Mo Gaffney

Mo Gaffney

Highest Rated: 81% Happy, Texas (1999)

Lowest Rated: 15% Desperados (2020)

Birthday: Nov 5, 1958

Birthplace: San Diego, California, USA

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.

Highest rated movies

Happy, Texas
Dog Days Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Drop Dead Gorgeous
Other People's Money




15% 30% Desperados Principal Judy (Character) - 2020
62% 76% Dog Days Mayor Velez (Character) $6.8M 2018
58% 41% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Bo (Character) $4.8M 2016
No Score Yet 98% Quality Problems Dr. Daly (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Holiday Road Trip Unknown (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 60% 12 Wishes of Christmas Mom (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 57% Jailbait Lydia Stone (Character) - 2000
81% 55% Happy, Texas Mrs. Bromley (Character) $1.9M 1999
No Score Yet 60% My X-Girlfriend's Wedding Reception Sybil Radzinsky (Character) - 1999
46% 75% Drop Dead Gorgeous Terry Macy, State Pagent (Character) $10.6M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inconceivable Rachel (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Shot Sheila Ricks (Character) - 1996
31% 46% Other People's Money Harriet (Character) $24.2M 1991


No Score Yet No Score Yet Caroline & Friends: The Game Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Caroline & Friends Guest 2018
58% 91% The Mick Rita (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 59% 2 Broke Girls Elaine (Guest Star) 2016
93% 90% Veep Deborah (Guest Star) 2015
96% 87% Brooklyn Nine-Nine Dr. Susman (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 86% Baby Daddy Hermione (Guest Star) 2014
78% 69% Marry Me Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
56% 38% Bad Teacher Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 75% Melissa & Joey Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
32% 61% Super Fun Night Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 58% Mike & Molly Helen (Guest Star) 2013
81% 87% Hart of Dixie Cameron Lynch (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 84% House of Lies Principal Gita (Guest Star) 2012
82% 80% Shameless Christine Dowling (Guest Star) 2011
97% 95% Justified Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 85% Ghost Whisperer Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
13% No Score Yet Run of the House Unknown (Character) 2003-2004
96% 94% Absolutely Fabulous Bo (Character) 1992 2002-2003
No Score Yet 77% That '70s Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2001-2003
58% 100% 8 Simple Rules Unknown (Guest Star) 2002-2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
67% 94% Friends The Casting Director (Guest Star) 2001
16% No Score Yet Normal, Ohio Elizabeth Gamble (Character) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
8% No Score Yet Ladies Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1999-2000
No Score Yet 87% Mad About You Dr. Sheila Kleinman (Guest Star) 1996-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Veronica's Closet Unknown (Guest Star) 1997-1998
76% 69% Roseanne Astrid (Guest Star) 1996