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Kathy Najimy

Award-Winning Actress & Activist
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Biography

We know her for her hilarious comedy in over 25 films, including the blockbusters Sister Act, Hocus Pocus and Rat Race. She is known for voicing Peggy on King of the Hill and is a sought after director, currently producing a series for HBO based on The Women’s Movement, and created a Broadway Show for Gloria Steinem for Lincoln Center Theater 2015. Najimy is currently recurring on HBO's Veep, and debuted in the entire last season of The Big C as Laura Linney’s character’s therapist. She has even invented a garment for women! But there is much more talent brimming beneath the surface of actress Kathy Najimy.

As the Ms. Magazine Woman of the Year, she has been called a "social action hero." Always on the frontlines of progressive social causes, she is driven by her own desire to see all living things treated equitably: "First and foremost, I'm a feminist. And basically that stems from a strong belief that all people and creatures deserve equal opportunity, rights and respect."

A dynamic force, she has been a vocal supporter of women, girls and LGBT rights. Speaking out against sexism, racism and homophobia — she shares an idealism that we are all equal, connected by our sense of common humanity. An inspiration to anyone who believes in making a difference, Najimy has led the way for AIDS activism for 20 years and was awarded the PETA Humanitarian of the Year Award, presented by Sir Paul McCartney.

Delightful and warm, Kathy Najimy shares her message with candor and refreshing humor. Her belief in social justice and advocacy encourages audiences to work toward making the world a better place.

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Topics

Advocating for Rights

Women Supporting Each Other, Locally & Globally

Women & Body Image

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