• is an American actress who had roles in films such as "Parting Glances" (1986) and "This Boy's Life" (1993)
• is of Irish ancestry and was born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin
• is best known for her role of Mimi Bobeck Carey in the TV series “The Drew Carey Show”
• has a net worth estimated at over $5 million
• has a published book, "Queen of Your Own Life: The Grown-up Woman's Guide to Claiming Happiness and Getting the Life You Deserve"
• is allergic to cheese
Known for movies
|Date Of Birth||November 3, 1954|
|Fact||Appeared as a dog trainer in the very first episode of The Larry Sanders Show (1992).|
- 1 Who is Kathy Kinney?
- 2 Kathy Kinney Biography- Age, Childhood, and Education
- 3 Career Before Acting
- 4 Acting Career Beginnings
- 5 Rise to Prominence
- 6 Career Decline
- 7 Kathy Kinney Net Worth, Height, Weight Loss, and Appearance
- 8 Kathy Kinney Personal Life, Dating, Married, Single, Lesbian?
- 9 Kathy Kinney News, Interests, Facts
- 10 General Info
- 11 Family
- 12 Accomplishments
- 13 Social profile links
- 14 Facts
- 15 Pictures
- 16 Movies
- 17 Awards
Who is Kathy Kinney?
Kathy Kinney is an American actress, who enjoyed fame in the ‘80s and ‘90s with roles in such projects as the films “Parting Glances” (1986), then “This Boy’s Life” (1993), and her role of Mimi Bobeck Carey in the TV series “The Drew Carey Show”, from 1995 until 2004, among other roles.
Kathy Kinney Biography- Age, Childhood, and Education
Kathy Kinney was born on the 3rd November 1954 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin USA; she is of Irish ancestry, as she is a daughter of Irish-Americans Harold Kinney and his wife Marian.
She went to Stevens Point Area Senior High School, and after matriculation joined the California Conservation Corps for two years. She did a six-month Back Country season in Kings Canyon, which gave her thousands of dollars in scholarships, and she then enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Although she attended the university in the ‘70s, she only got her degree 40 years later, in 2016.
Career Before Acting
Kathy switched Wisconsin for New York in 1976, and started working as a secretary at WCBS-TV; her boss was a hunting enthusiast, and she would often ask him about his achievements while on trips, saying “So, did you kill anything this week”, which later helped her to acquire the role of Mimi.
Concurrently she was also performing at New York comedy clubs, honing her improvisational comedy skills.
Acting Career Beginnings
Once she gathered her comedy skills together, she started teaching improve classes, and was noticed by Bill Sherwood, who then wrote a part just for her in the film “Parting Glances” in 1986; the role of Joan was her acting debut. Two years later, she continued her acting career by working on several projects, including television movies “Promised a Miracle” and “Inherit the Wind”, while she also appeared in the comedy film “Scrooged”, starring Bill Murray, Karen Allen and John Forsythe.
The following year she secured her first recurring role, as Miss Goddard in the TV comedy series “Newhart”.
Her career continued on the rise with the start of the ‘90s, featuring in the fantasy horror film “Arachnophobia” (1990), with Jeff Daniels, Julian Sands and John Goodman, and until 1995 had a string of minor roles in such TV series as “Grand”, “The Larry Sanders Show” (1992), then “Seinfeld” (1993), and “Grace Under Fire” (1995).
Rise to Prominence
In 1995, Kathy won the role of her career, when she was chosen as Mimi Bobeck Carey in the TV comedy series “The Drew Carey Show”, which showcased the professional and personal life of the comedy legend, Drew Carey. She starred in all 233 episodes of the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated series, and in addition to popularity, she received a TV Land Award for her work on the show. During this period Kathy also appeared in several other projects, including the TV series “Norm” (1999-2000), and in the film “Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel” (2000), while from 1999 to 2001 she was the voice of Jenny the Monkey in the animated series “Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot”.
From 2005 onwards, Kathy didn’t have many roles; she featured in the film “Lenny the Wonder Dog” in 2005, then in 2007 portrayed Officer Bobby Bowman in the TV series “My Name Is Earl”. In 2009, she joined the cast of the TV series “The Secret Life of the American Teenager”, and until the series ended in 2013, appeared in 33 episodes as Bunny, also known as Butcher Shop Lady. Since then, she has made just a few more appearances, first as a guest star in the TV series “Baby Daddy” (2016), and then another guest-starring role in the TV comedy series “American Housewife” in 2019.
Most recently, she appeared as Franny Lewis in the crime-drama series “Stumptown”.
Kathy Kinney Net Worth, Height, Weight Loss, and Appearance
Kathy Kinney is a veteran actress with a career spanning more than 30 years, during which she’s had a number of prominent roles, and her success has increased her wealth by a large margin. According to sources, Kathy Kinney’s net worth is estimated at over $5 million, as of mid-2020.
Kathy Kinney stands at 5ft 4ins (1.64m) tall, while her weight is unknown, though she has struggled with weight, and though she would lose some weight just by accident over her career, she never went on any diets, and never bothered about her weight problems. She has brown hair and blue eyes.
Kathy Kinney Personal Life, Dating, Married, Single, Lesbian?
Kathy Kinney hasn’t shared much from her personal life but some facts have been made available. Kathy has been married to a man named Rob for years, but that’s all we know about him, and there’s no information as to whether the couple has children or not.
Kathy Kinney News, Interests, Facts
Kathy has loved traveling ever since she could remember, and used her career to travel through Europe, filming in various locations. She has been to a number of countries, from Spain to England.
Kathy is also a published author, having co-written the book “Queen of Your Own Life: The Grown-up Woman’s Guide to Claiming Happiness and Getting the Life You Deserve”, with Cindy Ratzlaff, published in March 2010.
Kathy is allergic to cheese, which is one of the rarest allergies in the world.
|Full Name||Kathy Kinney|
|Date Of Birth||November 3, 1954|
|Profession||Stand-up comedian, Actor|
|Education||University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point|
|Parents||Marian Kinney, Harold Kinney|
|Awards||TV Land "Co-Worker You're Least Likely to Invite Out for Happy Hour" Award|
|Movies||Parting Glances, Scrooged, Three Fugitives, Stanley & Iris, Arachnophobia, This Boy's Life, Mr. Jones, Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel, Lenny the Wonder Dog|
|TV Shows||Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza, Drew Carey's Green Screen Show, The Drew Carey Show, 3 South, Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot|
Social profile links
|1||Between 2009 and 2010, she reprised her role as Mimi Bobeck on 2 episodes of The Price Is Right (1972) with Drew Carey.|
|2||Best friends with Drew Carey.|
|3||Best known by the public for her role as Mimi Bobeck on The Drew Carey Show (1995).|
|4||Release of her book, "Queen of Your Own Life: The Grown-up Women's Guide to Claiming Happiness and Getting the Life You Deserve" by Kathy and 'Cindy Ratzlaff'. [March 2010]|
|5||Allergic to cheese|
|6||Appeared as a dog trainer in the very first episode of The Larry Sanders Show (1992).|
|7||In the early 1980s she was a secretary at WCBS-TV in New York while she pursued her comedic acting/improvisation career.|
|Baby Daddy||2016||TV Series||Judy|
|The Secret Life of the American Teenager||2009-2013||TV Series||Bunny / Butcher Shop Lady|
|The Penguins of Madagascar||2009-2011||TV Series||Rhonda|
|Love Bites||2011||TV Series||Karen (segment "Not to Speak")|
|Working Class||2011||TV Series||Dot|
|My Name Is Earl||2007||TV Series||Officer Bowman Officer Bobbi Bowman|
|Lenny the Wonder Dog||2005||Lisa Lathers|
|Al Roach: Private Insectigator||2004||Short||Betty Earwiggins|
|A Scooby-Doo! Christmas||2004||TV Short||Sheriff Ellen Perkins|
|The Drew Carey Show||1995-2004||TV Series||Mimi Bobeck Mimi Bobeck Carey|
|Fillmore!||2003||TV Series||O'Farrell's Mom|
|What's New, Scooby-Doo?||2002||TV Series||Sheriff Ellen Perkins|
|Rock & Roll Back to School Special||2001||TV Movie||Mimi Bobeck (Money) Carey|
|Nikki||2001||TV Series||Vegas Woman|
|Behind the Seams||2000||Freddie|
|Norm||1999-2000||TV Series||Mimi Bobeck Carey / Betty|
|Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel||2000||Red Neck Nurse|
|Picking Up the Pieces||2000||Mrs. Tattler|
|The Hughleys||1999||TV Series||Mimi Bobeck Carey|
|Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot||1999||TV Series||Jenny the Monkey (voice, as Kathryn Kinney)|
|Chicken Soup for the Soul||1999||TV Series|
|Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place||1998||TV Series||Mimi Bobeck|
|The Brian Benben Show||1998||TV Series||The Facilitator|
|General Hospital||1998||TV Series||Waitress|
|Coach||1997||TV Series||Mimi Bobeck|
|Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman||1996||TV Series||Katie Banks|
|Runway One||1995||TV Movie||Proprietor of Motel|
|Grace Under Fire||1995||TV Series||Nurse|
|Boy Meets World||1995||TV Series||Rifkin|
|Full House||1995||TV Series||Mrs. Bedrosian|
|Bakersfield P.D.||1994||TV Series||Mrs. Blaisher|
|Mr. Jones||1993||Homeless Lady|
|Fallen Angels||1993||TV Series||Mrs. Sullivan|
|This Boy's Life||1993||Marian|
|Step by Step||1992||TV Series||The Proctor|
|The Larry Sanders Show||1992||TV Series||Dog Trainer|
|Cruel Doubt||1992||TV Mini-Series||Skeptical Neighbor|
|The Linguini Incident||1991||Denise|
|Dream On||1991||TV Series||Nora|
|Newhart||1989-1990||TV Series||Miss Goddard|
|Stanley & Iris||1990||Bernice|
|Promised a Miracle||1988||TV Movie||Cindy Wilson|
|Inherit the Wind||1988||TV Movie||Woman at Depot|
|A Love Letter to Tom Waits: The Life of Chris Roberts-Antieau||2011||Documentary||Herself|
|Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza||2011||TV Series||Herself|
|The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson||2006-2010||TV Series||Herself|
|Good Morning America||2010||TV Series||Herself|
|The Price Is Right||2009-2010||TV Series||Mimi Bobeck|
|Patriot Act: A Jeffrey Ross Home Movie||2005||Documentary||Herself|
|TV Guide Close Up: From Comedy Club to Primetime||2004||TV Movie documentary||Herself|
|Green Screen Show||2004||TV Series||Herself|
|Hollywood Squares||1999-2003||TV Series||Guest Appearance / Mimi|
|Pyramid||2002||TV Series||Herself - Celebrity|
|The Rosie O'Donnell Show||1997-2001||TV Series||Herself|
|Improv All Stars||2001||TV Special||Herself|
|The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn||2000||TV Series||Herself|
|In the Life||2000||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|Business of Acting||2000||Video documentary||Herself|
|Jeopardy!||1999||TV Series||Herself - Celebrity Contestant|
|The 26th Annual American Music Awards||1999||TV Special||Herself|
|The 25th Annual American Music Awards||1998||TV Special||Herself|
|The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Drew Carey||1998||TV Movie||Herself|
|Whose Line Is It Anyway?||1998||TV Series||Herself|
|Space Ghost Coast to Coast||1998||TV Series||Herself|
|Late Show with David Letterman||1997||TV Series||Herself - Guest|
|The Daily Show||1997||TV Series||Herself|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||1996||TV Series||Herself|
|The 18th Annual CableACE Awards||1996||TV Special||Herself - Presenter|
|TV's Greatest Sidekicks||2004||TV Special|
|50 Most Wicked Women of Primetime||2004||TV Movie documentary||Mimi Bobeck - The Drew Carey Show|
|2008||TV Land Award||TV Land Awards||Co-Worker You're Least Likely to Invite Out for Happy Hour||The Drew Carey Show (1995)|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia