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Kimberly Hébert Gregory (née Hébert; born December 7, 1973) is an American actress. She began her career in theatre before her breakthrough role as Dr. Belinda Brown in the HBO comedy series Vice Principals in 2016.[2]

Kimberly Hébert Gregory
Born
Kimberly Hébert

(1973-12-07) December 7, 1973 (age 45)
Alma materMount Holyoke College
University of Chicago
DePaul University
OccupationActress
Spouse(s)Chester Gregory (divorced)[1]
Children1[1]

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Life and careerEdit

Kimberly Hebert was born on December 7, 1973, in Houston, the youngest of three. She graduated from The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in her native Houston. She was educated at Mount Holyoke College where she received a BA in Psychology, and at the University of Chicago where she was awarded her Master's degree in Social Work. She also spent a quarter at DePaul University in the school's MFA program. She was married to Chester Gregory with whom she has a son, but the couple since divorced.[1]

She appeared in a number of Chicago Theatre Company productions as of late 1990s. She received a Joseph Jefferson Award nomination for performance in Shakin' the Mess Outta Misery.[3][4]

In 2012, Kimberly Hebert Gregory was nominated for Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play for performance in By The Way, Meet Vera Stark.[5]

She appeared in films I Think I Love My Wife (2007), Red Hook Summer (2012), White Alligator (2012), and The Genesis of Lincoln (2014). She guest-starred on Gossip Girl, Law & Order, Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Two and a Half Men, and The Big Bang Theory.[6]

In 2014 she had a recurring role as Lucinda Miller in the Lifetime comedy-drama series, Devious Maids.[7] In 2016, she starred as series regular Dr. Belinda Brown in the HBO comedy series Vice Principals opposite Danny McBride.[8] In September 2016, trade publication The Wrap described Hebert Gregory as the show's "breakout star".[2]

In early 2017, she was cast opposite Toni Collette in the ABC action comedy-drama pilot Unit Zero produced by Kenya Barris.[9] The pilot was not picked up to series. She had recurring roles in Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Better Call Saul. Later in 2017, Hebert Gregory was cast in a female leading role in the ABC comedy-drama Kevin (Probably) Saves the World.[10][11]

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2007 I Think I Love My Wife Rebecca
The Black Donnellys Head Nurse Episode: "All of Us Are in the Gutter"
Gossip Girl Nurse Episode: "Pilot"
2008 New Amsterdam Nurse Episode: "Golden Boy"
2010 Law & Order Grand Juror Episode: "Rubber Room"
2012 Red Hook Summer Sister Sweet
White Alligator Lauren Hamilton
2013 Private Practice Kaye Ramsey Episode: "Good Fries Are Hard to Come By"
Continuing Fred Abigail Franklin Unsold TV pilot
Two and a Half Men Lisa Episode: "This Unblessed Biscuit"
2014 Shameless Nurse Episode: "My Oldest Daughter"
I Didn't Do It Mail Lady Episode: "Dear High School Self"
The Big Bang Theory Ms. Davora Episode: "The Anything Can Happen Recurrence"
Devious Maids Lucinda Miller Recurring role, 5 episodes
Grey's Anatomy Deborah Curzon Episode: "Risk"
2015 The Soul Man Regina Episode: "Home Boyce"
Stanistan Cynthia Stowe Unsold TV pilot
2016 Baby Daddy Miss Abigail Episode: "The Return of the Mommy"
2016–2017 Vice Principals Dr. Belinda Brown Series regular (11 episodes)
2017 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Veronica Hopkins Episodes: "The Audit" and "Serve & Protect"
Unit Zero Brie Unsold TV pilot
Better Call Saul Kyra Hay Episodes: "Sunk Costs" and "Sabrosito"
2017–2018 Kevin (Probably) Saves the World Yvette Series regular (16 episodes)
2017 The Guest Book Trina Episode: "Story Six"
2018–present Craig of the Creek Nicole Williams (voice) Series regular
2019 Five Feet Apart Nurse Barbara
The Chi Kimberly Series regular

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Jones, Chris (January 17, 2010). "Chester, Jackie & 'Jackie'". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Meriah Doty,"Vice Principals’ Breakout Star Reveals Real-Life Inspiration Behind Dr Belinda Brown'" The Wrap, September 7, 2016.
  3. ^ "Kimberly Hébert-Gregory". Goodman Theatre. 2011-11-30. Retrieved 2014-04-30.
  4. ^ "Kimberly Hebert Gregory Stars In The Public Theatre's THE BROTHER/SISTER PLAYS, Previews 10/21". Broadwayworld.com. Retrieved 2014-04-30.
  5. ^ The Broadway League. "Kimberly Hebert Gregory profile". IBDB. Retrieved 2014-04-30.
  6. ^ "New Big Bang Theory Season 7,Episode 21 Official Spoilers,Plotline Revealed By CBS". OnTheFlix. 2014-04-10. Archived from the original on 2014-05-02. Retrieved 2014-04-30. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. ^ "TV Casting News: An African American Family Joins 'Devious Maids' + New Gigs For Larenz Tate, Omar J. Dorsey, Afton Williamson, Michael Che|Shadow and Act". Blogs.indiewire.com. Retrieved 2014-04-30.
  8. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (May 29, 2015). "HBO's 'Vice Principals' Adds 'Devious Maids' Alum (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 26, 2016.
  9. ^ Petski, Denise. "'Unit Zero' ABC Pilot Casts Kimberly Hébert Gregory; Saidah Ekulona Joins Marc Cherry Pilot". Retrieved June 18, 2017.
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 16, 2017). "'The Gospel Of Kevin': Kimberly Hébert Gregory To Co-Star On ABC Series, Replacing Cristela Alonzo". Retrieved June 18, 2017.
  11. ^ "'Vice Principals' Grad Joins 'Kevin (Probably) Saves the World' in Recasting". Retrieved June 18, 2017.

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