Kathy Najimy Biography


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Birth Name: Kathy Najimy
Born: 02/06/1957
Birth Place: San Diego, California, USA


Najimy's TV career began as an extension of her stage work. She reprised her OBIE-winning performance in "The Kathy & Mo Show" in two HBO specials, "Kathy & Mo: Parallel Lives" (1993) and "Kathy & Mo: The Dark Side" (1995), winning CableACE Awards along the way. Along with partner Maureen 'Mo' Gaffney, Najimy produced, wrote and co-starred in the shows, which were tinges with feminist and Catholic humor. The pair portrayed a variety of characters ranging from teenagers to elderly women to angels. Gaffney also adopted male personae, ranging from a macho date to a gay bartender.

Najimy shed some 100 pounds before she re-appeared on the small screen in 1996 in the recurring role of Dr Barbara Konstadt, a physician struggling with manic-depression, on the CBS medical drama "Chicago Hope". The following year, she provided the voice of the long-suffering wife, Peggy Hill, in Michael Judge's animated series "King of the Hill" (Fox, 1997- ). After giving birth to a daughter in December 1996, Najimy reteamed with her "Nevada" co-star Kirstie Alley for the NBC sitcom "Veronica's Closet" in 1997, a role she departed in 2000 in order to concentrate on her film career.




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