Kimberley Crossman

Kimberley Frances Crossman (born May 1990)[1][2] is a New Zealand actress, author, presenter, producer, writer, director, dancer, stand-up comedian and cheerleader who is best known for her role as Sophie McKay on the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street. Kimberley is the co-founder of Joyable

Kimberley Crossman
Kimberley Frances Crossman

May 1990 (age 29)[1][2]
Auckland, New Zealand
OccupationActress, author, presenter, producer, writer, director, stand-up comedian, cheerleader
Years active2006–present
WebsiteOfficial website

Early life

Crossman began dancing at age 3, which was encouraged by her mother Jill Arkley who is a ballet teacher. In 2006 she was Deputy Head Girl at Diocesan School for Girls in Epsom, Auckland.


In 2006 she danced at the Royal New Zealand Ballet's season of Giselle.[3] 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.[4]

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 October 2006, fans on Shortland Street fansite StreetTalk voted Crossman as Best rising star, and runner up for Hottest female.[5][6]

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) .[7] 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 film Deathgasm[8] and in the TV3 sketch comedy Funny Girls.[9] Most recently she co-starred in Golden Boy.[10]


Crossman was a presenter on The Erin Simpson Show, beginning in 2009. The Erin Simpson Show concluded in 2013 after a five-year run.

In 2010 Crossman travelled to Los Angeles to host a half-hour special for New Zealand audiences about the 2010 Teen Choice Awards.

She has also worked as a fill-in host on New Zealand radio station Classic Hits, periodically co-hosting the Auckland breakfast show with Jason Reeves and Justin Brown whilst usual host Stacey Morrison was on maternity leave in 2012.

Crossman is a co-presenter on the Cadbury Dream Factory which first aired in New Zealand on TV3 on 20 February 2014 alongside Brooke Howard-Smith, Guy Montgomery, Walter Neilands and Jesse Griffin.

Crossman is one of the rotating cast of hosts of the live trivia app Joyride. In October 2018, Crossman joined the co- star in the spin - off of the 'The Middle' for ABC.[11]



2007-2012Shortland StreetSophie McKayRegular role (334 episodes)
2011The Talent ShowAspen CarlsonEpisodes: "Harper's Debut Party", "Episode #2.6"
2012NCIS: Los AngelesBaristaEpisode: "Dead Body Politic"
2012Power Rangers SamuraiLauren/Red Samurai Ranger
2013The Almighty JohnsonsAmelia TennantEpisode: "Unleash The Kraken"
2013-2014Auckland DazeHerselfRecurring role (6 episodes)
2013The ZelfsVampula (voice)TV mini-series
2014Cadbury Dream FactoryHerself
2014Step DaveStaceyRecurring role (11 episodes)
2014#BestiesKimmieEpisode: "#Besties Off"
2014Flat3JessicaEpisode: "The White Album"
2014Black-ishTawnieEpisode: "Colored Commentary"
2015Young & HungryGracieEpisode: Young And Doppelganger
2015Terry TeoLiLyRegular Role
2015Kevin From WorkCarlene1 Episode
2015 Bad FruitKim1 episode
2015-2016Funny GirlsVariousRegular Role
2016HashtaggersNikki HartRegular Role
2017The Other MotherTiffanyTV movie
2019Golden BoyLisaRegular Role


2008Beyond BeliefKerry PostShort film, 48 Hours Film Festival runner up
2015A Beginner's Guide to SnuffActress #8
2015Fantasy LifeSummer Dale
2016The Sixty Yard LineAmy
2017The New WifeTiffany
2017Get You BackKimmie
2018Strangers in a Strange LandCassie

Music videos

  • 5 Star Fallout - "Perfect Kind of Pain"[12]
  • Daecolm - "Love Thing"[13][14]
  • False Start - "What Will It Be Like"
  • Secret Sky (Steven Skyler's band) - "The Secret"


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