Kathy Najimy Biography

Kathy Najimy is an actor, director, writer, producer, and activist known for her memorable performances in over 25 films and over 100 television projects.

Najimy is very proud to have been named Ms. Magazine Woman of the Year and The NY Lily Award for Actress/Activist of the Year 2016.

Najimy is internationally known for her award-winning portrayal of Sister Mary Patrick in the "Sister Act" films, "Hocus Pocus", "Rat Race", Pixar’s Oscar and Golden Globe winning "WALL-E", "Madea Christmas", "Say Uncle", "Hope Floats", "Zack and Reba", "Soapdish", "The Hard Way", "The Wedding Planner", "Jeffrey", "The Big K", "Blowtorch, Clutter", "Jungle Book", "Brother Bear", "The Guilt Trip" with Barbra Streisand and more.

Najimy starred as a series regular on A&E’s cop show, “Unforgettable” as the Captain of the "NYPD Major Crimes". She currently frequents the TV show "Younger" and HBO’s “Veep” as Wendy.

She voiced Peggy Hill for fourteen seasons on the Emmy Award-winning “King of the Hill”, for which she received several awards, and starred as Olive on NBC’s Veronica’s Closet for 3 seasons with Kirstie Alley, and was a series regular on "Numb3rs" and "The Big C."

In the theater, Najimy starred as legendary “Mae West” in the hit Broadway play Dirty Blonde, and later at The Old Globe Theatre (Outer Critics Circle Best Actress).

Najimy wrote and starred in "The Kathy and Mo Show", with Mo Gaffney, her long-running feminist comedy off Broadway play, which became two award-winning hit HBO specials. Najimy co-created and directed the acclaimed off-Broadway hit Back to Bacharach and David, directed and co-wrote "These Girls" with Olivia Wilde, Chelsea Handler, Zosia Mamet, Amy Schumer, Debra Messing, Amy Poehler and Gabby Sidibe, as well as several other stage projects.

As a proud feminist and social justice advocate, Najimy has been recognized with numerous honors for her enthusiastic work supporting women’s, girls and LGBT rights, AIDS, animal rights, and reproductive rights. She frequently travels the country as a keynote speaker on these issues. She is currently helping helm the movement to reverse the ban on Immigrants, preserve reproductive rights, abolish the NYC carriage horses, and reintroduce the ERA.

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Kathy Najimy Videos

The State of Women Rights - Kathy Najimy - YouTube
Kathy Najimy, When Did It Start For You? - YouTube

How to book Kathy Najimy?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kathy Najimy for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Kathy Najimy, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kathy Najimy or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Kathy Najimy?

Booking fees for Kathy Najimy, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kathy Najimy, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Kathy Najimy?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kathy Najimy for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kathy Najimy for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kathy Najimy or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kathy Najimy or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Kathy Najimy is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Health, Social Activism and Social Issues. The estimated speaking fee range to book Kathy Najimy for live events is $20,000 - $30,000, and for virtual events $20,000 - $30,000. Kathy Najimy generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Joan Lunden, Erin Brockovich and Lisa Leslie. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kathy Najimy for an upcoming event.

Kathy Najimy Videos

The State of Women Rights - Kathy Najimy - YouTube
Kathy Najimy, When Did It Start For You? - YouTube

Kathy Najimy Speaking Topics

  • Women & Body Image

  • Women Supporting Each Other, Locally & Globally

  • Advocating for Rights

How to book Kathy Najimy?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kathy Najimy for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Kathy Najimy, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kathy Najimy or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Kathy Najimy?

Booking fees for Kathy Najimy, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kathy Najimy, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Kathy Najimy?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kathy Najimy for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kathy Najimy for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kathy Najimy or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kathy Najimy or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Kathy Najimy is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Health, Social Activism and Social Issues. The estimated speaking fee range to book Kathy Najimy for live events is $20,000 - $30,000, and for virtual events $20,000 - $30,000. Kathy Najimy generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Joan Lunden, Erin Brockovich and Lisa Leslie. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kathy Najimy for an upcoming event.

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