The reality star rarely appears in scripted projects, but she has a major supporting role in 'American Horror Story: Delicate.'
Kim Kardashian has appeared in hundreds of hours of television, but she is rarely seen in scripted projects.
One of the world's biggest reality stars, Kim got her start on a few episodes of then-BFF Paris Hilton's The Simple Life before her famous family launched their own series, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, in 2007. Since then, there have been spinoffs where Kim and her sisters "take" cities like Miami and New York, appearances on her family's other shows -- like Rob & Chyna or Dash Dolls -- and their new family reality series, The Kardashians, on Hulu.
Even when she has appeared in scripted movies or TV projects, Kim often plays herself. She's done so on everything from How I Met Your Mother to 90210 to Ocean's 8, capitalizing on her status as a household name to make an A-list cameo.
That's why many were surprised when the A-lister and mother of four signed on for the latest installment in Ryan Murphy's FX horror anthology, American Horror Story: Delicate. In the series, Kim has a supporting role as Siobhan Corbyn, publicist and friend to Emma Roberts' leading character, an actress struggling with infertility and worried that something more sinister is behind her inability to conceive.
"She decided to take this on because it’s outside of her regular scope and she thinks Ryan Murphy is incredibly talented. Hosting SNL inspired Kim to take this role since it went so well," the source said at the time, adding, "So far, filming has been great and fun. Kim knows she is capable of so much and is excited for her fans to see that."
Read on to see a roundup of all of Kim's most dramatic work. American Horror Story: Delicate premiered Sept. 20, with new episodes airing Wednesdays on FX and Hulu.
Disaster Movie (2008)
In this cringeworthy parody film, Kim played Lisa, a jealous girlfriend who gets into a wrestling match with Carmen Electra before later being killed by a meteor. Listen, they're not all winners, OK?
CSI: NY (2009)
On a season 6 episode of the crime procedural, titled "Second Chances" -- which also featured cameos from Vanessa Lachey, La La Anthony and the band Train -- Kim played Debbie Fallon, the girlfriend of a murder suspect.
Beyond the Break (2009)
Kim appeared in four episodes of this surf-themed teen drama on The N, playing Elle, a jealous girlfriend who later gets her comeuppance in true Nickelodeon fashion -- with a face full of slime.
Deep in the Valley (2009)
Kim made a brief appearance as a character called Summa Eve in this teen sex comedy, which also starred a young Chris Pratt.
Drop Dead Diva (2012)
In one of Kim's meatiest roles at the time, she appeared in four episodes of the Lifetime legal dramedy as Nikki LePree, a love guru who ultimately turns out to be a scam artist.
Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013)
Kim even appeared in the trailer for this Tyler Perry drama, in which she played Ava, a sharp-tongued matchmaker who routinely dresses down her more conservative counterpart, marriage counselor Judith, played by Jurnee Smollett.
PAW Patrol: The Movie (2021)
It's a voice part, but it still counts! Kim thrilled her young kids when she took on the role of Delores, "a sassy poodle who is working at an animal shelter after being jailed in the Fuzzy Buddies obedience school" in the first PAW Patrol movie in 2021, and she and daughter North West get to appear together in the upcoming PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie, out Sept. 29.
Saturday Night Live (2021)
She may have been nervous, but Kim didn't hold back in her first SNL hosting appearance. In her opening monologue, she took hilarious shots at her famous family, ex Kanye West and even referenced her late father's infamous friendship with O.J. Simpson.
American Horror Story: Delicate (2023)
Kim takes on her biggest role to date in Delicate, in which she stars as Siobhan Corbyn, publicist and friend to Emma Roberts' Anna Victoria Alcott, an actress struggling with infertility and worried that something more sinister is behind her inability to conceive.
"Anytime you try something, you just have to have the intention of growing and challenging yourself," Kim said of taking on the role in a behind-the-scenes look at the series. "Then you just kind of release and have fun."