bio

mini_kimeeHawaii born actor Kimee Balmilero started performing from day one. Although an only child, she competed for her Grandma’s attention with 10 other cousins. While the others were getting good grades and setting carpets on fire (true story) Kimee was running around cracking silly jokes and singing 80s pop songs. With a guitar playing father that’s a huge fan of music and a mother with a background in Filipino folk dancing, she just couldn’t help herself. Luckily, not much has changed since then. Kimee continues to perform for audiences worldwide with credits including: the three-time Emmy nominated TV Series “Hi-5,”  The Original Broadway Cast of “Mamma Mia,”  “Hawaii Five-O” and more. Kimee has appeared on “The Today Show”, “Live with Regis and Kelly” , “The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” and has also performed on the famous stages of the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood & Radio City Music Hall in NYC.

A huge comedy fan, Kimee studied improv and sketch at The Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angles and has also performed in such venues as The Upright Citizens Brigade, iO West and Second City Hollywood.

Currently splitting her time between Hawaii and Los Angeles, you can catch Kimee performing sketch & improv comedy in “The Original Jams Improv Show” at The Greenhouse in Kaka’ako. A show she produces and created. Kimee also teaches improv comedy to both adults and kids around the island. She also started improvhi.com a website dedicated to sketch and improv comedy in Hawaii.

When not performing or making things up on stage, Kimee enjoys teaching, karaoke, making jewelry, re-creating dishes she’s tried at restaurants, eating sushi, shopping, thrift store shopping, watching Bravo or The Food Network, playing Scrabble, Instagram-ing, and waiting for the new season of “Dexter.” Okay…she doesn’t really enjoy waiting for “Dexter,” but everything else is true.