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.v.nelson@gmail.com

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 karenwp@thecharacters.com
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165 Reader Reviews

" Super great reader! Gave some helpful ideas to make my scene better - will definitely book with her again. "
" Great reader! :) "
" I love working with Kim. Her notes always push my tapes up a notch. Try her! You won’t be disappointed. "
" An incredible actress and human being. "
" AMAZING "
" Fantastic as always! "
" Ahhhhhhh, what a breath of fresh air. Always excited to see Kim! "
" So patient! Thank you!! "
" A fantastic energy! A wonderful reader with a real sense of truth! Love working with her! "
" A pro! "
" OMG! Working with Kim is an experience. She is an amazing reader. I will most definitely work with her again! "
" Phenomenal reader and gave great direction. "
" Kim is awesome!...Ask her about her Elizabethan experience!! "
" Just amazing so smart kind and helpful great insight and instincts- a wonderful reader "
" Just had an amazing session with Kim. She has great energy and a keen eye for what the scene needs. Her notes were extremely helpful. Try her!! "
" She's great! Insightful and awesome. "
" Great reading partner and a talent for subtext! "
" Thanks Kim!!! Great reader and actor!! "
" Reaaally excellent!! amaaaazing reader and great notes and great scene analysis. she got it all! "
" We discovered so much in our work together. It was a great pleasure, Made the journey of discovery eye opening. Book her! She is at the top of my list. "
" Simply the best ! Thank you again A+ as always "
" Amazing!! Super patient and awesome feedback !! "
" Kim, Kim, Kim!!!! Super talented actor and great partner to work with! I learned so much in our session today. Sending you much gratitude and positive vibes :) "
" Great energy and jumps right into play. Also gives great tips on character work and their intentions. "
" Loved working with her! She is committed to her work and talented which makes for a great reader! "
" Great to work with! Provided excellent feedback! "
" Wow such a calming and inviting reader. She put on an accent so quick and delivered amazing. Definitely book her she's amazing!! "
" Kim is the best reader I've ever had. Such thoughtful and insightful notes. It can be really hard to find someone who is able to give good notes and adjustments. Kim read with me in RP as well. "
" Kim is very very talented. I loved working with her "
" Kim is a joy to work with...Great read..perfect suggestions! Thank you Kim! "
" LOVE KIM! "
" Wonderful reader! Very professional and helps you feel confident in your work by the end of the session :) "
" Kim was so great! Super enthusiastic and ready to dive right into the scene!! I'll definitely work with her again! "
" Fantastic "
" Kim is the BEST!!!! "
" So good. So Good. "
" Great reader! will work with again. "
" Was great to read with Kim to rehearse! "
" Kim is AMAZING. Was in a pinch and she pulled through with the best suggestions and advice! "
" Kim Elevats! "
" Absolutely Amazing !!!!!!! "
" Fantastic reader and coach! Grounded, specific and full of great ideas!! "
" Super lovely and kind. Loved Kim's positivity and reassurance. "
" Lovely personality and great reader! Loved working with Kim:) "
" She is so patient and giving!! "
" Really great reader. Kim brought great energy and input that will help when I'm ready to tape the audition! "
" Amaaaaaazzzing to work with!!!!! "
" Awesome!!!! "
" Thank you Kim!! "
" Nah, she was AMAZING!!! Such a great reader and even noticed that I wasn't breathing... which sounds crazy, but a girl be forgetting, so THANK YOU!!!! "
" Kim is superb! I love her! She helps you pull out unexpected and beautiful creative moments. I am so thankful to have worked with her and would work with her ANY DAY OF THE WEEK! "
" LOVE KIM! Always so helpful, great energy & dialed in on story! "
" Fun "
" Kim was super helpful! I wanted to practice before a zoom callback and I feel soooo good after working with her. Thank you! "
" Working w/Kim was AMAZING! She's great! "
" Made the whole experience fun resulting in a great self tape! Thanks, Kim!! "
" Great! "
" Kim is a great reader! She helped me run through lines for a scene I'm working on "
" Kim is SO GREAT! I love working with her! "
" Stellar! ✨ A true gem of an actress! Can’t wait to work with her again "
" Kim is EXCELLENT! "
" She's great!! "
" Excellent reader. She actually will act with you. She will give you notes if you ask and you should ask because she's got a great eye "
" Wonderful reader, great notes and a good eye for dialogue. "
" Super fun reader!! "
" A whole COACH and worked so well with my turnaround. If I ever need a black woman again you will be the first on my list !!! Thanks so much for your help !! "
" AMAZING awesome voice so patient "
" Kim is my favorite. Honestly guys, she is such a great cold reader and such a joy to be reading with. A+ "
" She is Great! "
" Kim is amazing! I was so happy when I saw her on! She always gives me exactly what I need for the scene and helps me walk through & strengthen each moment! LOVE working with her! "
" Kim is an absolute PRO. not only was she a great acting partner but she gave me notes that brought out a performance that I felt really, really confident about! "
" Having been Kimothy's reader so many times it was an absolute pleasure to book her as my reader. She is so patient, talented, understands how to elevate a scene & gives great notes. Book Her. "
" Excellent energy, read, feedback ! "
" Very helpful and outgoing! Will definitely book again. "
" Amazing Reader!!! She was So Helpful and Gave such Powerful Advice. "
" Kim, is such a joy to work with!! So patient and kind and a real guide to help navigate what needs to be done in your audition. "
" If Kim is on , you should definitely choose her as your reader. A real Pro with great notes... IF you want them. A+ Merci beaucoup ma belle. "
" Always so worth going with her! "
" She's great! "
" SO SO SOSOSO Lovely this human is. I needed to connect with someone who understood and Kim did. "
" Kim was absolutely fantastic! Super patient and she gave notes that helped pull out my best performance. Thank you! "
" Kim was super helpful with breaking down my scene with me. They asked really insightful questions and helped me get to the emotional depth of the character. Highly recommend! "
" Great reader! "
" SO great!!! And I learned a new technique. Love her!!!❤️ "
" Great text analysis... and thought on the reading "
" The best reader here. Hands down. "
" Love Kim. Wonderful reader. Such a pro. Thank you again "
" This is one of the best readers you have "
" Wonderful "
" So great to work with :) "
" What a wonderful reader "
" Kim rocks!!! So great. A real pro. Thank you my dear. "
" A+++ reader. Super patient, flexible, and supportive. Really loved her feedback as well - easy to work with! :) "
" So fantastic. Great energy and helped me kind ease and comfort. LOVE LOVE LOVE "
" Another super session with Kim! She helped me explore and get more grounded in my character today which gave my performance more depth and colors.. "
" She is an amazing reader. She helped me so much and was very insightful. Thank you! "
" Great reader for auditions! "
" Kim gave an excellent analysis of the work and thoughtful coaching, coupled with her incredible acting made it easy to live in the world of the characters. She worked with me to find choices that were authentic to me but also served the story. This was my first time using the platform and I'm beyond grateful for Kim's patience and generosity. She has several different tools in her toolbox to help you figure out how to approach the work. Thanks for everything Kim! "
" Best reader I have had on here. "
" Kim helped me get out of my head and into the moment. When I log onto weaudition I am relieved when I see her available to read! "
" Kim was amazing! Thank you! "
" Loved Kim's energy and she was so helpful and helped me tighten my work! Thank you Kim! "
" Kim was a really supportive and helpful reader. Thank you soo much for your patience and grace and for helping me get out of my head! "
" Kim was amazing! This was my first time using the weaudition platform and I couldn't have been more grateful to have Kim to work with for my first go. She was a great reader, gave me a lot to work off of, was respectful of my process and offered incredible feedback. She was incredibly easy going too, which allowed for the process to be stress free! I'll absolutely work with her again - and recommend her to others! "
" Last Stop. Kim Nelson! She is the smartest and the most present for sure. If you want the best chance to book Kim is your person! "
" Kim is the absolute best. So incredibly patient, has amazing ideas, is a fabulous reader, and just a wonderful person all around. Can't wait to read with her again! "
" Very patient and takes the time to make sure you got the self-tape you wanted. "
" Kim had great ideas and was so supportive. "
" Shes wonderful to work with!!! "
" Kim is a fantastic actress and a wonderful reading partner. "
" Takes direction really well, and gives great feedback! "
" Superb reader! "
" She is the best and has a MEGA WATT smile :) "
" Kim was so amazing and very helpful in giving me different ways to approach the scene. Definitely book her! "
" 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! "
" SAVED MY LIFE "
" 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

Year
Credit
2020 [IMDB]
CHRISTMAS EVER AFTER
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]
Condor
TV Series
2017 [IMDB]
The Bold Type
TV Series
2016 [IMDB]
Blank Paige
TV Series
2016 [IMDB]
Damien
TV Series
2016 [IMDB]
The Gas Station
Short
2016 [IMDB]
Orphan Black
TV Series
2016 [IMDB]
Transylvania
TV Movie
2015 [IMDB]
The Art of More
TV Series
2014 [IMDB]
Sex & Ethnicity
TV Series
2014 [IMDB]
WiH Massive Blood Drive PSA
Short
2013 [IMDB]
Dive
Short
2012 [IMDB]
Actors...
Short
2011 [IMDB]
Making the Band
Film
[IMDB]
The House on Carter Road
Short