Character: Le Ann Dunley
Kim Dickens continues to impress with her acting range, portraying characters like Joanie Stubbs, the madam of the Bella Union in HBO’s highly acclaimed “Deadwood,” to a rock singer spinning out of control in Alison Anders’ film “Things Behind the Sun,” which garnered her a Film Independent Spirit Award nomination. Other credits include Jake Kasdan’s “Zero Effect,” alongside Bill Pullman and Ben Stiller; Sam Raimi’s “The Gift,” with Cate Blanchett; and Jason Reitman’s hit comedy “Thank You for Smoking,” starring Aaron Eckhart.
Dickens’ most recent work includes her role as Mrs. Boswell in John Lee Hancock’s Oscar-nominated film “The Blind Side,” as well as recurring guest appearances on the hit series “Lost,” “Friday Night Lights,” and “Flash Forward,” and six episodes of the HBO comedy “12 Miles of Bad Road,” starring Lily Tomlin. Currently Dickens portrays Janette Desautel on HBO’s latest David Simon drama, “Treme.”
Dickens lives in both Los Angeles and New York City.
Le Ann is a single mom struggling to make ends meet, but her biggest problem is dealing with her daughter, Kelli. Their relationship was close, but Kelli's behavior has put a strain on their bond. Le Ann doesn't want to push her teen daughter away, but she can't figure out how to keep Kelli from acting out.