is an American actress whose acting career spans multiple decades of television, theater, and film. Born in Rochester, NY, Kennedy first fell in love with acting while performing as a child with The Rochester Community Players. She ignited her professional acting career on stage opposite TV legend Sid Caesar in Neil Simon’s Last Of The Red Hot Lovers. Her Broadway debut was as the Pink Lady ‘Jan’ in the original Broadway run of Grease. Kennedy is best known to television viewers for her role of ‘Marjorie,’ the voice of reason and veteran AA sponsor, on the Chuck Lorre comedy MOM for eight seasons (149 episodes 2013-2021) on CBS. MOM marked the second pairing of Kennedy and Lorre; she portrayed ‘Abby O’Neil’ on the series DHARMA & GREG for five seasons (119 episodes 1997-2002) on ABC. Her most notable films include In the Loop, Midnight in Paris, Pump Up the Volume, Erin Brockovich, Man in the Chair, and The Five-Year Engagement. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband of over 40 years, and they have two children and two grandchildren.