Dickens in 2015.
|Born||Kimberly Jan Dickens
June 18, 1965
Huntsville, Alabama. U.S
Kimberly Jan "Kim" Dickens (born June 18, 1965) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles in the HBO dramas Deadwood (2004–06) and Treme (2010–13). In 2015, she began starring as Madison Clark in the AMC drama series, Fear the Walking Dead. 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).
Dickens was born in Huntsville, Alabama, the daughter of Pam (Clark) Howell and Justin Dickens, a country-western singer. She graduated from that city's Lee High School and attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she earned a BA in communication. 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. While living in New York City, she worked as a waitress.In the late 1990s she moved to Los Angeles.
Dickens made her stage debut in a student production of David Mamet's Sexual Perversity in Chicago, at Vanderbilt University. 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, 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. She was cast in Tim Burton's film Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
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 western series, Deadwood. From 2010 to 2013, Dickens was a regular on the HBO drama Treme, as Janette Desautel. She also had a recurring roles on Friday Night Lights, Lost, and Sons of Anarchy. In 2015, she had the recurring role in the Netflix political drama House of Cards. She later was cast as lead actress in the The Walking Dead companion series, Fear the Walking Dead.
Dickens married Alexandre Rockwell in 1986, but they divorced after 10 years of marriage. Her second husband is Canadian entrepreneur Ken Dixon, with whom she had a daughter, in October 2000.
|1997||Truth or Consequences, N.M.||Addy Monroe|
|1998||Zero Effect||Gloria Sullivan|
|1999||The White River Kid||Apple Lisa|
|2000||Hollow Man||Sarah Kennedy||Nominated - Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Best Supporting Actress - Science Fiction|
|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|
|2009||One Way to Valhalla||Jenny|
|2009||The Blind Side||Mrs. Boswell|
|2012||At Any Price||Irene Whipple|
|2014||Gone Girl||Detective Rhonda Boney||Nominated — Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble
Nominated — Georgia Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble
|2016||Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children||Post-production|
|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"|
|2006–2009||Lost||Cassidy Phillips||4 episodes|
|2008||12 Miles of Bad Road||Jonelle Shakespeare||Series regular, 6 episodes|
|2008–2009||Friday Night Lights||Shelby Saracen||11 episodes|
|2009||FlashForward||Kate Stark||Episode: "137 Sekunden"|
|2010||Reviving Ophelia||Le Anne||Television film|
|2010–2013||Treme||Janette Desautel||Series regular, 38 episodes|
|2013||Second Sight||Samantha Wilde||TV pilot|
|2013–2014||Sons of Anarchy||Colette Jane||7 episodes|
|2013||White Collar||Jill||Episode: "Quantico Closure"|
|2014||Red Zone||Helen Weller||TV pilot|
|2015||House of Cards||Kate Baldwin||6 episodes|
|2015–present||Fear the Walking Dead||Madison Clark||Series regular|
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