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Kimberly Scott, a graduate of Yale School of Drama, has recently completed a successful run at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where she helped create the role of Cynthia in the world premiere of Sweat by Lynn Nottage. She just finished a stint at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in Tarell McCraney's play Head of Passes. She began 2015 at Yale Repertory Theater, creating the role of Anne in Danai Gurira's new play Familiar. Ms. Scott previously appeared at Yale Rep in Death of a Salesman as Linda Loman, in Wole Soyinka’s A Play of Giants, and as Molly Cunningham in August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, for which she received Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations when that play moved to Broadway. Off-Broadway credits include Mabou Mines’ Lear and The Gospel at Colonus (Gorky Art Theatre, Moscow). She has spent five seasons in the acting company at Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF), playing in Henry IV, Part 2, Jeff Whitty’s The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler, Mama Nadi in Ruined, and creating roles in new plays by Culture Clash (American Night), UNIVERSES (Party People) and Naomi Wallace (The Liquid Plain), all part of American Revolutions: the United States History Cycle. Other regional credits South Coast Rep, The Old Globe, Mark Taper Forum, Huntington Theatre, Arena Stage, Sundance Lab, Southern Writers Project/Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and Pacific Playwrights Festival. Film credits include Love and Other Drugs, World Trade Center, Batman and Robin, Batman Forever, The Client, Falling Down, Flatliners, and The Abyss, as well as many television credits. Specialties: Creating roles in new work across all media, as well as acting in Shakespeare and classic works.

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Yale School of Drama
Master of Fine Arts, Acting
1984 – 1987

Yale University
MFA, Drama
1984 – 1987

The University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Drama
1980 – 1984
Additional Info
SAG-AFTRA, Actor's Equity

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Most Recently seen in the World Premiere of
Lynn Nottages, "SWEAT"
at The Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

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Under Construction

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  • Steven Adams
    Head of Management Division at Buffalo 8 Productions

    It has been my distinct honor and privilege to work with an artist of Kimberly Scott's caliber. She is one whose talent, depth and breadth of knowledge and relentless pursuit of excellence has resulted in a level of work that is remarkable. Our...View

  • Victoria Ward
    Actor at Actor's Equity
    Kimberly is a transformational actress. A leading lady that commands the stage. She is extremely talented and a delight to work with onstage and off.View

Alta Entertainment
January 2001 – Present (15 years)

Don Buchwald & Associates
2006 – Present (9 years)
Professional Actor
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
June 2015 – Present (7 months)Ashland, Oregon
Creating the role of Cynthia in the world premiere of SWEAT by Lynn Nottage, directed by Kate Whorisky and co-produced by Arena Stage.

Eight Winds Entertainment, Inc.
May 1987 – Present (28 years 8 months)
When I'm not onstage, I'm working in film and television. What the heck: it's a day job with residual income. :-) Most recently, you can see me in LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS with Jake Gyllenhaal, directed by Ed Zwick.
(Open)1 recommendation
Berkeley Repertory Theatre
March 2015 – Present (10 months)Berkeley, CA
Playing Mae in the West Coast premiere of HEAD OF PASSES by Tarell McCraney, directed by Tina Landau, commissioned by Steppenwolf and co-produced by The Public.

Yale Repertory Theater
December 2014 – February 2015 (3 months)New Haven, Connecticut
Playing Anne in the world premiere of FAMILIAR by Danai Gurira.

Ojai Playwrights Conference
August 2014 – August 2014 (1 month)

Shakespeare Center
June 2014 – July 2014 (2 months)los angeles, california
Playing the Nurse in ROMEO & JULIET -- it's my first time, so be gentle. :-)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival
May 2013 – November 2013 (7 months)ashland, oregon
Playing Dembi in the world premiere of THE LIQUID PLAIN by Naomi Wallace, directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival
April 2012 – November 2012 (8 months)Ashland, OR
Playing Charles the Wrestler in AS YOU LIKE IT (directed by Jessica Thebus) and creating the role of Amira in PARTY PEOPLE with the collective UNIVERSES -- the third production in OSF's American Revolutions, the United States History Cycle (directed by Liesl Tommy).
(Open)1 recommendation

Center Theatre Group
March 2012 – April 2012 (2 months)Kirk Douglas Theater
Final transfer of the OSF production of American Night -- a sweet gig.

La Jolla Playhouse
January 2012 – March 2012 (3 months)
Remounting and retooling the OSF production of American Night!

Oregon Shakespeare Festival
February 2011 – November 2011 (10 months)
Playing Mistress Quickly in HENRY IV PT 2 (directed by Lisa Peterson) and flying a black flag in PIRATES OF PENZANCE (director: Bill Rauch)!

Oregon Shakespeare Festival
February 2010 – October 2010 (9 months)
Played Mama Nadi in RUINED (director: Liesl Tommy) and Viola Pettus in Culture Clash's AMERICAN NIGHT, the first production in American Revolutions -- The United States History Cycle (dir: Jo Bonney).

Yale Repertory Theatre
March 2009 – May 2009 (3 months)
Playing Linda Loman in "Death of a Salesman" and designated a Beinecke Fellow

Oregon Shakespeare Festival
February 2008 – November 2008 (10 months)
Played Mammy in The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler by Jeff Whitty (dir: Bill Rauch), and Myrtle Webb in Our Town (directed by Chay Yew).

South Coast Repertory
September 2007 – November 2007 (3 months)
Played Mrs. Mueller in "Doubt, a parable"

The Old Globe
2007 – 2007 (less than a year)

Mark Taper Forum
1993 – 1993 (less than a year)

Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Broadway
1986 – 1988 (2 years)
One of the most lauded plays in August Wilson's Century Cycle, directed by Lloyd Richards. Ms. Scott created the role of Molly Cunningham in the world premiere at Yale Rep; continued in the role during development productions at the Huntington, Old Globe and Arena Stage; and was nominated for a Tony for Best Featured Actress in a Play in the Broadway production.