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.
The Disappearance of Vonnie
Vonnie Kaczmarek Pickman
1992 to 1993
Hell Hath No Fury
October 30, 1989
Trenchcoat in Paradise
Nola Dancy Aldrich
1979 to 1982
One Life to Live
August 1998, in Michigan
Cat On a Hot Tin Roof
1989, in Greenville, NC
Four Dogs & a Bone
Played a leading role (Off-Broadway)
PLACE OF BIRTH: Grand Rapids, Michigan
DATE OF BIRTH: February 2, 1955
MARITAL STATUS: Married, A.C. Weary [Jul 1981]
CHILDREN: Rachel Beth, Maxwell Tyler, Jacob Allen
ALMA MATER: Hope College and American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco
PARENTS: Jack and Didi Zimmer
SIBLINGS: One sister, Karen
EDUCATION: Graduated from Forest Hills Central High School
MISCELLANEOUS: Was once a professional diver