Hawaii born actor Kimee Balmilero is best known for her regular role as Medical Examiner Dr. Noelani Cunha on CBS’ “Hawaii Five-0” and “Magnum P.I.” Other professional credits include: The 3X Emmy Nominated series “Hi-5,” the Original Broadway Cast of “Mamma Mia,” and the 2nd National Touring Company of “Miss Saigon.” While working in NYC and LA for 15+ years, she studied improv & sketch comedy at the famed Uprights Citizens Brigade Theatre in Hollywood.
In March 2015, she created and produced the first ever Hawaii Comedy Festival at the Honolulu Museum of Art’s Doris Duke Theater. The festival has continued to thrive and launched a junior version in the spring of 2020.
A lifetime student of the legendary Hawaii stage director Ronald E. Bright, Kimee made her directorial debut with the Hawai’i Premiere of “Mamma Mia” at the historical Diamond Head Theatre in Honolulu in 2016. The show was a hit with Hawaii audiences and was sold out for the entire run and extension.
In May 2018, Kimee produced and directed “The Last Five Years” the premiere production of her Honolulu based theatre company, Stage Fish.
In her spare time, Kimee enjoys karaoke-ing, garage sale-ing, instagram-ing, eating diner spaghetti, pretending like she’s a contestant on “Top Chef,” and dreaming about sinigang.