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Kathy Najimy
Birth name Kathy Ann Najimy
Born February 6, 1957 (1957-02-06) (age 50)
Flag of the United States San Diego, California, U.S.

Kathy Ann Najimy (born February 6, 1957) is an American actress, best known as Olive Massery on the television series Veronica's Closet, Sister Mary Patrick in Sister Act and the voice of Peggy Hill on the animated television series King of the Hill. is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... “San Diego” redirects here. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Veronicas Closet was a sitcom which aired on NBC from 1997 to 2000. ... Sister Act is a 1992 American comedy film released by Touchstone Pictures. ... Information Gender Female Age 43 Date of birth c. ... This article is about the television program. ...

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Early life and career

Kathy Najimy in her breakout role as Sister Mary Patrick in Sister Act

Najimy was born in San Diego, California, where she attended Crawford High School. She is of Lebanese descent. Her 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, in the role of Sister Mary Patrick. She reprised this role in the 1993 in Sister Act 2. She also starred in Hocus Pocus with Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker as the Sanderson sisters. In 1998, she made a cameo in Bride of Chucky as the maid who discovers Diane and Russ' bodies. In 2001 she co-starred in the hit comedy film Rat Race alongside John Cleese, Rowan Atkinson, Cuba Gooding, Jr., (fellow Sister Act 1 & 2 co-star) Whoopi Goldberg, Jon Lovitz and Seth Green. She Guest Starred in That's So Raven. She has done four movies with Whoopi Goldberg, (Soapdish, Sister Act 1 and 2 and Rat Race) Image File history File links Najimy_MaryPatrick. ... Image File history File links Najimy_MaryPatrick. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Americas Finest City Location Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates , Government County San Diego Mayor City Attorney         City Council District One District Two District Three District Four District Five District Six District Seven District Eight Jerry Sanders (R) Michael Aguirre Scott Peters Kevin... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit is a 1993 movie starring the singer Whoopi Goldberg, and directed by Bill Duke. ... Hocus Pocus is a childrens Halloween-themed film released by Disney. ... Bette Midler (born December 1, 1945) is an American singer, actress and comedienne, also known to her fans as The Divine Miss M. She is named after the actress Bette Davis although Davis pronounced her first name in two syllables, and Midler uses one. ... Sarah Jessica Parker (born March 25, 1965) is an American actress producer, with a portfolio of television, movie, and theater performances. ... Bride of Chucky (also known as Childs Play 4: Bride of Chucky) (1998) is the fourth entry in the Childs Play series. ... Rat Race is a 2001 comedy film (not to be confused with The Rat Race of 1960) directed by Jerry Zucker. ... “Cleese” redirects here. ... Rowan Sebastian Atkinson (born 6 January 1955) is an English comedian, actor and writer, famous for his title roles in the British television comedies Blackadder and Mr. ... Cuba Gooding, Jr. ... Whoopi Goldberg performing stand-up at a benefit for Rainforest Action Network. ... Jonathan Lovitz (born July 21, 1957 in Tarzana, California) is an American actor and comedian perhaps best known as a cast member of Saturday Night Live and for his show The Critic. ... Seth Green (born on February 8, 1974, Overbrook Park, Pennsylvania) is an American actor and television producer known for his acting roles as Doctor Evils son Scott in the Austin Powers series of comedy films and Daniel Oz Osbourne in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ...


From film, Najimy expanded into television roles, including a dramatic recurring role on Chicago Hope. Najimy was part of the cast of Veronica’s Closet from 1997 to 2000. She co-created and starred in the hit off-broadway show and HBO specials "Kathy & Mo, with friend and actress Mo Gaffney. 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. Chicago Hope was a popular CBS drama series created by David E. Kelley that ran from September 18, 1994 to May 4, 2000. ... Veronicas Closet was a sitcom which aired on NBC from 1997 to 2000. ... Mo Gaffney (born Maureen E. Gaffney on November 5, 1958 in San Diego, California) is an American actress, comedienne, writer and activist. ... MAE-West is a major Internet peering point located in San Jose, California. ... Dirty Blonde is a play by Claudia Shear. ... Numb3rs (also capitalized as NUMB3RS and pronounced as Numbers) is an American television show produced by brothers Ridley Scott and Tony Scott. ...


Personal life

Najimy married comedic actor/singer Dan Finnerty in August 1995; they have one daughter. Najimy is a proud feminist and is also noted as an activist for human rights and gay rights. She uses her celebrity to donate money to charities by appearing on game shows. She appeared as a contestant on a celebrity version of The Weakest Link where she won $50,000 for The Feminist Majority Foundation's Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan. She has appeared three times on Celebrity Poker Showdown and won the season six tournament, donating the $100,000 to V-Day, an organization that help stop violence against women. She was also crowned Grand Champion on CBS's Gameshow Marathon in 2006, donating the $100,000 winnings to Girls Best Friend, a charity that helps empower girls. Dan Finnerty is an American stage and film actor. ... The gay rights movement is a collection of loosely aligned civil rights groups, human rights groups, support groups and political activists seeking acceptance, tolerance and equality for non-heterosexual, (homosexual, bisexual), and transgender people - despite the fact that it is typically referred to as the gay rights movement, members also... The Weakest Link (known as Weakest Link in many countries) is a television game show which first appeared in the United Kingdom on BBC Two on 14 August 2000. ... Celebrity Poker Showdown was a celebrity game show on the cable network Bravo. ... The V-Day Logo V-Day is a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... Gameshow Marathon is an American television program, based on the UKs television program of the same name. ...


In 1981, before she was famous, she was a contestant on Family Feud, which in a case of deja vu, was used as the finale in Gameshow Marathon. Najimy and her family were winners on both shows. In the 1981 Feud episode they won by 230 points, and in the Marathon version they scored 202 points to give Najimy the win. This article is about the American game show. ... Gameshow Marathon is an American television program, based on the UKs television program of the same name. ...


In 2005 she was chosen by Ms. Magazine as Woman of the Year. magazine Ms. ...


Najimy is also very vocal about issues regarding weight and body imaging among females. In August 2006 Najimy voiced her opinions over a remark made by Heidi Klum on the television series Project Runway after Klum made a comment about body image by criticizing one model's outfit, saying it made her look plus sized. Body image is a persons perception of his or her own physical appearance. ... Heidi Klum (IPA ) (born June 10, 1973) is a German supermodel as well as an actress, TV presenter, fashion designer, television producer and singer hailing from Bergisch Gladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Project Runway is an American reality television series on the Bravo network that focuses on fashion design. ...



She has been described as an activist who makes her living as an actress.[citation needed]


Selected Filmography

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Winners of the Celebrity Poker Showdown Championship Table

Season Winner Runner- Up
One Nicole Sullivan David Cross
Second Maura Tierney Lauren Graham
Third Seth Meyers Dave Navarro
Fourth Mekhi Phifer Neil Patrick Harris
Fifth Brad Garrett Colin Quinn
Sixth Kathy Najimy Stephen Collins
Seventh Steven Culp Dule Hill
Eighth Jason Alexander Robin Tunney

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Look-alikes

Perhaps as an indication of her rising popularity, Najimy's fame has spawned several impersonators. The most noteworthy of these performers is undoubtedly Jennifer Loeb ("Sissy Loeb" or "Mareball") whose physical appearance, vocal attributes and personality make her an uncanny replica of the real-deal Najimy. Some critics argue that Loeb's performance is remnant merely of the characters which Najimy portrays in movies and not of Najimy herself. However, Loeb's fans contend that she is, as Loeb herself proclaims, a Najimy impersonator.


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Kathy Najimy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (428 words)
Kathy Ann Najimy (born 6 February 1957) is an American actress, best known as Olive Massery on the television series Veronica’s Closet and the voice of Peggy Hill on the animated television series King of the Hill.
Najimy was born in San Diego, California where she attended Crawford High School.
Najimy married Dan Finnerty in August 1995; her only child, daughter Samia Najimy Finnerty, was born in 1996.
Kathy Najimy (289 words)
Kathy Najimy is a Lebanese-American comedienne and actress, who played Olive on Veronica's Closet, and provides the voice for Peggy on King of the Hill.
Najimy is an outspoken feminist, and says she has been since she was nine years old, without even knowing there was a word for what she felt.
Najimy disapproves of that stereotype, and disproves it.
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