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2024 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 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?

On their Queen of Your Own Life Facebook page, Kinney and Ratzlaff host “Thursday Check-In,” an outreach event they started during the pandemic.

Kinney, who has a background in improvisational comedy, is also the star and co-producer of the children's website, which promotes creativity, literacy and the joy of reading.