Kathy Griffin

Kathy Griffin Brief Biography

Kathy Griffin
Kathleen Mary "Kathy" Griffin (born November 4, 1960) is an American actress and comedian. Born in Oak Park, Illinois, she moved to Los Angeles in 1978, where she studied drama at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and became a member of the improvisational comedy troupe The Groundlings. In the 1990s, Griffin began performing as a stand-up comedian and also appeared as a guest star on several television shows. She achieved recognition in a supporting role on the NBC sitcom Suddenly Susan (1996"2000).

Her breakthrough came on the Bravo reality show Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (2005"2010), which became a ratings hit for the network and earned her two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Reality Program. Griffin has released five comedy albums, with all of them receiving Grammy Award nominations. Her first album, For Your Consideration (2008), made her the first female comedian to debut at the top of the Billboard Top Comedy Albums chart. In 2009, she released her autobiography Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin, which topped The New York Times Best Seller list.

Kathy Griffin News

• Kathy Griffin reveals her mom Maggie Griffin has dementia: "I'm still grappling with it"
• Tiffany Haddish apologizes for stand-up show, receives celebrity support
• The Almanac for Nov. 4, the 308th day of 2018
• The Almanac for May 31, the 151st day of 2018

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