African-American supporting actress Tracie Thoms first arrived on the Hollywood scene in the early 2000s, and worked steadily thereafter, landing a covetous string of roles in many of Hollywood’s most hotly anticipated films. She played Andrea in the riotous Tribeca-produced frat-boy comedy Porn ‘n Chicken (2002), then tackled the role of Mahandra, the acerbic best friend of the even more acerbic Jaye Tyler (Caroline Dhavernas), on the short-lived cult fantasy series Wonderfalls (2004). In 2005 and 2006, respectively, Thoms tackled sizeable roles in the Chris Columbus-directed musical Rent and the David Frankel-helmed box-office smash The Devil Wears Prada. Additionally, in 2006, Thoms got promoted from a previously recurring role to a regular character — Kat Miller — on the hit detective series Cold Case. She then geared up for Death Proof, Quentin Tarantino’s half of the Grindhouse double-bill, as the garrulous Kim, one of three no-nonsense female vigilantes who take on Kurt Russell’s psychopath Stuntman Mike.