Cecilia Kim is an award-winning actor-writer. She was first seen on stage at the national Actors, Models, and Talent Competition in Charleston, South Carolina at age 16, where she was a Best Actress finalist and won Best Overall Spokesmodel for a sketch she wrote and performed.
As an actress, Cecilia made her feature film debut in 2015 at the world premiere of Interwoven, starring Academy Award winner Mo’Nique, at the Mill Valley Film Festival in San Rafael, CA. The following year, she appeared in her second feature, Tourbillon, which premiered at the 2016 Sci-Fi London Film Festival. Her recent film credits include The Valet, starring Samara Weaving and Eugenio Derbez, Stars Fell on Alabama, starring James Maslow and Ciara Hanna, and its sequel, Stars Fell Again, Cecilia's third film with director VW Scheich, now available on all major streaming platforms. Up next, she will appear in the much anticipated third film of director Ti West's X trilogy, MaXXXine.
As a screenwriter, Cecilia is a Finalist in the 2021 Big Apple Film Fesitval Screenplay Competition and a Semifinalist in the 2022 WeScreenplay TV Contest and the 2021 Screencraft TV Pilot Script Competition for her pilot, PAL PARK. Her short film screenplay, JUST US, placed in the semifinals in the 2021 Vail Film Festival Screenplay Competition, quarterfinals in the 2021 Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition, and won 2nd Place in the Michigan Writers Summit Short Script Contest.
Cecilia holds a BFA in Drama from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and an MFA in Creative Writing from the New School. She currently resides in Los Angeles and is working on her first book. You can read her most recent opinion piece in The Washington Post written in response to the rise of violence against Asian Americans.
2022 WeScreenplay TV Contest, Semifinalist
2021 Script Summit, 2nd Place
2021 Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition, Finalist
2021 Screencraft TV Pilot Script Competition, Semifinalist
2021 Vail Film Festival Screenplay Competition, Semifinalist
2021 Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition, Quarterfinalist
2021 Filmmatic TV Pilot Awards, Quarterfinalist
2021 Filmmatic Inroads Fellowship, Quarterfinalist
2021 Screenwriters Network Screenplay Competition Sokolow Award, Quarterfinalist
2019 The Groundlings Theatre and School Diversity Scholarship
2018 Upright Citizens Brigade Training Center Diversity Scholarship
2017 New School University Dean’s Scholarship
2016 New York University Tisch Scholarship
2016 Upright Citizens Brigade Training Center Diversity Scholarship
2015 New York University Helen Crystal Scholarship
2019 Thomas Angel Foundation Scholarship
2019 The Second City Bob Curry Fellowship