Mimi Kennedy’s acting career spans three decades of television, theater and film. She is currently in her 6th season on “Mom” as recently-widowed veteran 12-step sponsor, Marjorie. Her 1st season guest-star appearance in the role garnered her a Critics’ Choice nomination.
Born in Rochester, NY, 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. On “3 Girls 3”, a musical-variety mini-series with Debbie Allen and Ellen Foley, she played opposite Bob Hope, Carl Reiner, Flip Wilson, and Steve Martin (in his prime-time TV debut.) Regular TV series roles followed, as Stockard Channing’s sister In “Just Friends,” Peter Cook’s employer in “The Two of Us,” and Jenna Elfman’s hippie mom in “Dharma & Greg.” As Queen-B Ruth Sloan on “Homefront,” she netted another American Television Critics nomination, this time as Best Supporting Actress in a Drama. She recurred as CIA Director and House Minority Leader in HBO’s “The Brink” and “Veep,” respectively.
Her Broadway debut was as Pink Lady Jan in the original run of “Grease,” and she has performed the 1-woman play about newspaper advice columnist Ann Landers at Pasadena and Cleveland Playhouses.
Her films include “In the Loop,” Midnight in Paris,” “Pump Up the Volume,” “Erin Brockovich,” “Man in the Chair,” and “The Five-Year Engagement.”
A progressive grassroots leader, Kennedy unites nonviolence, world peace, and human rights with a focus on women and children. She is nationally-respected activist on Election Integrity since 2004, advising both local and federal officials about improvements in election transparency, auditabity, accessibility and security.
Her memoir “Taken To The Stage” was praised for addressing the moral and psychological challenges of an acting career. She is currently updating it for paperback release.
She lives in Los Angeles with her husband of 40 years, Larry Dilg, an English teacher. They have two children.
For a complete list of roles and career achievements visit Mimi Kennedy’s IMDB profile.