A native of Minneapolis, MN, Kimberly Wilson first pursued theater studying and performing at the Minneapolis Children’s Theatre and in local community and professional theaters. She was a founding acting company member of Mixed Blood Theater in Minneapolis while also performing at the renowned Penumbra Theater in St. Paul. After graduating from Breck School, Kimberly studied Fine Arts at Howard University in Washington, D.C. After college, Kimberly returned home and continued performing in national television commercials, stage, and touring productions.
In 1992, Kimberly and her daughter moved from Minneapolis to Connecticut and has made it her home ever since. In addition to her other talents and passions, she continued performing, notably Glory Road, A Civil War Christmas, and Ragtime the Musical.
In 2012, Kimberly wrote her own musical one-woman show A Journey, and has been performing in theaters, schools, universities, churches, libraries, historical societies, and community organizations throughout the country. In 2016, she was awarded the Best Playwright Award for A Journey at the 2016 Atlanta Black Theatre Festival.
Also in 2016, Kimberly played Frederick Douglass in the first public reading of Sisters by Joanne Hudson & Royal Shirèe at the Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center. She directed the 2020 live and virtual production, working side-by-side with Producer and Keeler Tavern Executive Director, Hildegard Grob.
A Westport resident for the past 15 years, Kimberly is a loving mother and mother-in-law to her daughter Clorasteen Wilson and her daughter’s husband Garrett Gobillot. She is a long-time member of Norfield Congregational Church in Weston, and serves on its Deacon Board, Music Committee, and Leader of the Shepherds. Kimberly is a founding member of SurviveOARS rowing team at Saugatuck Rowing Club in Westport. SurviveOars is more than a rowing team. It is a support community providing a unique and holistic approach to healing the spiritual, mental and physical well-being of breast cancer survivors through the sport of rowing. Kimberly Wilson is also a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Realty in Greenwich.