Kimberlin made daytime television drama history by successfully crossing over her character from the number one daytime drama, The Young and the Restless, to The Bold and the Beautiful. The success of the crossover was due in part to the creativity of the Y&R and B&B writers, as the character of Sheila was presumed to have died in a fire on Y&R. Kimberlin was voted "Outstanding Villainess" at the 1992 and 1994 Soap Opera Digest Awards, and was nominated in the same category in 1993, 1995, and 1996. She also received an Emmy Award nomination in 1992 for "Outstanding Supporting Actress."
Born in Hayward, California, Kimberlin was discovered by famed modeling agent Nina Blanchard. It took almost a year of soul-searching for Kimberlin to decide if she really wanted to give up her dream of being an architect, before she moved to Los Angeles. The modeling work came quickly, and Kimberlin jetted off to model in Tokyo, Milan, and Paris.
Upon her return to the United States, Kimberlin decided to give acting a try. She guest starred in numerous television series, including Matt Houston
, T.J. Hooker
, and Hawaiian Heat
, all the while taking acting classes. Kimberlin soon won a part in the daytime drama Capitol
, where she portrayed Danielle Steele. In addition, Kimberlin has had featured roles in the films Who's That Girl
, 18 Again!
, and Eye Of The Tiger
. Jill Newton, the casting director of The Young and the Restless, remembered Kimberlin from a previous audition, and in May of 1990, Kimberlin was called in to read for the role of nurse, Sheila Carter.
Kimberlin recently won the Dramatic Actress Award at the Flagstaff International Film Festival for her portrayal of the teacher and counselor to children with physical handicaps in the independent production, Moving Mountains
. In film, Kimberlin appeared in a production of Print Shop
, where she played a drug-addicted mother who tries desperately to keep her child from its father.
When she's not busy being a mom or acting, Kimberlin enjoys golfing, snow skiing, boating, scuba diving, or adding the finishing touches to her home. Kimberlin's birthday is June 29. She stands 5'6", and has brown hair and hazel eyes.
All My Children
October 18, 2010
to November 23, 2010
One Life to Live
October 12, 2004
to June 30, 2005
July 26, 1999 to November 29, 2000; 2001; May 2002
Shelly Clark [special guest]
The Bold and the Beautiful
May 21, 1992 to October 2, 1998
; May 24, 2002
to November 5, 2002
; September 26, 2003
to October 10, 2003
The Young and the Restless
May 1990 to May 20, 1992; 1993; 1994; 1995; August 5, 2005
to January 11, 2006
Who's That Girl?
Rachel - Wendy's Friend
Eye of the Tiger
Back to School
Girl in Dorm Hallway
Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (1993; for The Young and the Restless
Soap Opera Digest Award
Winner, Outstanding Villainess (1993, 1995)
Soap Opera Digest Award
Nomination, Outstanding Villainess (1994, 1996, 1997)
DATE OF BIRTH: June 29, 1961
PLACE OF BIRTH: Hayward, California
MARITAL STATUS: Married, Gary Pelzer [May 11, 1991 to Present]
CHILDREN: Alexes Marie [Jan 31, 1994]; Nicholas James Pelzer [Feb 28, 1998, 7 lbs 15 oz]
: Rumors say Brown's Sheila might return to B&B [Oct 9, 2000]
: Brown discusses her year-and-a-half run on PC [Dec 11, 2000]
: Brown, Keating to reprise Port Charles roles [April 15, 2002]
: Sheila back to B&B with a cohort. [Sep 8, 2003]
: Kimberlin Brown cast for OLTL "vacated" by Mary Beth Evans. [Aug 30, 2004]
: Brown refuses contract, opts out of OLTL. [Jun 13, 2005]
: It's official: Brown returning to Y&R. [Jul 10, 2005]
: Is Kimberlin Brown returning to Y&R? [Nov 30, 2009]