Kim Hawthorne

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Kim Hawthorne
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Hawthorne in 2017
Kimberly Hawthorne

(1968-04-19) April 19, 1968 (age 53)
Years active1991-present

Kimberly Hawthorne (born April 19, 1968) is an American actress. She began her career appearing on Broadway and daytime soap operas, before landing supporting roles on the prime time dramas. From 2000 to 2005, Hawthorne was regular cast member in the CBC Television police drama, Da Vinci's Inquest. In 2016, she began starring as Kerissa Greenleaf in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series, Greenleaf.

Early life[edit]

Hawthorne was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. She received her Bachelor of Arts in musical theatre from Birmingham–Southern College in Alabama.[1] After graduating, she began working on stage, making her professional theatre debut at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. In mid-1990s, She moved to New York City, where she began appearing.[1]


Hawthorne made her first screen appearance in an episode of NBC drama series, I'll Fly Away. While living in Atlanta, she also appeared in three episodes of In the Heat of the Night. From 1995 to 1996, she played Belinda Keefer in the ABC daytime soap opera, All My Children. Amelia Marshall later replaced her in this role.[2] In 1997, Hawthorne replaced Michelle Hurd in the role of Dana Kramer on the NBC soap opera, Another World.[3] From 1997 to 1998, she starred in Cy Coleman's Broadway musical The Life.[4] She later guest starred on Cosby, The Outer Limits, Stargate SG-1, The Twilight Zone, Andromeda, and The L Word.

From 2000 to 2005, Hawthorne had regular supporting role on the Canadian police drama series Da Vinci's Inquest as Det. Rose Williams. In same time, she had the recurring roles on Dark Angel and Jeremiah. In 2006, she was regular cast member in the short-lived HBO comedy series, Lucky Louie starring Louis C.K.. The following year, she co-starred in the Canadian drama, Whistler. In 2014, she had the recurring role on the short-lived Fox legal drama, Rake. Hawthorne also has appeared on CSI: Miami, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Private Practice, Rizzoli & Isles, Southland, Castle, Criminal Minds, and NCIS: Los Angeles.

In 2015, Hawthorne was cast as one of leads in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series, Greenleaf. She plays the role of Kerissa Greenleaf, Lamman Rucker's character's ambitious and controlling wife.[5][6]


Year Title Role Notes
1991 I'll Fly Away Young Woman Episode: "Hello and Goodbye"
1991 In the Heat of the Night Sue Howell Episode: "Ruda's Awakening"
1991 In the Heat of the Night Faith Todd Episode: "The More Things Change"
1994 In the Heat of the Night Daphne Gordon Episode: "Hard Choices"
1994 Drop Squad Harriet
1995—1996 All My Children Belinda Keefer Series regular
1997 Another World Dana Kramer Recurring role
1998 Soul Man Waitress Episode: "A Kiss Is Just a Kiss"
1998 Cosby Episode: "The Greatest Gift"
1999 Millennium Nurse Episode: "Borrowed Time"
1999 Behind the Mask Pastor Jessie Haynes Television film
1999 Night Man Cassandra Episode: "NightWoman Returns"
1999 The Outer Limits Morgan Winters Episode: "The Haven"
1999 First Wave Agent Simon Episode: "Lost Souls"
1999 The Wonder Cabinet Surgeon Unsold TV pilot
2000 A Vision of Murder: The Story of Donielle Officer Lynda Byron Television film
2000 Deadlocked Ms. Tennyson Television film
2000 Stargate SG-1 Kegan Episode: "Beneath the Surface"
2001 Mysterious Ways Dr. Marissa Hamilton Episode: "Do You See What I See?"
2001 3000 Miles to Graceland Panel Operator
2001 See Spot Run Cassavettes
2001 Voyage of the Unicorn Sphinx Television film
1999—2001 Spider-Man Unlimited Karen O'Malley Voice, 8 episodes
2001 Along Came a Spider Agent Hickley
2000—2001 Dark Angel Jacinda Katsuno Recurring role, 3 episodes
2001 Night Visions Cheryl Episode: "The Passenger List/The Bokor"
2001 The Wedding Dress Laura Rodericks Television film
2001 Andromeda Lawyer Episode: "Forced Perspective"
2001 HRT Special Agent Clara Tompkins Unsold TV pilot
2001—2002 Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action! Bernice Shaw / Dr. Sandy Voice, 7 episodes
2002 Just Cause Luanne Ferris Episode: "Above the Law"
2002 John Doe Kelly Hayes Episode: "Past Imperfect"
2002 The Twilight Zone Muriel Episode: "Chosen"
2003 Lucky 7 Trisha Rogers Television film
2002—2003 Jeremiah Theo Recurring role, 8 episodes
2003 Lightning: Bolts of Destruction Karen Chandler Television film
2004 Andromeda Tri-Camille Episode: "The Torment, the Release"
2004 The L Word Yolanda Watkins Episodes: "Listen Up" and "Liberally"
2004 10.5 Jill Hunter Miniseries
2004 The Chronicles of Riddick Lajjun
2000—2005 Da Vinci's Inquest Det. Rose Williams Series regular, 44 episodes
Nominated — Leo Award for Best Lead Performance by a Female (2004)[7]
2005 Murder at the Presidio Barbara Owens Television film
2005 Fugitives Run Connie
2005 Commander in Chief Agent Powers Episodes: "First Disaster" and "First Scandal"
2006 Voodoo Moon Diana Television film
2006 Lucky Louie Ellen Series regular, 13 episodes
2007 Whistler Jada Temple Recurring role, 11 episodes
2009 CSI: Miami Wendy Kramer Episode: "Smoke Gets in Your CSIs"
2010 Men of a Certain Age Debbie Episode: "Same as the Old Boss"
2011 Law & Order: Los Angeles Patricia Episode: "Carthay Circle"
2011 The Young and the Restless Judge Welchert Recurring role
2011 Hawthorne Elda Hawthorne Episode: "Price of Admission"
2011 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Susan Episode: "Sweet Dee Gets Audited"
2011 Private Practice Joan Episode: "Don't Stop 'Till You Get Enough"
2011 House of Payne Kierra Episode: "Mentoring Paynes"
2012 Broken Kingdom Nina
2012 Rizzoli & Isles Vonda Morris Episode: "Love the Way You Lie"
2012 Playing for Keeps ESPN Receptionist
2013 Southland Ms. Jones Episode: "Babel"
2014 Looking for Mr. Right Tonya Television film
2014 Rake Gloria Barzmann Recurring role, 10 episodes
2015 Castle Angela Matthews Episode: "Castle, P.I.l"
2015 NCIS: Los Angeles Dr. Diane Church Episode: "Black Wind"
2015 Switched at Birth Hope Recurring role, 4 episodes
2016–2020 Greenleaf Kerissa Greenleaf Series regular
2016 Rosewood Ronna Burke Episode: "Lidocaine and Long-Term Lust"
2017 Criminal Minds Sandra Madsen Episode: "Neon Terror"
2018 How to Get Away with Murder Detective Episodes: "He's Dead" and "The Day Before He Died"
2019 I Am Somebody's Child: The Regina Louise Story Gwen Ford Television film
2019 NCIS: New Orleans Lt. Baker Episode: "Bad Apple"
2020 The Good Doctor Noreen Frank Episode: "Hurt"


  1. ^ a b "Kim Hawthorne". Kim Hawthorne. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  2. ^ "About AMC: Who's Who in Pine Valley - Belinda Keefer - All My Children @". Soapcentral. Archived from the original on 8 September 2015. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Kimberly Hawthorne Biography ((?)-)". Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  4. ^ The Broadway League. "Kimberly Hawthorne - IBDB: The official source for Broadway Information IBDB: The official source for Broadway Information". Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  5. ^ Denise Petski. "OWN Megachurch Drama Series 'Greenleaf' Rounds Out Cast - Deadline". Deadline. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  6. ^ Tambay A. Obenson (9 September 2015). "Lamman Rucker, Kim Hawthorne and Deborah Joy Winans Join - Shadow and Act". Shadow and Act. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Kim Hawthorne". Retrieved 29 May 2016.

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