2013, Dickens was regular on HBO's Treme, as Janette Desautel. She also had a recurring roles on Friday Night Lights, Lost, and Sons of Anarchy.[5] In 2015, she set to appear in the recurring role on House of Cards, and will be lead actress in the The Walking Dead companion series, Cobalt.[6][7][8]



Year Title Role Notes
1995 Palookaville Laurie
1997 Truth or Consequences, N.M. Addy Monroe
1998 Zero Effect Gloria Sullivan
1998 Great Expectations Maggie
1998 Mercury Rising Stacey
1999 The White River Kid Apple Lisa
2000 Committed Jenny
2000 Hollow Man Sarah Kennedy Nominated - Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Best Supporting Actress - Science Fiction
2000 The Gift Linda
2001 Things Behind the Sun Sherry Nominated - Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead
2003 House of Sand and Fog Carol Burdon
2004 Goodnight, Joseph Parker Muriel
2005 Thank You for Smoking Jill Naylor
2006 Wild Tigers I Have Known The Counselor
2007 Waiting John's Wife Short film
2008 Red Carrie
2009 One Way to Valhalla Jenny
2009 The Blind Side Mrs. Boswell
2011 Footloose Lulu Warnicker
2012 At Any Price Irene Whipple
2014 Gone Girl Detective Rhonda Boney


Year Title Role Notes
1995 New York News Episode: "Cost of Living"
1996 Swift Justice Annie Peters Episode: "Out on a Limb"
1996 Voice from the Grave Terry Deveroux Television film
1996 Two Mothers for Zachary Nancy Television film
1997 Spin City Veronica Episode: "Kiss Me, Stupid"
1997 Heart Full of Rain Susan Doyle Television film
2001 Big Apple Sarah Day Series regular, 8 episodes
2003 Out of Order Danni Miniseries
2004–2006 Deadwood Joanie Stubbs Series regular, 34 episodes
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
2006 Numb3rs Crystal Hoyle Episode: "Spree" and "Two Daughters"
2008 12 Miles of Bad Road Jonelle Shakespeare Series regular, 6 episodes
2008 1% Rhonda TV pilot
2006–2009 Lost Cassidy Phillips 4 episodes
2009 FlashForward Kate Stark Episode: "137 Sekunden"
2008–2009 Friday Night Lights Shelby Saracen 11 episodes
2010 Reviving Ophelia Le Anne Television film
2013 Second Sight Samantha Wilde TV pilot
2013–2014 Sons of Anarchy Colette Jane 6 episodes
2013 White Collar Jill Episode: "Quantico Closure"
2010–2013 Treme Janette Desautel Series regular, 38 episodes
2014 Red Zone Helen Weller TV pilot[9]
2015 House of Cards Kate Baldwin
2015 Cobalt Nancy Tompkins TV pilot; in production


  1. ^ "Lee High School - Huntsville Alabama Alumni". Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kim Dickens". Filmbug. Retrieved 2011-07-30. 
  3. ^ "Kim Dickens biography and filmography". 1965-06-18. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  4. ^ Fleming, Mike. "David Fincher, Fox Set 'Gone Girl' Cast; Tyler Perry To Play Defense Attorney". Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  5. ^ Michael Ausiello (2013-05-10). "‘Sons of Anarchy’ Season 6 Cast: Kim Dickens to Play Madame". TVLine. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  6. ^ Nellie Andreeva. "Kim Dickens To Star In AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ Companion Series - Deadline". Deadline. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "Walking Dead Spinoff: Kim Dickens Cast as Female Lead - Variety". Variety. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "'Gone Girl' actress Kim Dickens cast in 'Walking Dead' spinoff". Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "Kim Dickens Lands Female Lead In CBS Drama Pilot 'Red Zone'". Retrieved 2014-05-08. 

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