Kathy Najimy Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, Husband, Sister Act, Paralysis, Net Worth

Kathy Najimy Biography and Wiki

A native of San Diego, California, Kathy Najimmy born Kathy Ann Najimmy is an American actress, comedian, writer, and activist. She is best known for her role in the film Sister Act in 1992. Moreover, she has also been featured in films like Hocus Pocus(1993) and Rat Race(2001).

From 1997 to 2000, she portrayed the role of Olive Massery on the NBC sitcom Veronica’s Closet. In addition, Najimmy did the voicing of Peggy Hill on the animated television series King of the Hill (1997-2010). She gained national fame for her feminist play The Kathy and Mo Show. She wrote the show and performed it alongside Mo Gaffney.

Kathy Najimy Age | How old is Kathy Najimy

Ann Najimmy is 64 years old as of 2021. She was born on February 6th, 1957 in San Diego, California, United States.

Kathy Najimy Height and Weight

Kathy measures a standing height of 5 feet 6 inches tall which is equivalent to 1.68 meters tall. She also weighs 68 kilograms which is equivalent to 150 lbs. Furthermore, her body measurements are 36-26-38 inches. Additionally, Najimmy has dark brown hair and dark brown eyes.

Kathy Najimy Weight Loss

The amazing talented actress, Najimmy, made headlines after her spectacular weight loss. However, unlike many who prefer rigorous gym exercises, she went for Zumba which involves high and low-intensity dance moves. She was open to disclosing that she had tried other healthy options prior to finding what worked.

Kathy Najimmy Photo
Kathy Najimmy Photo

She even tried soups and watermelon diets but nothing worked until she found Zumba that changed her. The Zumba not only helped her lose weight but also helped reduce the pain in her knees and lower back. She was able to lose 50 pounds and has ever since advocated for the Zumba dance workouts, focusing on how relaxed it feels as compared to other heavy exercise routines.

Kathy Najimy Family, Parents, and Siblings

Born in San Diego, California, Najimmy is the loving daughter of Lebanese-American parents Samia and Fred Najimmy. Her father worked as a postal worker. However, it is unknown if she has any siblings or not.

Kathy Najimy Husband and Daughter

Kathy is a loving wife. She is married to actor and singer Dan Finnerty of The Dan Band. The beautiful couple got married in August 1998 and the ceremony was officiated by Gloria Steinem. Moreover, the two love birds have been blessed with one daughter who is a musician. She is called Samia.

Kathy Najimy Paralysis

During the casting of the show Hocus Pocus, the characters are said to have come up with their own styles and characters. As such, Kathy presented herself to come up with the character of the sort of that bit of paralysis, and Disney was initially concerned that they were going too far with the characterization and makeup but they still bought the idea.

Kathy Najimy Voice

From 1997 to 2010, Najimmy starred as Peggy Hill in Fox’s King of the Hill. Moreover, she has also voiced in animated films like Brother Bear 2, The Jungle Book, Cats Don’t Dance, and Tinkerbell. Kathy has lent her voice to hundreds of animated television shows and movies including BoJack Horseman, Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure, American Dad!, Hercules, Pepper Ann, and played a role in the Nightmare Ned video game. In 2003, Najimy provided the voice of Margalo in Stuart Little: The Animated Series, taking over from Melanie Griffith, and in 2000 took over from Madeline Kahn as Mrs. Shapiro in Little Bill. She stars in Disney Junior’s reboot of The Rocketeer and Amy Poehler’s Duncanville.

Kathy Najimy Movies and TV Shows


The following are movies that Kathy has been featured in:

  • 1991 The Hard Way
  • 1991 Soapdish
  • 1991 The Fisher King
  • 1992 Topsy and Bunker: The Cat Killers
  • 1992 This Is My Life
  • 1992 Sister Act
  • 1993 Hocus Pocus
  • 1993 Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
  • 1994 It’s Pat
  • 1995 Jeffrey
  • 1997 Cats Don’t Dance
  • 1997 Nevada
  • 1998 Hope Floats
  • 1998 Zack and Reba
  • 1998 Bride of Chucky
  • 1998 The Jungle Book: Mowgli’s Story
  • 2000 Attention Shoppers
  • 2001 The Wedding Planner
  • 2001 Rat Race
  • 2005 Bam Bam and Celeste
  • 2006 Say Uncle
  • 2006 Brother Bear 2
  • 2008 WALL-E
  • 2010 Step Up 3D
  • 2012 BearCity 2: The Proposal
  • 2012 Secret of the Wings
  • 2012 Stars in Shorts
  • 2012 The Guilt Trip
  • 2013 A Madea Christmas
  • 2016 No Letting Go
  • 2017 A Change of Heart
  • 2017 Dating My Mother
  • 2018 Dumplin’
  • 2021 Music
  • 2021 Single All the Way
  • 2022 Hocus Pocus 2

TV Shows

The following are television shows that Kathy has been featured in:

  • 1985 The $25,000 Pyramid
  • 1985 Walls of Glass
  • 1991 The Kathy & Mo Show: Parallel Lives
  • 1994 In Search of Dr. Seuss
  • 1994 Ellen
  • 1994 ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter
  • 1994 She TV
  • 1995 The Kathy & Mo Show: The Dark Side
  • 1996 Adventures from the Book of Virtues
  • 1996 Chicago Hope
  • 1997 Early Edition
  • 1997 Shantay
  • 1997–1999 Hey Arnold
  • 1997–2000 Veronica’s Closet
  • 1997–2010 King of the Hill
  • 1998–1999 Hercules
  • 1998–2000 Pepper Ann
  • 1999 The Wild Thornberrys
  • 1999 The Sissy Duckling
  • 1999 CinderElmo
  • 2000 If These Walls Could Talk 2
  • 2000 Leaving Peoria
  • 2000–2003 Little Bill
  • 2001–2003 Oswald
  • 2001 The Legend of Tarzan
  • 2002 The Scream Team
  • 2003 The Mummy
  • 2003 Stuart Little
  • 2003 Ozzy & Drix
  • 2004 Higglytown Heroes
  • 2004 Rocket Power
  • 2005 Wayside
  • 2005 Getting Played
  • 2005 Balto III: Wings of Change
  • 2006 Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy!
  • 2006 Tom and Jerry: Shiver Me Whiskers
  • 2006 Rugrats
  • 2006 That’s So Raven
  • 2006–2007 Numb3rs
  • 2007 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
  • 2008 Tinker Bell
  • 2009 Drop Dead Diva
  • 2009 Desperate Housewives
  • 2010 Ugly Betty
  • 2010 RuPaul’s Drag Race
  • 2011 Mr. Sunshine
  • 2011 Five
  • 2011–2012 Make It or Break It
  • 2012 Men at Work
  • 2012 How to Fall in Love
  • 2013 Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off
  • 2013 The Big C
  • 2014–2015 Inside Amy Schumer
  • 2014–2019 Veep
  • 2015–2021 Younger
  • 2015–2016 Unforgettable
  • 2015 A Christmas Melody
  • 2015 Descendants
  • 2015 Difficult People
  • 2016 Harvey Beaks
  • 2016 The Jamz
  • 2016–2017 Graves
  • 2016–2018 The $100,000 Pyramid
  • 2017 Elementary
  • 2017 BoJack Horseman
  • 2017 The President Show
  • 2018 Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure
  • 2018 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  • 2019 The Good Fight
  • 2019 Good Witch
  • 2019 American Dad!
  • 2019 The Rocketeer
  • 2020–present Duncanville
  • 2020 Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • 2020 Robot Chicken
  • 2020 Elena of Avalor

Kathy Najimy Sister Act

In 1992, Kathy was featured as Sister Mary Patrick in the comedy Sister Act. She did the recurring role in 1993 in Sister Act 2. Sister Act is a 1992 American comedy film directed by Emile Ardolino and written by Paul Rudnick (as Joseph Howard), with musical arrangements by Marc Shaiman.

Kathy Najimy Hocus Pocus

She starred in Hocus Pocus as Mary Sanderson. The film follows a villainous comedic trio of witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy) who are inadvertently resurrected by a teenage boy (Omri Katz) in Salem, Massachusetts, on Halloween night.

Kathy Najimy Descendants

Najimy appeared in Disney’s Descendants as the Evil Queen. The film follows these teenagers adjusting to life outside their island prison, while on a mission to steal the Fairy Godmother’s wand and free their parents from captivity.

Kathy Najimy Net Worth

Kathy has an estimated net worth of $4 million. She has acquired a majority of her fortune from her acting career.

Kathy Najimy Instagram

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