PROFILE
Name:
Kimberly Kevon Williams
Birth Date:
October 8, 1985
Birth Place:
California, USA
Nationality:
American
BIOGRAPHY
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Kimberly Kevon Williams
Days of Our Lives


Background:

 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.


The Comeback

Career:

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 “Wilshire.”  


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