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Kathy Najimy
(February 6, 1957 - living) U.S.A.

Kathy Najimy

Arab American comic actress

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Bisexual actress, born in San Diego, California, the daughter of Lebanese immigrant parents Samia (née Massery) and Fred Najimy, a postal worker. She was raised Catholic and attended Crawford High School. Najimy married comedic actor/singer Dan Finnerty in August 1995; they have one daughter.

Najimy's film career began in the early 1990s with a number of off-beat minor roles, but her first major role was in the 1992 comedy Sister Act.

From film, Najimy expanded into television roles, including a dramatic recurring role on Chicago Hope. She co-created and starred in the hit off-broadway show and HBO specials Kathy & Mo. She garnered rave reviews for her performance as Mae West in the Broadway hit Dirty Blonde. She currently portrays the pushy Dr. Mildred Finch on NUMB3RS.

Najimy is a outspoken feminist and is also noted as an activist for human rights and gay rights. She is also very vocal about issues regarding weight and body imaging among females. In 2005, she was chosen by Ms. Magazine as Woman of the Year.

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Films:
  • The Fisher King (1991)
  • Soapdish (1991)
  • The hard way (1991)
  • Sister Act (1992)
  • This is my life (1992)
  • Sister Act 2 (1993)
  • Hocus Pocus (1993)
  • It's Pat, the movie (1994)
  • In search of Dr. Seuss (1994)
  • Jeffrey (1995)
  • Zack & Reba (1997)
  • Nevada (1997),
  • Cat's don't dance (1997)
  • CinderElmo (1997)
  • Hope floats (1998)
  • Bride of Chucky (1998)
  • The Jongle book 2 (1998)
  • Journey to a hate free Millennium (1999)
  • If these walls could talk 2 (2000)
  • Attention shoppers (2000)
  • The wedding planner (2001)
  • Rat race (2001)

Theater:
  • It's my party
  • Grease
  • Godspell
  • Don't get me started
  • Vagina Monologues
  • Dirty blonde
TV:
  • Parallel lives
  • The Kathy and Mo show (1992)
  • Ellen
  • She TV
  • Chicago Hope (1996)
  • Veronica's closet (1997-2000)
  • King of the Hill (1997-2002, voice of Peggy Hill)
Official website: http://www.kathynajimy.com
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