The first time I met Kimberly-Sue Murray, I was intimidated by her. She had an upfront, direct, unapologetic confidence and demeanour – these qualities flowed out of her with ease, qualities I so admired and respected.
First, the facts: Kim is an actor. She is French-Canadian, her hometown is in the Gaspé, Quebec. She is 1/2 of a production company called Tandem Films. She wrote and produced a pilot for a webseries called ‘Werewoman’. She is an alumna of the prestigious Canadian Film Centre’s Actors Conservatory. You can catch her in V-Wars (Netflix), Shadowhunters (Freeform/Netflix), and as the lead on the upcoming straight-to-series TV show premiering the Spring.
Kim approaches life deliberately, with a strong will and gusto. She is intelligent, dedicated, and hard-working . She is warm-hearted, and comfortable in her skin. She shows up for her friends and colleagues. And, no matter how busy or stressed she is, she always has time… for a laugh, or cry, or heart to heart, or 5-minute dance party.
Kim’s aesthetic sense is sharp and unrelenting (evident with a quick scroll of her instagram). She’s constantly rooting a Jade or a Pothas plant, and her favourite part of dinner is laying out a maison-place of fresh ingredients, in beautiful little ramekins and bowls, before making a meal. She is a soul-searcher: she is not afraid of silence or of taking time to look inward, and she has taught me so much about listening, respecting, and honouring oneself.
Kim is a lover of people. She takes pride in her work. She understands that actors have the honour of telling stories, that in their essence, explore what it means to be human. She is slow to judge the characters she plays, and fast to have compassion and empathy for them. Kim is ever growing and evolving as both human and artist. Her thirst for self-understanding and knowledge, combined with her love of life, is to her credit as an actor and the roles she plays.
bio by Camille Stopps, best friend and actor
What ‘hood are you in?
I’m smack downtown, right by Queen West and University, so I have a great view of the CN Tower. I’m moving in the New Year so I’m going to miss the view, but definitely not the noise at 3:00 AM.
What do you do?
I am an actor here in Toronto. On my free time I run a self-tape and audition coaching business. I love photography, arts and crafts, hiking, hanging out with my friends, listening to True Crime podcasts and snuggling with my dog.
What are you currently working on?
I’m on a new Netflix Original series called V Wars that premiered earlier this month. The show is based on Jonathan Maberry’s anthology about an ancient pathogen that leaks from the melting ice caps and infects certain people turning them into vampire. It’s a genre show that explores relevant social and political issues. I’m currently working on a new TV series and a video game, but I can’t quite talk about those yet. Stay tuned.
Where can we find your work?
You can catch me on Netflix in V Wars as Danika Dubov and Shadowhunters 3B as the Seelie Queen. You can also follow me on social media on Instagram and Twitter.