Director was born in Florida and attended Carnegie Mellon University where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting. Before her acting career took off, Kim Director waited tables in a Manhattan restaurant, Brother Jimmy's BBQ, as did actress Diane Farr.
Her first film role was in 1998's He Got Game, directed by Spike Lee. This was followed by Summer of Sam in 1999 and Bamboozled in 2000, both films also directed by Lee. In total, Director has appeared in five films directed by Lee.
Kim may be best known for her role as the goth girl Kim Diamond in the movie Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2. To prepare for her role in Blair Witch 2, she visited various goth clubs and was once offered a job as a fetish model at a goth festival.
She has also appeared in small guest roles on television shows Sex and the City, Law & Order, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.