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Overview (4)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameKimberly Jayne Raver
Nickname Kimmy
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Kim Raver was born on March 15, 1969 in New York City, New York, USA as Kimberly Jayne Raver. She is an actress and producer, known for 24 (2001), Night at the Museum (2006) and Third Watch (1999). She has been married to Manu Boyer since July 7, 2000. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Manu Boyer (7 July 2000 - present) ( 2 children)

Trivia (15)

A fine arts graduate of Boston University, Raver continues to study theater in New York with teacher and mentor Wynn Handman. She is fluent in French and German, a language that she learned as a child from her German-born mother.
In the beginning of her career, Raver paid her bills by acting in commercials that brought her to Venice for a Visa ad and in a Jeep for Blade Runner (1982) director Ridley Scott.
Big break came with her Broadway debut in the play "Holiday" in which she co-starred with Laura Linney (The Truman Show (1998)) and Tony Goldwyn.
(Summer 1999) Co-starred in the Williamstown production of "The Glimmer Brothers, written by Warren Leight, this year's Tony Award winner for "Sideman". She costarred with David Schwimmer ( NBC's Friends (1994)) and John Spencer (NBC's The West Wing (1999)).
Lives in New York and spends her free time running, practicing yoga and being near her close-knit family.
Received BFA from Boston University School for the Arts in 1991.
Appeared on Sesame Street (1969) as a child.
Auditioned for the movie The Last of the Mohicans (1992).
Mother, Tina Raver; step-father, Chris Meltesen; and older sister, Cybele
After five seasons on Third Watch (1999) she left for a role on 24 (2001), ironically the sixth season of Third Watch (1999), the only one she didn't take part in, was the show's last season.
Children with Manu Boyer: Luke West Boyer (b. 2002) and Leo Kipling Boyer (b. October 9, 2007 in NYC).
She and her Lipstick Jungle (2008) co-star, Brooke Shields, both attended the same grade school.
Her big Broadway break was in "Holiday" with Laura Linney. Both of them attended the same independent high school, Northfield Mount Hermon, but at different times. Linney graduated in '81 while Raver graduated in '85.
Filming Haunting Sarah (2005) in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. [June 2005]
After 5 seasons of the show, Kim is still portraying: Kimberly "Kim" Zambrano on the drama Third Watch (1999). [2005]

Personal Quotes (25)

As long as I get those running shoes on, then there's no turning back, and I have to go for that run. As long as you've got those workout clothes, you've got them on, you've got to go.
Maybe because I didn't have a huge film career right off the bat, I've been able to create something different, which is so important to me. That's myself, my idea of who I am.
In my sports or workout life, I like to prove to myself I can do something, whether it's a half marathon or whatever it is. I like to take challenges that scare me because then once we've accomplished it, we feel stronger.
When I started 'Third Watch,' I knew I was going to be with the firefighters and lifting, so I was doing yoga, running, and swimming - all at the same time. I didn't have a kid then. Now I don't have time for that. I want to spend time with my son and my husband, so it's mainly just yoga now.
I had this roommate in college who would get up almost 2 hours before class to do hair and makeup. That's not for me.
In the French culture, they talk politics. I didn't find it was part of our culture to have political arguments at the table. My husband's family will get into major politics, and it's not an aggressive thing. It's so interesting and you learn so much, whether it's Right or Left, and that to me has been really great.
In this business, there is an insane amount of pressure, spoken and unspoken, to be thin. If you look at some of the television shows, eating disorders become like a competitive thing.
I think it's necessary to let kids get bored once in a while - that's how they learn to be creative.
When you live in America, it's kind of insular - the news coverage that you get - unless you're really smart about it and find more international news coverage.
I love to roll out of bed and throw something on. I had this roommate in college who would get up almost 2 hours before class to do hair and makeup. That's not for me.
You finish a job and it's very emotional because you're working crazy long hours, and your work family is like a real family.
I've learned from my French husband and the way they eat, it's all about moderation. And that's really sustainable.
For me, because I've been working out since I graduated college, I have to mix it up. But it's not just working out for health's sake; it's also a whole mindset for me. Yoga is really important for that.
When you live in America, it's kind of insular - the news coverage that you get - unless you're really smart about it and find more international news coverage. I've learned that from my husband. In the French culture, they talk politics.
I have a dog. He needs to be walked, and I love running, so I pull out my running shoes.
There seems to be a theme running through the women I play. They take their circumstances and try to make the best of them.
I have an incredible role model in my mom. She was a single mother raising two kids in New York.
As women in general, I don't think we take the time to find ways to take care of ourselves.
My mom has always been a huge inspiration. She was a single mom raising two kids in New York. Now that is full-on all the time.
For me, the amazing thing was entering into this amazing world of 'Sesame Street.' We'd be in the kids' room, and there was a door into the soundstage that said '1-2-3 Open Sesame.' I remember pushing that door open and going into this incredible magical world of make-believe. In one episode, I was playing football with Joe Namath.
I just am a huge fan of PBS. They've taken great risks from great shows.
I think what's so interesting for me is the different roles that I play. I love doing the research, and I love - I feel fortunate in the sense that I get to explore many different worlds, of things that I may not really get to learn a lot about.
We always have dinner together as a family - even when our schedules are totally hectic. I inherited that from my mom, who would come home from her ad agency job to eat with us before going back to work.
For a quick, healthy meal that's also fun for kids, I serve fish tacos: soft tortillas, lettuce, tomatoes, black beans and brown rice.
When I need a break from the boys, I go with my girlfriend to buy pretty little dresses for her daughter.

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