Kim Murphy (actress)

Kim Murphy (born Kim Murphy Zandell; February 8, 1974) is an American actress known for her roles in such movies as Houseguest and Burning Annie and her roles in the television series Level 9 and 24.

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Kim Murphy by Glenn Campbell
Kim Murphy Zandell

(1974-02-08) February 8, 1974 (age 46)
Olympia, Washington, U.S. United States
Years active1993–present

Life and careerEdit

Born in Olympia, Washington, Murphy attended Tumwater High School in Tumwater, Washington, where she studied and performed dance, gymnastics and contortion. She graduated in class of '92. Her first big role was that of the teenage daughter in the film Houseguest, starring Phil Hartman and Sinbad.

Murphy then appeared in many television series including her recurring role on Cybill, Party of Five (playing a young girl contemplating having an abortion) and Snoops.

In 1997, Murphy starred in play Miracles at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego, that garnered her awards as well as good reviews. She played Pizza Hut Action Girl in series of Star Wars commercials in 1999.

Her movie credits includes: horror Campfire Tales along with Alex McKenna, City of Angels with Meg Ryan and Nicolas Cage, The In Crowd and independent Burning Annie, that garnered her a SMMASH Film Festival nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Two of her best known roles came while working on television. She played series regular Margaret 'Sosh' Perkins, a nerdy yet sexy computer hacker on the sci-fi crime drama Level 9. She also played Bridget in the first season of 24.

Murphy recently appeared in TV series: Cold Case and Brothers & Sisters.


Year Title Character
2007 Brothers & Sisters Donna Jones
2006 Cold Case Molly Felice
2004 Burning Annie Beth
2003 E.D.N.Y. (TV) Marry Graffo
2000 Level 9 (TV series) Margaret 'Sosh' Perkins
2000 The In Crowd Joanne
2001 24 Bridget
1998 David and Lisa (TV) Natalie
1998 City of Angels Balford's daughter
1997 Campfire Tales Alex
1995 Houseguest Brooke Young

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