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Kimberly McCullough: Growing up as Robin on 'General Hospital'

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Kimberly McCullough: Growing up as Robin on 'General Hospital'

Kimberly McCullough

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Overview:

Energetic and petite Kimberly McCullough became an actress at the age of seven months, when she appeared in a diaper ad. McCullough continued upward from there. Kimberly's first role was in Breakin' 2: Electric Bugaloo in 1984. In 1985, she played Robin Scorpio as a little girl on General Hospital. She left the series in 1997 as a two-time Daytime Emmy award winner and returned in 2005, the characternow a doctor and researcher. "Robin Scorpio" was also appeared on the series Port Charles and Night Shift.

Years on General Hospital:

1985 to August 1997
December 1997 to 1999
June 20-21, 2000
July 2004
October 2005 to March 2012
October 8, 2012-November 6, 2012

All My Children

May 30-31, 2001 - June 4th, 2001

Real Name:

Kimberly McCullough

Place of Birth:

Bellflower, CA

Date of Birth:

March 5

Actress, Dancer, and Singer

McCullough's career embraces not only daytime soap opera, but movies and television. She's appeared in shows such as ER, Judging Amy, Crossing Jordan, CSI, The Shield, Once and Again, The Shield, and Joan of Arcadia. Film work includes Bugsy, Consenting Adults, and Legally Blonde.

However, those who know McCullough as an actress are only aware of a portion of this young woman's abilities. She's a talented dancer and singer, having appeared on television in Fame, Solid Gold and The People's Choice Awards; as a singer, she has done back-up in commercials and on Martika's 1980's hit, "Toy Soldiers."

Brunette Ambition

McCullough attended New York University as part of her quest to become a film director, and later, she was accepted into a prestigious filmmaker's program.  As a result of this new goal, she left General Hospital in November 2012. 

Originally, the character of Robin was supposed to die after her HIV protocol stopped working.  When that story was conceived, the producers believed that GH was facing cancellation. 

A New Story

However, under the new leadership of producer Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati, Robin had a different fate.  She was frantically working in the lab trying to come up with a drug to help Jason Morgan when the lab exploded.  Robin was presumed dead, particularly when a badly burned body was found in the lab.

She had in reality been kidnapped by Cesar Faison and was being held a Swiss clinic run by Faison's wife, Dr. Liesl Obrecht.

In October 2013 fans began to see Kimberly McCullough on screen as Robin again.  Producers have stated that this is not a short-term appearance. 

Private Life

In her private life, McCullough is known as "Kimber," and she enjoys surfing. She wears a special ring for each long-term relationship that she's had, including that of her ex-fiance, Freddie Prinze, Jr.

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