|Years active 1984–present|
Education New York University
Height 1.57 m
Name Kimberly McCullough
|Full Name Kimberly Anne McCullough|
Born March 5, 1978 (age 37) (1978-03-05) Bellflower, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress, dancer, director
Awards Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series
Movies and TV shows General Hospital, General Hospital: Night Shift, Dying to Dance, Legally Blonde, Consenting Adults
Similar People Jason Thompson, Tristan Rogers, Finola Hughes, Lisa LoCicero, Rebecca Herbst
general hospital actress kimberly mccullough reveals she suffered a late miscarriage last year
Kimberly Anne McCullough (born March 5, 1978) is an American actress, television director and dancer. She is best known for her role as Robin Scorpio on the soap opera General Hospital, a role which she originated at the age of 7, playing the character on and off from 1985 to 2001 with a stint in 2004. McCullough later returned to the show in 2005 as a doctor and departed in 2012. She has made sporadic guest appearances since July 2012. However, in August 2013, McCullough signed a contract to return to the series full-time.
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- Personal life
McCullough has also played the character in one episode of the GH spinoff Port Charles, and in a few episodes of All My Children. In summer 2007, again as Robin, she played one of the leads in the primetime GH spinoff, General Hospital: Night Shift.
McCullough is also an ABC Director Fellow, shadowing other directors.
Jason Thompson and Kimberly McCullough -- Daytime Emmys 2011
In 1985, after failing to land a role on the TV sitcom Webster, McCullough auditioned for the role of Robin Scorpio, the 6-year-old daughter of Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers) and Anna Devane (director/actress Finola Hughes). The producers made her audition 12 times but eventually gave her the part and her role became a popular success.
In the fall of 1985, McCullough made her debut during the Asian Quarter storyline, which showcased her acting skills alongside veteran actor Keye Luke through the majority of the storyline. In 1989 at the age of 11, McCullough won her first Daytime Emmy Award, for "Outstanding Juvenile Female in a Drama Series". One of her most memorable storylines began in 1995, when her teenage character contracted HIV after having unprotected sex with her boyfriend Stone, who was unknowingly infected with the virus and later died of AIDS. She won a second Daytime Emmy in 1996 for this storyline, once again for "Outstanding Younger Leading Actress in a Drama Series". In 1996, she took a short break from playing the character when she went off to college for a brief stint at New York University Tisch School of the Arts from 1996 to 1997, although she never graduated or received a degree from the university. On General Hospital, Robin Scorpio was also written out for the same reason, except the character was attending Yale University to study medicine. Unlike many soap opera characters, her character of Robin Scorpio has never been "sorased" but has aged in real time along with McCullough.
In 1998, she returned to the show, but then left once again to pursue other acting opportunities, which included co-starring in the primetime drama series Once and Again and Joan of Arcadia. She also wrote and directed the mockumentary Lil Star about girls in childhood beauty pageants, a story which allowed McCullough to draw on her own experiences. In 2001 she appeared in the movie "Legally Blonde" as Amy, one of Elle Woods' sororiety sisters. After brief returns to General Hospital in 2000 and 2004, she finally returned to General Hospital on a permanent basis in October 2005, with her character Robin Scorpio now a doctor, having graduated from medical school. In November 2011, McCullough announced her plans to leave General Hospital once again in order to pursue a career as a director, and her character was believed to have died on February 21, 2012. However, scenes airing on March 27, 2012 showed Robin to be alive and held captive in an undisclosed location, leaving the door open for her to return in the future. Since July 2012, McCullough has made several guest appearances on General Hospital. In 2013, McCullough returned to the role.
McCullough was born in Bellflower, California. She has two older brothers and is of Mexican descent. Her mother is a dance teacher, who took her to rehearsals, and got her involved with acting. McCullough's first appearance was as a 7-month-old baby in a diaper commercial, co-starring with actress Juliet Mills. She started doing gymnastics at the age of 4, and performed as part of a group called the "Gym Dandies." At the age of 6, she auditioned for choreographer Debbie Allen. Allen was eventually won over and cast McCullough in the television series Fame. However, she is not listed in any of the credits, so this is yet to be verified. McCullough followed this up with a dancing part in Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo. McCullough was involved in a long-term relationship with Freddie Prinze Jr, before he met Sarah Michelle Gellar (he married Sarah in 2002 and they have two children).
In her year-end blog post for 2015, McCullough revealed she had suffered the miscarriage of her daughter, at 22-weeks. In her 2016 Year End Wrap Up, she revealed she was pregnant again with her second child. McCullough gave birth to her son, Otis, on June 7, 2017.
All of McCullough's awards and nominations have been for her role as Robin Scorpio on General Hospital.