Kimberly Scott

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Kimberly Scott
Kimberly Aileen Scott

Education Texas A&M University, Kingsville
University of Texas, Austin (BA)
Yale University (MFA)
Years active1988–present

Kimberly Aileen Scott is an American actress. She received a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play nomination for her performance in the 1988 play Joe Turner's Come and Gone . [1] Scott later appeared in films including The Abyss (1989), Flatliners (1990), Batman Forever (1995), Batman & Robin (1997), K-PAX (2001) and Respect (2020). [2]


Life and career

Scott was born in Kingsville, Texas. She attended Texas A&M University-Kingsville and the University of Texas before earning an MFA in 1987 from the Yale School of Drama. [3] In 1988, she was nominated for a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone. [4]

Scott has appeared in films such as The Abyss , Gross Anatomy , The Waterdance , Drop Zone , The Velocity of Gary , K-PAX , I Am Sam , Impostor , The United States of Leland , Guess Who , World Trade Center and Love & Other Drugs . She frequently appears in the films of Joel Schumacher such as Flatliners , Falling Down and The Client . She is the only actress to appear in Batman films ( Batman Forever and Batman & Robin ) as different characters.

Scott has also appeared in the television shows MacGyver , Boy Meets World , The Commish , Family Dog , ER , Chicago Hope , Malibu Shores , 3rd Rock from the Sun , JAG , Sister, Sister , The Practice , NYPD Blue , Touched by an Angel , Once and Again , Soul Food , Family Law , Providence , Will & Grace , Wonderfalls , 7th Heaven , and Medium .

In 2007, she appeared in the short films Sponsored By, Under The Gun, Open House, and Time Upon A Once that were made during the reality show On the Lot .

In 2010, she appeared as Mama Nadi in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's version of Ruined by playwright Lynn Nottage, in 2011, she played tavern owner Mistress Quickly in Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part Two, and in 2018, she played Pistol, Sir Thomas Grey, and the Governor of Harfleur in “Henry V”.

On October 7, 2016, Scott participated in a Yale University panel discussion, “50 Years of Yale Rep: A Conversation with Theatre Makers Present at the Creation, Along the Way, and Today.” [5] [6]



1989 The Abyss Lisa 'One Night' Standing
1989 Gross Anatomy Nurse Louise
1990 Downtown Christine Curren
1990 Flatliners Winnie Hicks
1991 All-American Murder CheerleaderVideo
1992 The Waterdance Alice
1993 Falling Down Detective Jones
1994 The Client Guard Doreen
1994 Drop Zone Joanne
1995 Batman Forever Margaret
1996Black & White: A Love StoryDeandra
1997 Batman & Robin Observatory Associate
1998 Sweet Jane Dr. Gordon
1998 The Velocity of Gary Nurse Adams
1998In Quiet NightVinette
1999 Bellyfruit Carmen Duncan
2000 Get Your Stuff Gloria
2001 K-PAX Joyce Trexler
2001 I Am Sam Gertie
2003 The United States of Leland Myra
2005 Guess Who Kimbra
2006 World Trade Center Sergeant King
2007The Happiest Day of His LifeDarci
2007The Gift: At RiskSister Maria
2008 The Great Buck Howard Nurse
2010 Love & Other Drugs Gail
2020 Respect Mama Franklin


1989 A Man Called Hawk Mary"Beautiful Are the Stars"
1991 Prison Stories: Women on the Inside StacyTV film
1991 Shannon's Deal Julia"First Amendment", "The Inside Man"
1991 MacGyver Mama Lorraine"The 'Hood", "The Prometheus Syndrome", "Walking Dead"
1991 Locked Up: A Mother's Rage SherisseTV film
1991-94 The Commish Lucille CarterRecurring role
1993 Bodies of Evidence Maggie HollandTV series
1993Caught in the ActWilsonTV film
1994Green Dolphin BeatCarterTV film
1994 Father and Scout FrancineTV film
1995 Chicago Hope Dr. Kimberly Barnett"Hello Goodbye"
1996 Boy Meets World Sonja"The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter"
1996 Malibu Shores Officer Guthrie"Pilot: Parts 1 & 2"
1996 3rd Rock from the Sun Emily"The Art of Dick"
1997 Toothless GwenTV film
1998 JAG NCIS Agent Lisa Viola"With Intent to Die"
1999The '60sAlthea TaylorTV film
1999 Sister, Sister Professor Weaver"I Know What You Did in Drama Class"
1999 The Practice Principal Richwood"Target Practice"
2000 NYPD Blue Doctor"Little Abner"
2000 Touched by an Angel Enshake"True Confessions"
2000 Strong Medicine Mrs. Rose Jenkins"Brainchild"
2000-01 Family Law Carla TurnerRecurring role
2001 Once and Again Lieutenant Saticoy"The Other End of the Telescope"
2001 Soul Food Alderman Teresa Davis"Everything Is Unfolding Perfectly", "Running as Fast as I Can"
2001 Providence Nina Barnett"The Honeymoon's Over"
2002 Everybody Loves Raymond Miss Purcell"Homework"
2002 Santa, Jr. Mrs. TaylorTV film
2003-05 7th Heaven Greta"Go Ask Alice", "Why Not Me?", "Mi Familia: Part 2"
2004 Wonderfalls Officer Hale"Crime Dog"
2006-07 Medium Coroner"Profiles in Terror", "Second Opinion", "No One to Watch Over Me"
2007Time Upon a OnceOrange WifeTV film
2019-present Bob Hearts Abishola Ogechi8 episodes

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