Kim Poirier

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Kim Poirier
Kim Poirier - FOODLAND.JPG
Born (1980-02-06) February 6, 1980 (age 34)
Drummondville, Quebec, Canada
Occupation Actress, television presenter, singer, film producer, yoga teacher, dancer, model
Years active 1996–present
Website
www.kimpoirier.net

Kim Poirier (born February 6, 1980) is a Canadian actress, singer, film producer, and television host.

Biography[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Kim Jacinthe Poirier was born in Drummondville, Quebec, the daughter of actress/model Carol Laquerre who was Miss Toronto in 1976, she has one sister. She enjoys watching movies, writing, meditating, jogging, playing guitar, and singing. She does volunteer work for the homeless. Poirier is fluent in both French and English.[1]

Professionally trained in yoga, she has studied numerology, healing, and nutrition,[2] she has been the international leader of Sadhana at the Institute of Yoga Therapy in 2006. She also organized a workshop in 2004 called the Yoga Theatre Lab, which combines the yogic technique with acting. She has been trained by John Riven (Meisner Technique), Rae Ellen Bodie (Voice Work), Jazz Be Nimble (Jazz, Tap, Ballet (Competitive Dance)), Barbara Deutsch (Actor's Workshop), David Rottenberg (On Camera Acting - Group Classes), Bruce Clayton (On Camera Acting - Group Classes), Francois Grise (Voice Work), Elaine Overholt (Singing and Voice) and Valerie Gellar (On Air Radio and Television - Group Seminar).[citation needed]

Career[edit]

As a child growing up in Toronto, Ontario, Poirier worked in modeling and TV commercials, moving into TV and film acting in adulthood. She did catalogue modelling and commercials for Aquafresh, Ontario Tourism, Ontario Place, Bell Canada, Turtles Chocolates, Old El Paso, Toronto Eaton Centre, Pizza Pizza and Ford.

She was up for a lead female role in the TV show Breaker High when she was only 15 but when they asked her to remove her tongue ring she refused and did not get the role.

In 1996 she guest starred on sci-fi show PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal as Marisa, and was asked to write an anecdote for the book "Science Fiction Television Series 1990-2004" in 2007 about her role on the show. This was Kim's debut acting role. She went on to guest star in another show in the same year called Straight Up in which she had a small role as AJ's Gang Member.

In the following year she had a small role in a TV movie called Naked City: Justice with a Bullet as Young Lover 1 and in 1999 had a small role in The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer as a girl who had an affair with Ira Einhorn but her scenes were cut from the film. Kim has stated that because of this, it is her least favorite role. She went on to have a supporting role in the TV pilot A Bachelor's Guide to Seduction in the Kitchen as Linda. It was shot for Arcadia Entertainment however it wasn't picked up, though some European countries expressed interest in it. Kim also had another small role in TV movie Rated X as Jamie the "Actress", who gets hit on by Artie Mitchell in a jacuzzi. She also guest starred on the TV show Twice in a Lifetime as Amanda, the sister of Delia Harmony whom she has a fight with and dies before she can leave town. She also guest starred on The Gavin Crawford Show as Jenna.

In 2001, her career took off when she became a regular in the Canadian TV Show Paradise Falls as Roxy Hunter, the trailer trash girl who has lots of personal troubles, such as being kidnapped and tied up & gagged in a cabin by a mysterious villain. The first season had 52 episodes. She also had a supporting role in the TV movie Danger Beneath the Sea as Lisa Alford, the pregnant wife who's left alone in a town where she does not really know anyone after her husband leaves for the submarines.

In 2002, she had a small supporting role in the TV movie Pretend You Don't See Her as Heather Greco, an actress who is keeping a dark secret about her boyfriends life. She then went on to play a supporting role in the straight-to-video American Psycho II: All American Girl as Barbara, the bitchy student who wants the T.A. position that Professor Starkman's offering. She had a recurring role as Holly in a four-episode arc on MTV show Undressed in its sixth and final season. Kim then went on to guest star in the comedy show I Love Mummy as Katie, a small supporting role in TV movie The Rats as Jay, a guest star appearance as Denise on Doc and guest starring on Puppets Who Kill as Evelyn, a beautiful worker at a department store who uses her looks to her advantage.

In 2003, she guest starred on TV show Largo Winch as Jacqueline Lindley, the daughter of a newsman target by adriatic commission who falls for Largo but does not want her father to get tangled up in danger. She sings the song La Bamba in the episode. She appeared at the 2003 Much Music Video Music Awards and the 1st Annual Spaceys. It was in 2004 that Kim got her first lead role in a feature film as Constance in Decoys, an alien who falls in love with Roger. She promoted the film on chat show Open Mike with Mike Bullard. She also had a memorable supporting role in the remake of Dawn of the Dead as Monica, a survivor from the church who was saved by Norma and has a tragic ending. Kim returned to her role as Roxy Hunter for the 2nd season of Paradise Falls which had 26 episodes. The long break between Season 1 and 2 had left many fans believing the show had been cancelled. She also had a supporting role in the CBS TV movie While I Was Gone as Dana Jablonski, a popular free spirited hippie who is best friends with Jo in the 60s.

In 2005, she appeared in the short film The Archer as Lisa, the girlfriend of a delinquent. It was directed by John Palmer and produced by the Penney brothers, it also starred Anthony Furey and Dov Tiefenbach. The film has had a few screenings at Canadian Short Film Festivals. She joined Space channel after co-hosting the 05 Spaceys. She became a regular on-air presenter for HypaSpace and did 1-2 minute segments on Drive-In Classics every Saturday before the Horror Marathon and did the voiceovers for the promos of Steamy Windshields from 2005 until 2007. She also appeared in the audience of the MuchMusic TV special Audioslave Live@Much.

In 2006, she co-hosted the 06 Spaceys and was the on-air presenter for another original show for the Space channel called Space Top 10 Countdown. She signed up with King Talent Inc. in September and in November, director George Miller was so charmed by Kim Poirier during an interview on HypaSpace, he got Warner Bros to contact her producer at Space and asked her to write a blurb for a TV show discussing movies of the week and this time it was about Happy Feet. She accepted the offer. Her official website was also redesigned and launched with a new link.

In 2007, she did a group class stage workshop with Tom Todoroff and it was her first time on stage. She said it has made her want to do some theater acting. She announced that she will be appearing on The Search For The Balanced Life which she filmed in February (initially it was Intuitive Security for Women). She returned as Constance Snowden for the straight-to-DVD Decoys 2: Alien Seduction. She appeared in an episode of Best! Movies! Ever! in which she talked about her role on Decoys, she also returned for the second and last season of the show Space Top 10 Countdown. She got a part in the musical The Pirates of Penzance but she had to drop out after getting too busy. She also announced that she will be part of Paradise Falls third season, which at the time had no new episodes since 2004. She had a featured photoshoot for local magazine "Our Neighbourhood", hosted The Best of the Spaceys and co-hosted the 07 Spaceys. In March, she landed a lead supporting role in the Lifetime movie called How I Married My High School Crush as Kate Duncan, the hyper and fun best friend of Sara. In July, she left HypaSpace/Drive-In Classics and began filming for the third season of Paradise Falls, which lasted until October.[3]

In 2008, she returned to HypaSpace on the 8th March. She returns as Roxy Hunter once more in the popular Canadian TV show Paradise Falls third season which started airing on here! TV from 11 April and on Showcase around October. She took part in the Sporting Life 10k run in Toronto in May. She auditioned for the role of Tess Mercer on Smallville but did not get the role. She also got involved with being a producer on a film which she promoted at Cannes 2008 called The Gospel of Phi, it had a limited screening in Canada in 2007. She attended Cannes 2008 with actress/producer Lisa Wegner and producer John Davidson to promote the film and came up with the poster concept for the film. She also moved to Vancouver. HypaSpace came to an end on June 27, 2008 and was Kim's last episode after four years of being on the show. She then completed filming for the horror movie Silent But Deadly in the summer, she plays the lead role Sandra. She is a guest speaker in the Burman Books DVD The Search For The Balanced Life which was released on September 1, 2008 (filming was in February 2007). After filming completed for Silent But Deadly she attended the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival and guest starred in the HypaSpace replacement The Circuit to talk about the movie. She also had interviews with website Hardcore Nerdity[4] and radio show The VM Underground Show. She filmed her scenes for an episode of Eureka which aired in 2009. She also joined the band Jacqui Judge & the Gallows as their backing vocalist.

In 2009, she went to Winnipeg to shoot the movie Foodland, directed by Adam Smoluk. The movie marks the first time she will be singing on screen in a feature film, she plays Lucy Eklund the femme fatale who's a con artist by day and cabaret singer at night. She sings the song "You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It)". She was originally cast in the role of Miranda Kirby for the show Happy Town but was replaced by Linda Kash the night before shooting. She sang with Corduroy live for Canadian Music Week in Toronto, Canada at Bread and Circus on March 13 and also performed at VTV Live on April 29 with Bob & The Mob singing the songs Ballroom Blitz, Mustang Sally, Jailhouse Rock, Green River, Born On A Bayou, Ghost Riders In The Sky, 13 Women, Little Help From My Friends and Chilly Walla. She recently performed at VTV Live again on May 19 but this time with her band Jacqui Judge & Rouge singing their original songs Addictions, Shades, Pretty, Breathe UnderWater, Wishes and a cover of Radiohead's Jigsaw Falling Into Place. She had to leave the band after moving to Los Angeles but can be heard on their song Fuck or Fight. She played Dr. Maria Leonardo, a dendrologist, in the episode "Welcome Back, Carter" of Eureka.

In 2010, she was cast as Helen Gleason in the movie Four Saints, which has since fallen through due to funds, and was announced as a producer for the upcoming movie All You Need Is Luck although the movie was never made. She is also set to star in the trailer for Wade which will possibly become a feature film. She guest starred as Camille, a college roommate of Megan's who has now become an actress, in the episode "Tomorrowland" of Mad Men. She has also filmed another episode of Eureka the episode will air in 2011. The film Foodland premiered in Winnipeg and had a limited run.

In 2011, she returned as Dr. Maria Leonardo in Eureka for the episode "Clash of the Titans". She filmed the Michael Sardo pilot called Normal starring as Dr. Landres, the pilot wasn't picked up. She attended the 2011 Toronto Comic Con and was interviewed by InnerSpace. She was also in the feature film called Dreams playing Christine, the film has recently been retitled as Awaken. She filmed the trailer for the feature film version of Wade in July playing a character called Jacey. She has been cast as Felicia DeMello in the movie Deception but the project didn't go ahead. She is currently working with Moving Pictures Media Group on several projects. She filmed a guest star role playing Tracey for the upcoming CBS show The Exes. The movie Silent But Deadly finally premiered on Super Channel in Canada.

In 2012, her episode of The Exes premiered in which she guest starred as Tracey in the episode "Lost In Translation". The trailer movie she shot, as the zombie killing Jacey, called Wade premiered on January 25 in Breakers Bar, Michigan.[5] She is also the new host of the web series on POP Galaxy.[6] The movie Awaken premiered at Newport Beach International Film Festival on April 30. She shot the trailer for horror movie 100 Days of Death playing the character Alison. She has been attached to play Andrea in the horror movie Shhh due for a 2014 release. She is producing and starring in the DVD series Hollywood's Insider Secrets.

In 2013, Kim has done various radio interviews to promote the kickstarter for the graphic novel for the upcoming 100 Days of Death franchise. She starred in the short film The Program as Jessica. She also stars in the feature film No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie as Erica and in another short film 'M is for Milf'. She has been cast in No Solicitors' as Nicole Cutterman 'and Night Wings as Audrey.

In 2014, Kim has been cast as April in After The Harvest in which she's also a producer. She's also producing the horror film The Jokesters. She starred as the lead in the Emily Stone short film/book trailer which was released in October.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2002 American Psycho 2 Barbara Video
2004 Decoys Constance Snowden
2004 Dawn of the Dead Monica
2005 Archer, TheThe Archer Lisa Short film
2007 Decoys 2: Alien Seduction Constance Snowden Video
2010 Foodland Lucy Eklund
2012 Awaken Christine
2013 Hollywood's Insider Secrets: Horror Techniques and Special FX Zombie Hunter Video
2013 No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie Erica
2013 M is for Milf Milf Short film
2014 The Program Jessica Short film
2014 Emily Stone Emily Stone Book Trailer - Short Film
2015 No Solicitors Nicole Cutterman Post-production
2014 After The Harvest April Completed
2014 Night Wings Audrey Pre-production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Marisa Episode: "The Underneath/Phantom Limb"
1998 Straight Up AJ's Gang Member Episode: "Gravity"
1998 Naked City: Justice with a Bullet Young Lover 1 TV movie
1999 Hunt for the Unicorn Killer, TheThe Hunt for the Unicorn Killer Affair Girl (uncredited) TV movie
2000 Bachelor's Guide to Seduction in the Kitchen, AA Bachelor's Guide to Seduction in the Kitchen Linda TV movie
2000 Rated X Jamie the 'Actress' TV movie
2000 Gavin Crawford Show, TheThe Gavin Crawford Show Jenna Episode: "Culture Club"
2000 Twice in a Lifetime Amanda Harmony Episode: "The Night Before Christmas"
2001 Danger Beneath the Sea Lisa Alford TV movie
2001-2008 Paradise Falls Roxy Hunter 103 episodes
2002 Pretend You Don't See Her Heather Greco TV movie
2002 Undressed Holly 4 episodes
2002 Rats, TheThe Rats Jay TV movie
2002 Doc Denise Episode: "Second Time Around"
2002 Puppets Who Kill Evelyn Episode: "Dash the Greeter"
2003 I Love Mummy Katie Episode: "Old Lady"
2003 Largo Winch Jacqueline Lindley Episode: "Hot Property"
2004 While I Was Gone Dana Jablonski TV movie
2007 Wedding Wish, TheThe Wedding Wish Kate Duncan TV movie
2009 Eureka Dr. Maria Leonardo Episode: "Welcome Back, Carter"
2010 Mad Men Camille Episode: "Tomorrowland"
2011 Normal Dr. Landres TV movie
2011 Eureka Dr. Maria Leonardo Episode: "Clash of the Titans"
2011 Silent But Deadly Sandra TV movie
2012 Exes, TheThe Exes Tracey Episode: "Lost in Translation"

Hosting and own appearances[edit]

Producer credits[edit]

  • The Gospel of Phi (2007)
  • Hollywood's Insider Secrets: Horror Techniques and Special FX (2013)
  • Hollywood's Insider Secrets: Classic Hollywood Makeup (2013)
  • Hollywood's Insider Secrets: Fun with Face Painting (2013)
  • After The Harvest (2014)
  • The Jokesters (2014)
  • Mad Mex
  • 100 Days of Death
  • Blue Valley, USA

Music[edit]

She was a vocalist for the band Jacqui Judge & Rouge in 2009 but had to leave due to her move to Los Angeles, she features on their song Fuck or Fight. She has also guest performed with Corduroy and Bob & The Mob. She has sung on an episode of Largo Winch and in the feature film Foodland.

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