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Kimberly McCullough
Born Kimberly Anne McCullough
March 5, 1978 (1978-03-05) (age 31)
Bellflower, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress, Dancer, Director
Years active 1985—present

Kimberly Anne McCullough[1] (born March 5, 1978) is an American actress, dancer, and director. She is best known for her longterm role as Robin Scorpio on the soap opera General Hospital, a role which she originated at the age of 7, playing the character from 1985-1996. She has continued to play the character off and on since then, with stints from 1997-1998, in 2000, 2004, and then she started to play a doctor in the show on October 12, 2005, a role which she has continued to play through to the present. She has also played the character in one episode of the GH spinoff Port Charles, and in a few episodes of All My Children. In Summer 2007, again as Robin, she played one of the leads in the primetime GH spinoff, General Hospital: Night Shift.

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Biography

Personal life

McCullough was born in Bellflower, California. Her mother is a dance teacher, who took her to rehearsals, and got her involved with acting. McCullough's first appearance was as a 7-month-old baby in a diaper commercial, co-starring with actress Juliet Mills. She started doing gymnastics at the age of 4, and performed as part of a group called the "Gym Dandies." At the age of 6, she auditioned for legendary choreographer Debbie Allen. Allen was initially displeased with having a child at the audition, but was eventually won over, and cast McCullough in the television series Fame. McCullough followed this up with a dancing part in the Influential Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo

McCullough is good friends with General Hospital co-stars Jason Thompson and Kelly Monaco and has recently taken up Bhangra dancing lessons with her. [2]

In the mid-1990s, McCullough dated actor Freddie Prinze Jr. for more than three years.

Career

In 1985, after failing to land a role on the TV sitcom Webster, McCullough auditioned for the role of Robin Scorpio, the 7-year old daughter of the popular soap couple Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers) and Anna Devane (Finola Hughes). The producers made her audition 12 times but eventually gave her the part and her role became a popular success[3] . In 1989 at the age of 11, McCullough won her first Daytime Emmy Award, for "Outstanding Juvenile Female in a Drama Series". One of her most memorable storylines began in 1995, when her teenage character contracted HIV after having unprotected sex with her boyfriend Stone, who was unknowingly infected with the virus and later died of AIDS. She won a second Daytime Emmy in 1996 for this storyline, once again for "Outstanding Younger Leading Actress in a Drama Series".

She took a break from playing the character in 1996 when she went off to college, to study film directing at New York University. In General Hospital, Robin Scorpio was also written out for the same reason, except the character was attending Yale University to study medicine. McCullough continued playing the character during her university breaks.

In 1998, after having briefly returned to the show, she left once again to pursue other acting opportunities, which included co-starring in the primetime drama series Once and Again and Joan of Arcadia. She also wrote and directed the mockumentary Lil Star about girls in childhood beauty pageants, a story which allowed McCullough to draw on her own experiences. After brief returns to "General Hospital" in 2000 and 2004, she finally returned to General Hospital on a permanent basis in October 2005, with her character Robin Scorpio now a doctor, having graduated from medical school.

In other work, McCullough has danced in other television appearances such as Solid Gold and The People's Choice Awards. She sang backup for the 1989 song "Toy Soldiers" by Martika, and has also had recurring guest-star roles on The Shield. She was also the star of the TV movie Dying to Dance, in which she played opposite Rick Springfield, another General Hospital actor.

Television

Movies

  • (1992) Consenting Adults - Lori Parker
  • (2001) Legally Blonde - Delta Nu Sorority Sister

Awards

All of McCullough's awards and nominations have been for her role as Robin Scorpio on General Hospital.

Won

  • (1996) Daytime Emmy, Outstanding Younger Leading Actress in a Drama Series
  • (1993) Soap Opera Digest Award, Outstanding Child Actor
  • (1989) Daytime Emmy, 'Outstanding Juvenile Female in a Drama Series
  • (1987) Young Artist Award, Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor in a Daytime Series
  • (1986) Soap Opera Digest Award , Outstanding Youth Actor/Actress on a Daytime or Prime Time Serial
  • (1986) Young Artist Award, Outstanding Young Actress - Regular Daytime Serial

Nominated

  • (1997) Daytime Emmy, Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series
  • (1997) Young Artist Award, Best Performance in a Daytime Drama - Young Actress
  • (1997) YoungStar Award, Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Daytime TV Program
  • (1992) Soap Opera Digest Award, Outstanding Younger Leading Actress: Daytime
  • (1990) Daytime Emmy, Outstanding Juvenile Female in a Drama Series
  • (1990) Young Artist Award, Best Young Actress in a Daytime Drama
  • (1989) Young Artist Award, Best Young Actress in a Daytime Drama Series
  • (1988) Young Artist Award, Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Drama Series

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