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Why Kim From
Better Call Saul
Looks So Familiar
By DEEPAYAN SENGUPTA
The AMC series "Better Call Saul," a prequel spinoff series to "Breaking Bad," has grown to become a phenomenon of its own, and the most prominent of which has been Kim Wexler, the lawyer and love interest of Saul Goodman. Kim, played by Rhea Seehorn, did not show up in "Breaking Bad," so why does she seem so familiar?
Seehorn made her on-screen debut with the police drama "Homicide: Life On The Streets" in 1997. Her first major TV role was on the ABC sitcom "I'm With Her," and her first prominent film role was in the 2006 movie "Shaggy Dog" as a lawyer — however, her first character to be involved in a law firm was in the Fox law dramedy "Head Cases."
Seehorn continued to appear in guest roles on television, showing up in the TNT advertising drama "Trust Me," police procedural "The Closer," Fox science fiction series "Dollhouse," and the USA Network series "Burn Notice." Seehorn's next main role came in the NBC sitcom "Whitney," in which she plays Roxanne Harris, a friend of the main character.
During her time on "Whitney," Seehorn also played a lawyer on another prominent law dramedy, "Franklin & Bash," alongside Breckin Meyer and Mark-Paul Gosselaar as the titular lawyers. In the series, Seehorn plays Ellen Swatello, an Assistant District Attorney, who is often overshadowed by fellow ADA Janie Ross and often butts heads with the main characters.