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2022 Bombeck Workshop Faculty Kathy Kinney

Kathy Kinney

Kathy Kinney, who may be known best for her role as Mimi on the hit ABC series, The Drew Carey Show, has appeared in dozens of TV shows and movies. She is the co-author, along with her friend Cindy Ratzlaff, of three books: Queen of Your Own Life: The Grown-up Woman's Guide to Claiming Happiness and Getting the Life You Deserve; Queenisms: 101 Jolts of Inspiration; and Queen of Your Own Life: If Not Now, When? Together, they host a popular Facebook Live Check-In at 3 p.m. (ET) on Thursdays, an outreach that started during the pandemic.

Kathy is the star and co-producer of the children's website,, which promotes creativity, literacy and the joy of reading. With a background in improvisational comedy, she has performed extensively in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand, Caesars Palace and the Mirage with Drew Carey and the Improv All-Star. She also has performed on tours with the USO in Saudi Arabia, Iraq and the Persian Gulf.