Kathy Najimy

  • Birth Name: Katherine Ann Najimy
  • Birth Place: San Diego, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Writer, Director
Where to Watch

Available to Stream

  • Watch on

Next on TV

Fast Facts

  • Was a member of the Sisters on Stage, a feminist theater group based in San Diego.
  • Cowrote and directed The Kathy and Mo Show, which ran off-Broadway and won an Obie Award; it was later produced as an HBO special.
  • Contributed to the book The Choices We Made: 25 Women and Men Speak Out About Abortion (1991), and was a contributing writer for the play Words of Choice II (2008), a pro-choice theater performance.
  • Was named Ms Magazine's "Woman of the Year" in 2005.
  • Husband Dan Finnerty is the lead singer of the Dan Band, the lewd wedding band featured in Old School.
  • Appeared with her family as contestants on Family Feud in 1981; in 2006, she was a contestant on CBS' Gameshow Marathon, on which Family Feud was played in the season-finale episode.
  • Participates in celebrity poker tournaments.
  • Created the shapewear collection Ch'Arms, which she debuted on HSN in 2010.
  • Is involved in numerous humanitarian efforts, including Project Angel Food and PETA; has been a keynote speaker at many humanitarian organizations.
  • Is an AIDS activist and a gay and lesbian rights activist.
  • Is a vegetarian.


  • Fred Najimy — Father
  • Dan Finnerty — Husband
  • Samia Najimy Finnerty — Daughter
  • Samia Najimy — Mother


  • San Diego State University, San Diego, California, United States (BA in drama)

TV Yearbook

We honor TV's graduating class and freshmen most likely to succeed

Best Movies of 2019 to Stream Right Now

We're halfway through the year; time to catch up!

My News

Sign up and add shows to get the latest updates about your favorite shows - Start Now