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Kathy Najimy is one of the contestants in Season 2 of Food Network's culinary reality competition series "Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off."

For fourteen seasons Kathy Najimy provided the voice of Peggy Hill on the Emmy Award-winning FOX animated series "King of the Hill" (Annie Award and two Women in Film awards) and for three seasons she performed opposite Kirstie Alley as Olive on NBC's "Veronica's Closet" (American Comedy Award. Najimy is also known internationally for her portrayal of
Kathy Najimy in "Five"
Kathy Najimy Five
Sister Mary Patrick in the blockbuster hits "Sister Act" and "Sister Act 2" (ACA Awards, and Hollywood Press discovery of the Year Award). Kathy was heard in Pixar's Oscar-winning hit "Wall-E" and Disney's "Tinkerbell."

Najimy starred on Broadway and was critically acclaimed for her portrayal of Mae West in "Dirty Blonde" (Outer Critics Award) — and also appeared on Broadway in the first productions of "The Vagina Monologues." Her original off-Broadway hit: play "The Kathy and Mo Show: Parallel Lives and The Dark Side" garnered her Mo Obie and Cable Ace awards for both the plays and HBO specials.

In 2008 Najimy starred as series regular, Millie Finch the saucy head of the University, on the CBS drama series "Numb3rs." More recently, Kathy was seen on "Desperate Housewives," "Drop Dead Diva," "Ugly Betty" and the hysterical "RuPaul's Drag Race."

In addition to the "Sister Act" movies, Najimy has appeared in over twenty films including a starring role in "Hocus Pocus" and "Rat Race," "Hope Floats," "Nevada," "Cats Don't Dance," "Zack and Reba," "This Is My Life," "The Fisher King," "Say Uncle" (Best Actress at Philadelphia Film Festival), "Soapdish," "The Hard Way" and "Step Up 3D," with cameo appearances in "It's Pat," "The Wedding Planner," "Jeffrey," "The Big K," Margaret Cho's "Bam Bam and Celeste" and "2 Sisters."

For television, Najimy received critical acclaim for her 3-part arc on "Chicago Hope," Disney's "The Scream Team" and FOX's special "Cinderelmo." With Tim Curry, she performed the opening musical number of the 1995 Academy Awards. She starred in "In Search of Dr. Seuss" and appeared in the TV series "She TV," "Fool for Love," "Early Edition," "Clueless," "That's So Raven" and several episodes of "Ellen." She is shamefully proud of the gold chip she won as the tournament champion on "Celebrity Poker Showdown" and the $100,000 she won to benefit V-day. She was also the final championship winner on CBS's "Game Show Marathon" with the $100,000 grand prize going to at-risk teenage girls.

Najimy has directed several projects including an off-Broadway musical, "Back to Bacharach and David," which she also created and was recently produced in Hollywood to rave reviews. Najimy has also directed several one-woman shows.

For her 20 years of AIDS activism, she has been honored with the L.A. Shanti's Founder Award as well as the L.A. Gay Center's Distinguished Achievement Award. As a proud Lebanese American Najimy has received awards from the ACC and The ADC.

Najimy has posed twice for PETA's popular campaign, "I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur," and in 2000, she received PETA's Humanitarian of the Year Award from Paul McCartney.

She contributed to the Random House book "The Choices We Made," (released on the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade), and on tape, voiced Wally Lamb's novel "She's Come Undone." She has been the keynote speaker for over 50 humanitarian organizations all across the country.

Najimy is proud to have been voted Ms Magazine's' "Woman of the Year 2005."

Najimy lives in New York with her husband, actor/singer Dan Finnerty (The Dan Band), their glorious daughter Samia, and their dogs: Petey and Princess.


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Age: 59 years old
Birthday: February 6, 1957
Height: 5' 6"
Full Name / Real Name: Kathy Ann Najimy
Birthplace: San Diego, CA
Husband: Dan Finnerty (8/8/1998, 1 child)

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