Kimberley Sustad is a Canadian actor who rose to prominence with her performances in series and TV movies such as 'Spooksville,' 'A Bride for Christmas,' and 'The Nine Lives of Christmas.' A trained actor from the 'Trinity Western,' Kimberley began her career with ‘Broadway’ and theater. She moved to the mainstream with a short film in 2009 and earned acclaim for her brilliant performance. Her role in the short film paved her way to the industry. Kimberley has an array of film and TV projects to her credit. She is married to a Canadian entrepreneur, whom she has known since her college days. The two got married in 2004 and are now blessed with three children.
Rise to Fame
Kimberley harbored a keen interest in theater since childhood. She would participate in school plays but learned the craft after she graduated high school. She began her journey as an actor in Seattle, where she actively did theater for a while and worked with some great talents. Kimberley did several original plays with Lewis Black for the 'Rep.' Simultaneously, Kimberley worked at 'The Cheesecake Factory' to earn extra money. She also featured in many ‘Broadway’ productions, such as ‘Boeing-Boeing’ at Vancouver’s 'Arts Club' and 'One Slight Hitch' at 'A Contemporary Theatre' in Seattle.
Kimberley’s career transformed when her manager recommended her name to actor-screenwriter Andy Tennant. She bagged a role as a series regular, but unfortunately, the show got canceled. However, it ended up being a TV movie named ‘Thunderballs’. It featured Kimberley as ‘Nikki.’ She had already featured in a short titled 'Live Henry Live' in 2009. ‘Thunderballs’ brought her enough money, and she realized that as an actor, she should be open to different platforms to survive. Soon, Kimberley began scouting for film roles and got an agent in Vancouver. In 2012, she got the recurring role of ‘Brooke Cross’ in the Canadian–British science fiction 'Primeval: New World.' That year, Kimberley appeared in four more shows, 'Alcatraz,' 'A Bride for Christmas,' and 'Supernatural.' In 2013, she appeared in the police-procedural drama series 'Motive’ and the Canadian science fiction 'Continuum.' She also featured in the superhero comics video 'Super Buddies’ from the 'Air Buddies' franchise.
Kimberley’s career transitioned from TV to films with the Canadian drama 'Down River.' She also starred in the TV movie 'Baby Sellers' (based on child trafficking). She continued working on TV and made appearances in series such as 'Witches of East End,' 'The Nine Lives of Christmas,' 'Spooksville,' and 'A Bit of Bad Luck.' Kimberley had a recurring role (10 episodes, from 2015 to 2016) as ‘Kelly Hadler’ in the Canadian spy thriller series 'The Romeo Section.' Some of the other movies that Kimberley has starred in are 'All Things Valentine' (2016), 'Hearts of Christmas' (2016), 'Walking the Dog' (2017), 'The Real Stephen Blatt' (2017), 'Cooking with Love' (2018), 'Past Malice: An Emma Fielding Mystery' (2018), and 'Traveler' (2018). In 2019, Kimberley appeared in four episodes of the miniseries 'Unspeakable.'
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Family & Personal Life
Kimberley was born and raised in Ottawa, Canada. Not much is known about her childhood and early life. She holds a bachelor’s degree in acting from the 'Trinity Western University.'
Kimberley is married to Scot Sustad, a Canadian entrepreneur and community builder, who is also the founder and CEO of 'The Arrival Store' and the Vancouver-based website development agency 'Digital Hot Sauce.' They began dating each other while studying at the 'Trinity Western' and then got married in 2004. Kimberley and Scot have twin daughters named Vienna and Ari, born in 2017. They have a third daughter, too.
Sometime back, rumors of their divorce began surfacing. However, the rumors later turned out to be false, and the two seem happy in their marriage. There are also speculations that Kimberley and Scot may not be married at all.
In one of her interviews, Kimberley revealed that soon after she finished 'The Nine Lives of Christmas,' she went on a break to take care of her newborn and did minor roles. However, she got pregnant again very soon.
Kimberley love cats but is also allergic to them. While filming 'The Nine Lives of Christmas,' she had to take antihistamines, an anti-allergy drug, as most of her role in the film required her to be with a cat.