Mimi Kennedy is a sought after American actress working in film, television and theatre. She has the ability to take characters from the pages of a script and bring them to life with ease and believability. Kennedy’s film work is as diverse as the actress herself from her portrayal of the Asst. Secretary of State in Armando Iannucci’s IN THE LOOP to a woman suffering with cancer in Steven Soderbergh’s ERIN BROKOVICH or as Helen in Woody Allen’s MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, Kennedy’s range is vast.
Kennedy’s television career encompasses both drama and comedy, with starring and recurring roles in multiple series. Most notable is her co-starring role as Abby on the hit television series DHARMA & GREG from 1997 to 2002. In 2013 television roles included the recurring character of Marjorie on CBS’ MOM, a guest starring role on HBO’s VEEP starring opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and ABC’s MISTRESSES. In 2013, the portrayal of Marjorie on MOM garnered her the nomination for best guest performer in a comedy series at the 4th annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards. In 2014, Kennedy was named a series regular on the CBS Award Winning Comedy, MOM.
Kennedy’s acting career began on the stage; her most notable theater credits include acting opposite Sid Caesar as well as her portrayal of Jan in both the original Broadway and National Touring productions of GREASE. Kennedy’s career also extends behind the camera. Her experience includes the role of story editor for KNOTS LANDING during its ninth season and in 2013 as the Executive Producer of the documentary, My Country Is the World & the World Is My Stage.
In addition to Kennedy’s acting career she is also a published author, and playwright. In 1996 her memoir, “Taken to the Stage; The Education of an Actress” received critical praise for her candid and humorous writing style. Kennedy’s one woman play, “Mimi Kennedy Finds Matilda Joslyn Gage”, simultaneously tells the stories of the 19th century suffragist Matilda Joslyn Gage and Kennedy’s personal accounts of her life as a woman coming to age in the baby boomer generation. The one woman show explores the parallels between the lives of the two women and their commitment to political activism and social change.
Kennedy is a versatile creative; she is an actress, author, playwright and political activist. This wealth of personal character is a well of knowledge that allows Mimi Kennedy the ability to perform any role with understanding and depth.
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