Best known for acting in “Sister Act”, Kathy Najimy is an American actress, comedian, and activist. The actress is her main identity. She is more famous for appearing in comedy dramas and sitcoms. She started from a comedy play “The Kathy and Mo Show” when she was in her 20s. It opened doors for her and since then, there’s no turning back for her.
She has appeared in many films and comedy series. Some of her popular works as an actress are “Sister Act”, “Hocus Pocus”, and “Descendants”.
She is also an activist and advocate for social change. She raises her voice for women’s rights, Human rights, Animal rights, and so on.
Dig more about the American sensation below:
What Is Age and Height of Kathy Najimy?
Kathy was born on 6th February 1957 in San Diego, California, the USA to Samia Massery and Fred Najimy. The information about her siblings is not revealed as of now. She comes from Lebanese ancestry.
As of 2021, she ages to become 64 years old. Her height is 5 feet 6 inches, which happens to be 1.69 meters.
Talking about her educational background, she graduated from Crawford High School, California. She had a keen interest in acting from a young age.
Career: Movies, Sitcoms, Advocacy and Activism
The 64-year-old actress started her career during the 1980s. She entered this field through her feminist comedy play “The Kathy and Mo Show” in 1986. She worked with Mo Gaffney in the show. It became people’s favorite which made Kathy popular to some people in her first attempt.
Najimy started her career in films in the 1990s. She believed that going from the root level can help her to enhance more knowledge and acting skills. With this belief, she starred in minor roles in films like The Fisher King, Soapdish, This is My Life, The Hard Way. She acted protagonist role in “Sister Act” as sister Mary Patrick in 1992. She again went for “Sister Act 2” where she played the same role. “Sister Act” became a turning point for her career where she gained huge public attention. Her role as Mary Sanderson in Hocus Pocus also drew a lot of appreciation. In 2015, she portrayed the role of Evil Queen in “Descendants”.
Her other film works include “Sesame Street”(1999), “Rat Race”(2001), “Dumplin”(2018), and so on.
The activist-cum-actress has played a number of roles in television as well. Some of her television works are “Chicago Hope”, “Veronica’s Closet”(1997-2002), “Ellen”, “If These Walls Could Talk 2” and so on. Moreover, she has also dubbed her voice to many animations films, and TV shows like “Brother Bear 2”, “The Jungle Book”, “Cat’s Don’t Dance”, “Hercules”, Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure” and many more. Also, she has played the role of Nightmare Ned in a video game.
Kathy is also a big-time activist. She has always been vocal regarding women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, and so on. She runs campaigns for human rights, civil rights, AIDS awareness, and so on. Moreover, she is an advocate against domestic violence, body shaming, animal abuse, etc.
Kathy Najimy Is Mother of Daughter- Name of Husband & Married Life
The bold and versatile lady has had a soothing and consistent life with her partner. She is married to actor and singer Dan Finnerty. The couple is together since they tied their knot on 8th August 1995. They are currently in their 26th year of togetherness. The loyalty and trust of this husband and wife towards each other is really interesting and appreciable.
The love birds welcomed their daughter, Samia Najimy Finnerty on 12th December 1996. According to sources, Samia is a musician by now. She is in the 25th year of her life. The happy family lives in Los Angeles, USA.
Net Worth of Kathy Najimy
There’s no wonder that Kathy had an amazing acting career. We can easily assume that she has accumulated a lot of wealth from her acting. However, a lot of us are curious to find out the exact number of her net worth.
Well, sources have revealed that Kathy owns a net worth of $8 million. Indeed, her acting credits cannot be counted in fingers. Hence, it is too obvious that her net worth is multi-million.
We know that she’s not active in only one field. She has been an amazing actress as well as a voice artist. The average salary of a voice artist in the USA is $33.58 per hour. Since she is an established and much demanded one, she must be earning a lot more than the mentioned range. Moreover, her salary as an actress should also range to be more than $30 per hour as per our estimation.
If she runs a side business of her own and earns from various brand endorsements, that would be a plus point to her net worth. We, as a general people can only imagine how fascinating and luxurious life she should be living with so much of an amount on her ownership.