Kimberlin Brown is a true renaissance woman. Best know as popular villainess Sheila Carter on CBS’s multi award winning international soap operas, “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful,” she is now a successful business woman and passionate political activist.
Kimberlin began her career modeling for the famed modeling agent Nina Blanchard in the 80’s. Moving into acting was a natural progression and she quickly captured rolls in films including “Who’s That Girl” with Madonna, “Eighteen Again” with George Burns, “The Opposite Sex” with Courtney Cox and “Eye Of The Tiger” with Gary Busy. Kimberlin also landed many television guest roles on shows including “Matt Houston,” “TJ Hooker,” “Diagnosis Murder” and many more.
After getting married in 1991 she switched her focus to daytime TV allowing her to be a stay at home mom to her two children, Alexes and Nicholas.
In 1991 she landed the roll of Sheila Carter on CBS’s “The Young And The Restless”. Together with producer/writer William Bell, Kimberlin created one of daytime dramas most popular villains ever. The already popular show witnessed the highest ratings share to that point in their history prompting William Bell to cross Kimberlin’s character over to his sister show “The Bold And The Beautiful.” The week Kimberlin started airing, ‘The Bold And The Beautiful” soared to number two in the ratings giving the Bells the top two rated shows in daytime television both nationally and internationally. For the next fifteen years, Kimberlin played the part of Sheila Carter on both shows crossing back and forth and enjoying her time equally on each.
Kimberlin also had long term rolls on daytime’s “Port Charles,” “One Life To Live” and most recently on “All My Children.”
“Daytime has been very good to me. I’ve worked with the best in the industry. It’s an experience I’ll always treasure.”
With her children now grown, Kimberlin has had the time and ability to travel for film work. She had roles in the independent film, “American Hero,” film short “The Necklace,” winning several audience choice and outstanding actress awards for that part, and most recently the independent release of “Five Hour Friends” staring opposite Tom Sizemore.
Kimberlin’s busy acting career overlapped with one of her other passions, design. During the height of her soap opera years, she successfully designed, built and decorated spec homes in Las Vegas. In 1998, she went back to school to formally study design. After many years of requests from friends, family and acquaintances to help decorate their own homes, style their wardrobes and design their accessories, Kimberlin formally launched her own design business, K. Brown Design, in 2001.
She and her husband of 25 years, Gary Pelzer, also own and operate several businesses in San Diego County including a small Avocado farm in North County San Diego.
Most recently Kimberlin has engaged in yet another passion, political activism. As a proud American and Republican, she was a prime time featured speaker at the Republican Convention in Ohio following Dr. Ben Carson. She fervently spoke about small business and women in business. She is a member of California Business Women for Trump.
“I feel the need to speak out publicly for my children and their future. We’re expected to leave a better America to our youth as was left to us.”
Kimberlin enjoys skiing, boating, golfing, shooting, gardening and most importantly, spending time with family. She spends her free time actively involved in charity work including The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Susan G. Komen Foundation through American Airlines Celebrity Events and The Blue Angels Foundation benefiting wounded warriors. Most notably and demonstrating her true hands on spirit, she has twice been a bone marrow donor. She has never met either recipient but has been told they are both doing well.
Kimberlin, a California native, lives with her family in San Diego, CA.