Mimi Kennedy’s memoir “Taken To The Stage: The Education of an Actress,” documents her early life and career.
Written in the late 1990’s before the roles for which she is now best known; MOM, Dharma & Greg,In The Loop, & Midnight in Paris.
When first published it was praised for addressing the moral and psychological challenges of an acting career.
“I was raised to go to heaven. That was the main thing…” she begins. With both humor and savvy, Kennedy reveals the complex and inescapable forces that pushed her onto the stage even as a child. Born into an eccentric but practicing Irish-Catholic family, a young Mimi dreamed of becoming an actress or a saint. She turned to the stage as a place to live passionately without consequences, but sex and ambition ruined her chances at canonization and she traded heaven for earthly pursuits. A must read for those considering a career in performing.
In 2021, she recorded the audio version with legendary music producer John Boylan. Mimi has written several pieces related to her activism efforts, especially with and for Progressive Democrats of America. She is currently working on her first novel.