Kim Greist

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Kim Greist
Kimberley Bret Greist

(1958-05-12) May 12, 1958 (age 60)
Years active1984–2001

Kimberley Bret Greist (born May 12, 1958) is a retired American actress and model, best known for her roles in films throughout the 1980s.[1]

Early acting career[edit]

Greist was born in Stamford, Connecticut, the daughter of Norma M. (née Abtey) and Edwards Harold Greist, Jr.[2] She was trained for the stage and spent some of her late teenage years as a professional model in Europe. She then returned to the United States at age 20 and launched her acting career in the off-Broadway comedy Second Prize: Two Months in Leningrad;[3] her later stage credits included appearances in the New York Shakespeare Festival.

Films and television[edit]

Her first film appearance was in the horror film C.H.U.D. (1984), soon followed by a guest appearance in the 1985 Miami Vice episode "Nobody Lives Forever". Greist also appeared in Brazil (1985), Michael Mann's Manhunter (1986), Throw Momma from the Train (1987)[4] and Punchline (1988). Greist continued to appear in films and television into the 1990s, with roles in Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993) and Roswell (1994). In 1995, she played Emily Young opposite comedians Sinbad and Phil Hartman in the film Houseguest. During the 1990s, Greist also appeared in a number of made-for-television films.[citation needed] After appearing on an episode of Judging Amy in 2001, she retired from acting.



Year Title Role Notes
1984 C.H.U.D. Lauren Daniels
1985 Brazil Jill Layton
1986 Manhunter Molly Graham
1987 Throw Momma from the Train Beth
1988 Punchline Madeline Urie
1990 Why Me? June Daley
1993 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey Laura Burnford-Seaver
1995 Houseguest Emily Young
1996 Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco Laura Seaver
1998 The Rose Sisters
1999 Rockin' Good Times Samantha Short
2000 The Hiding Place Holly
2000 Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth Mrs. Peacock Video
2001 Zoe Mrs. Callahan


Year Title Role Notes
1985 Miami Vice Brenda "Nobody Lives Forever"
1988 Tales from the Darkside Claire "Going Native"
1989 Wiseguy Kay Gallagher Recurring role (4 episodes)
1990 Monsters Sarah / Mandy "The Bargain"
1991 Payoff Justine Bates TV film
1992 Duplicates Marion Boxletter TV film
1994 Roswell Vy Marcel TV film
1994–95 Chicago Hope Laurie Geiger Recurring role (7 episodes)
1996 Last Exit to Eden Eve TV film
1999 H-E Double Hockey Sticks Marie Antoinette TV film
2000 Touched by an Angel Shawn Sullivan "With God as My Witness"
2000 Diagnosis: Murder Lou Tyler, P.I. "The Unluckiest Bachelor in L.A."
2000 The X-Files Lisa Underwood "Invocation"
2001 Judging Amy Michelle Crouse "The Last Word"

Personal life[edit]

Griest currently resides in her hometown of Stamford.[5]


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  2. ^ "Kim Greist Biography (1958-)". Retrieved 2018-05-28.
  3. ^ Actress Kim Greist page at Off Broadway Database ( Archived 2012-10-08 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Maslin, Janet (1987-12-11). "Throw Momma from the Train". The New York Times.
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