Kim Darby Spouse, Net Worth, Bio, Age, Today, Movie List, Children and Family

  • Post author:
  • Post last modified:11/07/2023
Kim Darby Photo
Kim Darby Photo

Kim Darby Biography

Kim Darby is an American actress well known for her role in the 1969 film “True Grit” as Mattie Ross and Jenny Meyer in Better Off Dead.

Kim Darby Age

How old is Kim? Kim is 76 years old as of 2023. She was born Deborah Zerby on July 8, 1947, in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Kim Darby Nationality and Ethnicity

Kim holds American nationality and citizenship by birth. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, United States. She belongs to the White-American ethnicity/heritage/ancestry. RELATED: Cissy Lynn

Kim Darby Height

How tall is Kim? Kim stands at an average height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m)

Kim Darby Family

Darby is the daughter of (father) Jon Zerby and (mother) Inga Wiere. Her parents divorced when she was a child, and she took on her mother’s maiden name, Darby, as her professional name. She has siblings who were both comedians under the name Wiere Brothers.

Kim Darby Spouse | Husband

Is Darby married? Darby is currently single. She was once married to her ex-spouse James Stacy in 1968 and later divorced in 1969. The duo do share a child by the name of Heather Elias born on July 18, 1968, in Los Angeles, California. RELATED: Griff Jenkins

She got married to her second spouse James Westmoreland in 1970 but their marriage ended after two months She also got married to William Tennant in 1970 but their marriage ended that same year. In the year 1978, Darby married her spouse Jack La Rue, Jr., the marriage ended in the year 1981.

Kim Darby Daughter

Heather Elias is the daughter of Kim Darby (mother) and her father James Stacy. She was born on 18 July 1968, in Los Angeles, California, USA. Heather is an actress, known for Small White House (1990) and Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990).

Kim Darby Career

Darby made her acting debut in the mid-1960s, appearing in several television shows such as “The Eleventh Hour,” “Mr. Novak,” and “Dr. Kildare.” She quickly gained attention for her talent and landed her breakthrough role as Mattie Ross in “True Grit,” directed by Henry Hathaway and starring alongside John Wayne and Glen Campbell. Her performance as the determined and precocious young woman searching for her father’s killer earned her critical acclaim and an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. RELATED: Celina Smith

Following the success of “True Grit,” Darby continued to work in both film and television. She appeared in notable movies such as “Norwood” (1970), “The Grissom Gang” (1971), and “The One and Only” (1978). In addition, she made guest appearances on popular television series like “Gunsmoke,” “Bonanza,” and “The Streets of San Francisco.” However, she struggled to find roles that matched the success of “True Grit” and experienced personal challenges during this time.

In the 1980s, Darby took a step back from acting to focus on her personal life and raise her two children. She made occasional appearances in films and television shows during this period but was not as active as she had been earlier in her career. However, in the 1990s and 2000s, she made a comeback with roles in films like “Better Off Dead” (1985) and “The X-Files” (1999). She also appeared in various stage productions, including “Bus Stop” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

Kim Darby Movie List

Summer Girl (1983 TV movie) as Mary Shelburne
First Steps (1985 TV movie) as Sherry Petrofsky
Embassy (1985) TV movie as Sue Davidson
Better Off Dead (1985) as Jenny Meyer
Teen Wolf Too (1987) as Professor Brooks
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) as Debra Strode
The Last Best Sunday (1999) as Mrs. Summers
Newsbreak (2000) as Frances Johnson
Mockingbird Don’t Sing (2001) as Louise Standon
You Are So Going to Hell! (2004) as Louise
Dead Letters (2007) as Barbs
The Evil Within (2017) as Mildy Torres