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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.

Quick Facts

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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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1In 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.
2During a 20th anniversary screening of "Hocus Pocus", Najimy admitted that she believes in white magic.
3Won Gameshow Marathon [2006]
4Won Celebrity Poker Showdown (2003) championship. [September 2005]
5She is a staunch liberal Democrat and LGBT rights activist.
6She played a character, named "Olive Massery", on Veronica's Closet (1997). Massery is her mother's maiden name.
7Comedy partners with Mo Gaffney.
8Daughter, Samia Najimy Finnerty was born 12 December 1996.
9Has been a Gay and Lesbian rights activist since age 18.
10Participated in Larry King's book, Remember Me When I'm Gone, where celebrities write their own gravestone epitaphs.
11Is of Lebanese heritage.
12Appeared as the fairy godmother in the Rebecca Lynn Howard video for "When My Dreams Come True".
13She appeared as her Sister Act (1992) character in Lady Soul's "If My Sister's In Trouble" music video.
14She is a vegetarian.
15She appeared on Family Feud (1976) with her family in 1981 (and won the $10,000 grand prize!).


Quotes

#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.
2First 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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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001AnnieAnnie AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Female Performer in an Animated Television ProductionKing of the Hill (1997)
2001OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Voice-Over PerformanceKing of the Hill (1997)
1998OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actress in a SeriesVeronica's Closet (1997)
1998OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesVeronica's Closet (1997)
1995CableACECableACE AwardsPerformance in a Comedy SpecialThe Kathy & Mo Show: The Dark Side (1995)· Mo Gaffney
1995CableACECableACE AwardsComedy SpecialThe Kathy & Mo Show: The Dark Side (1995)· Mo Gaffney (co-executive producer/writer)
· Paula Mazur (producer)
· Dean Parisot (director)
1993American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureSister Act (1992)
1993CableACECableACE AwardsPerformance in a Comedy SpecialThe Kathy & Mo Show: Parallel Lives (1991)· Mo Gaffney

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Voice-Over PerformanceKing of the Hill (1997)
2004OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Voice-Over PerformanceKing of the Hill (1997)
1998AnnieAnnie AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Female Performer in an Animated Television ProductionKing of the Hill (1997)
1998OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Voice-Over PerformanceKing of the Hill (1997)
1996Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Recurring PlayerChicago Hope (1994)
1994Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActressHocus Pocus (1993)
1993CableACECableACE AwardsWriting an Entertainment SpecialThe Kathy & Mo Show: Parallel Lives (1991)· Mo Gaffney
1993MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Breakthrough PerformanceSister Act (1992)


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Change of Heart2017completedRuthie
BearCity 32016completedRose Dean
Dating My Motherpost-productionLisa
Veep2014-2016TV SeriesWendy Keegan
Harvey Beaks2016TV SeriesHanzi / Angry Bride
The Jamz2016TV SeriesDan
Younger2015-2016TV SeriesDenise Heller
Unforgettable2015-2016TV SeriesCaptain Sandra Russo
Blowtorch2016Peg
A Christmas Melody2015TV MovieAunt Sarah
No Letting Go2015Dr. Nancy Harris
Difficult People2015TV SeriesCarol Donato
Descendants2015TV MovieEvil Queen
Inside Amy Schumer2014-2015TV SeriesKathy
A Madea Christmas2013Kim
Twisted2013TV SeriesMrs. Fisk
Clutter2013/IEthel Bradford
The Big C2013TV SeriesCathy's Therapist
The Guilt Trip2012Gayle
Secret of the Wings2012Minister of Summer (voice)
How to Fall in Love2012TV MovieKim
BearCity 2: The Proposal2012Rose
Men at Work2012TV SeriesSasha Ryan
Make It or Break It2011-2012TV SeriesSheila / Sheila Baboyon / Kelly's Mom
Deck the Halls2011TV MovieAlvirah Meegan
Five2011TV MovieRocky
Franklin & Bash2011TV SeriesJudge Alice Sturgess
California Romanza2011ShortAuntie JoJo
Mr. Sunshine2011TV SeriesMyrna
Not Your Time2010ShortSid's Mother
Step Up 3D2010Moose's Mom
King of the Hill1997-2010TV SeriesPeggy Hill / Additional Voices
Ugly Betty2010TV SeriesDr. Frankel
Desperate Housewives2009TV SeriesDetective Denise Lapera
Drop Dead Diva2009TV SeriesClaire Porter
Prop 8: The Musical2008ShortProp 8 Leader's #2 Wife
Privileged2008TV SeriesPatty Kingston
Tinker Bell2008VideoMinister of Summer (voice)
WALL·E2008Mary (voice)
Two Sisters2008TV Movie
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody2007TV SeriesMrs. Militich
Numb3rs2006-2007TV SeriesDr. Mildred Finch
That's So Raven2006TV SeriesLora Stelladora
Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy!2006VideoSunny St. Cloud (voice)
Rugrats2006TV SeriesGoosey
Tom and Jerry in Shiver Me Whiskers2006VideoBlue Parrot Betty (voice)
Brother Bear 22006VideoAunt Taqqiq (voice)
Getting Played2006TV MovieDr. Heidi Z. Klemmer
Wayside School2005TV MovieMrs. Jewels
Bam Bam and Celeste2005Legba
Say Uncle2005Maggie Butler
Balto III: Wings of Change2004VideoDipsy (voice)
Higglytown Heroes2004TV SeriesPhotographer Hero
Rocket Power2004TV SeriesPatsy
You Animal2004ShortGranita (voice)
Oswald2001-2003TV SeriesBingette Bunny
The Mummy: Secrets of the Medjai2003TV SeriesCalliope / Aglaophone #2
Stuart Little2003TV SeriesMargalo
Ozzy & Drix2003TV SeriesLoretta Epstein
The Scream Team2002TV MovieMariah
Just for Me Stories2001TV SeriesNarrator (voice)
The Legend of Tarzan2001TV SeriesDania
Rat Race2001Beverly Pear
Little Bill2000-2001TV SeriesMrs. Shapiro
Dave the Brave Meets a Big, Orange Monster2001TV ShortNarrator
The Wedding Planner2001Geri
Leaving Peoria2000ShortDr. Albright
Veronica's Closet1997-2000TV SeriesOlive Massery
Pepper Ann1998-2000TV SeriesCoach Doogan / Margot Lesandre / Additional Voices
Attention Shoppers2000Penelope
If These Walls Could Talk 22000TV MovieDoctor (segment "2000")
Cinderelmo1999TV MovieStepmother
Snowden's Christmas1999TV MovieTiny (voice)
The Wild Thornberrys1999TV SeriesOstrich #1 / Sand Grouse
Hey Arnold!1997-1999TV SeriesMadame Blanche
The Sissy Duckling1999TV MovieMother Duck 1 (voice)
Jackie's Back!1999TV MovieLola Molina (Jackie's Stalker)
Hercules1998-1999TV SeriesThespis the Muse
Bride of Chucky1998Motel Maid
Zack and Reba1998Ivy Simpson
The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story1998VideoChil (voice)
Hope Floats1998Toni Post
For Your Love1998TV SeriesDr. Tyra
Women Without Implants1997Short
Muppets Tonight1997TV SeriesRegistration Clerk
Shantay1997ShortToyota Carter
Ellen1994-1997TV SeriesWoman in Gay Bar / Lorna Irons / Theresa
Early Edition1997TV SeriesClaire
Nevada1997Ruth
Cats Don't Dance1997Tillie Hippo (voice)
Clueless1996TV SeriesBuyer #1
Adventures from the Book of Virtues1996TV SeriesThe Old Woman
Chicago Hope1996TV SeriesDr. Barbara 'Bix' Konstadt
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man1994-1996TV Series
The Kathy & Mo Show: The Dark Side1995TV MovieKathy Najimy
Dumb and Dumber1995TV SeriesBunny
Jeffrey1995Acolyte
In Search of Dr. Seuss1994TV MovieKathy Lane
It's Pat1994Tippy
Extra Terrorestrial Alien Encounter1994ShortDr. Femus
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit1993Sister Mary Patrick
Hocus Pocus1993Mary
Sister Act1992Mary Patrick
Topsy and Bunker: The Cat Killers1992Marge
This Is My Life1992Angela (as Kathy Ann Najimy)
Other People's Money1991uncredited
The Fisher King1991Crazed Video Customer
Soapdish1991Tawny Miller
The Hard Way1991Lang's Girl Friday
The Kathy & Mo Show: Parallel Lives1991TV MovieKathy

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Jamz2016TV Series consulting producer - 4 episodes
Say Uncle2005associate producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Kathy & Mo Show: The Dark Side1995TV Movie
She TV1994TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Kathy & Mo Show: Parallel Lives1991TV Movie

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
These Girls2012Video

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cats Don't Dance1997performer: "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now", "Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked!2010TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Amreeka2009thanks
Diva Dog: Pit Bull on Wheels2005Documentary short very special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2008-2010TV SeriesHerself
RuPaul's Drag Race2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
Biography2009TV Series documentaryHerself
Ace of Cakes2009TV SeriesHerself
Ringling Bros. Baby Killers2008Video documentary shortNarrator (voice)
The Bonnie Hunt Show2008TV SeriesHerself
Antonia Pantoja ¡Presente!2008DocumentaryHerself
Last Comic Standing2008TV SeriesHerself - Talent Scout (Tempe)
Rachael Ray2007TV SeriesHerself
CC Variety TV2006Video shortHerself
Gameshow Marathon2006TV SeriesHerself - Contestant / Herself
CMT: The Greatest - 20 Greatest Country Comedy Shows2006TV SpecialHerself
Dawn French's Girls Who Do: Comedy2006TV Series documentaryHerself
Late Night Buffet with Augie and Del2006TV MovieHerself
Celebrity Poker Showdown2004-2005TV SeriesHerself
TV Land's Top Ten2005TV Series documentaryHerself
American Express Jam Sessions2005TV MovieHerself
Celebrity Blackjack2004TV SeriesHerself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2004TV SeriesHerself
The Wayne Brady Show2004TV SeriesHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2001-2004TV Series documentaryHerself
Pyramid2002-2003TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Celebrity
The Making of 'King of the Hill'2003Video documentary shortHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2003TV SeriesHerself
TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV2003TV Special documentaryHerself - Pre-Show Host
Inside TV Land: 40 Greatest Theme Songs2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
Hollywood Squares1998-2002TV SeriesHerself
CMT Flame Worthy Video Music Awards2002TV SpecialHerself - Host
Curve2002/IDocumentaryHerself
Weakest Link2001TV SeriesHerself
The 2nd Annual Women Rock! Girls and Guitars2001TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Pajama Party2001TV SeriesHerself
Equality Rocks2000TV MovieHerself
The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1999TV SpecialHerself
Journey to a Hate Free Millennium1999DocumentaryHerself
Happy Hour1999TV SeriesHerself
Intimate Portrait1999TV Series documentaryNarrator
Celebrity Profile1998TV Series documentaryHerself
The 24th Annual People's Choice Awards1998TV SpecialHerself - Accepting Award for Favorite New Television Comedy Series
The Roseanne Show1998TV SeriesHerself
Comic Relief VIII1998TV SpecialPeggy Hill (voice)
Ellen1998TV SeriesHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1998TV SeriesHerself
Great Performances1997TV SeriesHerself
The 19th Annual CableACE Awards1997TV SpecialHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1995-1996TV SeriesHerself
The 17th Annual CableACE Awards1995TV SpecialHerself
Comic Relief VII1995TV Special documentaryHerself
The 67th Annual Academy Awards1995TV SpecialHerself - Co-Performer: Make 'Em Laugh
The Word1994TV SeriesHerself
Hocus Pocus: Begin the Magic1994TV Movie documentaryHerself
Movie Magic1994TV Series documentaryHerself / Mary
Out There1993TV SpecialHerself
Women Aloud1993TV SeriesHerself
Esquire: About Men, for Women1989TV SeriesHerself (1989)
Between the Shades2016Documentary post-productionHerself
The $100,000 Pyramid2016TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Player
The Meredith Vieira Show2016TV SeriesHerself
Today2015TV SeriesHerself
Park Bench with Steve Buscemi2015TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Name Game2014-2015TV SeriesHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2012-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Broadway.com Show2013TV SeriesHerself
Why We Laugh: Funny Women2013TV Movie documentaryHerself
Katie2012-2013TV SeriesHerself
Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off2013TV SeriesHerself - Team Rachael
The Pyramid2012TV SeriesHerself - Special Guest
Chelsea Lately2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Watch What Happens: Live2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Kingdom Come2011DocumentaryHerself
The Rosie Show2011TV SeriesHerself
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show2010TV SeriesHerself
Curb: The Discussion2010TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Liar2010TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Descendants: Set It Off!2015TV MovieEvil Queen
Stars in Shorts2012Sid's Mother
RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked!2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
Best of CMT Music Awards2009TV SpecialHerself

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