In her senior year of high school, Kimlinh Tran was like any other senior high school student: She had no idea what she was going to do upon graduation. Since writing was her strongest skill, she thought she would be a writer. Along came Senior Project, a year-long course that focused on career exploration, where students can experience their dream jobs to know what it's really like, or learn about alternative careers to pursue, through job shadowing, interviews, and sometimes internships. The career compatibility quiz at the beginning of the course said Kimlinh would've made a good magician or a taxidermist, but she instead decided to explore a field she at the time only heard of through anime conventions and the bonus features of DVD's: Voice acting.
After sitting in on several recording sessions, and even providing additional voices for an anime called Tweeny Witches, Kimlinh knew that voice acting was her real calling. She attended classes and practiced ever since to be called back into the booth again, even while pursuing a degree in screenwriting at CSUN, and graduating with honors.
Over the years, under the name Hnilmik, she voiced in various fan-favorite animations, parodies, and creations, like Team Four Star's Dragonball Z Abridged as Chi-Chi, StrawberryCreme26²s [Persona 4] Hiimdaisy Comic Dub as Nanako, Sanity Not Included as Amanda, Mane6: Fighting is Magic as Rarity, and TOME: Terrain of Magical Expertise as Granda.
Now she's voicing for video games, like Skullgirls as Ms. Fortune, Dust: An Elysian Tail as Fidget, and Heroes of Newerth as Queen Serecta, for anime, like K-ON!, Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, and Squid Girl, for animations, like Kagemono: The Shadow Folk as Beopup the Fox (CalArts), Bye Bye Bunny as the Hen (Supinfocom), and for many, many more fun and exciting projects, all 200+ of them within the past 4-5 years alone, not even counting the ones to come. She's also helped cast for games for iOS mobile devices, the PlayStation Vita, and AdultSwim.com. She happens to voice for lots, and lots, and LOTS of animals too.
Convention Guest Appearances
- Simi Valley Toy and Comic Fest 2020 - February 9, 2020 in Simi Valley, CA
- Anime Conji 2019 - May 31 - June 2, 2019 in San Diego, CA
- Anthrocon 2015 - July 9-12, 2015 in Pittsburgh, PA
- Hanadoki Con 2015 - March 20-22, 2015 in San Diego, CA
- Animé Los Angeles 2014 - January 10-12, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA
- Animé Los Angeles 2013 - January 4-6, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA