February 6, 1957
64 years old
5 ft 6 in | 168 cm tall
36-28-38 in | 91.5-71-96.5 cm
68 kg | 150 pounds
8 US | 38.5 EU
Kathy Ann Najimy was born in San Diego, California, United States, on February 6, 1957, is an American actress.
Young Kathy Najimy began her career on stage, as a playwright and performer in Off-Broadway productions.
She made her big screen debut in buddy cop action comedy film The Hard Way (1991) in role as Lang's "Girl Friday".
She got her television debut in game show The $25,000 Pyramid (1985) as Herself (contestant).
Her breakthrough performance came as Sister Mary Patrick in comedy film Sister Act (1992).
She landed her Broadway debut in a play "Dirty Blonde" (2000) in various characters.
She played Sister Mary Patrick in comedy films:
Sister Act (1992), for which she won the American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture and was nominated for the MTV Movie + TV Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993), for which she was nominated for the American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
She was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Mary Sanderson in fantasy comedy film Hocus Pocus (1993).
She voiced Mary in animated science fiction film WALL-E (2008).
The Hard Way (1991) buddy cop action comedy opposite Michael J. Fox, James Woods and Stephen Lang
Hope Floats (1998) romantic drama with Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick Jr. and Gena Rowlands
The Wedding Planner (2001) romantic comedy opposite Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey
Say Uncle (2006) comedy with Peter Paige, Anthony Clark and Melanie Lynskey
Dumplin' (2018) coming-of-age comedy opposite Danielle Macdonald, Jennifer Aniston and Odeya Rush
Single All the Way (2021) romantic drama comedy in role as Carole, with Michael Urie and Philemon Chambers
Music (2021) musical drama in role as Evelyn's Mom, opposite Kate Hudson, Leslie Odom Jr. and Maddie Ziegler
She won the CableACE Award for Performance in a Comedy Special (shared with Mo Gaffney) for television specials The Kathy & Mo Show: Parallel Lives (1991) and The Kathy & Mo Show: The Dark Side (1995).
She was nominated for the Viewers for Quality Television Award for Best Recurring Player for her role as Dr. Barbara 'Bix' Konstadt in CBS medical drama television series Chicago Hope (1996).
She won the Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Female Performer in an Animated Television Production for her voice role as Peggy Hill in animated sitcom King of the Hill (1997-2010).
She won two OFTA Television Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Series for her role as Olive Massery in NBC sitcom Veronica's Closet (1997-2000).
Numb3rs (2006-2007) CBS crime drama series in role as Dr. Mildred Finch
The Big C (2013) Showtime drama series in role as Therapist
Veep (2014-2019) HBO political satire comedy series in role as Wendy Keegan
Younger (2015-2021) TV Land comedy drama series in role as Denise Heller
Unforgettable (2015-2016) CBS police procedural crime drama series in role as Sandra Russo
Graves (2016-2017) Epix comedy series in role as Sylvia Miller
She voiced Sareena Second in Disney's animated children's television series The Rocketeer (2019).
Duncanville (2020- ) Fox animated sitcom in role as Mayor, additional voices
Attended Crawford High School.
Studied at the San Diego State University.
Has two sisters: Mona, Elaine and one brother, Tom.
Has Lebanese ancestry.
She is a LGBT rights activist.
She also worked with PETA.
She won Celebrity Poker Showdown championship in 2003.
She won Gameshow Marathon in 2006.
She created and produced off-Broadway play "Gloria: A Life".
She wrote and performed in feminist play "The Kathy and Mo Show" (1989).
Featured in music video for Ginger Minj "Gummy Bear" (2021).
Lives in Los Angeles, California.
She married comedian and singer Dan Finnerty in 1995, they have one daughter, Samia Najimy Finnerty.