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Also Known As: Died:
Born: September 25, 1949 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Rochester, New York, USA Profession: actor, story editor, screenwriter, author

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A comic actress who also has excelled as steely, somewhat brittle women in dramas, Mimi Kennedy has been through the network TV wars, appearing in numerous short-lived series while building a reputation as a fine performer. She first won notice playing Jan in the Broadway musical "Grease" and by 1977 joined Debbie Allen and Ellen Foley as "Three Girls Three" (NBC), a critically-praised but short-lived program which was part variety, part sitcom. But it started Kennedy on the series path. She appeared in a supporting role in "Stockard Channing in Just Friends" (CBS, 1979) and was a regular on the short-lived variety program "The Big Show" (NBC, 1980). Kennedy went on to win praise as the career woman who hires Peter Cook to tidy up in the CBS series "The Two of Us" (1981-1982) and as mother to Chad Lowe's teen with tribulations "Spencer" (NBC, 1984-1985) She was married to Richard Libertini in "Family Man" (ABC, 1988) and was sister-in-law to Peter Onorati in "Joe's Life" (ABC, 1993).

A comic actress who also has excelled as steely, somewhat brittle women in dramas, Mimi Kennedy has been through the network TV wars, appearing in numerous short-lived series while building a reputation as a fine performer. She first won notice playing Jan in the Broadway musical "Grease" and by 1977 joined Debbie Allen and Ellen Foley as "Three Girls Three" (NBC), a critically-praised but short-lived program which was part variety, part sitcom. But it started Kennedy on the series path. She appeared in a supporting role in "Stockard Channing in Just Friends" (CBS, 1979) and was a regular on the short-lived variety program "The Big Show" (NBC, 1980). Kennedy went on to win praise as the career woman who hires Peter Cook to tidy up in the CBS series "The Two of Us" (1981-1982) and as mother to Chad Lowe's teen with tribulations "Spencer" (NBC, 1984-1985) She was married to Richard Libertini in "Family Man" (ABC, 1988) and was sister-in-law to Peter Onorati in "Joe's Life" (ABC, 1993).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Gus (2013)
3.
4.
 Due Date (2010)
5.
 Three Gifts, The (2009)
6.
 In the Loop (2009)
7.
 Man in the Chair (2007)
8.
 Erin Brockovich (2000) Laura Ambrosino
9.
 Buddy (1997) Mrs Bowman
10.
 Reasons of the Heart (1996) Celia Barton
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1972:
Stage debut, "The Last of the Red Hot Lovers"
1975:
Broadway debut in "Grease"
1977:
Off-Broadway debut, "Hot Grog"
1977:
TV series debut, NBC's "Three Girls Three"
1979:
Appeared in supporting role on "Stockard Channing in Just Friends" (CBS)
1980:
Cast as regular on the NBC variety series "The Big Show"
1981:
Made TV-movie debut in "Thin Ice" (CBS)
1981:
Landed regular role on the CBS sitcom "The Two of Us"
1984:
Played mother to "Spencer" (NBC)
1986:
Played the mother in "Mr. Boogedy" (ABC) and its 1987 sequel "Bride of Boogedy"
1988:
Cast as series regular on "Family Man" (ABC)
1989:
Feature film debut, "Chances Are"
1991:
Guest starred on "Knots Landing" (CBS); also wrote episode titled "Gone Microfiching"
1991:
Played steely Ruth Sloan on "Homefront" (ABC)
1993:
Co-starred on "Joe's Life" (ABC)
1996:
Appeared as bitchy Eleanor Alexander on the primetime soap "Savannah" (The WB)
1996:
Published memoir <i>Taken to the Stage</i>
1997:
Played recurring role on "Pacific Palisades" (Fox)
1997:
Returned to sitcoms as regular on ABC's "Dharma & Greg"
2000:
Landed featured role in "Erin Brockovich," directed by Steven Soderbergh
2006:
Guest starred on "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)
2008:
Cast as one of the storytellers in the biographical feature "A Single Woman"
2011:
Appeared in Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris"
2012:
Cast opposite Jason Segel and Emily Blunt in romantic comedy "The Five-Year Engagement"
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Education

Smith College: Northampton , Massachusetts - 1970

Notes

Kennedy is a cousin by marriage to actress Ruth Warrick.

"Kennedy makes an excellent soulless meanie." --Ken Tucker in Entertainment Weekly.

"I'm passionate, and I really like intimacy and marriage." --Mimi Kennedy in Soap Opera Digest, February 1997.

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husband:
Lawrence Edwin Dilg. Teacher. Married May 27, 1978.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Daniel Gerald Kennedy.
mother:
Nancy Helen Kennedy.
son:
John Francisco Dilg.
daughter:
Mary Jacinta Dilg.
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Bibliography close complete biography

"Taken to the Stage: The Education of an Actress" Smith and Kraus

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