If you are a big fan of the American political thriller web television series House of Cards, then surely you will be familiar with the face of Kim Dickens who appeared in the series from the third to the fifth season where she played the character of Kate Baldwin – a chief political reporter of the Wall Street Telegraph.
Kim Dickens is a US-based actress who gained widespread popularity as the lead character in the 1997 Neo-noir movie Truth or Consequences, N.M. where she enacted the persona of Addy Monroe. Dickens has managed to remain relevant and stay booked for over twenty years now, she is among the few entertainers who have longevity in their career. To learn more about Kim Dickens, read her profile below.
Kim Dickens’ Bio (Age)
She was born as Kim Jan Dickens on June 18, 1965, in Huntsville, Alabama to her mother Pam (Clark) Howell and father – Justin Dickens who was a country music performer. It isn’t publicly known if she has any siblings or is an only child, however, it is an established fact that she spent her childhood days in Huntsville with her family members.
For her education, Dickens was a student of Lee High School – a public school that is situated in Madison County, Alabama in the United States. In a bid to further her education she became a student at the Vanderbilt University – a private research institution that is located in Nashville which led her to obtain her degree in communication upon her graduation. After some time, Kim Dickens relocated to New York City and picked up a waitress job where she used her earnings to pay for her studies in Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts where she developed and polished her acting skills.
Dickens got her first ever theater performance in David Mamet’s Sexual Perversity, a student theater production in Chicago. She made her first movie appearance in 1995 on the set of Palookaville – a comical movie written by Alan Taylor where she played the persona of Vincent Gallo’s girlfriend and later appeared on an episode of the TV show New York News that same year while playing supporting roles the next year in TV shows like Voice from the Grave and Two Mothers for Zachary.
Her first led role in a movie was when she played Addy Monroe in the movie Consequences, N.M alongside Vincent Gallo in 1997. The next year, she starred in Zero Effect as Gloria Sullivan, Great Expectations as Maggie and Mercury Rising as Stacey.
Kim Dickens in the 2000s did more of television series and fewer movies. She appeared in series like Big Apple as Sarah Day, Out of Order as Danni, Deadwood as Joanie Stubbs, Numb3rs as Crytal Hoyle, Lost as Cassidy Phillips, 12 Miles of Bad Road as Jonelle Shakespeare, Friday Night Lights as Shelby Saracen, and Flash Forward as Kate Stark.
In 2010, she was cast to portray the persona of Janette Desautel – a struggling chef trying to keep her restaurant open while waiting for insurance to pay for the losses she incurred from Hurricane Katrina. Kim Dickens had a led character on the HBO series Treme and was later cast in the critically acclaimed horror series, Fear the Walking Dead, as Madison Clark in 2015 but later left the series in 2018.
Kim’s other works include The White River Kid, Committed, Hollow Man, The Gift, Things Behind the Sun, House of Sand and Fog, Gone Girl, and Lizzie.
Her Net Worth
Kim Dickens can be said to have been very successful at her acting career. Her roles in films and TV shows, as well as other side projects, have combined to give her an estimated net worth of $2 million, according to credible sources.
Husband and Family, Is Kim Dickens Married?
Kim Dickens is legally married to Ken Dixon, they tied the knot in the presence of their families and friends at a low key wedding ceremony. The couple has a daughter together who was given birth to in 2000. There has not been any news concerning her marriage crashing and the pair seems to be happily married.