LIPSTICK JUNGLE — Pictured: Kim Raver as Nico — NBC Photo: Andrew Eccles
Kim Raver returns to primetime as the star of NBC’s “Lipstick Jungle,” portraying “Nico Reilly,” the editor-in-chief of the hot fashion magazine “Bonfire.” Nico is a hard-as-nails, no-nonsense businesswoman who can hang with the best of the boys club. Her marriage has fallen on hard times with an inattentive husband, so she decides to look elsewhere for the love she so desperately craves.Born and raised in New York City, Raver had a regular role on the children’s television series “Sesame Street” from the ages of 6 to 9. After “Sesame Street” the young actress joined off-Broadway’s first all-children’s theater.
In 2006, Raver appeared in the feature-film comedy hit “Night at the Museum,” opposite Ben Stiller and Robin Williams. Her other film credits include “Prisoner,” opposite Julian McMahon, “City Hall” with Al Pacino, “Mind the Gap” (directed by Eric Schaeffer), and “Keep Your Distance,” directed by Stu Pollard. Raver also starred in the 2005 Lifetime movie “Haunting Sarah,” a chilling supernatural thriller in which she portrayed identical twins.
At the start of her career, Raver paid her bills by acting in commercials that brought her to Venice for a Visa advertisement and put her in a Jeep for famed director Ridley Scott.
Raver’s big break came with her Broadway debut in the play “Holiday” in which she co-starred with Laura Linney and Tony Goldwyn.
Raver endeared herself to critics and viewers during the five years she starred as paramedic Kim Zambrano on the police-paramedic drama “Third Watch.” Most recently, Raver starred for two seasons on the Emmy Award-winning drama “24” as Audrey Raines. Raver’s other television credits include lead roles on the dramas “The Nine” and “Trinity,” guest-starring roles in “The Practice,” “Spin City,” NBC’s “Law & Order,” and a recurring role on “Central Park West.”In addition, Raver co-starred with David Schwimmer and John Spencer in the Williamstown production of “The Glimmer Brothers,” written by Warren Leight.
Kim Raver as Nico Reilly On Lipstick Jungle — NBC Photo: Virginia Sherwood