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Kathy Najimy

A two-time Cable ACE Award winner for her work on the HBO production of 'The Kathy and Mo Show,' which she wrote and starred in, she also enjoyed rave reviews for her performance in the blockbuster hit 'Sister Act.' Her portrayal of Sister Mary Patrick won her an American Comedy Award for funniest supporting female in a motion picture. Her other feature film credits include 'This Is My Life,' 'The Fisher King,' 'Soapdish,' 'The Hard Way' and 'Topsy and Bunker.' Najimy also received rave reviews for the off-Broadway production of 'Back to Bacharach and David,' which she directed.

In addition to six years of 'The Kathy and Mo Show,' which garnered an Obie Award, her other stage credits include roles at The Old Globe, the San Diego Public Theatre, and over a dozen musicals including 'Godspell' and 'Grease.' She was a five-year member of the feminist theatre 'Sisters On Stage' and soloed in 'It's My Party,' her one-woman show.

Kathy has been published in The New York Times, as well as several national magazines. She contributed a chapter to the Random House book The Choices We Made, which was released on the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade.

In addition, Ms. Najimy directed the off-off-Broadway play 'Don't Get Me Started,' and the award-winning 'I Can Put My Fist In My Mouth,' in Los Angeles. She is proud of her four years as resident director of the Emmy Award-winning New Image Teen Theatre.

With Mo Gaffney, Kathy has just finished writing The Kathy and Mo Book. She lives in New York with composer John Boswell and their dog, Al Finney.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Kathy Najimy Facts

BirthdayFebruary 6, 1957 (65)
BirthplaceSan Diego, California, USA
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Selected Filmography

Rat Race
No Letting Go
Waste Not
Hocus Pocus
Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy!
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