This is Mimi Haist, she is an 87-year-old woman who used to volunteer in the LA laundromat. She got by on the tips left for her by the patrons of the laundromat.
This is Zach Galifianakis. He was one of those patrons of the LA laundromat where Mimi worked. He met and befriended her in 1994 when he was still a struggling comic. With the success of The Hangover, Zach’s life changed drastically and he lost touch with Mimi. That is until two years ago when he learned that she had become homeless.
After learning of Mimi’s misfortune, Zach Galifianakis found her a one bedroom apartment which he pays the rent for. He also introduced her to Renee Zellweger, who furnished her apartment and buys her groceries. Here Mimi is getting ready for a big night.
Zach has taken Mimi to the last two Hangover movie premiers as well the premier for his movie The Campaign. She says she is often mistaken for his “girlfriend.”