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Kathy Ann Najimy information

Birth date: February 6, 1957
Birth place: San Diego, California, U.S.
Height:5' 6" (1.68 m)
Profession:Actress
Education:Will C. Crawford High School
Nationality:American
Spouse:Dan Finnerty
Children:Samia Finnerty
Parents:Fred Najimy, Samia Massery

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Kathy Najimy Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Kathy Ann Najimy was born on the 6th February 1957, in San Diego, California USA, and is a film, television and voice actress, and comedienne, perhaps best known for her role as one of the three Sanderson sisters in the Halloween classic “Hocus Pocus” (1993).

Have you ever wondered how rich Kathy Najimy is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Najimy’s net worth is as high as $8 million, earned through her successful career in acting and comedy, which began in 1991.

Kathy Najimy Net Worth $8 Million

Kathy Najimy was born to Lebanese American parents, Samia (nee Massery) and Fred Najimy. Her family was Roman Catholic, and she was born in the spirit of that religion. She matriculated from Crawford High School, but devoted herself to other pursuits before becoming an actress on and off-Broadway in the mid-1980s. She emerged as a comedy actress in the early 1990s, and after several small movie parts, Kathy secured a breakthrough role in the comedy film “Sister Act” (1992), playing Sister Mary Patrick alongside Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, and Harvey Keitel. The film was a huge commercial and critical success, and spawned the sequel “Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit” (1993) in which she also starred. That same year saw Kathy in what would prove to be an iconic role, when she joined the cast of the comedy horror movie “Hocus Pocus” as Mary Sanderson, one of the three sister witches. Bette Middler and Sarah Jessica Parker played the other two sisters, and while the movie failed critically and commercially, it became a beloved cult classic in the following years.

While she continued to appear in movies during the rest of the ‘90s, Kathy also branched out into television and voice acting. She starred as Olive Massery in the sitcom “Veronica’s Closet” from 1997 to 2000, and voiced Peggy Hill in the animated sitcom “King of the Hill” (1997-2010) for thirteen years, which increased her net worth significantly. She guest-starred in a plethora of popular TV shows, starting with Disney’s “That’s So Raven” (2006), and “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody” (2007). She also had the recurring role as Doctor Mildred Finch on CBS’s hit crime procedural show “Numb3rs” (2006-2007).

Her most recent television credits include the short-lived police procedural “Unforgettable” (2015-2016) and the award-winning political satire series “Veep” (2014-present) starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Kathy also had a successful return to the big screen in the early 2000s, appearing in two commercially successful movies, the romantic comedy “The Wedding Planner” (2001) with Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey, and an ensemble comedy film, “Rat Race” (2001), where her co-star was once again Whoopi Goldberg. She was the voice of Mary in Pixar’s animated feature “WALL-E” (2008), and she played the Evil Queen from Snow White in Disney’s television fantasy film “Descendants” (2015). She has two releases scheduled for 2017, both in comedy genre: “A Change of Heart” and “Dating My Mother”.

Besides her acting work, Kathy has a long history of competing on various game shows in order to raise money for charity. Some of her appearances include the celebrity version of “Weakest Link” (2001), the proceedings of which she donated to Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan, and the tournament show “Celebrity Poker Showdown” (2004-2005), from which her winnings went to the charity which fights violence against women.

Regarding her personal life, Kathy has been married to Dan Finnerty, also an actor, since 1995, and with him she has a daughter, named Samia. Najimy is very outspoken about her political beliefs, having been a liberal Democrat and an advocate for the LGBT community and feminism since her youth. She is also a vegetarian, and she frequently speaks against weight shaming and body-image issues in the entertainment industry.


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Change of Heart 2017 completed Ruthie
BearCity 3 2016 completed Rose Dean
Dating My Mother post-production Lisa
Veep 2014-2016 TV Series Wendy Keegan
Harvey Beaks 2016 TV Series Hanzi / Angry Bride
The Jamz 2016 TV Series Dan
Younger 2015-2016 TV Series Denise Heller
Unforgettable 2015-2016 TV Series Captain Sandra Russo
Blowtorch 2016 Peg
A Christmas Melody 2015 TV Movie Aunt Sarah
No Letting Go 2015 Dr. Nancy Harris
Difficult People 2015 TV Series Carol Donato
Descendants 2015 TV Movie Evil Queen
Inside Amy Schumer 2014-2015 TV Series Kathy
A Madea Christmas 2013 Kim
Twisted 2013 TV Series Mrs. Fisk
Clutter 2013/I Ethel Bradford
The Big C 2013 TV Series Cathy's Therapist
The Guilt Trip 2012 Gayle
Secret of the Wings 2012 Minister of Summer (voice)
How to Fall in Love 2012 TV Movie Kim
BearCity 2: The Proposal 2012 Rose
Men at Work 2012 TV Series Sasha Ryan
Make It or Break It 2011-2012 TV Series Sheila / Sheila Baboyon / Kelly's Mom
Deck the Halls 2011 TV Movie Alvirah Meegan
Five 2011 TV Movie Rocky
Franklin & Bash 2011 TV Series Judge Alice Sturgess
California Romanza 2011 Short Auntie JoJo
Mr. Sunshine 2011 TV Series Myrna
Not Your Time 2010 Short Sid's Mother
Step Up 3D 2010 Moose's Mom
King of the Hill 1997-2010 TV Series Peggy Hill / Additional Voices
Ugly Betty 2010 TV Series Dr. Frankel
Desperate Housewives 2009 TV Series Detective Denise Lapera
Drop Dead Diva 2009 TV Series Claire Porter
Prop 8: The Musical 2008 Short Prop 8 Leader's #2 Wife
Privileged 2008 TV Series Patty Kingston
Tinker Bell 2008 Video Minister of Summer (voice)
WALL·E 2008 Mary (voice)
Two Sisters 2008 TV Movie
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody 2007 TV Series Mrs. Militich
Numb3rs 2006-2007 TV Series Dr. Mildred Finch
That's So Raven 2006 TV Series Lora Stelladora
Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy! 2006 Video Sunny St. Cloud (voice)
Rugrats 2006 TV Series Goosey
Tom and Jerry in Shiver Me Whiskers 2006 Video Blue Parrot Betty (voice)
Brother Bear 2 2006 Video Aunt Taqqiq (voice)
Getting Played 2006 TV Movie Dr. Heidi Z. Klemmer
Wayside School 2005 TV Movie Mrs. Jewels
Bam Bam and Celeste 2005 Legba
Say Uncle 2005 Maggie Butler
Balto III: Wings of Change 2004 Video Dipsy (voice)
Higglytown Heroes 2004 TV Series Photographer Hero
Rocket Power 2004 TV Series Patsy
You Animal 2004 Short Granita (voice)
Oswald 2001-2003 TV Series Bingette Bunny
The Mummy: Secrets of the Medjai 2003 TV Series Calliope / Aglaophone #2
Stuart Little 2003 TV Series Margalo
Ozzy & Drix 2003 TV Series Loretta Epstein
The Scream Team 2002 TV Movie Mariah
Just for Me Stories 2001 TV Series Narrator (voice)
The Legend of Tarzan 2001 TV Series Dania
Rat Race 2001 Beverly Pear
Little Bill 2000-2001 TV Series Mrs. Shapiro
Dave the Brave Meets a Big, Orange Monster 2001 TV Short Narrator
The Wedding Planner 2001 Geri
Leaving Peoria 2000 Short Dr. Albright
Veronica's Closet 1997-2000 TV Series Olive Massery
Pepper Ann 1998-2000 TV Series Coach Doogan / Margot Lesandre / Additional Voices
Attention Shoppers 2000 Penelope
If These Walls Could Talk 2 2000 TV Movie Doctor (segment "2000")
Cinderelmo 1999 TV Movie Stepmother
Snowden's Christmas 1999 TV Movie Tiny (voice)
The Wild Thornberrys 1999 TV Series Ostrich #1 / Sand Grouse
Hey Arnold! 1997-1999 TV Series Madame Blanche
The Sissy Duckling 1999 TV Movie Mother Duck 1 (voice)
Jackie's Back! 1999 TV Movie Lola Molina (Jackie's Stalker)
Hercules 1998-1999 TV Series Thespis the Muse
Bride of Chucky 1998 Motel Maid
Zack and Reba 1998 Ivy Simpson
The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story 1998 Video Chil (voice)
Hope Floats 1998 Toni Post
For Your Love 1998 TV Series Dr. Tyra
Women Without Implants 1997 Short
Muppets Tonight 1997 TV Series Registration Clerk
Shantay 1997 Short Toyota Carter
Ellen 1994-1997 TV Series Woman in Gay Bar / Lorna Irons / Theresa
Early Edition 1997 TV Series Claire
Nevada 1997 Ruth
Cats Don't Dance 1997 Tillie Hippo (voice)
Clueless 1996 TV Series Buyer #1
Adventures from the Book of Virtues 1996 TV Series The Old Woman
Chicago Hope 1996 TV Series Dr. Barbara 'Bix' Konstadt
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man 1994-1996 TV Series
The Kathy & Mo Show: The Dark Side 1995 TV Movie Kathy Najimy
Dumb and Dumber 1995 TV Series Bunny
Jeffrey 1995 Acolyte
In Search of Dr. Seuss 1994 TV Movie Kathy Lane
It's Pat 1994 Tippy
Extra Terrorestrial Alien Encounter 1994 Short Dr. Femus
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit 1993 Sister Mary Patrick
Hocus Pocus 1993 Mary
Sister Act 1992 Mary Patrick
Topsy and Bunker: The Cat Killers 1992 Marge
This Is My Life 1992 Angela (as Kathy Ann Najimy)
Other People's Money 1991 uncredited
The Fisher King 1991 Crazed Video Customer
Soapdish 1991 Tawny Miller
The Hard Way 1991 Lang's Girl Friday
The Kathy & Mo Show: Parallel Lives 1991 TV Movie Kathy

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Jamz 2016 TV Series consulting producer - 4 episodes
Say Uncle 2005 associate producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Kathy & Mo Show: The Dark Side 1995 TV Movie
She TV 1994 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Kathy & Mo Show: Parallel Lives 1991 TV Movie

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
These Girls 2012 Video

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cats Don't Dance 1997 performer: "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now", "Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked! 2010 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Amreeka 2009 thanks
Diva Dog: Pit Bull on Wheels 2005 Documentary short very special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2008-2010 TV Series Herself
RuPaul's Drag Race 2010 TV Series Herself - Guest Judge
Biography 2009 TV Series documentary Herself
Ace of Cakes 2009 TV Series Herself
Ringling Bros. Baby Killers 2008 Video documentary short Narrator (voice)
The Bonnie Hunt Show 2008 TV Series Herself
Antonia Pantoja ¡Presente! 2008 Documentary Herself
Last Comic Standing 2008 TV Series Herself - Talent Scout (Tempe)
Rachael Ray 2007 TV Series Herself
CC Variety TV 2006 Video short Herself
Gameshow Marathon 2006 TV Series Herself - Contestant / Herself
CMT: The Greatest - 20 Greatest Country Comedy Shows 2006 TV Special Herself
Dawn French's Girls Who Do: Comedy 2006 TV Series documentary Herself
Late Night Buffet with Augie and Del 2006 TV Movie Herself
Celebrity Poker Showdown 2004-2005 TV Series Herself
TV Land's Top Ten 2005 TV Series documentary Herself
American Express Jam Sessions 2005 TV Movie Herself
Celebrity Blackjack 2004 TV Series Herself
The Sharon Osbourne Show 2004 TV Series Herself
The Wayne Brady Show 2004 TV Series Herself
E! True Hollywood Story 2001-2004 TV Series documentary Herself
Pyramid 2002-2003 TV Series Herself / Herself - Celebrity
The Making of 'King of the Hill' 2003 Video documentary short Herself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2003 TV Series Herself
TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2003 TV Special documentary Herself - Pre-Show Host
Inside TV Land: 40 Greatest Theme Songs 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself
Hollywood Squares 1998-2002 TV Series Herself
CMT Flame Worthy Video Music Awards 2002 TV Special Herself - Host
Curve 2002/I Documentary Herself
Weakest Link 2001 TV Series Herself
The 2nd Annual Women Rock! Girls and Guitars 2001 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Pajama Party 2001 TV Series Herself
Equality Rocks 2000 TV Movie Herself
The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1999 TV Special Herself
Journey to a Hate Free Millennium 1999 Documentary Herself
Happy Hour 1999 TV Series Herself
Intimate Portrait 1999 TV Series documentary Narrator
Celebrity Profile 1998 TV Series documentary Herself
The 24th Annual People's Choice Awards 1998 TV Special Herself - Accepting Award for Favorite New Television Comedy Series
The Roseanne Show 1998 TV Series Herself
Comic Relief VIII 1998 TV Special Peggy Hill (voice)
Ellen 1998 TV Series Herself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1998 TV Series Herself
Great Performances 1997 TV Series Herself
The 19th Annual CableACE Awards 1997 TV Special Herself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1995-1996 TV Series Herself
The 17th Annual CableACE Awards 1995 TV Special Herself
Comic Relief VII 1995 TV Special documentary Herself
The 67th Annual Academy Awards 1995 TV Special Herself - Co-Performer: Make 'Em Laugh
The Word 1994 TV Series Herself
Hocus Pocus: Begin the Magic 1994 TV Movie documentary Herself
Movie Magic 1994 TV Series documentary Herself / Mary
Out There 1993 TV Special Herself
Women Aloud 1993 TV Series Herself
Esquire: About Men, for Women 1989 TV Series Herself (1989)
Between the Shades 2016 Documentary post-production Herself
The $100,000 Pyramid 2016 TV Series Herself - Celebrity Player
The Meredith Vieira Show 2016 TV Series Herself
Today 2015 TV Series Herself
Park Bench with Steve Buscemi 2015 TV Series Herself
Celebrity Name Game 2014-2015 TV Series Herself
The Wendy Williams Show 2012-2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Broadway.com Show 2013 TV Series Herself
Why We Laugh: Funny Women 2013 TV Movie documentary Herself
Katie 2012-2013 TV Series Herself
Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off 2013 TV Series Herself - Team Rachael
The Pyramid 2012 TV Series Herself - Special Guest
Chelsea Lately 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Watch What Happens: Live 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Kingdom Come 2011 Documentary Herself
The Rosie Show 2011 TV Series Herself
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show 2010 TV Series Herself
Curb: The Discussion 2010 TV Series Herself
Celebrity Liar 2010 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Descendants: Set It Off! 2015 TV Movie Evil Queen
Stars in Shorts 2012 Sid's Mother
RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked! 2010 TV Series Herself - Guest Judge
Best of CMT Music Awards 2009 TV Special Herself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001 Annie Annie Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Female Performer in an Animated Television Production King of the Hill (1997)
2001 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Voice-Over Performance King of the Hill (1997)
1998 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actress in a Series Veronica's Closet (1997)
1998 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Veronica's Closet (1997)
1995 CableACE CableACE Awards Performance in a Comedy Special The Kathy & Mo Show: The Dark Side (1995) · Mo Gaffney
1995 CableACE CableACE Awards Comedy Special The Kathy & Mo Show: The Dark Side (1995) · Mo Gaffney (co-executive producer/writer)
· Paula Mazur (producer)
· Dean Parisot (director)
1993 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Sister Act (1992)
1993 CableACE CableACE Awards Performance in a Comedy Special The Kathy & Mo Show: Parallel Lives (1991) · Mo Gaffney

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Voice-Over Performance King of the Hill (1997)
2004 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Voice-Over Performance King of the Hill (1997)
1998 Annie Annie Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Female Performer in an Animated Television Production King of the Hill (1997)
1998 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Voice-Over Performance King of the Hill (1997)
1996 Q Award Viewers for Quality Television Awards Best Recurring Player Chicago Hope (1994)
1994 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actress Hocus Pocus (1993)
1993 CableACE CableACE Awards Writing an Entertainment Special The Kathy & Mo Show: Parallel Lives (1991) · Mo Gaffney
1993 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Breakthrough Performance Sister Act (1992)


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#Fact
1 In the King of the Hill episode 'Are you there God? It's me, Margaret Hill', Kathy Najimy's character Peggy impersonates a nun to get a teaching job at a Catholic school. When Hank finds out, he says 'At least when Whoopi Goldberg did it she was avoiding gangsters', in reference to the 1992 movie Sister Act. Najimy was also in Sister Act as a nun.
2 During a 20th anniversary screening of "Hocus Pocus", Najimy admitted that she believes in white magic.
3 Won Gameshow Marathon [2006]
4 Won Celebrity Poker Showdown (2003) championship. [September 2005]
5 She is a staunch liberal Democrat and LGBT rights activist.
6 She played a character, named "Olive Massery", on Veronica's Closet (1997). Massery is her mother's maiden name.
7 Comedy partners with Mo Gaffney.
8 Daughter, Samia Najimy Finnerty was born 12 December 1996.
9 Has been a Gay and Lesbian rights activist since age 18.
10 Participated in Larry King's book, Remember Me When I'm Gone, where celebrities write their own gravestone epitaphs.
11 Is of Lebanese heritage.
12 Appeared as the fairy godmother in the Rebecca Lynn Howard video for "When My Dreams Come True".
13 She appeared as her Sister Act (1992) character in Lady Soul's "If My Sister's In Trouble" music video.
14 She is a vegetarian.
15 She appeared on Family Feud (1976) with her family in 1981 (and won the $10,000 grand prize!).

#Quote
1 [on being a Gay activist] I believe that we all have the potential to love any human being, and that genetics, upbringing, choice, social conditioning and environment play a major part in which way we sway. I believe that we all have the potential to love any human being, and that just love who you wish and celebrate it the best you can. Love is a gift. Between anyone.
2 First and foremost, I'm a feminist. And basically, that stems from a strong belief that all people and creatures deserve equal opportunity, rights and respect.
3 [on Cass Elliot] That's another woman that is unbelievably inspiring. The more I learn about her, the more I learn she was such a great trailblazer.


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