Kim Waltrip

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Kim Waltrip is a Producer, Director and President of Wonderstar Productions. [1] <ref>"Kim Waltrip". Variety.


Waltrip was producer/executive producer of such films as The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby Him, Her, and Them,starring Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Viola David, William Hurt Hit and Run, starring Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper' 'Back in the Day, An Evergreen Christmas 'A Very Mary Christmas starring [Elliott Gould]], Cloris Leachman, Cybill Shepherd, Della Reese, Fred Willard, Gene Simmons, Linda Gray, Lainie Kazan, and Olesya Rulin. The PBS special Diahann Carroll, The Lady, The Music, The Legend. Also, I Didn't Come Here to Die - A Thousand Cuts starring Michael O'Keefe, Olesya Rulin, David Naughton, Jimmy Van Patten. Her film Adopt a Sailor, starring Bebe Neuwirth, Peter Coyote and Ethan Peck, was accepted in over[which?] twenty film festivals and also won The Audience Favorite Award at the Salem Film Festival. Jerome's Bouquet a short film directed by Bebe Neuwirth and Chris Calkins. She produced and directed a children's video Griffin Goes to the Grand Canyon. She also established and helped produce the Semper Fi Memorial Honor Detail Again They Serve which took the top award in all services of the military. She has also directed commercials and music videos.

Personal life[edit]

Waltrip started her career as a model for the Wilhelmina Modeling Agency, where she ventured off to Europe and continued her modeling career in Paris, Munich, Zurich and Milan. She has appeared in numerous television shows and films before moving to Palm Springs to work as the District Director for Congresswoman Mary Bono. While there, she helped establish the Mary Bono Walk for Children’s Charities, the First Annual 44th Congressional District Mock Congress was the liaison for the Triangular Adoption program which required detail discipline and a commitment to go to sea with the U.S. Navy in celebration of Assault Helicopter Warship's duties overseas, she was the Team Captain for “Bono's Beauties and Beasts - American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.”

She has served on the board of the Variety Children's Charities of the Desert, has served on the board of trustees for the Olive Crest Homes for Abused and Neglected Children's Foundation, who honored her with the "Angel of the Year Award". She is a former board member of Palm Springs Women in Film and Television and was honored with the "Diva Award" at the Broken Glass Awards in 2012. She serves on the advisory board of CBS local 2, the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards and is a former board member of the Indian Wells Rotary Club. She has organized events as the Concert for Katrina and the Hurricane Sandy Relief Benefit, raising money for the Red Cross and Find Food Bank. Waltrip was honored with "Aide de Camp" award by the Semper Fi Memorial Honor Detail, received the "Woman of Distinction" in the Arts 2009 by American Pen Women. and received the Appreciate Award from the Semper Fi Memorial Honor Detail again in 2011. Kim and Jim received a proclamation from the City of Palm Springs declaring August 24 "Kim and Jim Day" and she was just honored with the "Desert Visionary Award" by the Women's Leaders Forum and the 2013 Woman of Distinction Award by the California State Assembly, District 42. Waltrip was honored with the Entrepreneur of the Year award by Palm Springs Life Magazine in 2013.

As actress[edit]

As producer[edit]

  • 2008 : Adopt a Sailor
  • 2008 : Her Morbid Desires
  • 2009 : Visiting
  • 2010 : Expecting Mary a.k.a. A Very Mary Christmas
  • 2010 : Diahann Carroll: The Lady. The Music. The Legend.
  • 2010 : I Didn't Come Here to Die"
  • 2011 : A Thousand Cuts
  • 2012: Hit and Run
  • 2014: Jerome's Bouquet
  • 2014: The Visitant
  • 2014: Like a Country Song
  • 2014: Back in the Day
  • 2014: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him
  • 2014: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her
  • 2014: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them
  • 2014: An Evergreen Christmas
  • 2016: Bachelor Lions
  • 2016: Jack and Jill
  • 2016: Dennis Violet: A United Man
  • 2017: Walk to Vegas


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