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Kathy Kinney AKA Mimi on the 'Drew Carey Show' Is 65 Years Old Now and Looks Unrecognizable

Rebelander Basilan
Apr 27, 2020
03:30 A.M.

A lot has changed when Kathy Kinney turned 65 years old. Several years after becoming a household name as "Mimi" on the "Drew Carey Show," Kinney's looks have become unrecognizable.

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Aside from the 1995 show, Kinney's first memorable television was her role as Ms. Goddard on the 1982 show, "Newhart," as shown in her IMDB profile. Kinney's hard work earned her more TV appearances, such as on "Seinfeld," "Grace Under Fire," and "Full House."

Kinney's most notable film roles include mortician Irv Kendall in the 1990 horror-comedy film "Arachnophobia." She also portrayed the role of an obnoxious housekeeper in the 1993 "This Boy's Life."

Kathy Kinney at the Orpheum Theatre on October 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images

Kathy Kinney at the Orpheum Theatre on October 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images

WHAT MADE HER FAMOUS

Of all the shows she was cast in, it was her role in "Drew Carey Show" that made her famous, as reported by AOL. She can be remembered as "Mimi Bobeck," the hilarious and eccentric co-worker of Drew in a department store in Cleveland.

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The seven-time Emmy nominated TV series was a hit in the 1990s, becoming part of the "golden age of television and pinnacle of broadcast TV." After the show ended, Kinney continued acting.

Kinney appeared in more TV shows on NBC, including "My Name is Earl" in 2007. She also had a recurring role in "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" from 2009 to 2013.

Anil Patel, Kathy Kinney, and Luis Camacho at Orpheum Theatre on October 06, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images

Anil Patel, Kathy Kinney, and Luis Camacho at Orpheum Theatre on October 06, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images

TRYING NEW VENTURES

Kinney continued life as a busy woman after all those series. She recently appeared on the ABC Family's "Baby Daddy."

As years passed, Kinney ventured into a new platform in social media for a good cause. She started a YouTube channel as "Mrs. P" who reads children's books and teaches young people about reading and grammar.

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Since the "Drew Carey Show" ended its final season in 2004, Kinney has been hoping for a possible reunion.

Kathy Kinney at Orpheum Theatre on October 4, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images

Kathy Kinney at Orpheum Theatre on October 4, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images

BONDED CAST

Kinney has remained unstoppable. Aside from her new social media activities, she also co-authored the book, "Queen of Your Own Life," as reported by Closer Weekly.

Since the "Drew Carey Show" ended its final season in 2004, Kinney has been hoping for a possible reunion. Most of her co-stars have been leading private lives or working on new TV shows and movies.

Kathy Kinney and Cindy Ratzlaff at Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on December 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. | Photo: Getty Images

Kathy Kinney and Cindy Ratzlaff at Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on December 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. | Photo: Getty Images

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Kinney considered her colleagues as her family as they have shared memories together on set. "We don't get to see each other as often [now], but when we do … you always remember, 'Gee, I love you," Kinney said. "We do still see each other. We are bonded, all of us, forever."

In related news, the death of Drew Carey's wife, Amie Harwick, was ruled as a case of homicide. The new development came from the Los Angeles police.

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