Kathy Kinney is an American actress who began her acting career as a character actress getting small roles at the beginning. Later, she got recognition after appearing as ‘Mimi Bobeck’ in the sitcom ‘The Drew Carey Show’, where actors like Christa Miller and Craig Ferguson appeared as ‘Kate O’Brien’ and ‘Nigel Algernon Wick’ respectively.
Moreover, she has also worked in several series and dramas including stint regular on ‘Newhart’ as Miss Goddard. Let us scroll below to know more about her personal life and professional life as well as her net worth and body measurements.
Caption: Kathy Kinney in ‘The Drew Carey Show’ along with her show members.
Kathy Kinney: Bio, Family, Education
Kinney has a successful career as a comedian and actress who was born on 3 November 1954. She was born as the daughter of Irish-American parents Marian and Harold Kinney in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, the USA. No information found on her parents and siblings in the media. But her father died while she was 15 years old.
After completing high school, she did a job at the California Conservative Corps. Then she left the six-months Back Country season in Kings Canyon with thousands of dollars in scholarship. In the mid-70s, she joined the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and officially got her degree in 2016. Her early career started after she moved to New York City and worked as a secretary at WCBS-TV. During that time, she worked as a comedian on nights at New York comedy clubs and improved her improvisational comedy skills.
Kathy Kinney: Career & Life Achievements
Her acting career started when she decided to move to Los Angeles while she went there to visit her friends. In the beginning, she worked hard as a character actress in several TV series. It includes ‘Seinfield(season 4)’, ‘Grace Under Fire’, ‘The Larry Sanders Show’, and ‘Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman’. However, she got recognition after getting the role of ‘Mimi Bobeck’ in the sitcom ‘The Drew Carey Show’. The show aired from 1995-2004 where her character is a waddling fat joke. But her weight never seemed to be a point of a fat joke instead her weight has become a typecast because of her weight.
Further, she has also appeared in the shows like ‘Whose Line is It, Anyway?’ and ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’. Also, she has worked in several movies like ‘Stanley & Irish’, ‘Scrooged’, ‘Three Fugitives’, and ‘This Boy’s Life’. Kathy had voiced for the animated series ‘The Penguins of Madagascar’ as ‘Walrus Rhonda’. Additionally, as a writer, she has co-written the book ‘Queen of Your Own Life: The Grown-Up Woman’s Guide to Claiming Happiness and Getting the Life You Deserve’ along with Cindy Ratzlaff in 2010.
Caption: Kathy Kinney with her co-writer Cindy Ratzlaff
In 2019, she has played the role of lunch lady in an episode of ‘American House’. Also, she guest-starred in the series like ‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager’. In addition, she has appeared in the documentary ‘Patriot Act: A Jefferey Ross Home Movie’, a series of USO performances for American troops.
Kathy Kinney: Personal Life & Husband
The comedian has a very successful career which we can find easily. But if coming to her personal life, she has tightened her lips to talk about it publicly. However, she has revealed that she married an unidentified man called Rob. There is no further information on her husband and their marriage date.
She is one of those celebrities who do not like to involve in controversies and rumors. But rather than she has mentioned that throughout her career, she does not prefer to get popular with her weight.
Kathy Kinney: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Talking about her net worth, she has been working in the industry for over decades as an actress and comedian too. Further, she must be making a good amount form her career. She also appeared in the guest roles in several series to talk show. Therefore, her exact income and salary are not available in the media. But her net worth must have an estimation of over $1 million. As an average salary of comedian or actress ranges typically between $49,627 and $69,084.
Kinney seems to be the secretive person who does not like to share information about her through different social media platforms. She does not have any sorts of accounts on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Kathy Kinney: Body Measurements
The actress/comedian has always been disliked being typecast because of her weight. Further, people had always mocked her to lose weight to make your career. Instead, she would answer that my weight might decrease but my talent it won’t. Therefore, she had a heavily built body that stands to an average height around 5 feet 4 inches which helped her to build her career as well.