Kathy Najimy as Sandra Russo on Unforgettable

Sandra Russo Played by Kathy Najimy

She’s the new boss, and our team won’t let her forget the “new” part. But Russo was a street cop who worked her way up to Captain so she can give as well as she takes. She was Al’s old Lieutenant back in Queens, and something happened back then on an old case that neither one of them want to talk about. Until a bloody murder on their watch that threatens to bring the truth to light.

Kathy Najimy

As an actor, director, writer, activist and producer, Kathy Najimy is known for her memorable performances in over 25 films including Sister Act and Hocus Pocus as well as several TV projects.

Najimy is a series regular on Season 4 of the A&E series Unforgettable and is currently recurring on HBO's VEEP.

Najimy's recent films include A Change of Heart and Disney’s The Descendants.

For TV she voiced Peggy Hill for 14 seasons on the Emmy Award-winning animated series, King of the Hill, for which she received several awards and was Olive on NBC's Veronica's Closet for 3 seasons. She was also series regular on Numb3rs and The Big C.

Kathy is internationally known for her award-winning portrayal of Sister Mary Patrick in the blockbuster hits Sister Act and Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit. Her work includes starring roles in Hocus Pocus, Rat Race, Pixar's Oscar and Golden Globe-winning WALL-E, Madea Christmas and Say Uncle (Winner of Philadelphia Film Festival Best Actress).

In the theater, Kathy starred as legendary Mae West on Broadway in the hit Broadway play Dirty Blonde, and later at The Old Globe Theatre (Winner of Outer Critics Circle Best Actress). With Mo Gaffney, Najimy wrote and starred in The Kathy and Mo Show, her long-running feminist comedy off Broadway play, (Winner of Obie Award) which became two award-winning hit HBO specials.

Kathy Najimy co-created and directed the acclaimed off-Broadway hit Back to Bacharach and David, directed and co-wrote These Girls, as well as several other stage projects.

Najimy -- a proud feminist and social justice advocate -- has been recognized with numerous honors for her enthusiastic work supporting women’s, girls and LGBT rights, AIDS, animal rights, and reproductive rights. She frequently travels the country as a keynote speaker on these issues. She is currently helping helm the movement to abolish the New York City carriage horses.

Kathy lives in NYC with her husband Dan Finnerty and their teenage daughter, singer/songwriter/actor, Samia.