Originally from Minneapolis, MN, Kimberly Wilson first pursued theater while in high school, studying and performing at the Minneapolis Children’s Theatre and in local community and professional theaters. Kimberly was a founding acting company member of Mixed Blood Theater in Minneapolis.
After graduating from Breck School, Kimberly attended Howard University in Washington, D.C. majoring in Theatre and the Fine Arts. Kimberly has appeared in numerous Minnesota theaters, At the Foot of the Mountain, Brass Tacks Theater, Illusion Theater, Minnesota Festival Theatre, Mixed Blood Theatre, Park Square Theater, Theatre in the Round, Penumbra Theatre, and the old Shoestring Playhouse, to name a few. Ms. Wilson also co-produced a radio program called GRACENOTES at KMOJ-FM.
Kimberly was crowned Miss Black Minnesota in 1984. She continued her professional acting career performing in national television commercials, stage and touring productions. Kimberly has performed in many mainstage and touring productions, notably: “AINT MISBEHAVIN”, “FOR COLORED GIRLS”, “THE GREAT WHITE HOPE”, “THE SUNSHINE BOYS”,’THE SHADOW BOX”, “BLACK CYCLE”, “BROTHER CHAMP”, “GLORY ROAD”, “A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS”, “A-MY NAME IS ALICE”, “LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS”, “THE RESURRECTION OF LADY LESTER”, “MOTOWN MADEMOISELLES”, “RAGTIME the MUSICAL” and more.
In 1999, Kimberly produced and co-starred with her sister Peggy Jorgensen of Redding, CT in the comedy play “A COUPLA WHITE CHICKS SITTIN’ AROUND TALKIN”, its first production with an all-Black cast. Now a resident of Westport, Connecticut, Kimberly has written her own one-woman shows, “THE SPIRIT OF BLACK WOMANHOOD” and “A JOURNEY”. She has performed these shows in Connecticut and New York for Black History programs over the past 18 years.
In 2007, Kimberly proudly made her New York film debut of “THOSE PEOPLE” garnering credits of Actor, Producer and Production Manager. Since 2011, to celebrate February as Black History Month, Kimberly has been producing her one-woman show “A JOURNEY” at the Theatre Artists Workshop in East Norwalk, CT. And in honor of Women’s History Month, Kimberly has been performing “A JOURNEY” at local Historical Societies. Kimberly Wilson continues to schedule bookings throughout the year. She will gladly perform “A JOURNEY” at your theater, school, company, association and/or organization.