Kim Nelson

Reads for free & accepts tips

Hey Hey!

I'm Kim, an ACTRA-EQUITY Toronto-based actor who's worked fairly consistently on stage as well as in film and TV for the past 11 years. Being insatiably curious, my training has been a mish-mash of different techniques from Meisner and Strasberg to improv, to workshops on mindset , as well as a variety of scene study and on-camera classes with celebrated teachers and directors in Canada, Belgium and Ireland.

So, let's take a deep breath and play together! I'm here to help you work with ease and joy, bringing your best self to the table, whether you just want to drill lines, do some scene study, get coached for an audition or, of course, read for your self-tape!

I take direction really well, am an invested reader and I love to mix things up...or not, if you prefer a straight read (we DO get those "in the room" on occasion!) We all work differently, so I'm happy to take your lead and will only offer advice if asked.

What I will do-unsolicited-is be your champion . I want you and your unique magic to show up, stick in production's head and book the gig!

I'm also fluent in English, French and Spanish (native proficiency in all three) if that comes up, and can do Trinidadian, RP and Estuary accents in English, as well as French-Canadian and Parisian accents in French.

Gentle Suggestion Regarding Fees:
15 -minute sessions: PWYC (Pay what you can)
30- minute sessions: $15
60-minute sessions: $25

But, don't sweat it. I know money can be tight so I'm happy to help you work, sans tip.

I look forward to connecting with you !
You can schedule a rehearsal or self-tape by emailing me at:

Kim Nelson is quadrilingual actor (English, French, Spanish and Haitian Creole) of Haitian heritage, born in Chile and raised in the USA and Trinidad. Kim is currently based in Toronto, working in theatre and television. Stage credits include: Camilla in The Winter’s Tale (Saint Lawrence Shakespeare Festival), Richard II in Richard II (Secret Shakespeare), Kate in Breathing Corpses (The Coal Mine Theatre), Kate Dillon in Good People (Montreal Centaur Theatre); Georgia Hayes in The Exonerated (Third Eye Ensemble) and Lady in Blue in For Coloured Girls Who Have Considered Suicide (NuSpyce Productions). Screen credits include: Christmas Ever After (Lifetime Television), Designated Survivor (CTV/Netflix), Burden of Truth (CBC/CW/Hulu), Orphan Black (BBC America), Detention Adventure (CBC Digital), October Faction (Netflix), and The Art of More (Sony pictures). She can be seen in upcoming episodes of Nurses (NBC)

Fluent in English, French and Spanish (native proficiency in all three), Kim can also do Trinidadian, RP and Estuary accents in English, as well as French-Canadian and Parisian accents in French. In her younger days, she was a competitive fencer (epee), show-jumper and gymnast. Though she's retained her athleticism, yoga and dancing (zouk and salsa) are the new "thing"

Kim loves to play in any good story but if she gets to be a superhero or a Tolkein Elf...? Gah! #girlsgottadream

Karen Williams-Posival The Characters Talent Agency 416-964-8522

51 Reader Reviews

" Professional read, warm, great energy, good notes, I highly recommend working with Kim 😁 "
" Kim was super friendly and gave thoughtful, honest feedback. I would strongly recommend! "
" Very Very Helpful reader. We spoke about the script. Broke down the scene. Thank you ! "
" Kim is amazing. She's very patient and she is an excellent reader. I completely believed her character and she's such a generous actress. I would definitely have her as my reader again. Thank you so much. "
" We had fun! Definitely recommend "
" Kim was amazing. She was down to play outside of the box and off the page. Thank you Kim you're great! "
" Kim is awesome. Super fun and down to earth. Loved working with her. Easy. "
" Kim is THE BEST! "
" Kim was fun, efficient and let me be comfortable! She didn't rush me or give me any unsolicited advice. Highly recommend! "
" Awesome Reader "
" Kim is to be applauded for her expertise in reading and coaching until you feel good about your audition. Very pleasant personality!! a joy to work with!!! "
" Always amazing!!! Super helpful! Work with Kim if you can!!! "
" Kim was a present and generous reader. She was open to work any part of the scene and gave honest feedback. "
" So lovely reading with Kim. Really nice reassuring energy! "
" Kim is an excellent reader! You are lucky if you get the chance to work with her! "
" Thank you for helping me practice Meisner repetition last minute! "
" I loved reading with Kim she is so kind and helped me disect things I didn't see. Thank you! "
" Awesome reader. Thank you! "
" So friendly, easygoing, and fun suggestions! Thank you!!! "
" Super pleased to have connected with Kim. Thank you for your experience! "
" Great job breaking down scene. "
" Excellent reader. Drops right in and gives you a lot of internal reactions. "
" Excellent reader with her own ideas to the scene. Greatly enhanced what I had thought was the scene. Highly recommended "
" Kim is brilliant. She gave me so much to play with by being so giving and generous, she lifted my self test to levels I'm excited to send to casting. Thank you, Kim! "
" Excellent "
" Fantastic reader that is able to give really constructive feedback to aid in the performance. "
" Amazing reader with great suggestions! Really knows how to break down the script! "
" Literally one of the best readers I've ever worked with. Super helpful and knowledgeable! If you can work with her, do it! I will definitely work with her again! "
" I always look for Kim when I need a reader. She has positive energy and her experience as an actor shines through. "
" Good things happen when you meet talented actresses. Salute. DC "
" AMAZING READER!!!!! gave me excellent notes! "
" Had a great time with Kim- I really appreciated her coaching and input. "
" Excellent reader. Patient and flexible. "
" Excellent reader. Gave great coaching "
" SUPER!! Lots of fun and some great suggestions Thanks Kim! "
" Super helpful. she knows her stuff. "
" Another powerful session with Kim! "
" My favorite! "
" OMG I found my reader soulmate! You can tell this girl is an artist and a giving actor! So patient and encouraging. Thank you for being so awesome my Haitian seester! "
" Flexible reader and great at cold reads! "
" Really enjoyed my session with Kim. She knows her stuff and helped me find nuances in the scene that helped my performance "
" The Best!! Hands down!! "
" She is amazing great actress and Great Reader "
" Kim is very patient and helpful. I loved the notes she gave me to help me making different choices in my audition. Thanks Kim! "
" Kim was an amazing reader, not only was she dropped in and connected- she was also patient with my process and I never for a second felt self conscious with the laidback energy she exuded. I highly recommend! "
" This was my first experience with weaudition. Kim was a fantastic reader and had really great energy. She made the whole audition easy and fun. "
" Very lovely "
" Amazing! Thank you for your feedback and your patience and allowing me to do as many takes! Will definitely work with Kim again. "
" OH, A pure delight!! So so so happy to have connected with Kim. "
" Kim is patient, flexible and helpful. She helped me successfully submit my 1st self tape on WeAudition!! "

Credits Include

2020 [IMDB]
TV Movie
2020 [IMDB]
October Faction
TV Series
2019 [IMDB]
Burden of Truth
TV Series
2019 [IMDB]
Detention Adventure
TV Series
2019 [IMDB]
Hudson & Rex
TV Series
2019 [IMDB]
Designated Survivor
TV Series
2018 [IMDB]
In Contempt
TV Series
2018 [IMDB]
TV Series
2017 [IMDB]
The Bold Type
TV Series
2016 [IMDB]
Blank Paige
TV Series
2016 [IMDB]
TV Series
2016 [IMDB]
The Gas Station
2016 [IMDB]
Orphan Black
TV Series
2016 [IMDB]
TV Movie
2015 [IMDB]
The Art of More
TV Series
2014 [IMDB]
Sex & Ethnicity
TV Series
2014 [IMDB]
WiH Massive Blood Drive PSA
2013 [IMDB]
2012 [IMDB]
2011 [IMDB]
Making the Band
The House on Carter Road