Kim Whalen was born in Dallas, Texas on February 27. Kim is a classically trained opera singer and planned to attend a music conservatory to pursue an opera career. However, she discovered her love of acting after auditioning for a local musical and booking the lead role. Even after being called back for the opera program at The Juilliard School, she chose to miss her audition because it conflicted with a musical she was in. At that point she knew she had changed her trajectory forever. As she transitioned and trained from singer to actor she did many local plays and musicals before getting an agent. She then started to work in films and commercials. Her first feature film was, The Tree of Life (2011) directed by Terrance Malick, shot in Austin and Matagorda Texas. She planned her move to Los Angeles to purse her career in film when she had the opportunity to audition for the “The Fantasticks” On Broadway. Kim booked the role of Luisa and moved to New York for her Broadway debut. After her run in the show, she finally made her move to Los Angeles and has been working in film and television since.