"I watched Kimberly McCullough, who's played Robin since 1984, grow from this small little thing into a wonderful young lady. Finola Hughes, who played Anna, and I always made ourselves accessible to her because it's not easy to be in this business, no matter how old you are! For someone so young, Robin amazes me that she's remained as level headed and well-adjusted as she is." -Tristan Rogers, excerpt from the General Hospital, the Complete Scrapbook
Of course, KM was also a part of one of the most endearing stories ever to be on the soap: Robin and Stone. This was not only a beautiful love story, it also showcased a then new awareness of the HIV virus and AIDS. For years afterward, GH became a champion of AIDS causes and held it's annual "Nurses' Ball" to raise funds for research. This storyline continues today with the "Stone Cates Memorial AIDS Wing" at the hospital and a few HIV-centric stories here and there.
More recently, Robin is now a "Drake"--married to Patrick and half of the hugely popular Scrubs duo. One of the best things for me was seeing both Tristan Rogers and Finola Hughes come back for their wedding. Robin battled PPD after having her baby, another timely story for her character.
Other projects Kimberly has done throughout the years have included "Legally Blonde" as brainy "Amy" in 2001, several appearances on gal-pal Amber Tamblyn's show "Joan of Arcadia" and "Stage 4" (2010) a comedy short with cast-member Ronnie Marmo.
Her newest projects have included attending the AFI (American Film Institute) for directing. "Nice Guys Finish Last" is her in post-production film. She is listed as both writer and director. For a huge gallery of photos and information, visit KimberlyMcCollough.net .
Jason Thompson, Kim McCollough, Karla/Alberta and Finola Hughes on LA AIDS Walk 2009
Kim does a lot of charity work including two years with "The House that GH Built" for Habitat for Humanity. She's met Alberta Wubs during the LA AIDS walk where they were both on "Team Scrubs"!
Some fun GH Robin/Kim/Scrubs related sites:
The Scrubs Hub
The Kimberly McCollough Connection
Follow Kimberly on Twitter: @whitewatercrew
FINALLY, here's a great You Tube Video to enjoy of Robin through the years--some nice Robin/Jason scenes which we tend to forget!!