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KIM DICKENS (Emma Borden) has proven herself to be a versatile actress portraying a vast array of complex and powerful characters throughout her career in television and film. She currently stars in "Fear the Walking Dead," the companion series to AMC's smash hit "The Walking Dead." The critically acclaimed spinoff notched the top-rated cable series launch on record with 10.1 million viewers and smashed records internationally. In 2014 Dickens delivered a memorable supporting turn in David Fincher's critically acclaimed psychological thriller Gone Girl, opposite Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike.

From 2010 to 2013 Dickens co-starred in HBO's award-winning drama "Treme," created by David Simon, which was Emmy Award -nominated in the Outstanding Limited Series category.

Previously, she was a cast member in HBO's Golden Globe winner "Deadwood," co-starring Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane and a host of talented actors. From 2008 to 2009 Dickens costarred in NBC's smash hit "Friday Night Lights" and from 2006 to 2009 she had a guest arc on ABC's beloved series "Lost."

On the big screen, Dickens has been seen in such films as Tim Burton's Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, co-starring Eva Green and Samuel L. Jackson; John Lee Hancock's The Blind Side, with Sandra Bullock; and Jason Reitman's Thank You for Smoking, with Aaron Eckhart. Dickens was born in Huntsville, Alabama, and attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, where she majored in communication. Soon after graduation she moved to New York City to continue her studies at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. She later graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts' two-year performing arts conservatory. In 2001 Dickens starred opposite Gabriel Mann in Allison Anders' Things Behind the Sun, garnering an Independent Spirit Award nomination and a career breakthrough.

In 2015 Dickens became an ambassador for the National Women's History Museum (NWHM). Founded in 1996, this nonpartisan, nonprofit educational institution is dedicated to preserving, interpreting and celebrating the diverse historic contributions of women, integrating this rich heritage into our nation's history.

The actress currently resides in Los Angeles.


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