Who is Kimberly Brook?
Born on March 22, 1982 in the United States of America, Kimberly Brook is a business consultant as well as a producer, but perhaps better known to the public as the wife of actor James Van Der Beek. Her husband is best known for his role in the television series “Dawson’s Creek” where he played the titular character Dawson Leery. He has also worked on other popular shows during his career.
The wealth of Kimberly Brook
As of mid 2020, Kimberly Brook’s net worth is estimated to be over $100,000 earned through success in her various career endeavors, though she is not working as often now as she focuses more on family life.
James Van Der Beek and Kimberly Brook
She is likely benefiting from her husband’s success as Van Der Beek has a reputed net worth of over $8 million earned through success in his work as an actor.
Life and career
For most of her life, Kimberly has lived out of the spotlight and worked as a business consultant. She always had an interest in film and eventually started her foray into the production of “Paparazzo for teensin 2010. The documentary tells the story of a 14-year-old boy who works as a Paparazzi photographer, and shows his success, as he is often welcomed because of his appearance and age.
However, it later has a negative effect on his life, causing him to abandon the pursuit.
It was during this period that she met James Van Der Beek and began a relationship. Years later, she ventured into the creation of another documentary – “Heads Up: The Disappearing Art of Vaginal Breech Delivery” which discusses the serious impact of a flawed research on childbirth. falling rate of breech deliveries, leading to more women in the US undergoing cesarean deliveries.
Husband – James Van Der Beek
James grew up in Cheshire, Connecticut, where his father worked as an executive for a cell phone company after retiring from a career in professional baseball.
His mother, on the other hand, was a gymnastics teacher and became so after years in a career as a dancer. During his teenage years, he developed an interest in acting and asked his mother to take him to auditions. This led them to travel to New York where he got his first shot in an off-Broadway play, “Finding the Sun”.
He was 16 years old at his debut, but then returned home to continue his high school education. While attending Cheshire Academy, he became a part of the theatrical troupe in his place and worked on several musicals such as “Shenandoah”.
In 1996, he made his feature film debut in the independent film “I Love You, I Love You Not”, a romantic movie starring Jude Law and Claire Danes that follows the relationship between a woman and her granddaughter who begins to fall in love. He then continued this education at Drew University, where he enrolled on a scholarship, but eventually dropped out to pursue acting full-time.
Rise to Fame – Dawson’s Creek
After working on several theater projects and a few independent films, Van Der Beek ventured into television in 1997 and auditioned for several pilots.
This led him to star in the show”Dawson’s Creek‘, as he won the part after his audition. The following year, the debut was very successful, leading to one of the most popular shows of the time, taking the careers of many of its cast members to the next level. He became known internationally as Dawson, and it led to more opportunities, including movie roles.
The show shows us a teen drama series that tells the story of a group of friends who live in a fictional town in Capeside, Massachusetts. He is joined by Katie Holmes who plays his love interest, and best friend, Joey Potter, Joshua Jackson who plays his friend Pacey Witter, and Michelle Williams who plays New Yorker Jen Lindley, who moves to their area and befriends the group.
A few years after the show, Van Der Beek was cast in the movie “Varsity Blues”, which hit the top at the box office and stayed there for two weeks. He was also named as one of the most beautiful people in the world by “People” magazine.
Life after Dawson’s Creek
After the end of “Dawson’s Creek,” James took on movie roles, including in “Scary Movie,” “Texas Rangers,” and “Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back.” He also worked on the movie “American Psycho” where he played the younger brother of the protagonist Patrick Bateman, played by Christian Bale. Then he starred in a film adaptation “The Rules of Attraction”, based on the novel of the same name by Bret Easton Ellis.
The film has gained a cult following despite being initially unsuccessful.
After several failed projects, he returned to theater where he mainly performed in off-Broadway productions. He occasionally appeared on television in guest starring roles as seen in “How I Met Your Brother” in which he plays one of Robin Scherbatsky’s early boyfriends, played by Cobie Smulders. In 2008, he joined the cast of “One Tree Hill” playing a character who was the opposite of Dawson Leery. He also did television movie projects and got consistent work, but he couldn’t replicate his fame during his time as a teen star.
A few of his latest projects are “CSI: Cyber” in which he was a main protagonist until then cancellation. He also took part in the 28th season of “Dancing with the Stars” alongside Emma Slater, with the duo reaching the semi-finals before being eliminated.
Kimberly met James in 2010 after just finalizing the divorce from his seven-year marriage to actress Heather McComb. The two began a relationship and got married later in the year in Tel Aviv, Israel at the Kabbalah Center. They have five children together and in 2018 they announced they were expecting a sixth. However, she suffered one miscarriage late in pregnancy.