Deborah Rhea Seehorn (/ /; born May 12, 1972) is an American actress on stage, television, and film. She is best known for playing attorney Kim Wexler in AMC's Better Call Saul (2015–present). She has also appeared in NBC's Whitney (2011–2013), ABC's I'm With Her (2003–2004), and TNT's Franklin & Bash (2011–2014).
Seehorn at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con International
Deborah Rhea Seehorn
May 12, 1972
Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
|Education||George Mason University (B.A.)|
Early life and educationEdit
Seehorn was born in Norfolk, Virginia. Her mother was an executive assistant for the United States Navy while her father was an agent in the Naval Investigative Service, and her family moved frequently during her childhood, including to Japan, Arizona, and Washington, D.C. She studied painting, drawing, and architecture from a young age, following in the footsteps of her father and grandmother. She continued in the visual arts, but had a growing passion for film and theater and was introduced to contemporary theater in college. Seehorn graduated from George Mason University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art.
While in college, she was looking to get into theater, under encouragement of her acting teacher, and working many ancillary positions in the theater industry in Washington D.C. to try to get noticed. She did end up getting some major roles in the local theater productions but still needed to take odd jobs to help make ends meet, including taking roles in various industrial short instructional films. She soon started getting parts in more television productions, often playing roles that she considered as "very wry, sarcastic, knowing [woman]", similar to her idol Bea Arthur. However, most of these roles were short-run series cancelled after one or two seasons.
In May 2014, Seehorn was cast in the Breaking Bad spin-off prequel series Better Call Saul. Seehorn portrays Kim Wexler, a lawyer and the love interest of the titular Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk). The series premiered on February 8, 2015.
Her film credits include roles in the independent features Riders and Floating, and the independent shorts The Pitch, The Gentlemen, and The Case Against Karen. Her theater credits include the Broadway production of 45 Seconds from Broadway, as well as roles in The World Over, All My Sons, Stop Kiss, How I Learned to Drive, Freedomland, and Marat/Sade.
|1998||A Case Against Karen||Shari|
|1999||The Pitch||The Pitcher||Short film|
|2000||The Gentleman||Girlfriend||Short film|
|2006||The Shaggy Dog||Lori|
|2018||Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss||Nordheim|
|2018||Lost Children: Kate & Bill||Kate||Short film|
|2019||I Hate Kids||Kelly|
|2019||Inside Man: Most Wanted||Dr. Brynn Stewart|
|TBA||Things Heard and Seen||Post-production|
|1997||Homicide: Life on the Street||Jenny||Episode: "All Is Bright"|
|2003–2004||I'm with Her||Cheri Baldzikowski||22 episodes|
|2005||Head Cases||Nicole Walker||6 episodes|
|2005||Romy and Michele: In the Beginning||Ashley Schwartz||Television film|
|2006||Modern Men||Anita||Episode: "Sexual Healing"|
|2007||The Singles Table||Stephanie Vogler||6 episodes|
|2007||The Thick of It||Ollie Todzio||Television film|
|2008||The Starter Wife||Charlotte||4 episodes|
|2009||Eva Adams||Eva Adams||Television film|
|2009–2019||American Dad!||Various voices||4 episodes|
|2009||Trust Me||Brooke||3 episodes|
|2009||Dollhouse||Jocelyn Bashford||Episode: "Haunted"|
|2010||Burn Notice||Patty||Episode: "Breach of Faith"|
|2010||The Closer||Judy Lynn||Episode: "Last Woman Standing"|
|2011||Untitled Allan Leob Project||Jessica||Unaired television series|
|2011–2013||Whitney||Roxanne Harris||38 episodes|
|2011–2014||Franklin & Bash||Ellen Swatello||11 episodes|
|2013||Family Guy||Joanie Cunningham (voice)||Episode: "Save the Clam"|
|2014||House of Lies||Samantha||2 episodes|
|2015–present||Better Call Saul||Kim Wexler||49 episodes|
Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (2015–16)
Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television (2017)
Nominated—Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television (2019)
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
|2017||Shut Eye||Charlie's Mother||2 episodes|
|2018||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Martha Cobb||Episode: "Info Wars"|
|2018||Roseanne||Carrie||Episode: "Eggs Over, Not Easy"|
|2018||Robot Chicken||Karen / Teenage Girl (voice)||Episode: "Your Mouth Is Hanging off Your Face"|
|2019||Veep||Michelle York||5 episodes|
|2019||The Act||Janet||Episode: "A Whole New World"|
|2019||The Twilight Zone||Martha Miller||Episode: "Not All Men"|
- Sepinwall, Alan (March 25, 2020). "How Rhea Seehorn Became the MVP of 'Better Call Saul'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved April 11, 2020.
- Rhea Seehorn [@rheaseehorn] (June 16, 2017). "I know it's a slightly weird spelling. But mom liked it & im sticking w/ it. It's jst 1 syllable, "Ray". Same idea as "Shea" pronunciation" (Tweet). Retrieved June 19, 2017 – via Twitter.
- The Associated Press. "Celebrity birthdays for May 12, 2017". The Mercury News. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
- "@rheaseehorn". Instagram. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
- "Rhea Seehorn Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
- "Actress Rhea Seehorn Interview". PBS. Retrieved May 20, 2017.
- "Featured Alumni - George Mason University". George Mason University. Retrieved May 20, 2017.
- Andreeva, Nellie (May 8, 2014). "Patrick Fabian, Rhea Seehorn & Michael Mando Cast In 'Breaking Bad' Prequel Series 'Better Call Saul'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 24, 2019.
- Friedlander, Whitney (July 11, 2014). "'Better Call Saul': Cast, Timeline Details and New Photos". Variety. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
- Birnbaum, Debra (February 6, 2015). "'Better Call Saul' Premiere: Meet Jimmy McGill's Love Interest". Variety. Retrieved August 24, 2019.
- Roots, Kimberly (November 20, 2014). "Better Call Saul Gets Two-Night February Premiere on AMC". TVLine. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
- Petski, Denise (January 28, 2019). "'The Twilight Zone': Taissa Farmiga, Rhea Seehorn, Luke Kirby & Ike Barinholtz To Star In Episode Of CBS All Access Reboot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
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