Born in Huntsville, AL, KIM DICKENS' (Irene Whipple) debut was 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 in
the Paul Verhoeven summer blockbuster, HOLLOW MAN. Further acclaim came to
Dickens in the summer of 2001 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
and then a well received role in the Academy AwardÂ® nominated THE HOUSE OF
SAND AND FOG.
Additionally, Dickens has portrayed notable characters like Joanie Stubbs, the Madame
of the Bella Union in HBO's highly acclaimed DEADWOOD, to a rock singer spinning
out of control in Alison Anders' film, THINGS BEHIND THE SUN, which garnered her
an Independent Spirit Award nomination. Other credits include Sam Raimi's THE GIFT
with Cate Blanchett, and Jason Reitman's comedy THANK YOU FOR SMOKING, also starring Aaron Eckhart.
Prior to her starring role in Ramin Bahrani's AT ANY PRICE, Dickens' recent films
included FOOTLOOSE for Paramount and John Lee Hancock's Oscar nominated THE
BLIND SIDE. In addition she has played recurring characters on hit series LOST,
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, and FLASH FORWARD. Kim was also seen on HBO's
David Simon drama TREME.
Kim currently lives in Los Angeles.