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Kimee Balmilero performs at a Hi-5 concert
December 13, 1979 |
|Occupation||Stage, film, television actress opera singer soprano|
Originally from Kaneohe, Hawaii; Kimee Balmilero graduated from James B. Castle High School, home of the Castle Performing Arts Center on Oahu. In high school, she worked on a dinner cruise, singing and dancing for the customers and was a member of 24VII Honolulu Dance Company.
Kimee left Hawaii aged 17 (the day after her high school graduation) and joined the 2nd National touring company of "Miss Saigon." After touring for almost three years she moved to San Francisco to study at Studio A.C.T. for six months. Kimee then moved to NYC and was part of the Original Broadway Cast of "Mamma Mia!" Kimee has also appeared on “The Today Show”, “Live with Regis and Kelly”, “The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” and has also performed on the famous stages of the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood & Radio City Music Hall in NYC.
In 2003, Kimee joined the three-time Emmy nominated TV Series, "Hi-5" the American counterpart to the Australian kid's show Hi-5. As a member, she is the American counterpart of Sun Park (formerly Kathleen de Leon Jones, who is also of Filipino descent). In Hi-5, her segment is "Puzzles and Patterns", in which she figures out various solutions and solves problems. This segment teaches children problem-solving and math skills.
Kimee currently lives in Los Angeles and performs sketch and improv with the comedy groups “Drug Puppy” and "Many Mumbling Mice" in such venues as Improv Olympic West, Upright Citizens Brigade and Second City.
Kimee also appeared as a contestant on the January 30, 2006 episode of The Price Is Right, in which she was among the first four contestants, but she did not make it onstage.
In December 2006, Kimee started a jewelry line called "Kimeejay."
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