Kam is the oldest of three children. She has two younger brothers, James and Robert.
Kam says she'd love to play someone "dark and edgy" instead of a good girl like "Caitlin" of Sunset Beach.
Kam modeled with the world famous Wilhelmina Models Agency before she became an actress.
Kam's appearance in a Pepcid AC commercial helped her to win her break-out role on Sunset Beach. One of the show's casting agents saw the commercial, tracked her down, and asked her to come in for a reading.
In 1998, Kam married restaurant owner Jonathan Cheriff. She later had the marriage annulled for unknown reasons.
Kam was on an airplane ready to return to New York when she got a call saying she landed the role of "Caitlin" on Sunset Beach. She got off the plane and was taken to NBC where she signed her contract.
Kam appeared in NBC's first online-only soap opera, Coastal Dreams, where she played the part of "April". The NBC.com exclusive ran for 12 weeks.
Kam says the smartest thing she ever did was go to college. She majored in both political science and broadcast journalism.
Kam: I would love to be a Peeping Tom and creep around the windows of people I know who do things late at night when they think that no one can see.
Kam: I come from such a small town. The thought of being an actress in Los Angeles seemed so far removed from me. To even dream like that was to say, 'I want to be the queen of England.' So I just sit back and think, 'Is this really happening?'
Kam: (on her most embarrassing on-set experience) We were doing a hot tub scene [on Sunset Beach], I had these pads underneath my bra that were supposed to keep it tight. But when we were in the water, they floated up to the top! These things were coming out of my bra, and I was trying to be discreet as I put them back in.
Kam: I'm attracted to strength in a man. Not just physical—though I do have a thing for broad shoulders—but the kind of strength of character that means he can be his own person and allow me to do my thing. I don't like cheapness. I like chivalry in a man, where he'll pick up the bill and not go over it, saying, 'You had this; I had that.'
Kam: The first time I had my head shots printed in New York - like 1,000 of them - they read 'Ham Heskin'.
Kam: (her motto) Have at least three good laughs a day - it relieves stress and is good for your stomach muscles.
Kam: I've worked at every fast-food restaurant and menial job there is. And I got fired from them all. At Taco Bell, they made me a sweeper. They kept me away from the food!
Kam: I was a really late bloomer. I didn't talk to a lot of people in junior high and high school. No boyfriends. I didn't think of myself as pretty at all. I had a silly perm and wore glasses, and I was so skinny.
Kam: Television is always a fun place to be, but I think that the dot com stuff is where a lot of programming is going. It's fun to be involved in one of the first projects [Coastal Dreams], especially with a network that is really behind it.