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Happy Birthday To Stamford’s Kim Greist

Kimberley Bret "Kim" Greist turns 56 on Monday.
Kimberley Bret "Kim" Greist turns 56 on Monday. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Happy Birthday To Stamford’s Kimberley Bret "Kim" Greist!

Greist, who has owned a home in Stamford, turns 56 on Monday. The actress was born May 12, 1958, in Stamford.

She spent some of her late teenage years as a professional model in Europe. She then returned to the United States at age 20 and launched her acting career in the off-Broadway comedy "Second Prize: Two Months in Leningrad." Her later stage credits included appearances in the New York Shakespeare Festival.

Her first film appearance was in the horror film, "C.H.U.D." (1984), soon followed by a guest appearance in the 1985 "Miami Vice" episode "Nobody Lives Forever."

She also appeared in a few 1980s films, including "Brazil" (1985), Michael Mann'sManhunter (1986), "Throw Momma from the Train" (1987) and "Punchline" (1988).

She continued to appear in films and television into the 1990s, with roles in such productions as "Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey" (1993) and "Roswell" (1994).

In 1995 she landed a role as Emily Young opposite comedians Sinbad and the late Phil Hartman in the film "Houseguest," a Randall Miller directed family comedy. During the 1990s, she also appeared in a number of made-for-television films.