Kathy Najimy: Who is she? All about the Celebrity Family Feud contestant

On August 14, a new batch of famous competitors will appear on episode 6 of the popular game show Celebrity Family Feud. In the first round of this episode’s competition, Kristin Chenoweth and Kathy Najimy will face off, while in the second round, the casts of My Unorthodox Life and Summer House will fight against one another. First round’s Kathy Najimy, 65, is an accomplished actor, director, writer, producer, and activist who has appeared in over 25 motion pictures and more than 100 television shows.

Celebrities that appear on Celebrity Family Feud compete in a lighthearted quiz show with their nearest relatives. It’s interesting to note that the audience members also respond to the questions, and for the celebrity to win, their responses must agree with the celebrity’s.

The show’s official synopsis is as follows:

“The sixth season of this talk show is being hosted by stand-up comedian, actor, author, and Emmy┬« Award winner Steve Harvey! In the renowned game show, famous people and members of their direct families or extended TV families compete to name the most popular answers to questions that were asked of 100 participants in order to win money for a charity of their choice.”

Actor, activist, and star of Celebrity Family Feud Kathy Najimy

65-year-old California’s San Diego is the birthplace of Kathy Najimy. Najimy, a Maronite Catholic who was raised, graduated from San Diego State University after attending Crawford High School. With movies like The Fisher King, Soapdish, This Is My Life, The Hard Way, etc., she launched her film career in 1990. Sister Mary Patrick was her first significant role, appearing in the 1992 comedy Sister Act.

As the Captain of the NYPD Major Crimes, Najimy also played the lead role in Unforgettable, a regular cop show on A&E. She has recently appeared on TV in Younger and HBO’s Veep. For fourteen seasons on the Emmy Award-winning King of the Hill, Najimy was recognised with numerous honours for portraying Peggy Hill. She also co-starred as Olive for three seasons alongside Kirstie Alley on NBC’s Veronica’s Closet, and she was a regular on the shows Numbers and The Big C.

In the theatre community, Nijamy portrayed the illustrious character of Mae West in the smash Broadway production of Dirty Blonde.

The Celebrity Family Feud contestant has co-written two critically acclaimed smash HBO specials for The Kathy and Mo Show with Mo Gaffney.

On the other side, Najimy has done some admirable work as an activist. The performer, who identifies as a feminist, has received multiple awards for her efforts to advance the rights of women, girls, LGBT+ people, and AIDS victims, among other groups. She is also actively leading campaigns to end the immigration ban, uphold reproductive rights, get rid of the NYC carriage horses, and bring back the ERA.

The Ms. Magazine Woman of the Year award and the NY Lily Award for Actress/Activist of the Year were given to the activist in 2016. She currently resides in New York City with her husband, The Dan Band’s Dan Finnerty, and their daughter, singer-songwriter-actress Samia.

The sixth episode of Celebrity Family Feud will air on ABC on August 14 at 8:00 PM ET.

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