Kimberly Hebert Gregory (born 1973, Houston, Texas) is an American actress. She began her career in theatre before her breakthrough role as Dr. Belinda Brown in the HBO comedy series Vice Principals in 2016.
Life and career
She graduated from The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in her native Houston. She was educated at Mount Holyoke College, where she received a BA in Psychology, and the University of Chicago, where she was awarded a master's degree in Social Work. She also spent a quarter at DePaul University in the school's MFA program.
She appeared in a number of Chicago Theatre Company productions as of late 1990s. She received a Joseph Jefferson Award nomination for performance in Shakin' the Mess Outta Misery.
In 2012, Kimberly Hebert Gregory was nominated for Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play for performance in By The Way, Meet Vera Stark.
She appeared in films I Think I Love My Wife (2007), Red Hook Summer (2012), White Alligator (2012), and The Genesis of Lincoln (2014). She guest-starred on Gossip Girl, Law & Order, Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Two and a Half Men, and The Big Bang Theory.
In 2014 she had a recurring role as Lucinda Miller in the Lifetime comedy-drama series, Devious Maids. In 2016, she starred as series regular Dr. Belinda Brown in the HBO comedy series Vice Principals opposite Danny McBride. In September 2016, trade publication The Wrap described Hebert Gregory as the show's "breakout star".
In early 2017, she was cast opposite Toni Collette in the ABC action comedy-drama pilot Unit Zero produced by Kenya Barris. The pilot was not picked up to series. She had recurring roles in Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Better Call Saul. Later in 2017, Hebert Gregory was cast in a female leading role in the ABC comedy-drama The Gospel of Kevin.