Where is Kimberly Elise today and what is she doing now? Wiki Bio
Kimberly Elise Trammel was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on 17 April 1967, so her zodiac sign is Aries and she holds American nationality. She is an actress, best known for appearing in movies such as “Diary of a Mad Black Woman”, “For Colored Girls”, and “Death Wish”. Kimberly is currently living in New York City, and still appearing in films and TV series.
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Childhood and education
Kimberly was raised with three siblings in Minneapolis by her father, Marvin Trammel who was the owner of an executive search firm, and her mother Erma Jean who was teaching at a local elementary school. She became interested in acting at the age of seven, and worked on her skills at The American Film Institute, where she appeared in numerous plays and later became a directing fellow.
She studied at the University of Minnesota, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communications in 1989. While there, she was physically active playing volleyball for the school’s team, while she also played soccer and lacrosse mostly for fun.
Appearances in movies
Kimberly made her debut film appearance in “Set It Off” in 1996, and she was then praised for her portrayal of Jeanette in “The Ditchdigger’s Daughters” in 1997, winning a CableACE Award for the Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Miniseries. She was invited to portray the supporting character Denver in the history horror film “Beloved” in 1998, which starred Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover and which is closely based on Tony Morrison’s book that follows a slave who gets visited by a ghost of a woman.
Kimberly was awarded a Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Actress and a Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her performance, while she was also nominated for an American Black Film Festival Award, another Chicago Film Critics Association Award, and an NAACP Image Award.
In 2000, she portrayed the titular character in “The Loretta Claiborne Story”, and then appeared as Lisa Hill in “Bait”, then played Fannie in “Bojangles” in 2001, winning a Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actress in a TV or Cable Movie, and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. In 2002, she appeared in the crime drama film “John Q” which starred Denzel Washington and Robert Duvall, and follows a man who takes a hostage at a hospital when he realizes he cannot afford to pay for his son’s heart transplant; she was nominated for a Black Reel Award and an NAACP Image Award for this performance.
She was nominated for four awards for her portrayal of Michelle Jordan in “Woman Thou Art Loosed” in 2004, winning a Black Reel Award for Best Independent Film Actress, and was then nominated for two more for her role in “The Manchurian Candidate” in the same year. Kimberly became famous worldwide after she portrayed the lead character Helen Simmons-McCarter in the comedy romance film “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” in 2005, appearing alongside Steve Harris and Tyler Perry – the movie follows a husband who is planning on divorcing his wife, and it brought Kimberly four awards, including a BET Comedy Award for an Outstanding Lead Actress in a Theatrical Film, and a Black Movie Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role.
She appeared in “Pride” and “The Great Debaters” in 2007, and then won two awards for her portrayal of Sonya Carson in “Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story” in 2009. Kimberly went on to act as Crystal Wallace in the drama film “For Colored Girls”, which starred Janet Jackson and Anika Noni Rose, and follows 20 women leading different lives – she was nominated for four awards winning two, a Black Reel and NAACP Image Awards.
Kimberly appeared in several movies in the following years, including “Ties That Bind” in 2011, “Highland Park” in 2012, and “Event 15” in 2013 before she portrayed Janelle in “A Day Late and a Dollar Short” in 2014, becoming nominated for a Black Reel Award for an Outstanding Supporting Actress – TV Movie or Mini-Series. Some of Kimberly’s latest roles in movies have been in “HeadShop” and “Hellbent” in 2018, and “Ad Astra” in 2019.
Roles in TV series
She made her debut TV series appearance in 1995 in “Newton’s Apple”, and then appeared in single episodes of many series, such as “In the House” in 1995, “The Sentinel” in 1996, and “The Twilight Zone” in 2002. Kimberly was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for her portrayal of Estella in “Soul Food” in 2002 and 2003, while she won an NAACP Image Award for an Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for playing the regular character Maureen Scofield in “Close to Home” between 2005 and 2007. She guested in single episodes of “Private Practice” in 2007, “Grey’s Anatomy” in 2009, and “Hawthorne” in 2011, before being cast as the lead character Sloane Hayes in the drama romance series “Hit the Floor” in 2013, which is also her latest appearance in a series. The show stars Katherine Bailess and McKinley Freeman and follows a young girl who is trying to become a cheerleader, which is against what her mother wants for her.
Love life and relationships
Kimberly met Maurice Oldham, a photographer who worked in the camera department during the shooting of numerous movies, while the two were attending college, and they waited for three years before marrying after they both graduated in 1989. Kimberly gave birth to their daughter AjaBleu on 25 June 1990 while their second daughter Butterfly Rose followed on 19 October 1998, but Maurice and Kimberly divorced in 2005 citing irreconcilable differences. They stayed good friends and Maurice helped raise their children together, however, he soon found out he had health issues, and died on 21 May 2007 at the age of 48 (birthday 30 December 1958) due to a massive blood clot. In 2004 before her divorce was finalized, Kimberly started dating Shemar Moore, an American actor and a fashion model, and many people believe that Kimberly was having an affair with Shemar which led to her and Maurice’s divorce.
They dated for nearly two years before their split in 2005, and it appears that Kimberly has been single since then.
Hobbies and other interests
Kimberly has been leading a healthy life since she was a teenager, having several training sessions at the gym each week until she turned 39. She is a vegan and is mostly eating vegetables and fruits which she believes are keeping her healthy, while she is also doing yoga and meditation to maintain her mental health. She likes to watch movies in her spare time, and some of her favorite actors and actresses are Denzel Washington, Eddie Murphy and Rosario Dawson, while her favorite movies include “Seven Pounds”, “Enemy of the State”, and “Meet Dave”.
She likes to read books – her favorite writer is Herman Hesse, while two of her favorite books are “Steppenwolf” and “The Glass Bead Game”. Kimberly is a huge lover of animals and has had many pets including dogs and rabbits, while she is also a supporter of the People for the Ethical Treatments of Animals (PETA) animal rights organization, and has volunteered for and donated money to it several times.
Appearance and net worth
Kimberly is 52 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall, and weighs around 134lbs (61kgs). As of March 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $2 million.