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kim hawthorne


kim hawthorne


“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”  - Nelson Mandela




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Kim Hawthorne is a native of Newark, New Jersey.  When she was just 12 years old she began studying opera and went on to earn a classical music scholarship to Birmingham-Southern College in Alabama.  After graduating with honors and a Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre, she launched her professional theatre career at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia where she originated the role of “Minnie Dove Charles” in Pearl Cleage’s FLYIN’ WEST under the direction of, Tony Award winning director, Kenny Leon.   She moved to New York where she made her Broadway debut performing the lead role of “Queen” in Cy Coleman and Ira Gasman’s musical THE LIFE directed by Michael Blakemore. 

Ms. Hawthorne has over 20 years experience on the big screen and television.  Her feature film roles include the popular THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK and ALONG CAME A SPIDER. She was a series regular on Louis C.K.’s first HBO show, LUCKIE LOUIE and she was nominated for Canada’s prestigious Leo Award for her role in DA VINCI’S INQUEST.  Recently she has recurred on HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, and stars in the upcoming Lifetime movie, SOMEBODY'S SOMEONE, premiering this November. Currently she portrays the indomitable, Kerissa Greenleaf on OWN's hit tv series, GREENLEAF, which premieres for its third season this year on August 28th.

When she is not acting, hosting events, or  overseeing The Regal Wrap™, her ready-to-wear head wrap line, Ms. Hawthorne enjoys spending quality time with her two sons.

You can follow Ms. Hawthorne @TheKimHawthorne on all social media.

For more on Kimberly's career visit: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0370422/.  

 Follow  The Regal Wrap™ @TheRegalWrap on social media.

Click below to hear Kimberly singing:

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"Have a good reason for everything you do."   -  Sir Laurence Olivier



K I M    H A W T H O R N E                  



PLAYING THE FIELD                                                   Gabriele                                             Muccino/Millienum

THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK                               Supporting Lead                             David Twohy / Universal

 SEE SPOT RUN                                                             Lead                                                    John Whitesell /Warner Bros.

 3000 MILES TO GRACELAND                                  Supporting                                        Demian Lichtenstein/Franchise

 ALONG CAME A SPIDER                                           Supporting                                        Lee Tamahori / Paramount


TELEVISION (Selected Series Regular/Recurring/MOW)

SOMEBODY'S SOMEONE                                        Lead                                                      Janice Cooke/Lifetime

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER                   Recurring                                            Various/ABC

GREENLEAF   (Currently)                                        Series Regular                                    Clement Virgo/Regina King/Various/OWN/Lionsgate

SWITCHED AT BIRTH                                               Recurring                                            Various/ABC Family                                                                                                 

RAKE                                                                             Recurring                                           Adam Arkin/Various/Fox

MY GEORGE (MFT)                                                   Supporting Lead                               Hallmark Channel

LUCKY LOUIE                                                            Series Regular                                    Andrew Weyman / HBO

WHISTLER                                                                  Recurring                                            Grant Harvey / CTV

DAVINCI’S INQUEST*                                             Series Regular                                    Chris Haddock / CBC/ CBS

COMMANDER IN CHIEF                                         Recurring                                             Vincent Misiano/ABC

GIRLGROUP (Pilot)                                                  Co-Host/Producer                             Moonchild Productions

THE L WORD                                                             Recurring                                             Various/ MGM / Showtime

10.5 (MOW)                                                                Supporting Lead                                John Lafia / NBC

JEREMIAH                                                                  Recurring                                             MGM / Showtime

HRT (Pilot)                                                                 Series Regular                                    Andrzeji Bartowiak / CBS

THE WEDDING DRESS (MFT)                               Lead                                                      Sam Pillsbury / Sarabande Pro.


TELEVISION (Selected Guest Roles)


CRIMINAL MINDS                                                 Bethany Rooney

NCIS LOS ANGELES                                              Dennis Smith/CBS

CASTLE                                                                     Milan Cheylov/ABC

SOUTHLAND                                                           Jimmi Muro/TNT

RIZZOLI & ISLES                                                    Mark Harber/TNT

PRIVATE PRACTICE                                              Bethany Rooney/ABC

HAWTHORNE                                                         Rosemary Rodriguez/TNT


TYLER PERRY’S HOUSE OF PAYNE                 Kim Fields/TBS

LAW & ORDER: LOS ANGELES                         Rod Holcomb/NBC

MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE                                    Jennifer Getzinger/TNT

CSI MIAMI                                                              Joe Chappelle/CBS


THE LIFE (Broadway)                                        First Cover/ Lead                                        Michael Blakemore/ Barrymore

CONSTANT STAR                                                Ida B. Wells                                                  T. Thompson/ Playmakers Rep.

FLYIN’ WEST (Original Cast)                           Minnie                                                           Kenny Leon/ Long Wharf

FROM THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA                     Woman #1                                                     T. Thompson/ Manhattan Theatre

A RAISIN IN THE SUN                                       Beneatha                                                      Kenny Leon/ Milwaukee Rep.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM                  Tatania                                                          Tony Wright/ AtlantaShakespeare

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS                            Crystal                                                           David I Goldstein/ Arizona Co.



Bachelor of Arts – MusicalTheatre, Birmingham-Southern College         Alliance Theatre Company Professional Actor Internship



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Look Book

Look Book

"Luck?  I don't know anything about luck. I've never banked on it and I'm afraid of people who do.  Luck to me is something else:  Hard work and realizing what is opportunity and what isn't.  -  Lucille Ball

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Darlene Kaplan Entertainment


Address:  4450 Balboa Ave.,  Encino,  CA  91316-4101

Phone:  (818) 981-3527

Email:  DarleneKaplan@me.com



SMS Talent Inc.

Address: 8383 Wilshire Blvd # 230, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Phone:    (310) 289-0909

Hours:  9:30am - 6:30pm 



Book Ms. Hawthorne

Book Ms. Hawthorne


For speaking, hosting & endorsement engagements, you may book Ms. Hawthorne through:


Contact:  Angela Dixie

Email:  Pinajtalentmanagement@gmail.com

 Kim Hawthorne arrives on the red carpet at OK! So Sexy LA event held at Skybar at the Mondrian in Los Angeles, Ca May 18, 2016 Background Music in this video by: MK2 (Movin) from youtube audio library (Dance & Electronic | Funky) 

Kim Hawthorne portrays Kerissa Greenleaf on OWN's #1 new hit drama series Greenleaf.

Dinner and Dialogue with Seane Shaw. An engaging conversation with one of the great talents of the hit series Greenleaf! She'll have you asking for more!!

"Greenleaf" Season One Premiere Event at OWN. The series airs on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT. 

Kim Hawthorne on the red carpet at the 18th Annual Design Care Gala at Sugar Ray Leonard's Home.

Hosts Stacy Ike chats with Actress Kim Hawthorne about her role in Greenleaf.

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