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. Last season she recurred on ABC Family’s SWITCHED AT BIRTH, and currently she is a regular on OWN's hit tv series, GREENLEAF, portraying the indomitable, Kerissa Greenleaf!
When she is not acting Ms. Hawthorne enjoys designing jewelry and spending time with her sons, Julian and Tobias.
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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
GREENLEAF Series Regular Clement Virgo/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.
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
IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA Matt Shakman/FX
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
COSBY Don Scardino / Carsey-Warner
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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