Birth Date: September 25, 1948
Birth Place: Rochester, New York
Notable Films: Pump up the Volume, In the Loop, Due Date, The Five-Year Engagement
Awards: American Television Awards (Best Supporting Actress in a Dramatic Series | Homefront – Nominated)
Mimi Kennedy Biography:
Mimi Kennedy was born in Rochester, New York, the daughter of Nancy and Daniel Kennedy. In 1966 Mimi graduated from Our Lady of Mercy High School, and she had already taken a keen interest in acting. At the age of 12-years-old, she appeared in the theater production of Agatha Christie’s Spider Web as a member of Rochester Community Players. After attending Smith College in Massachusetts, Kennedy began a career on Broadway, starting with the musical Grease.
After this, she took a part on the CBS sitcom Just Friends (1979), starring Stockard Channing. The show lasted only 13 episodes, before being canceled. During the 1980s, Kennedy starred in a number of short-lived sitcoms, but couldn’t seem to get her break. It was the ‘90s when she got her big break, scooping a role in the film Pump up the Volume (1990). This was followed by a key role in the TV drama series Homefront (1991).
Later in her career, she was a regular on the primetime soap opera Savannah and had a recurring role in the hit sitcom Dharma & Greg. She won a role in Erin Brockovich (2000) at the turn of the millennium. She also took parts in some successful movies like In the Loop (2009), Due Date (2010), and The Five-Year Engagement (2012).