Born on Valentine’s Day, actress Kim Brockington has had a prolific acting career, on film, television and stage. Hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, she has appeared on several regional productions. She has worked at the American Place Theater, Kennedy Center and the AFI Theaters. The plays she has appeared in are From the Mississippi Delta, Thunder Knocking on the Door, The American Play and In Walks Ed.
Kim Brockington’s first foray into film was marked by a role in the action adventure film Crossfire. She soon found herself drawn to the television screen, taking on a role in the made-for-TV movie Love Songs. Directed by Andre Braugher and Louis Gossett Jr., the romance flick cast the actress as Della, who appeared in the segment “A Love Song for Dad.” In 1999, Brockington made her early appearance on the series Law & Order. This was followed by a role in Third Watch, where she played the character Connie Simmons in the episode titled “Impulse.” In 2001, she landed a role in the horror film Jon Good’s Wife, and later on appeared on an episode of The West Wing. He later worked with director Richard Linklater in the Mike White-penned musical comedy film School of Rock. Brockington was cast as a mother, working alongside Jack Black, Sarah Silverman, Joan Cusack, Miranda Cosgrove, Joey Gaydos Jr. and Kevin Clark. After a small role in Whoopi, Brockington joined the cast of the CBS soap opera Guiding Light. She got the role of the psychiatrist, Felicia Boudreau, the peacekeeper of her family. While filming the series, she worked on the drama Rock the Paint, a coming-of-age story written by Dallas Brennan. The actress later landed a role in another soap opera, portraying Mrs. Woodrow on One Life to Live.
She is, however, best known for playing the title role on Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun. The PBS docudrama chronicled the life of the novelist, and was directed by Samuel D. Pollard. Other than acting, Kim Brockingtown is fond of yoga, karate and cooking.
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