Kim Greist

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Kim Greist
Born Kimberley Bret Greist
(1958-05-12) May 12, 1958 (age 58)
Stamford, Connecticut
Occupation Actress
Years active 1984–2002[1]

Kimberley Bret "Kim" Greist (born May 12, 1958) is an American actress.

Early acting career[edit]

Greist was born in Stamford, Connecticut, the daughter of Norma M. (née Abtey) and Edwards Harold Greist, Jr.[2][3] 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";[4] 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 a few 1980s films, including Brazil (1985), Michael Mann's Manhunter (1986), Throw Momma from the Train (1987)[5] and Punchline (1988). Greist continued to appear in films and television into the 1990s, with roles in such productions as Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993) and Roswell (1994). In 1995, she played Emily Young opposite comedians Sinbad and the late Phil Hartman in the film Houseguest, a Randall Miller-directed family comedy. 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 2002, she disappeared abruptly from the screen.


Year Title Role Notes
1984 C.H.U.D. Lauren Daniels
1985 Miami Vice Brenda Episode: Nobody Lives Forever
1985 Brazil Jill Layton
1986 Manhunter Molly Graham
1987 Throw Momma from the Train Beth Ryan
1988 Punchline Madeline Urie
1989 Wiseguy Katherine 'Kay' Gallagher 4 episodes
1990 Why Me? June Daley
1993 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey Laura Burnford
1995 Houseguest Emily Young
1995 Chicago Hope Laurie Geiger 7 episodes
1996 Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco Laura Burnford
2000 The X-Files Lisa Underwood Episode: Invocation
2000 Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth Mrs. Peacock
2001 Judging Amy Michelle Crouse Episode: The Last Word


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