Kathy Ann Najimy is an American actress, comedian, writer and activist. She is best known for her roles in the films Sister Act, Hocus Pocus, and Rat Race. She has also lent her voice to hundreds of animated television shows and movies.
About Kathy Najimy in brief
Kathy Ann Najimy is an American actress, comedian, writer and activist. She is best known for her roles in the films Sister Act, Hocus Pocus, and Rat Race as well as her portrayal of Olive Massery on the NBC sitcom Veronica’s Closet. She has also lent her voice to hundreds of animated television shows and movies, including BoJack Horseman, Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure, American Dad!, Hercules, Pepper Ann, and played a role in the Nightmare Ned video game. She was born on February 6, 1957, in San Diego, California, the daughter of Lebanese American parents Samia and Fred NajimY, a postal worker. Her first major role was as Sister Mary Patrick in the 1992 comedy Sister Act. In 2001, she co-starred in the hit comedy film Rat Race alongside John Cleese, Rowan Atkinson, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Whoopi Goldberg, Jon Lovitz and Seth Green.
She starred in Pixar’s Academy Award winning film WALL-E and Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas. She appeared in Netflix’s 2018 film Dumplin’ alongside Jennifer Aniston. She stars in Disney Junior’s reboot of The Rocketeer and Amy Poehler’s Duncanville. In 2004, Ms. Magazine’s Woman of the Year gave her their Human Action Award for their Compassionate Action campaign. In 2014, she posed with Toddler Toddler for the book I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur. In 2016, she was a surrogate speaker for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign campaign.