Mimi Kennedy is an actress with five decades of experience on stage and screen.
Mimi Kennedy is best know for her on-screen work in television and film. Mimi recently starred in the World Premiere of PRU PAYNE in a return to the stage almost a decade in the making.
Read about the recording sessions for the audiobook with legendary producer John Boylan.
Taken to the Stage
THE EDUCATION OF AN ACTRESS
A new edition of Mimi’s out-of-print mid-career memoir, TAKEN TO THE STAGE – THE EDUCATION OF AN ACTRESS is now available in paperback, ebook and on Audible.
In the course of her own story, Mimi shows us that being an actor and storyteller is a fruitful way to develop as a human being.
Mimi participated in The Hollywood, Health & Society‘s #RethinkAging video campaign to encourage more stories to be told about older adults. The initiative is in partnership with the University of Southern California Annenberg’s Norman Lear Center.
Return to the Stage | Mimi Kennedy is Pru Payne
March & April, 2023 at Arizona Theatre Company
Pru Payne is the 2022 winner of the Edgerton Foundation New Play Award and was written by Pulitzer Prize nominee Steven Drukman. It is a remarkable, funny, and emotional journey about the evolution of love and identity in the face of memory loss that will be directed by Sean Daniels.
Mimi Kennedy has been an active presence on our tv screens since the 1970’s. Her most notable TV roles are Marjorie Armstrong on MOM and Abby O’Neil on Dharma & Greg. Recently Mimi could be seen in guest roles on Grace & Frankie , The Goldbergs , and In The Dark.
Kennedy ignited her acting career on stage opposite TV legend Sid Caesar in Neil Simon’s “Last Of The Red Hot Lovers,”along with Doris Roberts, who became a friend and mentor. Kennedy was active in the NYC theatre scene in the 1970’s, cast in plays like Jim Steinman’s “Das Rheingold” and Andy Warhol’s “Pork” – a role she left due to reasons recounted in her mid-life memoir “Taken to the Stage: The Education of an Actress.”
Her Broadway debut was as the Pink Lady Jan in the original run of “Grease.” She was also a member of the original touring production of the “National Lampoon Show.”
Steinman would become a life-long friend and Warhol, at least in her case, would be proven wrong about fame. She achieved some that has lasted longer than 15 minutes.