Biography

Born in Connecticut, Kim Greist spent her late teen years in Europe as a professional model. She returned to the U.S. at age 20, launching an acting career in the off-Broadway comedy Second Prize, Two Months in Moscow; her later stage credits included appearances in the New York Shakespeare Festival. In 1984, Greist made her movie bow in the scuzzy horror epic CHUD; the following year, she was cast in what remains her best film role: the elusive blonde "fantasy girl" of futuristic bureaucrat Jonathan Pryce in director Terry Gilliam's Brazil. Kim Geist has continued to appear in films and television into the 1990s, with substantial roles in such productions as Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993) and Roswell (1994). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi