Kim Kendall was born and raised in Fort Payne, Alabama. At age 3 she won her first beauty pageant “Little Miss Maid of Cotton”, long before Honey No No came along. From the moment Kim heard the applause and saw that shiny crown, she was hooked and wanted to become an entertainer. Kim spent her early years studying musical theatre and started performing professionally at the age of 13.
During her time at Jacksonville State University, Kim was named Miss Northeast Alabama and was an active member in her sorority, Phi Mu, where she was rush chairman and homecoming princess. After graduating college with her BA, Kim headed to New York to pursue her acting career.
After years of touring the country to earn her coveted Actors Equity Card, she found a passion for children’s theatre realizing how much of a positive impact the arts have on youth. So she created Greek Night at the Hippodrome to help better introduce theatre to young adults in the Greek System at The University of Florida.
While touring the Florida coast, Kim was spotted by an agent out of Miami. Kim was relocated to South Beach and landed her first Soap Opera – Ocean Avenue. Her acting and modeling career began to flourish in Miami. She got the opportunity to work with The Farrelly Brothers on the film, Stuck on You and even got to be Meryl Streep’s dance double! During filming, Kim was tickled pink that Matt Damon nicknamed her, “Alabama Kim.”
Although Miami was good to Kim, she had stars in her eyes so she took the plunge and finally headed to Hollywood. Three weeks later, she booked the hit show, CSI:Miami. Soon after, Kim booked the HBO pilot, 12 Miles of Bad Road, starring Lily Tomlin. Kim also played “Cousin Becky” opposite David Faustino in the Married With Children web series spinoff, Starving, for Crackle TV.
Kim’s film credits include Lifetime Movie Network’s Troubled Child, Love Scene- The Vivian Leigh Biopic, and Should’ve Been Romeo with Ed Asner and Paul Ben Victor.
In her spare time Kim enjoys baking her famous Bama Belle Pies, doing Bar Method, going to the theatre, and serving on the Board for the charity “Coupla Guys and Gals Give Back.” Kim is also an avid supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Young Storytellers LA.
Proud as a peacock to be a Southern Belle, Kim is honored to be a part of the Southern Women Channel. She has appeared in the Mama Made Me Do It video series and guest starred in Episode 5 of Sh%t Southern Women Say. Kim truly believes that all Southern gals are just better than a glob of butter melting on a stack on pancakes. And yes…Kim REALLY is a hand model.