Hawaii born actor, Kimee Balmilero has been performing professionally since 1994 thanks to her first paying gig as “Woody Woodpecker” at an Earth Day Fair. Other professional credits include: The 3X Emmy Nominated series “Hi-5,” the Original Broadway Cast of “Mamma Mia,” “Miss Saigon,” and “Hawaii Five-0.” While working in NYC and LA for 15+ years, she studied improv and sketch comedy at the famed Uprights Citizens Brigade Theatre. A member of the award winning sketch comedy troupe “Drug Puppy”, Kimee has performed at such venues as: UCB in LA, Second City-Hollywood, iO West, Radio City Music Hall and the Kodak Theater.
Now living back in Hawaii since 2012, you can catch Kimee performing sketch & improv comedy and teaching improv to kids and adults in Kaka’ako and around the island. She is the founder and “Head Sillypino” of improvhi.com a website dedicated to sketch and improv comedy in Hawaii.
When not drooling over improv, diner spaghetti and spumoni, Kimee enjoys karaoke-ing, garage sale-ing, instagram-ing and pretending like she’s a contestant on “Top Chef.”