Kimberley Crossman is a versatile figure in the entertainment industry, excelling as an actress, author, presenter, producer, writer, director, dancer, stand-up comedian, and cheerleader.
Known for her portrayal of Sophie McKay on the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street,
Age- 33 years
Height- 5 Feet 6 Inches
Full name- Kimberley Frances Crossman
Born- 24 May 1990
Birthplace- Auckland, New Zealand
Spouse- Tom Walsh
Profession- New Zealand actress and author
Nationality- New Zealand
Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Kimberley Crossman’s mother, Jill Arkley, is a ballet teacher. However, details about her father are not publicly disclosed.
In September 2023, Kimberley Crossman and Tom Walsh got engaged during their vacation in Italy. The couple first started dating in 2022 after meeting on the set of Snack Masters, where Walsh, a cameraman, gained recognition for his role in an iconic 2006 Tip Top commercial.
Kimberley Crossman embarked on her dance journey at the age of 3, encouraged by her mother. She showcased her talent in 2006 at the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s production of Giselle. As the captain of the Total Cheerleading Senior Elite team in 2005, she led the team to a 6th-place finish in the World cheerleading championships during their U.S. tour.
In 2008, Crossman participated in ‘Dziah 2 Dream,’ a 10-week program. She continued her cheerleading pursuits, competing globally and winning the Down Under Spirit Championships in the Gold Coast in early 2008. Alongside her cheerleading endeavors, she took on the role of Sophie McKay in the long-running show Shortland Street in January 2007, eventually departing in March 2011.
Crossman garnered recognition, winning Best Rising Star and being the runner-up for Hottest Female in a fan vote on the Shortland Street fansite StreetTalk in October 2006. She ventured into film with a role in the 2008 short film “Beyond Belief” and featured in the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards program in New Zealand.
Voted as New Zealand’s “next big thing” in a local poll tied to the 2011 MTV Movie Awards, Crossman’s career expanded with roles in TV shows like Step Dave, the horror comedy film Deathgasm, and the TV3 sketch comedy Funny Girls.
She briefly joined the cast of The Middle spin-off, Sue Sue in the City, in October 2018, but the series development was canceled the following month. Crossman also made appearances as a presenter on The Erin Simpson Show and hosted a special for New Zealand audiences about the 2010 Teen Choice Awards.
Crossman further diversified her career with radio hosting on Classic Hits, filling in for Stacey Morrison during her maternity leave in 2012. She co-presented Cadbury Dream Factory on TV3 in 2014 and joined the rotating cast of hosts on the live trivia app Joyride.
Movies and TV Show
- Shortland Street
- Power Rangers Samurai
- A Beginner’s Guide to Snuff
- Funny Girls
- Step Dave
- Cadbury Dream Factory
- The 60 Yard Line
- The Other Mother
- The Assignment
- God Save the Queens
- Together Forever Tea
- Sue Sue in the City
- Raised by Refugees
- Selection Day
- Auckland Daze
- Linda from HR
- Golden Boy
- Get You Back
- The Zelfs
- Penny the Pig
- Passive Aggressive Roommates
- So You Think You Can Sext?
- Rock Tử Thần
- Strangers in a Strange Land
- The Selfs
- Bad Fruit
- Doing a Dunham
- Talent: The Casting Call
- A Black Girl’s Guide to Dating White Men
- Fantasy Life
Net Worth 2023
Kimberley Crossman has an estimated net worth ranging from $1 million to $5 million.
Kimberley Crossman and Fiancé’s Miscarriage Revelation
Former Shortland Street actress and guest host on The Project NZ, Kimberley Crossman, has disclosed that she and her fiancé, Tom Walsh, experienced a miscarriage. In a heartfelt social media update, Crossman shared that she had been grappling with the emotional weight of the loss over the past week.
Despite initially considering keeping their journey private, she emphasized the importance of honesty about their pain and grief. Alongside a photo from a hospital bed, Crossman expressed the need to shed light on the emotional toll of such experiences, acknowledging that many women have faced similar challenges and that the topic is often not openly discussed. Despite posting seemingly cheerful pictures from the Disney Wonder cruise’s visit to New Zealand in recent days, Crossman revealed she has been internally battling with her emotions, referencing her ongoing struggle with depression in the past.