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Also Known As: Kimberly Jan Dickens Died:
Born: June 18, 1965 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Huntsville, Alabama, USA Profession: actor, model

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A contemporary equivalent to actress Jean Seberg, Kim Dickens developed a reputation playing daunting and sexually powerful women on television and in film. Appearing in a wide array of roles for the better part of a decade, Dickens finally earned her due as a prostitute-turned-madam on the critically acclaimed Western series "Deadwood" (HBO, 2004-06). Before giving that breakthrough performance, she gave notable turns as Vincent Gallo's tomboyish girlfriend in "Palookaville" (1996), a Janis Joplin-like singer in "Things Behind the Sun" (Showtime, 2001) and a spurned wife in the drama "The House of Sand and Fog" (2003). But it was her turn on "Deadwood" that broadened her appeal and offered her better opportunities, including noted recurring roles on "Lost" (ABC, 2004-2010) and "Friday Night Lights" (NBC, 2006-2011). After returning as a leading player on another critically acclaimed series, "Treme" (HBO, 2010- ), Dickens affirmed her status as one of Hollywood's more respected, but underappreciated character actresses.

A contemporary equivalent to actress Jean Seberg, Kim Dickens developed a reputation playing daunting and sexually powerful women on television and in film. Appearing in a wide array of roles for the better part of a decade, Dickens finally earned her due as a prostitute-turned-madam on the critically acclaimed Western series "Deadwood" (HBO, 2004-06). Before giving that breakthrough performance, she gave notable turns as Vincent Gallo's tomboyish girlfriend in "Palookaville" (1996), a Janis Joplin-like singer in "Things Behind the Sun" (Showtime, 2001) and a spurned wife in the drama "The House of Sand and Fog" (2003). But it was her turn on "Deadwood" that broadened her appeal and offered her better opportunities, including noted recurring roles on "Lost" (ABC, 2004-2010) and "Friday Night Lights" (NBC, 2006-2011). After returning as a leading player on another critically acclaimed series, "Treme" (HBO, 2010- ), Dickens affirmed her status as one of Hollywood's more respected, but underappreciated character actresses.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 At Any Price (2012)
2.
 Footloose (2011)
3.
 Reviving Ophelia (2010)
4.
 Blind Side, The (2009)
5.
 Red (2008)
7.
8.
 House of Sand and Fog (2003) Carol Burdon
9.
 Things Behind The Sun (2001) Sherry Mcgrale
10.
 White River Kid, The (2001) Apple Lisa Weed
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Milestones close milestones

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Made stage debut in a student production of David Mamet's "Sexual Perversity in Chicago" at Vanderbilt University
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Appeared in regional and summer stock stage productions
1994:
Featured as a model in Calvin Klein's spring collection
1996:
TV-movie debut, NBC's "Voice from the Grave: From the Files of 'Unsolved Mysteries'"
1996:
Made feature debut playing Vincent Gallo's love interest in "Palookaville"
1997:
Re-teamed with Gallo in Kiefer Sutherland's feature directorial debut, "Truth or Consequences, N.M."
1997:
Cast as Rick Schroder's former girlfriend in the CBS movie "Heart Full of Rain"
1998:
Played Maggie, Finn's (played by Ethan Hawke) sister, in an update of the Charles Dickens' classic "Great Expectations"
1998:
Cast opposite Ben Stiller and Bill Pullman as the mysterious and elusive suspect, Gloria, in the Jake Kasdan directed "Zero Effect"
1998:
Starred opposite Bruce Willis in the Harold Becker-directed thriller "Mercury Rising"
2000:
Had featured role as one of the scientists in "The Hollow Man"
2000:
Briefly seen as Cate Blanchett's pal in "The Gift"
2001:
Starred as a rising rock star suffering from post-traumatic rape syndrome in "Things Behind the Sun"; earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Female Lead
2001:
Cast as FBI agent Sarah Day in David Milch's critically lauded, but short-lived CBS drama "Big Apple"
2003:
Had a small yet well received role in the Academy Award nominated "The House of Sand and Fog"
2003:
Cast in Showtime's short-lived series "Out of Order"
2004:
Cast as Joanie Stubbs, the Madame of the Bella Union, in David Milch's critically acclaimed HBO series "Deadwood"
2004:
Played a heroin addict in "Goodnight, Joseph Parker" with Debi Mazar and Paul Sorvino
2006:
Portrayed the ex-wife of Tobacco's chief spokesman, Nick Naylor (Aaron Eckhart) in Jason Reitman¿s satirical comedy "Thank You for Smoking"
2006:
Played Cassidy Phillips, the divorcée who was conned by Sawyer, on ABC's "Lost"
2008:
Had a recurring role as Shelby Saracen on NBC's "Friday Night Lights"
2009:
Cast as Ms. Boswell, one of Oher's teachers, in the Oscar nominated film "The Blind Side"
2010:
Played Janette Desautel, a hardworking chef in post-Katrina New Orleans, in the HBO series "Treme"
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Education

Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute: New York , New York -
Vanderbilt University: Nashville , Tennessee -
Lee High School: Huntsville , Alabama -
American Academy of Dramatic Arts: New York , New York -

Notes

"I'm skinny and pale. I got that screwed-up, skinny-girl look." --Kim Dickens quoted in INTERVIEW, February 1998

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