While in New York, Dickens began landing supporting roles in theatre and independent films; her debut being 1995's indie-comedy hit Palookaville, directed by Alan Taylor. From there, Dickens appeared as the female lead in Keifer Sutherland's feature directorial debut, Truth or Consequences, N.M. She starred opposite Bruce Willis in the Harold Becker-directed thriller Mercury Rising; then showed up along side Ben Stiller and Bill Pullman as the mysterious and elusive suspect, Gloria, in the Jake Kasdan-helmed cult-hit comedy, Zero Effect. In 2000, she co-starred alongside Kevin Bacon and Elizabeth Shue as an ethical scientist who goes head-to-head with a villainous invisible man in the Paul Verhoeven summer blockbuster, Hollow Man. Further acclaim came to Dickens in the summer of 2001 when she played an up-and-coming rock singer spiraling out of control, before coming to terms with her traumatic past in director Allison Anders' semi-autobiographical film, Things Behind the Sun. This performance garnered Dickens an Independent Spirit Award nomination for best female lead.
2003 found Dickens busy on both the big screen and small, starting with a prime role in Showtime's mini series Out of Order, opposite Eric Stoltz, Felicity Huffman, and William H. Macy. Next, was a small yet well received role in the Academy Award nominated The House of Sand and Fog. Currently, Dickens is playing the role of Joanie Stubbs, the Madame of the Bella Union, in HBO's Deadwood, created by David Milch (NYPD Blue). The role reunites her with Milch after being cast as FBI agent Sarah Day in his critically lauded CBS Crime Drama Big Apple.
Other credits include, Alfonso Cuaron's Great Expectations, Arne Glimcher's The White River Kid with Antonio Banderas, and Sam Raimi's The Gift with Cate Blanchett. Dickens will next be seen playing a heroin addict in the soon-to-be released feature Goodnight, Joseph Parker with Debi Mazar and Paul Sorvino.
Dickens lives in both Los Angeles and New York City.
Kim Dickens Facts
|Birth Name||Kimberly Jan Dickens|
|Birthday||June 18, 1965 (49)|
|Birthplace||Huntsville, Alabama, USA|
|Things Behind the Sun|
|Treme: Season 1|
|Treme: Season 3|
|Thank You for Smoking|
|Treme: Season 2|
|House of Sand and Fog|