A gifted and truly passionate thespian, Kim Zimmer is an American actress who is revered for her incredible ability to play different roles with almost equal ease and drive. Kick-starting her acting career in the 1970s, she is regarded as a veteran in the business and has proven her worth over the years as an actress of great renown who can give all it takes to put life into her performances.
Zimmer is now best known for her portrayal of Reva Shayne on Guiding Light, an American TV soap opera. She is also known for her work on One Life to Live, another soap opera which made some waves around the USA. Kim has won several awards in recognition of her excellence onscreen and there is much more to learn about her as you will discover below.
Who Exactly Is Kim Zimmer?
Kim Zimmer was born on February 2, 1955, in Grand Rapids, the second-largest city in Michigan, the U.S.A, where she also spent her childhood. She was born to a father identified as Walter Jack Zimmer and a mother called Burdina Elva.
Growing up, she attended the Forest Hills Central High School in Ada Township. When she graduated from Forest Hills Central High School, she proceeded to attend Hope College in Holland, Michigan. She also attended the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco where she honed her acting skills. Kim has since gone on to make a name for herself as a Hollywood star.
Zimmer made her debut on TV as an actress in 1978 when she was cast to play Bonnie Harmon on One Life to Live, an American soap opera which made lots of waves at the time. She became a series regular on the show from March 1983 to October that year. She would later reprise her role as a series regular from October 1, 2010, to October 14, 2011, winning a lot of accolades for her work.
Kim Zimmer got her biggest break in 1983 after she was cast to play the role of Reva Shayne on Guiding Light, a soap opera which is listed in the Guinness World Records as the longest-running drama in television in American history. Zimmer’s work on the series was highly applauded across America and won her many fans. In fact, she was so good that she won four Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role in the series.
Kim has starred in so many other TV series and feature films including Trenchcoat in Paradise, a mystery-crime film in 1989, MacGyver, a TV series from 1989 to 1990, Santa Barbara from 1992 to 1993, The Disappearance of Vonnie in 1994, Models Inc. from 1994 to 1995, Shortcut to Happiness in 2003, and 23 Blast in 2013 among many others.
What Is She Doing Now?
Kim Zimmer’s passion has always been for acting and this is what she does at the moment. The actress currently stars in Venice the Series, a soap opera web series, playing the role of Tori. In 2019, it was announced that Zimmer would be acting on the Barn Theater stage in the play titled Steel Magnolias along with other top-rated actresses.
Despite being in her mid-60’s, Zimmer is not showing any signs of retiring soon as she is bent on doing what she loves doing most; acting. She now lives in Montclair, a township in New Jersey, U.S.A.
Other Interesting Facts About The Guiding Light Star
1. She began her career with stage work
Even though she is now widely renowned as a Hollywood star who starred in so many TV series and feature movies, Kim Zimmer actually began her acting career in the theater. She has starred in many theater productions around the U.S.A., stunning audiences with her incredible talent.
Zimmer has acted in many productions at the popular Barn Theatre, located in Michigan. She has also acted on the Connecticut Repertory Theatre and other theatres. She was also cast in the Off-Broadway international hit, Love, Loss, and What I Wore.
2. She is married to a fellow actor
Kim Zimmer is a married woman at the moment. The actress is married to a fellow actor, Allen Cudney Weary who is popularly known as A.C. Weary. The couple got married in 1981 and have lived together ever since.
They have three children together; two sons identified as Jake and Max Weary, and a daughter named Rachel Weary. Jake Weary is now an actor and a musician. The other children are doing very well for themselves as well.
3. What is her net worth?
There is not a doubt in the world that Kim Zimmer has been able to rake in a considerable amount of wealth for herself over the years. She has so far had an illustrious career spanning across 3 decades, making a name for herself in Hollywood and raking in a lot of money in the process.
At the moment, Zimmer’s net worth has been pegged at about $6 million by different sources.