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30 July 1973 |
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England
|Occupation||Actress, presenter, producer|
Kim Tserkezie (born 30 July 1973) is a British actress.
Tserkezie began her TV career as a presenter for BBC's Disability Today programme and BBC2's From The Edge programme. She is best known for playing the character of Penny Pocket in the 2002 BAFTA award winning children's television series Balamory (which ran until 2005 and aired on BBC One, BBC Two, and CBeebies).
Tserkezie was diagnosed with a progressive neuromuscular disorder spinal muscular atrophy as a child and has been a wheelchair user for most of her life. Her website was voted "best representation of a wheelchair user" by children's organisation Whizz Kidz in 2005.