Kimberley Frances Crossman (born 24 May 1990) is a New Zealand actress, dancer, stand-up comedian and cheerleader who is best known for her role as Sophie McKay on the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street.In 2006 she danced at the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s season of Giselle.She was captain of the Total Cheerleading Senior Elite team in 2005 when they toured the United States and came 6th in the World cheerleading championships.In 2008, Crossman was part of ‘Dziah 2 Dream’ a 10-week program run by Dziah.In March 2008, she travelled around the United States of America with the Total Cheerleading Senior Elite team and competed in the World cheerleading championships. She trained all year round and competed in America and Australia, as well as a few New Zealand competitions. In early 2008 the TCSE team took out the Down Under Spirit Championships in the Gold coast. The next project is to compete at the World Championship in 2009 in Florida.
In January 2007, she started her role as Sophie McKay on New Zealand’s best known and longest running show Shortland Street. In March 2011 Crossman left Shortland Street and will be starting a new project early May as well as auditioning in America and Australia.In December 2007, fans on Shortland Street fansite StreetTalk voted Crossman as Best rising star, and runner up for Hottest female.In 2008, Crossman featured as Kerry Post in Beyond Belief, a short film in the 2008 48HOURS filmmaking competition, which was made by her former Shortland Street co-star Johnny Barker and also featured another of her fellow Shortland Street co-stars, Will Hall (aka Dr. Kip Denton) . She has also featured in the special Nickelodeon Kids Choice awards programme in New Zealand.Crossman was voted New Zealand’s “next big thing” by fans in a local poll run in conjunction with the 2011 MTV Movie Awards.Crossman stars as Stacey on the TV2 show Step Dave which launched on TV2 on February 11, 2014. She co-starred Kate Elliott in the horror Heavy metal comedy filmDeathgasm.
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