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Kathy Kinney

Despite her role as Mimi on The Drew Carey Show (1995), Kathy Kinney's first memorable television role is generally considered to be the regularly appearing Ms. Goddard, the town librarian on Newhart (1982). Over the years, she has worked hard as a character actress making appearances on several television series including, Seinfeld (1989), Lois &... See full bio »
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 2009-2013 The Secret Life of the American Teenager (TV Series)
Bunny / Butcher Shop Lady
- Interference (2013) ... Bunny
- Money for Nothin' (2013) ... Bunny
- Half Over (2012) ... Bunny
- Regrets (2012) ... Bunny
- I Do and I Don't... (2012) ... Bunny
 2009-2011 The Penguins of Madagascar (TV Series)
- The Hoboken Surprise (2011) ... Rhonda (voice)
- Mort Unbound/Roomies (2009) ... Rhonda (voice)
 2011 Love Bites (TV Series)
Karen (segment "Not to Speak")
- Stand and Deliver (2011) ... Karen (segment "Not to Speak")
 2011 Working Class (TV Series)
- Lunch Lady (2011) ... Dot
 2010 Starter Home (Short)
 2004 A Scooby-Doo! Christmas (TV Short)
Sheriff Ellen Perkins
 2003 Fillmore! (TV Series)
O'Farrell's Mom
- A Forgotten Yesterday (2003) ... O'Farrell's Mom (voice)
 2002 What's New, Scooby-Doo? (TV Series)
Sheriff Ellen Perkins
- Scooby-Doo Christmas (2002) ... Sheriff Ellen Perkins (voice)
 2002 3-South (TV Series)
- Stomach Pump (2002) ... (voice)
 2001 Nikki (TV Series)
Vegas Woman
- Let It Ride (2001) ... Vegas Woman (uncredited)
 2000 Behind the Seams
 1999-2000 Norm (TV Series)
Mimi Bobeck Carey / Betty
- Norm vs. Schoolin' (2000) ... Mimi Bobeck Carey
- Norm Pimps Wiener Dog (1999) ... Betty
 2000 Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel
Red Neck Nurse
 1999 Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot (TV Series)
Jenny the Monkey (voice, as Kathryn Kinney)
 1999 Chicken Soup for the Soul (TV Series)
- The Seed Jar (1999)
 1998 The Brian Benben Show (TV Series)
The Facilitator
- Brian's Got Back: Part 1 (1998) ... The Facilitator
 1998 General Hospital (TV Series)
- Episode dated 2 April 1998 (1998) ... Waitress
 1997 Coach (TV Series)
Mimi Bobeck
 1996 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Katie Banks
- Ghosts (1996) ... Katie Banks
 1995 Runway One (TV Movie)
Proprietor of Motel
 1995 Grace Under Fire (TV Series)
- Emmet Bypass (1995) ... Nurse
 1995 Boy Meets World (TV Series)
- Danger Boy (1995) ... Rifkin
 1995 Full House (TV Series)
Mrs. Bedrosian
- Super Bowl Fun Day (1995) ... Mrs. Bedrosian
 1994 Bakersfield P.D. (TV Series)
Mrs. Blaisher
- Last One Into the Water (1994) ... Mrs. Blaisher
 1993 Mr. Jones
Homeless Lady
 1993 Fallen Angels (TV Series)
Mrs. Sullivan
- The Quiet Room (1993) ... Mrs. Sullivan
 1993 Seinfeld (TV Series)
- The Handicap Spot (1993) ... Bystander
 1993 This Boy's Life
 1992 Step by Step (TV Series)
The Proctor
- S.A.T. Blues (1992) ... The Proctor
 1992 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series)
Dog Trainer
- What Have You Done for Me Lately? (1992) ... Dog Trainer
 1992 Cruel Doubt (TV Movie)
Skeptical Neighbor
 1991 The Linguini Incident
 1991 Dream On (TV Series)
- Play Melville for Me (1991) ... Nora
 1991 Tagteam (TV Movie)
 1990 Grand (TV Series)
- Lady Luck (1990) ... Marge
 1990 Stanley & Iris
 1989 Three Fugitives
 1988 Scrooged
IBC Nurse
 1988 Promised a Miracle (TV Movie)
Cindy Wilson
 1988 Inherit the Wind (TV Movie)
Woman at Depot
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Music video for "Dynamite" by Jermaine Jackson (1983). See more »

Alternate Names:

Kathryn Kinney | Mimi


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Best known by the public for her role as Mimi Bobeck on The Drew Carey Show (1995). See more »


Frequently played an overweight woman, with a high, but unstable self-esteem. See more »

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