Zach Galifianakis, a comedian, has consistently demonstrated that he has a kind heart. While most celebrities lead lives filled with fame, riches, and luxury, many of them later use their newly acquired wealth and established platforms to give back to the community. Galifianakis belongs to the latter group and has kept up his efforts to help individuals in need.
On October 1, 1969, Galifianakis was born. He has worked as a musician and a writer in addition to being an actor and comedian, for which he is most known. He has appeared in a number of movies and television shows, most notably the “The Hangover” trilogy. His other well-known motion pictures include Dinner for Schmucks, The Lego Batman Movie, and Due Date. For his performance in “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance),” he garnered favorable reviews.
Galifianakis has been on television in both the HBO series “Bored to Death” and the FX series “Baskets,” which both garnered him nominations for Primetime Emmy Awards. Even more funny quips and antics were displayed by the actor when hosting “Saturday Night Live,” displaying his amazing comic timing.
Nothing nearly compares to how kind-hearted Galifianakis is, despite the fact that he has achieved international fame for his sense of humor and outstanding acting abilities. The 80-year-old homeless woman, Mimi Haist, often known as Queen Mimi, became a friend of the actor in the 2010s. In addition to purchasing Mimi an apartment and covering her rent for years, Galifianakis did all in his ability to aid Mimi and provided her with some priceless experiences.
Galifianakis gained global fame with “The Hangover” trilogy, but he also demonstrated how he was making use of his position to help others. The actor, who the public grew to know and love as Queen Mimi, made the decision to utilize his stature and resources to aid a homeless woman named Mimi, according to the New York Daily News.
Mimi and Galifianakis originally became friends in 1994 when they met in the Los Angeles region. He had just moved into an apartment near Fox Laundry, the laundry where Mimi volunteered, and was new to the region and still looking for his big break. The New York Daily News said that she subsisted on client tips. According to CBS, she had formerly been married and resided in a home, but she tragically lost “everything” and found herself living on the streets.
Galifianakis stopped going to the laundromat once he started working and was busy pursuing his hobbies. When he learned that Mimi was homeless in 2011, he was motivated to take action. In the end, Galifianakis bought her a one-bedroom apartment and covered all of her expenses, including rent and electricity.
Additionally, the actor chose to live a life of luxury for the 87-year-old and brought her along to a few “The Hangover” premieres. The bearded actor reportedly brought Mimi to the premieres of “The Hangover Part II” and “The Campaign,” but no one was aware of her identity at the time.
Galifianakis was certain who he was going to bring to the premiere of the third installment of “The Hangover” trilogy, and Mimi was overjoyed. She had added, “I’m looking forward to it, I like the excitement of it.” Even the former street person was picked up by the star from her Santa Monica condominium.
Mimi gushed about how thrilling it was to travel in a limo and encounter other famous people. Even if they didn’t recognize her, she liked having her picture taken and waving to supporters. Galifianakis, who revealed how much he “hates” expensive Hollywood gatherings, also thought the experience was fantastic. When I see Mimi there, she makes me feel better, the actress said.
The narrative of Mimi captivated many viewers, and Galifianakis’ kind deeds impacted many more. Yaniv Rokah’s “Queen Mimi,” a documentary on Mimi’s life, was released in 2015. The documentary went on to win a few accolades, demonstrating how much its viewers were moved.
In a 2016 interview with CBS, Mimi discussed the film and said she never thought of herself as being homeless. I simply kept my religion strong, I talked to people, and I watched who I hung out with, she added. Fortunately for Mimi, one of the friends she eventually did make was the star of “The Hangover,” and it’s clear that he undoubtedly contributed to improving her life.
Mimi sadly died in November 2021. “Goodbye our dear!,” said a Facebook post from the Queen Mimi page. You will always be respected and remembered. Remembering Queen Mimi, 1925–2021