Kimberly Kevon Williams
Days of Our Lives
American actress Kimberly Kevon Williams is maybe mostly known to
television viewers for playing Shayne Thomas on the HBO series
“The Comeback” (2005) and as Carmen Cruz on the NBC popular
soap opera “Days of Our Lives” (2007-2008). She has also
guest starred in television shows such as “Joan of
Arcadia,” “CSI: Miami,” “8 Simple
Rules,” “Phil of the Future,”
“Private Practice” and a new version of “Melrose
Place.” She portrayed Abby Banks in the teen movie
“Popstar” (2008), starring Aaron Carter.
A Native of Northridge
Childhood and Family:
Kimberly Kevon Williams was born on October 8, 1985, in
Northridge, California. She is an only child. She began acting
professionally when she was 11 years old.
Having been acting professionally since at age 11, Kimberly Kevon
Williams made her television debut as Marsha in an episode of
“Boston Public” called “Chapter Thirty-Six” in
2002 when she was 17 years old. In the following year, she appeared in
the pilot “Saving Jason,” opposite Bow Wow and Daniel
Benzali, and had a recurring role as Elyse in the fantasy/family drama
“Joan of Arcadia,” starring Amber Tamblyn.
Williams played Trish in the episode “The Permit” (2004) of
the short lived comedy series “Like Family” (The WB,
2003-2004), starring Holly Robinson Peete, J. Mack Slaughter and Diane
Farr. She also guest starred as Darcy in an episode of Disney Channel's
“Phil of the Future” called “Your Cheatin'
Heart” (2004), as Kelly Jameson in “CSI: Miami”'s
“One Night Stand” (2005) and as Maya in the episode
“The After Party” (2005) of “8 Simple Rules.”
Williams' first regular role arrived when she was cast as Shayne Thomas
on the HBO comedy series “The Comeback” (2005), starring
actress Lisa Kudrow as sitcom actress Valerie Cherish in modern day Los
Angeles, California. Although it only lasted for a season, the show did
earn three Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy
Series, Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series and Outstanding
Directing for a Comedy Series, not to mention a Gracie Allen Award for
Outstanding Female Lead - Comedy Series, a Satellite nomination for
Best Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical and Casting Society of
America's Artios nomination for Best Comedy Pilot Casting.
Still in 2005, Williams made her feature film debut with a supporting
role as Abby Banks in the comedy/family “Popstar,”which was
directed by Richard Gabai and written by Timothy Barton. The film
starred Aaron Carter, Alana Austin and David Cassidy.
In 2007, Williams made guest appearances in episodes of the television
shows “Campus Ladies,” “Side Order of Life” and
“The Big Bang Theory.” However, she did not gain boost on
the small screen until she joined the cast of the long running daytime
soap opera “Days of Our Lives” in the role of Carmen Cruz.
She played the role during 2007-2008.
After leaving “Days,” Williams was cast with Madison
Pettis, Sterling Beaumon, Luke Benward, Brian Stepanek, David DeLuise,
Kim Rhodes, Adam Hicks, Ali Lohan and Sabrina Bryan for the
direct to video “Mostly Ghostly” (2008), which based on the
successful book series by R.L. Stine. The fantasy/horror film was
directed and co-scripted by Richard Correll. The same year, she also
portrayed Jodie in an episode of “Private Practice,” a spin
off of the medical drama “Grey's Anatomy,” called
“ Equal & Opposite.”
In 2010, Williams appeared as Liz in an episode of the CBS comedy
series “Accidentally on Purpose,” starring Jenna
Elfman, Jon Foster and Ashley Jensen. The same year, she played Mira in
an of a revival of “Melrose Place” named