Multiple Emmy winner Kim Zimmer began her daytime drama career in 1978 with a role as a terrorist on the soap opera One Life to Live. But it is as Reva Shayne, a character she created on Guiding Light in November 1983, for which she is beloved to millions of faithful viewers.
Her portrayal of the unforgettable Reva has also garnered her critical acclaim in the form of four Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in 1985, 1987, 1990, and 2006.
Before joining the CBS daytime drama, Kim played the devious Nola Aldrich for three and a half years on The Doctors. In 1983, she returned to One Life to Live for a five-month stint as Echo DiSavoy, before joining the cast of Guiding Light.
Kim left Guiding Light in 1990 -- she returned in 1995 -- and landed a recurring role on Aaron Spelling's Models, Inc., as well as guest spots on Seinfeld and University Hospital.
She was featured in the movies-of-the-week Hell Hath No Fury and Disappearance of Vonnie; has guest-starred on Designing Women and Babylon 5; and portrayed Jodie Walker on Santa Barbara. Off-Broadway, she played one of the leading roles in Jon Patrick Shanley's highly acclaimed Four Dogs & a Bone.
Kim, who was born on February 2 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, studied at nearby Hope College, and continued her theatrical training at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. She has performed her own nightclub act, was a professional diver, and still enjoys all sports.
She and her husband, actor/director A.C. Weary, have three children -- two boys and one girl.