Kim Director is an American actress known for appearing in the films ‘Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2’, ‘Split’ and ‘Inside Man’. She is also known for playing a recurring role on HBO’s drama series ‘The Deuce’. Raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she attended Upper St. Clair High School and later graduated from Carnegie Mellon University. Director's first movie role was in Spike Lee’s 1998 sports drama flick ‘He Got Game’. Since then, she has been frequently working on both the small and the big screen. Much talented and energetic, Director is one of those actors who evolve with time and give better performances as their skills mature. Her ability to portray a wide range of characters makes her one of the most sought-after character actresses in Hollywood and undoubtedly the favourite of many producers and filmmakers. A highly reserved personality behind the screen, Director doesn’t like disclosing details of her private life to the public.
Kim Director made her acting debut in 1998 when she appeared as Lynn in the sports drama film ‘He Got Game’. This was followed by her role in the crime thriller ‘Summer of Sam’. In 2000, she played a starlet in ‘Bamboozled’, a satirical comedy drama film about a modern minstrel show featuring black artists donning blackface makeup and the consequential violent outcome from the show's success. That year, the actress also had a role in the horror movie ‘Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2’. After this, she made her television debut in an episode of ‘Law & Order’.
Following a guest appearance in an episode of ‘Sex and the City’, Director starred in the 2004 films ‘Tony n' Tina's Wedding’ and ‘She Hate Me’, the latter of which also featured Anthony Mackie, Ellen Barkin, Kerry Washington Monica Bellucci and Brian Dennehy.
The year 2006 saw the actress in a variety of roles including Donna in the comedy ‘Live Free or Die’, Stevie in the thriller ‘Inside Man’ and Ashley in the crime thriller ‘A Crime’. A year later, she was cast in a recurring role in the sitcom ‘Cavemen’. In the ensuing years, Director guest-starred in several TV programs, such as ‘Life’, ‘Cold Case’, ‘Unforgettable’, ‘Orange Is the New Black’, ‘The Good Wife’ and ‘Gotham’, to name a few.
In 2016, she was cast as Grace Giraldi in ‘Detours’, a road-trip comedy that follows a young single New Yorker who relocates to Florida with her widowed father. That year, Director also played Hannah in the psychological horror thriller ‘Split’ which tells the story of a guy with 23 different personalities who kidnaps three teenage girls.
In 2017, Director was cast in recurring roles in the drama series ‘The Deuce’ and ‘She's Gotta Have It’. The following year, she starred as Andrea in the Lifetime TV film ‘Homecoming Revenge’. The movie is about a successful married lady whose life is put in turmoil when she meets her old high school rival at their high school reunion.
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Kim Director was born on November 13, 1974 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. She studied at Upper St. Clair High School and later enrolled at Carnegie Mellon University, eventually graduating in 1997.