PROFILE
Name:
Kimberly McCullough
Birth Date:
Bellflower, California, USA
Birth Place:
March 5, 1978
Height:
5' 2" (1.57 m)
BIOGRAPHY
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Robin Scorpio

Background:

Actress Kimberly McCullough is famous for her long-term role as Robin Scorpio on the soap opera “General Hospital.” She played the character on and off from 1985 to 2001 with a stint in 2004 and returned as a regular basis in 2005. She left the series again in 2012 and returned later in the late of 2012. For her work on the series,  McCullough amassed two Daytime Emmy Awards, two Soap Opera Digest Awards and two Young Artist Awards. The actress also played Robin in an episode of the “General Hospital” spin-off “Port Charles” in 1998 and in a few episodes of “All My Children” in 2001. She reprised the character again on the primetime “General Hospital” spin-off, “General Hospital: Night Shift,” which ran for two seasons from July 2007 to October 2008. McCullough also has appeared in several films, including “Legally Blonde” (2001), “Greener Mountains” (2005) and  “Among Friends” (2012), guest starred in  TV series such as “ER,” “Judging Amy” and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” to name a few, as well as played recurring roles on “Joan of Arcadia” and “The Shield.”    

The 5' 2” tall beauty was in a long relationship with Freddie Prinze Jr. in the late 1990s. She is now dating her “General Hospital” co-star Jason Thompson. When asked about her relationship with Thompson, McCullough stated “We did hit off right away. I don't normally become friends with people I work with. Not because I don't want to but just because I have always kept work and my personal life separate. But we have become friends. I'm not much of a skater so hockey is out of the question!”


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Childhood and Family:

Kimberly McCullough was born Kimberly Anne McCullough on March 5, 1978, in Bellflower, California. Her family did a little moves when she was younger. They spent two years in Huntington Beach, California and then lived for four years in Fresno, in which Kimberly began grammar school, before settling in La Mirada. She has two older brothers. Her nickname is Kimber.

As the daughter of a dance teacher, young Kimberly used to accompany  her mother to rehearsals. She was also introduced to acting at an early age. Kimberly started taking gymnastics at age 4 and performed as part of a group called the Gym Dandies. At age 5, she danced in a trade show at the convention center in Las Vegas, which led to dance appearances on television shows and eventually on film.

In 1996-1997, Kimberly studied film directing at NYU's Tisch School for the Arts.  


Legally Blonde

Career:

Kimberly McCullough kicked off her professional career at the age of seven months old by appearing in a diaper commercial with Juliet Mills. Growing up, she showed off her dance talent on television shows like “Fame,” “The People's Choice Awards” and “ Solid Gold.” While performing as as part of a break-dance crew at a local club, she attracted the attention of a talent scout and was eventually cast as a dancer on the film “Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo,” the 1984 sequel to the break dancing film “Breakin'”. McCullough appeared as Abbey in an episode of “Beauty and the Beast” called “Masques” (1987). Her second film role was as Donna Orfus on the children's film “Purple People Eater” (1988), which starred Neil Patrick Harris, Ned Beatty, Shelley Winters, and Thora Birch. 1988 also saw her appear in a Los Angeles production of “Les Miserables” as Little Cosett.

However, McCullough did not experience a huge break until she won the role of Robin Scorpio,  the 6 year old daughter of Robert Scorpio (played by Tristan Rogers) and Anna Devane (played by Finola Hughes) on the ABC daytime soap opera “General Hospital.” McCullough debuted on September 6, 1985 and remained with the show until September 12, 1996. She was nominated for a number of awards during this period and successfully took home two Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Juvenile Female in a Drama Series (1989) and Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series (1996), two Soap Opera Digests for Outstanding Youth Actor/Actress on a Daytime or Prime Time Serial (1986) and  Outstanding Child Actor (1993) and two Young Artists for Outstanding Young Actress - Regular Daytime Serial (1986) and Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor in a Daytime Series (1987). McCullough retunred to “General Hospital” as a series regular for brief stints from January 17, 1997 to February 3, 1997, then from January 2, 1998 to January 20, 1999, from June 20 to 21, 2000 and on July 16, 2004. She returned full-time to the show starting October 12, 2005, with her character Robin Scorpio now a doctor, having graduated from medical school.

Aside from her tenure on “General Hospital,” McCullough also took other jobs. She appeared with Warren Beatty and Annette Bening in the Barry Levinson directed crime/drama film “Bugsy” (1991) and with Kevin Kline, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Kevin Spacey, Rebecca Miller and E. G. Marshall in Alan J. Pakula's thriller “Consenting Adults” (1992). She portrayed April Morgan in an episode of “CBS Schoolbreak Special” called “Crosstown” (1996) and appeared as Flavia in the episode “Speaking in Tongues” (1997) of “Nothing Sacred.” In 1998, she reprised her role from “General Hospital” in an episode of “Port Charles.”

After leaving “General Hospital” in the late 1990s to pursue other acting opportunities, McCullough landed the co-starring role of Jennifer on the primetime drama series “Once and Again,” a role which she played from 1999 to 2000. She continued on making guest appearances in other TV shows like “Sons of Thunder” (1999), “Party of Five” (2000), “DAG”(2001), “ER” (2001), “Judging Amy” (2002), “Crossing Jordan” (2002), “Family Law” (2002), “Firefly” (2003) and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (2004). In 2001, McCullough appeared as Amy, one of Elle Woods' sororiety sisters, on the box office hit film “Legally Blonde,” starring Reese Witherspoon. The same year, she played Robin Scorpio on “All My Children.” She appeared as Deena on two episodes of “The Shield” in 2002, a role which she later reprised in an episode in 2004 and one more episode in 2008.

McCullough played Audra on the short lived CBS sitcom “The Stones” (2004), which starred Robert Klein, Judith Light, Lindsay Sloane and Jay Baruchel. From 2004 to 2005, she played the role of Beth Reinhart in the CBS fantasy series “Joan of Arcadia.” In 2005, she co-starred with Nick Daley, Chris Heuisler in “Greener Mountains,” a drama/romance film directed by Lee Shallat Chemel. From 2007 to 2008, she played Dr. Robin Scorpio on both seaons of the spin off “General Hospital: Night Shift.”     In 2010, she appeared in an episode of “Fake It Til You Make It” called “Wayne Brady Tweets” and starred in the short film “Stage 4,” with Ronnie Marmo and Tyler Christopher.  

In November 2011, McCullough annaounced her plans to leave “General Hospital” to pursue her dream of directing professionally, and her character was believed to  have died on February 21, 2012. However, her scene on March 27, 2012 showed Robin to be alive, leaving the door open for McCullough to return.

On  July 19, 2012, McCullough began a series of guest starring spots on “General Hospital.” She reprised her role as Robin starting on November 6, 2012.

Meanwhile, on the big screen, McCullough appeared in the comedy/horror film “Among Friends,” which starred Christopher Backus, Jennifer Blanc and AJ Bowen. The film, directed by Danielle Harris and written by Alyssa Lobit, was shown at the 2012 Lund Fantastisk Film Festival on September 29 and at the 2012 Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival on October 5.


Awards:

Daytime Emmy: Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series, “General Hospital,” 1996
Soap Opera Digest: Outstanding Child Actor, “General Hospital,” 1993
Daytime Emmy: Outstanding Juvenile Female in a Drama Series, “General Hospital,” 1989
Young Artist: Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor in a Daytime Series, “General Hospital,” 1987
Young Artist: Outstanding Young Actress - Regular Daytime Serial, “General Hospital,” 1986
Soap Opera Digest: Outstanding Youth Actor/Actress on a Daytime or Prime Time Serial, “General Hospital,” 1986  Show Less

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