Kathy Najimy is an award-winning actor, director, writer, producer, and activist known for her memorable performances in over twenty-five films and over one-hundred television projects, including Sister Act, Hocus Pocus, VEEP, King of the Hill, Younger, Dumplin’, and many more. Her performances have earned her prestigious accolades, including an American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Actress, the Hollywood Women’s Press Club Female Discovery of the Year, Ms. Magazine’s Woman of the Year and the NYC Lily Awards Actor/Activist of the year. Najimy is producing a series for television based on The Women’s Movement, and creating the off-Broadway hit Gloria: A Life, about the life of her friend, Gloria Steinem. For her over forty years of AIDS activism, Najimy has been honored with the GMHC Howard Ashman Lifetime achievement award, the LA Shanti’s Founder award, as well as the LA Gay and Lesbian Center’s Distinguished Achievement award. As a proud Lebanese American, she has received awards from the ACC and the ADC and has been honored with their Comedy Lifetime Achievement Award. Kathy is currently a member and speaker for Times Up NYC.
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