2016 Bombeck workshop keynoter
Kathy Kinney, who may best be known for her iconic role as “Mimi” on the ABC hit series The Drew Carey Show, has appeared in dozens of TV shows including Lois and Clark, The Newhart Show, The Larry Sanders Show, Seinfeld, Whose Line Is It Anyway, My Name Is Earl, The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Fargo (season 2). She has appeared in such films as Parting Glances, Scrooged, Three Fugitives, Stanley & Iris, This Boy’s Life and Arachnophobia. With her background in improvisational comedy, she has performed extensively in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand, Caesars Palace and the Mirage with Drew Carey and the Improv All-Stars as well as tours with the USO in Saudi Arabia, Iraq and the Persian Gulf. She is the co-author, along with her 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? She also co-created a page-a-day calendar featuring Queenisms, which are short inspirational sayings combined with vintage photos. Kathy is the star and co-producer of the award-winning website for children MrsP.com, which promotes creativity, literacy and the joy of reading. She is also an education ambassador for Skype.