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Kathy Kinney

Female
Born Nov 3, 1954

Kathy Kinney is an American actress and comedian. She gained considerable popularity in the late 1990s for playing Mimi Bobeck, the outrageously made-up, flamboyantly vulgar, and vindictive nemesis of Drew Carey on the sitcom The Drew Carey Show. She had been involved with television, feature films, and stage work for years.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1954 Birth Born on November 3, 1954.

TEENAGE

1972 17 Years Old Kinney was born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, the daughter of Marian and Harold Kinney, an automobile dealer, and grew up in an Irish American family. For two years after high school, Kathy Kinney worked for the California Conservation Corps between 1972 and 1974. … Read More

TWENTIES

1976 21 Years Old She attended the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point, and in 1976 moved to New York City, where she found work as a secretary at WCBS-TV. … Read More

THIRTIES

1986 31 Years Old He later wrote a part for her in his 1986 film, Parting Glances. … Read More

FIFTIES

2006 51 Years Old In addition to her television roles, Kinney has also appeared in several movies, including Arachnophobia, Stanley & Iris, Scrooged, Three Fugitives, Lenny the Wonder Dog, and This Boy's Life. In 2006 she visited Iraq with former co-star Drew Carey and his Improv All-Star Team, a series of USO performance for American troops; film of her appearance appears in the documentary Patriot Act by comedian Jeffrey Ross.
2008 53 Years Old In 2008, Kinney became the co-creator and star of MrsP.com, an entertainment website for children. … Read More
On March 24, 2009, Kinney appeared in character as Mimi in the beginning of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. … Read More
2010 55 Years Old In March 2010, Kinney co-authored with Cindy Ratzlaff a book entitled Queen of Your Own Life: The Grown-up Woman's Guide to Claiming Happiness and Getting the Life You Deserve, published by Harlequin. … Read More
2011 56 Years Old Beginning in March 2011, Kinney has appeared in Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza
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