She continued her education at Utah State University where she received her master's degree in writing.
Kinney received her undergraduate degrees in Communication and English from BYU.
While growing up she dreamed of being a teacher.
Kathy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer and Information Sciences at Colgate University in Hamilton New York.
She has over 20 years information and process computer system experience in the consulting, manufacturing and nuclear utility industries.
Kathy is an information technology professional with proficiency in planning, development and maintenance of a variety of business support systems.
At an early age she fell in love with cats.
Her feature film credits include Mr. Jones, This Boy's Life, Arachnophobia, Stanley & Iris, The Linguini Incident, Three Fugitives, Scrooged, and Parting Glances.
In 1986, her friend, Bill Sherwood, wrote the film, Parting Glance, and cast Kinney in the movie. That opportunity led to other job offers.
When she was 15 years old her father became ill and died of emphysema.
Her parents are Marian and Harold Kinney.
She is an only child.
In 1976 Kathy Kinney moved from Stevens Point, Wisconsin to New York City.
She was featured in the Summer 1997 edition of Mode magazine.
Her first pet was a cat. It's name was Felix.
She has battled a weight problem all her life.
She began her career in New York City when she started performing improv at local comedy clubs.
In 1987, Kinney moved to Los Angeles.
Her big break came in 1986 when she starred in Parting Glances, a film that would later be recognized as Best Film at the USA Film Festival that same year.
Kathy is allergic to cheese.
She is 5' 4" (1.63 m) tall.
Mimi Bobeck's character was not meant to be a regular on the show, but was written in after positive public reaction.