Kathy Kinney
Kathy Kinney
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.
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PREVIEW: ABC Family Monday Night Soaps SECRET LIFE & THE LYING GAME - We Love Soaps
Google News - over 5 years
In "Pomp," the guest stars include Anne Ramsay, Beverley Mitchell, Renee Olstead, Camille Winbush, Allen Evangelista, Amy Rider, L.Scott Caldwell, Tricia O'Kelley, William R. Moses, Johnny Dark, De'Vaughn Nixon, Luke Zimmerman with Kathy Kinney and
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Polka Dots Publishing Collaborating with MrsP.com 3rd Annual Be-A-Famous ... - Business Wire (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Mrs. P is played by Kathy Kinney, best known as Mimi on “The Drew Carey Show.” “I chose Penelope the Purple Pirate for the Top 10 Educational list because of its unique emphasis on diversity in an easy to understand narrative for young children
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PREVIEW: ABC Family Monday Night Soaps SECRET LIFE & THE LYING GAME - We Love Soaps
Google News - over 5 years
In “The Games We Play,” the guest stars include Anne Ramsay, Beverley Mitchell, Renee Olstead, Camille Winbush, Allen Evangelista, Amy Rider, Sinqua Walls, Austin Stowell, Tricia O'Kelley, De'Vaughn Nixon, and Kathy Kinney. With no word from Sutton,
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PREVIEW: ABC Family Monday Night Soaps SECRET LIFE & THE LYING GAME - We Love Soaps
Google News - over 5 years
In “4-1-1,” the guest stars include Anne Ramsay, Philip Anthony-Rodriguez, Renee Olstead, Camille Winbush, L.Scott Caldwell, Sinqua Walls, Jared Kusnitz, Brian George, Robert Gant, Michelle Grant, Luke Zimmerman and Kathy Kinney
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Well-known local artist Chris Roberts-Antieau's story premiering at the ... - AnnArbor.com
Google News - over 5 years
The film includes interviews with a number of her famous fans and collectors, including pianist and singer/songwriter Ben Folds, musician Joe Henry, actress Kathy Kinney (who is best known for her role as Mimi on “The Drew Carey Show”), and many others
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'Love Bites' Episode 1.05 Review: Stand And Deliver - BuzzFocus.com
Google News - over 5 years
... from last night and deliver the goods in each of its three love notes. This Week's Guest Stars: Beau Bridges, Chris Parnell, Tim Bagley, Anna Camp, Cristian De La Fuente, Ben Feldman, Kathy Kinney, Emily Rutherfurd, Steve Talley, and Brian J. White
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MrsP.com Joins Tales2Go Kids' Audio Story Library for Apple Mobile Devices - 1888 Press Release (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
"A lot of fans have asked how they can take Mrs. P with them wherever they go," said TV star Kathy Kinney. "That's why we partnered with Tales2Go" (1888PressRelease) June 07, 2011 - Tales2Go and MrsP.com announced today a new content distribution
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THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER Finale "Or Not To Be" Season 3 Episode 26 - Daemon's TV
Google News - over 5 years
... Amy Rider, L.Scott Caldwell, Grant Harvey, Tricia O'Kelley, William R. Moses, Oliver Muirhead, Jared Kusnitz, Luke Zimmerman, Sarah Hernandez, Annie Tedesco, Randy Wayne with Reid Scott and Kathy Kinney. Special guest star includes Josie Bissett
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Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza previews 'Keys' and 'Clips' (VIDEOS) - Monsters and Critics.com
Google News - almost 6 years
... "True Jackson VP," and even lending his fashion sense and withering commentary to TV Guide's red carpet coverage with Joan Rivers and Melissa Rivers a few years ago. Proops joins Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie and Kathy Kinney - all appearing together
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Bluegrass Association sets the beat in Cato - Auburn Citizen
Google News - almost 6 years
Kathy Kinney, an organizer for the event, said this will be the CNY Bluegrass Association's last showcase until September. The organization holds showcases with open jams on a monthly basis from September through May every year, said Kinney,
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GSN's Carey's Improv-A-Ganza Clips: Cabo San Lucas & Kicking it with a Stripper - Monsters and Critics.com
Google News - almost 6 years
The cast is all top form, as Kathy Kinney, Brad Sherwood, Wayne Brady, and Jonathan Mangum add to the line up. Check out Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza, at 8:00PM ET on GSN. In the first clip, Jeff and Ryan prepare for two singing Hispanic Men in “Cabo
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WHAT'S ON
NYTimes - over 10 years
8 P.M. (Showtime) PATRIOT ACT: A JEFFREY ROSS HOME MOVIE -- They call them the Iraq Pack: a band of comedians armed with jokes and a camcorder on a mission to entertain troops. This feature film follows Mr. Ross (above), Drew Carey, Blake Clark, Kyle Dunnigan and Kathy Kinney, among others, as they muster laughs in the Sunni Triangle -- while
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A Computer? Funny, You Don't Sound Like One
NYTimes - almost 16 years
EVERY day, Tom Glynn has conversations with hundreds of thousands of people. He chats about investments and stock trades with customers of the brokerage firm CSFBdirect. To owners of broken-down bulldozers calling the equipment supplier Caterpillar looking for help, he is unfailingly polite: ''Sorry, I didn't understand. Please say 'locate dealer'
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TELEVISION/RADIO; The Shrinking Life Span of the Black Sitcom
NYTimes - almost 16 years
A RECENT episode of ''The P.J.'s,'' the foam-animated WB series set in the projects, ended with two boys reflecting on the duplicitous ways of their elders. ''Promise me we'll never grow old,'' implores the first. The other replies, ''The statistics are in our favor.'' This acerbic observation on the mortality rate among ghetto youth might just as
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SIGNOFF; Let's See. Billy Mulder? Edgar Simpson? Nah.
NYTimes - over 17 years
So, after all that work and worry, you have finally ushered your offspring into this world. There's just one more agonizing thing to take care of, though, something you have been putting off until beyond the last minute. It's time to name your creation. Nobody ever said writing for television would be easy. ''Coming up with names for your
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TELEVISION; Home Sweet Workplace, Nest of Neuroses
NYTimes - almost 19 years
CARTER, the token gay black male in his office, plans to go on ''Good Morning America'' and embarrass his employer (the Mayor) with a firsthand story of urban racism. Mike, the Deputy Mayor, tries to dissuade him. ''Look, Carter, we're a family here, O.K.? Let's just deal with this problem the way any American family handles a crisis.'' ''And how
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Review/Theater; Three Little Ghouls From School
NYTimes - about 28 years
LEAD: When we first meet Jana, Jena and Jinna Gimmel, the identical triplets who reek mischief in Jeffrey Essmann's madcap comedy ''Triplets in Uniform,'' the scene is Prussia and the year 1919. The simpering adolescent trio has just returned for another semester to the forbidding Kaiserina Wilhelmina School for Girls, whose stern headmistress,
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SCREEN: A COUPLE'S 'PARTING GLANCES'
NYTimes - about 31 years
BILL SHERWOOD'S ''Parting Glances'' begins with a passionate reunion between Michael (Richard Ganoung) and Robert (John Bolger), who are lovers and roommates, and who do not appear to have been separated for longer than a day. Things continue on this same ecstatic note. Robert, it turns out, is being transferred to Africa by his employer. And the
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kathy Kinney
    FIFTIES
  • 2011
    Age 56
    Beginning in March 2011, Kinney has appeared in Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza.
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  • 2010
    Age 55
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Kinney has also been doing guest spots on The Secret Life of the American Teenager.
  • 2009
    Age 54
    She guest starred on The Penguins of Madagascar as Rhonda the walrus, Marlene's disgusting roommate, in the 2009 episode "Roomies".
    More Details Hide Details Rhonda made a second appearance in the episode "The Hoboken Surprise" in 2011.
    On March 24, 2009, Kinney appeared in character as Mimi in the beginning of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
    More Details Hide Details A week later (April Fools' Day), Kinney reprised her role as Mimi during that day's The Price Is Right, hosted by Carey, appearing as a guest model. She repeated the role on April Fool's Day 2010, this time usurping the post of executive producer. She replaced the show's announcer with a man in a monkey suit along with using 4 male models.
  • 2008
    Age 53
    In 2008, Kinney became the co-creator and star of MrsP.com, an entertainment website for children.
    More Details Hide Details Kinney portrays Mrs. P, an eccentric redhead who loves books and reads classic children's stories from her magical library. After nearly two years in development, the site launched in beta on November 10, 2008.
  • 2006
    Age 51
    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: A Jeffrey Ross Home Movie.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1986
    Age 31
    He later wrote a part for her in his 1986 film, Parting Glances.
    More Details Hide Details Armed with the success of Parting Glances, Kinney visited friends in Los Angeles, and decided to permanently move there to pursue a career in acting. In L.A., Kinney worked hard as a character actress, getting small roles in various TV series such as Seinfeld (Season 4, Episode 22, "The Handicap Spot)", Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (with Drew Carey, with whom she would work again in The Drew Carey Show), Grace Under Fire, Full House, The Larry Sanders Show, and My Name Is Earl. Her first memorable television role is generally considered her regular stint on Newhart as Ms. Goddard, the town librarian (1989–1990). Kinney has avoided auditions for what she calls "the heavy-girl roles". Critics occasionally grumble that Mimi, her character on The Drew Carey Show, is a waddling fat joke, but her weight has never seemed to be the point of a fat joke. "One time I had to say to Drew, 'Aw, you're just fat,' as the ultimate put-down. I personally don't like it, but if fat jokes slip in because they're funny, I don't care." She is, however, less comfortable about being typecast because of her weight. "Once in a while I would lose some weight, just by accident, and someone would say to me, 'You're going to diet yourself out of a career,'" she says. "And I tell them, 'I'm losing weight, not my talent.'
  • TWENTIES
  • 1976
    Age 21
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Her boss enjoyed hunting, and sometimes she chatted with him about his hunting trips, occasionally quipping, "So, did you kill anything this week?" She used this experience to inspire herself for the role of Mimi. During this time at WCBS she also worked nights at New York comedy clubs to improve her improvisational comedy skills. This eventually led to a job teaching improv classes. One such class had in its attendance Bill Sherwood, a director.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1972
    Age 17
    For two years after high school, Kathy Kinney worked for the California Conservation Corps between 1972 and 1974.
    More Details Hide Details After completing a six-month Back Country season in Kings Canyon, she left the program with thousands of dollars in scholarships.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1954
    Born
    Born on November 3, 1954.
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