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Kathy Najimy Awards And Nominations

Kathy Najimy is an American actress and activist. She is best known for her roles in the films Soapdish (1991), Sister Act (1992), Hocus Pocus (1993), Hope Floats (1998), The Wedding Planner (2001), and Rat Race (2001), as well as her portrayal of Olive Massery on the NBC sitcom Veronica’s Closet (1997–2000) and for voicing Peggy Hill on the animated television series King of the Hill (1997–2010).



Samia (née Massery; 1928-2015) and Fred Najimy, an American postal worker, gave birth to their daughter, Kathy Najimy, on February 6, 1957, in San Diego, California. Her mother was of Lebanese descent, while her father was an American postal worker.

Kathy Najimy
Kathy Najimy

In 1946, her mother made the journey over the ocean from Lebanon to the United States.



Her upbringing was Maronite Catholic, and she received her education at Crawford High School. At the age of 14, her father passed away. She attended San Diego State University and received her degree there in 1995.



The Kathy and Mo Show, a feminist comedy play written by Najimy and Mo Gaffney, made its debut in 1986 and went on to have three successful runs in New York City. The show also spawned two HBO specials, titled Parallel Lives and The Dark Side.


Kathy Najimy Awards And Nominations

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA

1994Nominee
Saturn Award
Best Supporting Actress
Hocus Pocus (1993)

American Comedy Awards, USA

1994Nominee
American Comedy Award
Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)
1993Winner
American Comedy Award
Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Sister Act (1992)

Annie Awards

2001Winner
Annie
Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Female Performer in an Animated Television Production
King of the Hill (1997)
– As the voice of “Peggy Hill”. For episode “Luanne, Virgin 2.02”.
1998Nominee
Annie
Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Female Performer in an Animated Television Production
King of the Hill (1997)
For playing “Peggy Hill”.

CableACE Awards

1995Winner
CableACE
Performance in a Comedy Special
The Kathy & Mo Show: The Dark Side (1995)
Shared with:Mo Gaffney
Comedy Special
The Kathy & Mo Show: The Dark Side (1995)
Shared with:Mo Gaffney (co-executive producer/writer)
Paula Mazur (producer)
Dean Parisot (director)
1993Winner
CableACE
Performance in a Comedy Special
The Kathy & Mo Show: Parallel Lives (1991)
Shared with:Mo Gaffney
Nominee
CableACE
Writing an Entertainment Special
The Kathy & Mo Show: Parallel Lives (1991)
Shared with:Mo Gaffney

MTV Movie + TV Awards

1993Nominee
MTV Movie Award
Best Breakthrough Performance
Sister Act (1992)

Online Film & Television Association

2005Nominee
OFTA Television Award
Best Voice-Over Performance
King of the Hill (1997)
2004Nominee
OFTA Television Award
Best Voice-Over Performance
King of the Hill (1997)
2001Winner
OFTA Television Award
Best Voice-Over Performance
King of the Hill (1997)
1998Winner
OFTA Television Award
Best Supporting Actress in a Series
Veronica’s Closet (1997)
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Veronica’s Closet (1997)
Tied with Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Seinfeld (1989)
Nominee
OFTA Television Award
Best Voice-Over Performance
King of the Hill (1997)
For playing “Peggy Hill”.

Viewers for Quality Television Awards

1996Nominee
Q Award
Best Recurring Player
Chicago Hope (1994)

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