Mo Gaffney

Comedian, Actor, Writer
A versatile dark-haired actress and comedian best known for her creative partnership with Kathy Najimy, Mo Gaffney has worked extensively in film and television as well as on stage throughout her career. From her ... Read more »
Born: 11/05/1958 in San Diego, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (40)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Devious Maids 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Melissa & Joey 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

God Bless America 2012 (Movie)

Singing Waitress (Actor)

Absolutely Fabulous: White Box 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Poker Showdown 1996 - 1997, 2001 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ladies Man 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mad About You 1996 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Two Guys and a Girl 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Veronica's Closet 1996 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Absolutely Fabulous 2001 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Run of the House 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Absolutely Fabulous New York Special 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Tracey Ullman's Visible Panty Lines 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Friends 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Normal, Ohio 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Kathy Najimy 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Drop Dead Gorgeous 1999 (Movie)

Terry (Actor)

Happy, Texas 1999 (Movie)

Mrs Bromley (Actor)

The Out-Of-Towners 1999 (Movie)

Paranoid Woman (Actor)

Tracey Takes On... 1995 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Inconceivable 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Basement and the Kitchen 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Absolutely Fabulous: The Last Shout 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wedding Band 1997 (Movie)

Sybil Radzinski (Actor)

Bogus 1996 (Movie)

Travellers Aide (Actor)

Let's Make Sure Everybody Eats '95 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Louie Show 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Shot 1996 (Movie)

Sheila Ricks (Actor)

Kathy and Mo: The Dark Side 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Five Mrs. Buchanans 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mo Show 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Women Aloud 1991 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Absolutely Fabulous 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

London Underground 1990 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Full Wax 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Kathy & Mo Show: Parallel Lives 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Other People's Money 1991 (Movie)

Harriet (Actor)

State of Grace 1990 (Movie)

Maureen (Actor)

Jailbait (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (1)

She Tv 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Other Writer
Producer (1)

The Mo Show 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

A versatile dark-haired actress and comedian best known for her creative partnership with Kathy Najimy, Mo Gaffney has worked extensively in film and television as well as on stage throughout her career. From her feature debut, portraying Ed Harris' wife in the harrowing organized crime drama "State of Grace" (1990) to far sillier fare like MTV's "Jailbait" (2000), Gaffney has kept audiences entertained with portrayals that range from realistic to riotous. A San Diego native specializing in personality driven feminist comedy, she worked as a performer in her hometown, where she met up with likeminded actress/comedian Kathy Najimy. The two began a fruitful partnership, writing and starring in acclaimed and award-winning productions of "The Kathy and Mo Show". Their initial show, comprised of funny and unexpectedly touching vignettes, ran from 1988 to 1989 Off-Broadway and scored the duo an OBIE. The two made their TV debut as Kathy and Mo with 1991's "The Kathy & Mo Show: Parallel Lives" on HBO. That same year Gaffney furthered her film acting career with a turn in Norman Jewison's "Other People's Money". 1992 saw the thoughtful performer take talk show hosting duties with Comedy Central's daily dose of "Women Aloud". The following year she debuted on Fox owned television stations with the syndicated short-lived talk series "The Mo Show". While her onscreen antics were enjoyed by British viewers of "The Full Wax" (aired in the USA on A&E in 1992) and "Absolutely Fabulous" (aired in the USA on Comedy Central beginning in 1994), American viewers were treated to "Kathy and Mo: The Dark Side", aired on HBO in 1995. In 1996, Gaffney guested on a Halloween episode of "Roseanne", reprising her role as Bo, the obnoxious American wife of Edina (Jennifer Saunders)'s ex-husband on "Absolutely Fabulous" and reteamed with director Jewison in the feature "Bogus". When "Absolutely Fabulous: The Last Shout" (Comedy Central) celebrated the end of the series in 1997, Gaffney contributed her performance as memorably condescending Bo to the festivities.

Relationships

Jake Gaffney

Son
born in 1999

Milestones

2000

Played the prosecutor trying the case of the statutory rape of a 16-year-old girl by her 18-year-old classmate in the MTV TV-movie comedy "Jailbait"

1999

Had a cameo as a paranoid woman in "The Out-of-Towners"

1999

Featured in the acclaimed independent comedy "Happy, Texas"

1999

Acted in the mockumentary "Drop Dead Gorgeous"

1999

Acted in the Off-Broadway production "The Mineola Twins"

1997

Featured in "Absolutely Fabulous: The Last Shout" (aired on Comedy Central in the USA)

1996

Reprised her "Absolutely Fabulous" role on a Halloween-themed episode of "Roseanne"

1996

Reteamed with Jewison on "Bogus"

1995

HBO aired "Kathy and Mo: The Dark Side", filmed from a Los Angeles engagment of the show, co-written by and co-starring Gaffney and Najimy

1994

Contributed material to the short-lived ABC sketch comedy series "SHE TV"

1993

Hosted and executive produced "The Mo Show", a talk show syndicated on Fox owned stations

1992

Portrayed correspondent Taffy Turner as well as working as a writer for "The Full Wax", a program hosted by popular British comedienne Ruby Wax

1992

Guest starred on an episode of "Absolutely Fabulous" (BBC-2). playing the obnoxious American wife of Edina (Jennifer Saunders)'s ex-husband

1992

Hosted the Comedy Central talk show "Women Aloud"

1991

Featured in Norman Jewison's "Other People's Money"

1991

HBO aired "The Kathy & Mo Show: Parallel Lives", based on the duo's Off-Broadway production

1990

Played Ed Harris' wife in the Irish-American crime family story "State of Grace"

1988

Debuted "The Kathy and Mo Show" Off-Broadway, co-written by and co-starring Kathy Najimy

Had a recurring guest role on "Ladies Man" (CBS)

Was a regular on "Normal, Ohio" starring opposite John Goodman playing her gay ex-husband

Played the Buchman's marriage counselor with a recurring role on "Mad About You" (NBC)

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