Kim Poirier

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Kim Poirier

Born

2/6/1980, Drummondville, Quebec, Canada

Birth Name

Kim Jacinthe Poirier

Gender

Female
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Kim Poirier is a beautiful and talented Canadian actress who has been a successful model and has been in commercials since a young age. She has starred in many genres showing her range of acting is very impressive. It's rare to see beauty and talent go so well…more

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  • Trivia

    • She was cast in ''Four Saints'' in 2010 as Helen Gleason and in "Deception'' in 2012 as Felicia DeMello but both productions have fallen through & did not leave the pre-production status.

    • In 2012 she began dating producer Ray Ellingsen.

    • She is also the host of the web series on POP Galaxy as of 2012.

    • Full name is Kim Jacinthe Poirier.

    • Is a producer of the film All You Need Is Luck.

    • Features on the song F*ck or Fight by Jacqui Judge & the Gallows (also known as Jacqui Judge & Rouge).

    • She currently resides in Los Angeles.

    • She performed at VTV Live on May 19th 2009 with her band Jacqui Judge & Rouge.

    • She performed at VTV Live on April 29th 2009.

    • She sang with Corduroy live for Canadian Music Week in Toronto, Canada at Bread and Circus on March 13th 2009.

    • She moved back to Toronto to film a ABC TV pilot called Happy Town playing the role of Miranda Kirby but was replaced with Linda Kash the night before shooting.

    • She was the backing vocalist for the band Jacqui Judge & Rouge in 2009.

    • She is starring in the feature film adaptation of Foodland as Lucy Eklund. It'll feature the first time she'll be singing on screen as she sings You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It).

    • She has one sister called Alexandra Lorenzetti.

    • She enjoys playing guitar and singing.

    • She does volunteer work with the homeless.

    • She auditioned for the role of Tess Mercer on Smallville but didn't get the role.

    • She attended the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival.

    • Was once engaged to Dennis Lawrence.

    • She is set to star in a new horror comedy called Silent But Deadly as Sandra.

    • Her favorite TV shows include The L Word, Entourage, 30 Rock, Sex And The City, 24, Grey's Anatomy, CP24, Intervention, The Sopranos, Family Guy, The Simpsons, Seinfeld and Tila Tequila's Shot At Love.

    • She was once scheduled to produce a feature version of Chasing Aces but those plans were cancelled.

    • Kim's last episode of HypaSpace, on June 27th 2008, was the last episode of the show as it was cancelled due to SPACE producing a new similar show called The Circuit.

    • Is set to appear in the Burman Books DVD The Search For The Balanced Life.

    • Is a producer of the short film The Gospel of Phi which she promoted at Cannes 2008. She also came up with the poster concept for the film.

    • She took part in the Sporting Life 10k run in Toronto in May 2008.

    • Returned to HypaSpace on 8th March 2008 after leaving the year before.

    • Used to smoke on and off but gave up in November 2007.

    • She's expressed interest in singing and possibly recording music at some point.

    • Her favorite role of hers so far is Constance in Decoys and her least favorite would be 'The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer' because she was cut from the movie.

    • She loves Frank Miller's graphic novels.

    • She's into nutrition and numerology.

    • Her favorite moments from being on the SPACE Channel include 'beating up' her producer with Lucy Lawless on the 05 Spaceys and interviewing George Miller on HypaSpace.

    • Had to leave "HypaSpace" and "Drive-In Classics" so she could return to Paradise Falls for its third season.

    • Appeared at "The SFX Convention 2007".

    • Co-hosted "07 Spaceys".

    • She appeared in the audience for the Audioslave Live@Much concert which aired in 2005.

    • She has left sci-fi news show "HypaSpace" which she hosted between 2005-2007, her final episode aired on 7th July 2007.

    • She was close to being picked as one of the female leads of the show 'Breaker High' when she was 15 but when they asked her to remove her tongue ring she refused and didn't get the role.

    • When she was younger she did catalogue modelling and commercials for 'Aquafresh', 'Ontario Tourism', 'Ontario Place', 'b'ell Canada', 'Chocolate Turtles', 'Old El Paso', 'Eaton's Centre', 'Pizza Pizza' and 'Ford'.

    • She is the daughter of actress/model Carol Laquerre who was Miss Toronto in 1976.

    • She was in the mini-series "The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer" but her scenes were cut out, she played a girl who had an affair with Ira Einhorn.

    • Will be starring as Kate Duncan in a Lifetime Movie called "How I Married My High School Crush".

    • In an American Psycho II: All American Girl outtake between William Shatner and Kim, William bursts out in a coughing fit in which Kim reacts to in character. After she walks off, William says "Wow, that girl really gets to ya!".

    • She got a role in a musical called 'The Pirates of Penzance'. She auditioned with the song "I Could Have Danced All Night" from 'My Fair Lady'. However due to being too busy she had to drop out of the show.

    • She will be returning as Roxy Hunter in the third season of Paradise Falls.

    • She wrote an anecdote for the book "Science Fiction Television Series 1990-2004" about her role on PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal.

    • She had to act as her own agent during the filming of "Decoys 2".

    • In January 2007 she did a group class stage workshop with Tom Todoroff and it was her first time on stage. She said it has made her want to do some theater acting.

    • Her favorite movies of 2006 include "Blood Diamond", "Happy Feet", "The Prestige", "Jackass 2", "Clerks 2" and "The Departed".

    • She played Lisa in the short film The Archer, in which she had a lead role. However, the project was dropped during post-production after the director and producers kept fighting. It has been shown at a few screenings in Canada since though.

    • Can do the following dialects - Fluent French (Canadian/European), Stoneland English, Cockney, Irish and Southern U.S.

    • Her skills include Kundalini Yoga Teacher, Ashtanga Yoga, Modeling, Jogging,
      Weight Lifting, Martial Arts, Downhill Skiing and Water Skiing.

    • Her agent is Bella Grundy.

    • Her personal manager is Michael King.

    • She weighs 125lbs and is 5'5 in height.

    • She has green eyes.

    • Her favorite food is chicken caesar salad.

    • Her favorite vacation spot is Florida.

    • Her favorite cartoon is 'Jem' and 'Donald Duck and the Last Unicorn'.

    • Her favorite band is Green Day.

    • Her ultimate goal would be to get an Oscar nomination.

    • She has a new official site (http://www.kimpoirier.net/).

    • In November 2006, director George Miller was so charmed by Kim Poirier during an interview on HypaSpace he got Warner Brother's to contact her producer at Space and asked her to write a blurb for a TV show discussing movies of the week and this time it was about 'Happy Feet'. She accepted the offer.

    • Has an official MySpace profile (http://www.myspace.com/kimpoirier).

    • She hosted a special report of the movie Decoys 2: Rebirth (which she stars in), during filming, for the show HypaSpace.

    • In the TV movie "Pretend You Don't See Her", which she starred as Heather Greco, they used a headshot of her (which can be seen on her official site) as her character's photo, which is seen a few times in the movie.

    • Her first lead role in a feature film was Decoys in which she played Constance.

    • She would love to be in a TV show like "24" or "Prison Break". She'd also love to try comedy with either Jim Carrey or Will Ferrel as she thinks they're the funniest.

    • She was the host for 1-2 minute segments on "Drive-In Classics" every Saturday. She'd been doing this since she joined Space in 2005 until 2007.

    • In September 2006, she signed up with King Talent Inc.

    • Had a dog called Ellie who sadly passed away in March 2007.

    • Appeared at "The SFX Convention 2006".

    • Appeared at "The SFX Convention 2005".

    • She likes all sorts of music including Metallica, Nine Inch Nails, Pantera, Esthero, Sneaker Pimps, Massive Attack, Aimee Mann, Garbage, Dido, Diana Krall, Sarah McLachlan, Mark Oliver, St. Germain, Arman Van Helden, Tribe Called Quest, Black Eyed Peas, The Roots, Led Zeppelin, Audioslave, Pearl Jam, Sam Roberts, DJ Dan, Res, Cafe Del Mar, Tosca, Alanis Morissette, The Cardigans, Moby, Beck, Bjork, Portishead, G n' R, Mellisa Ethridge, INXS, Leonard Cohen, David Bowie, Madonna, Diana Krall, Tori Amos, Sarah McLachlan, Ray LaMontagne, John Mayer, Silversun Pickups, St. Germain, La Tigre, Terry Mullen, Jack Johnson, Cat Power, Emiliana Torrini, Tiger City, Nouvelle Vogue, Audioslave, Pearl Jam, Damien Rice, U2, Cold Play, City and Color, Broken Social Scene, Esthero, Peaches, Tricky, Depeche Mode, Delerium, Goldfrapp, Zero 7, Roxy Music, Gotan Project, Feist, Tricky, Metric, Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen, No Doubt, The Cranberries, David Grey, Snatam Kaur and Sada Sat Kaur.

    • Movies she really likes include "Crash", "Batman Begins", "The Notebook", "The Ring", "A Beautiful Mind", "Natural Born Killers", "The Doors", "Jackass 2", "Up The Yangtze", "Caramel", "Persepolis", "The Peaceful Warrior", "The Brave One", "The Brave One", "Pan's Labyrinth", "Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind", "Gia", "The Crow", "The Labyrinth", "There Will Be Blood", "Cold Mountain", "Natural Born Killers", "The Prestige", "The Departed", "Volver", "Bound" and anything with Will Ferrell in it.

    • Appeared in the pilot "A Bachelor's Guide to Seduction in the Kitchen" in 2000, it wasn't picked up.

    • Her favorite actors and actresses include Ewan McGregor, Sarah Jessica
      Parker, Susan Sarandon, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Angelina Jolie,
      Antonio Banderas, Jodie Foster, Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet, Cate Blanchett, Gina Gershon and Mia Kirshner.

    • Her favorite books include "The Power of the Now" by Eckert Tolle, "The
      8 Human Talents" by Gurmukh Kaur, "White Oleander" by Janet Fitch,
      "TrainSpotting" by Urvine Welsh, "The Way of the Wizard" by Deepak
      Chopra, "Eleven Minutes", "The Alchemist" and "By The River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept" by Paulo Coelho, "H is for Homicide" by Sue Grafton, "Demolition Angel" by Robert Crias, "Diary of a Blues Goddess" by Erica Orloff, "Seat of the Soul and Heart of the Soul" by Gary Zukav, "White Oleander" by Janet Fitch, "The 7 Spiritual Laws of Success" by Deepak Chopra, "C**t, A Declaration of Independence" by Inga Muscio, "The Story of O" and "Brave New World and The Door Of Perseption" by Aldous Huxley, "Audition" by Michael Shurtleff and "The Mastery of Love" by Don Miguel.

    • She had a cameo role as 'Jamie the "Actress"' in the film Rated X.

    • She has been trained by John Riven (Meisner Technique), Rae Ellen Bodie (Voice Work), Jazz Be Nimble (Jazz, Tap, Ballet (Competitive Dance)), Barbara Deutsch (Actor's Workshop), David Rottenberg (On Camera Acting - Group Classes), Bruce Clayton (On Camera Acting - Group Classes), Francois Grise (Voice Work), Elaine Overholt (Singing and Voice) and Valerie Gellar (On Air Radio and Television - Group Seminar).

    • Her vocal range is F to E flat, she was trained by Elaine Overholt.

    • She loves gymnastics, yoga, martial arts, snow/water skiing and she can play the piano.

    • She is the international leader of Sadhana at The Institute of Yoga Therapy.

    • Lived in Saint-Wenceslas until she was two years old.

    • She had to temporarily stop hosting "HypaSpace" from 23rd January 2006 whilst filming her scenes for the movie "Decoys 2" so Jonathan Llyr took over hosting duties for her. She returned to host the show on 6th February 2006.

    • She had another break from "HypaSpace" to finish shooting for the film "Decoys 2: Rebirth". Jonathan Llyr hosted the show on the 20th February 2006 until she returned on the 27th February 2006.

    • She has organized a workshop called The Yoga Theatre Lab, which combines the yogic technique with acting.

    • Co-hosted "06 Spaceys".

    • In March 2006 she dyed her hair brunette.

    • Has temporarily stopped hosting "HypaSpace" since January 2006 to shoot "Decoys 2", she will return once shooting has finished. Jonathan Llyr has become host until she returns.

    • Was born in Drummondville, Quebec.

    • Co-hosted "05 Spaceys".

    • Raised in Toronto, Ontario.

    • Became the new host of "HypaSpace" from May 2005 taking over original host Jonathan Llyr who is now a reporter on the show.

  • Quotes

    • Kim: I think nude scenes are nerve racking in general. I have food allergies so I need to be careful about what I eat prior as to not have a bloated stomach and puffy eyes. You also tend to up the exercise prior to feel more comfortable and toned. When it's a love scene with someone, it's a little awkward and funny. It's all choreographed and you know exactly where your hand will go when you say so and so line, so it's really the movie magic that adds the romance…where just trying to hit our mark and make it believable and as intimate and vulnearable as possible. You try to display the affection, closeness and realness you would have with a long time lover. Or the excitement, "getting to know", and daringness you would find with a new lover.

    • (From the DVD The Search for the Balanced Life)
      Kim Poirier: You gotta keep at it, you know, I've had moments where you know I lost my sense of hope or I lost my, my will to live and I, and I just, I didn't see any light. You know, but you gotta keep going, you gotta keep at it and you, you gotta, you have to trust.
      Sanjay Burman: What kept you going though? What was the thought as you were thinking about maybe restarting your life or maybe, you know, getting out?
      Kim Poirier: Erm I've had supportive teachers, I've had supportive, er, mentors, I've had erm some good friends erm you know, yeah, the friends weren't always there, (she cries and wipes her tear) you know, when you change friends as you go through different things in life. But, I just knew that there was something else, you know, and you pray.
      Sanjay Burman: Okay.
      Kim Poirier: You meditate.

    • (From the DVD The Search for the Balanced Life)
      Sanjay Burman: To lead a balanced life, how would you sum that up?
      Kim Poirier:(laughs) Variety is the first thing that comes to mind.
      Sanjay Burman: Right.
      Kim Poirier: You know, like, I, I've, I've done where you know where I was getting up and doing Sadhana everyday, you know thats early morning meditation and yoga. You know and not drinking, vegeterian but then all of a sudden, you know, I found that I became fanatic about it and it was just another, it was another addiction whether it was cigarettes, whether it's alcohol, you know, it's, it's that obsession. All of a sudden it becomes your reality so for me living a balanced life is, you know, having friends, having a career, erm eating right, exercising, doing yoga, meditating, reading, having personal time, you know, having healing time whether your working or whatever healing medality and, let's come up with one more, family! You know.
      Sanjay Burman: Are you close with your family now?
      Kim Poirier: I'm very close with my sister, I'm close with my father and my mother and I are still working on some stuff. (she laughs) But, you just, you keep checking away at it, you keep digging, you keep looking for the light, you, you have to, to actively choose to see the positive, the lessons, the silver lining, to, to learn from the situation, you know. Like you can either be jaded moment to moment or you can go okay this happened for a reason or how did I set this up? How can you take responsibility for your own life and say I'm creating this! You know and you, people only do what they love to do. You have to actively make a choice that I don't wanna live this way anymore and I'm gonna shift my consciousness. And sometimes something has to happen for someone to have a big enough experience for their consciousness to shift, to change their behaviour or it can come through meditation or through personal work that you decide enough is enough and you have to actively choose that and then build the muscles around that. Cos when you first try to live positively it's a little like eurgh, you know, but you have to, to get used to it and everything is adapting and getting used to it and building the muscles around that.

    • Superman: Lois.
      Kim Poirier: No Superman. It's me, Kim.

    • Kim Poirier: Well that's about it from me, before I go can we get another monkey spanking moment please?

    • Kim Poirier: Welcome to HypaSpace Weekly everybody, I'm Kim Poiry and we have a tasty show for you!

    • Kim Poirier: [She laughs] Now that's funny stuff.

    • Kim Poirier: [After being asked if she always wanted to be an actress] I originally wanted to be a surgeon; but I kept losing my instruments inside the patients. After a few deaths, which I didn't see as a "big deal", they had to revoke my license. Thankfully, I discovered a passion for acting and I've loved it ever since!

    • Kim Poirier: That's this weekend! Same hypa time, same hypa channel!

    • Kim Poirier: Out this Tuesday on DVD is Mission Impossible 3 starring Oprah's favorite coach jumping maniac.

    • Kim Poirier: Hello everybody! I'm Kim Poirier and this is HypaSpace.

    • Kim Poirier: Well that's it from me, see ya next time.

    • Kim Poirier: Moi, Kim Poirier.

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