Eddie Griffin
American actor and comedian
Eddie Griffin
Edward "Eddie" Rubin Griffin is an American actor and comedian. He is best known for his sitcom Malcolm & Eddie along with co-star Malcolm-Jamal Warner, and his role in the 2002 comedy film Undercover Brother as the film’s title character.
Biography
Eddie Griffin's personal information overview.
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Bill Cosby's Lawyers Just Pulled The Race Card He Never Seemed To Believe In
Huffington Post - 5 months
As Bill Cosby nears a potentially messy, public trial regarding his alleged sexual assault, his legal team is trying a controversial new tactic.  Cosby’s lawyers have claimed that racism is the reason their client has been the target of numerous rape and sexual assault allegations.   On Tuesday, at a Philadelphia court hearing regarding a 2004 incident in which Cosby allegedly assaulted former Temple University employee Andrea Constand, the presiding judge announced plans to begin a jury trial by June 2017.  After the hearing, Cosby’s legal team spoke out about apparent “racial bias and prejudice” against their client outside of the courthouse.   “Mr. Cosby is no stranger to discrimination and racial hatred, and throughout his career Mr. Cosby has always used his voice and his celebrity to highlight the commonalities and has portrayed the differences that are not negative, no matter the race, gender and religion of a person,” lawyer Brian McMonagle said in a statement to ...
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I Re-Watched 'The Cosby Show' And It Was Brutal
Huffington Post - about 1 year
I watched "The Cosby Show" for the first time in a year over the holiday weekend. Last fall, I'd unofficially sworn off the series that had raised me after the numerous allegations of rape and sexual assault against Bill Cosby resurfaced in the news. My decision not to watch the show (which, before the scandal erupted I had marathoned every year), wasn't wholly moralistic. It didn't feel "right," but not just because of the nature of the allegations against the 78-year-old comedian. To be perfectly honest, I was afraid I would no longer be able to enjoy my favorite black sitcom or, worse, I would actually enjoy it and then I'd feel guilty.  By refusing to watch something I had once loved, I was protecting my own nostalgia. Nostalgia is a powerful thing. It shapes identity, distorts memory, and sits precariously at the intersection of the bitter and the sweet. Re-watching "The Cosby Show," in light of Cosby's recent arraignment, was the very definition of bittersweet. There's so mu ...
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Comedian Eddie Griffin stands by Bill Cosby after sexual assault charges
Fox News - about 1 year
Comedian Eddie Griffin is one of the lone voices still standing up for Bill Cosby after the TV icon was charged with sexual assault on Wednesday.
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Sarah Silverman Gets In Bed With Joan Rivers
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Comedy legend Joan Rivers has new web series that takes place in a bedroom, because why not? "In Bed With Joan" is a nearly 30-minute conversation between Rivers and a celebrity guest in a not-quite-queen-sized bed, as her first guest Sarah Silverman would describe it. At the top of each episode, the surprise interviewee "comes out of the closet" and has a seat on the bed (or in Silverman's case, under the covers) with Rivers and has a meandering conversation about just about everything. Oh, and did we mention that there's an incredibly tiny, very awkward "studio audience" laughing along the entire time? Yeah, it's pretty offbeat. Silverman's interview kicks off the series and begins with one of comedy's most unnecessarily divisive topics: Are women funny? Naturally, Sarah answers by dismissing the entire subject with a joke: "Why is that even an issue anymore? Women run comedy. Have you seen comedy lately? It's all Tina Fey and Whitney Cummings and Joan Rivers... Al ...
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Prison Becomes An Incubator For Startups
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
(Reuters) - One by one, the entrepreneurs, clad in crisp blue jeans and armed with PowerPoint presentations, stood before a roomful of investors and tech bloggers to explain their dreams of changing the world. For these exuberant times in Silicon Valley, the scene was familiar; the setting, less so. With the young and ambitious flocking again to northern California to launch Internet companies, there were signs one recent morning that startup mania has taken hold even behind the faded granite walls of California's most notorious prison. "Live stream has gone mainstream. Mobile video usage went up and is expected to increase by 28 percent over the next five years," said Eddie Griffin, who was pitching a music streaming concept called "At the Club" and happens to be finishing a third stint for drug possession at San Quentin State Prison, near San Francisco, after spending the last 15 years behind bars. Griffin was one of seven San Quentin inmates who presented startu ...
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Myrdith Leon Mccormack: The Wonders Of Laughter - Eddie Griffin
Huffington Post - over 4 years
I always think back to my childhood with fond memories; especially those Friday and Saturday evenings, when friends and family members would get together. My mother spent her day preparing, shopping, seasoning the meat, and cleaning the house to entertain my father's friends--all in an attempt to keep him home and to keep him from making a spectacle of his self; coming home after visiting the local pub with work friends. Sometimes, it worked, and we had a blast... dancing, singing, and hearing the stories of our native home, Haiti. But other times, it failed miserably, to my mother's displeasure, my father would stumble home and infuriate my her, and chaos ensued. Despite it all, I couldn't wait until the next soiree, where I was guaranteed to see my favorite uncle, Raymond. He was always sharply dressed and well-groomed, and he treated my mom so well. I remember, he always made sure my dad never got out of line. He was amazing. He was very funny, and kept everything light, ...
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Trish Bendix: The Best Lesbian Moments Of The Week
Huffington Post - over 4 years
AfterEllen.com is Logo's site for lesbians and bisexual women in entertainment and media, which means we pride ourselves on knowing all kinds of Sapphic pop-culture facts. Each week we'll share some of the best tidbits on The Huffington Post in our new series, "Best Lesbian Week Ever." Here's who and what was on our raging gay radar this week. Sally Ride is gay in the afterlife: The first American woman in space was also a lesbian, which the public didn't find out until she passed away from cancer this week. Sally didn't know it, but she had the best lesbian week ever. Rest in peace, Ms. Ride! Sally Ride (R) with Billie Jean King (photo: Getty) You're no one until you've had a lesbian rumor: Well it's about time. Marilyn Monroe passed away in 1962, but there's finally a tell-all book detailing her Sapphic fling with her teenage fan club president. We demand this be written into Smash's plot immediately. You're a virgin who can't drive: A Christian lesbian named ...
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Lianna Carrera: Comedy vs. Being the Bully
Huffington Post - over 4 years
This is a letter to all comedians and comedy lovers alike. For the sake of all of it, please read: I'm not starting this off with a quote that we can all connect with. I'm refusing to make this a kum-bu-ya moment. I am tired. Tired of hearing about comics and audience members alike who are destroying why we all enjoy comedy to begin with. The latest one to come across the wire is Eddie Griffin. When I heard about this latest incident, I cringed because it was yet another comic forgetting that with a mic comes responsibility. I am a comedian. Most of you have never heard of me. And that is fine. In fact, most of you have literally never heard of me, because I didn't get my start at open mics. I got my start touring the US and performing in front of all Deaf audiences with a sign language interpreter. My mother is Deaf, I have brothers who are Deaf -- I am not Deaf. I don't know if you've ever had the challenge of making "Deaf" jokes in front of a Deaf audience. Or point ...
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Celeb birthdays for the week of July 15-21
Yahoo News - over 4 years
July 15: Actor Alex Karras ("Webster") is 77. Actor Ken Kercheval ("Dallas") is 77. Actor Patrick Wayne is 73. Actor Jan-Michael Vincent is 68. R&B singer Millie Jackson is 68. Guitarist-singer Peter Lewis of Moby Grape is 67. Singer Linda Ronstadt is 66. Drummer Artimus Pyle (Lynyrd Skynyrd) is 64. Actor Terry O'Quinn is 60. Drummer Marky Ramone (The Ramones) is 56. Guitarist Joe Satriani is 56. Actor Willie Aames ("Eight Is Enough," ''Charles in Charge") is 52. Model Kim Alexis is 52. Actress Lolita Davidovich is 51. Actor-director Forest Whitaker is 51. Actress Brigitte Nielsen is 49. Drummer Jason Bonham is 46. Actor Kristoff St. John ("The Young and the Restless") is 46. Singer Stokley of Mint Condition is 45. Actor-comedian Eddie Griffin ("Malcolm and Eddie") is 44. Bassist Chi Cheng of Deftones is 42. Actor Scott Foley ("Felicity") is 40. Actor Brian Austin Green is 39. Rapper Jim Jones is 36. Actress Lana Parrilla ("Swingtown") is 35. Guitarist Ray Toro of My Chemical Romanc ...
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"I Was Scared To Go To L.A. After Listening To Them"
Misformusic - almost 5 years
[Each week, SOHH asks two entertainment personalities to name their Top 5 rappers of all-time. To make things tricky, we've created a "Hall of Fame" of emcees (see right) who are universally respected and therefore may not be mentioned. After Eddie Griffin let loose his top picks earlier this week, fellow comedian Jo Koy lets out his fave five.]
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Highly rated recruiting classes guarantee nothing
Bruins Nation - almost 5 years
If you’re thinking that grabbing a few highly rated recruits will save Howland’s job, odds are it might have the opposite effect. For the 70 recruiting classes rated #1-5 in the 14 years since 1998 (RSCI consensus rankings), here is a breakdown of the tournament performances in their first year in college: Didn’t make tournament: 30% Lost in first round: 19% Won one game: 20% Won one tournament game or fewer: 69% Sweet Sixteen: 10% Elite Eight: 7% Final Four (lost in semis): 7% Final Four (lost in final): 4% National Champion: 3% Of the 10 that made the Final Four, seven had more than one top-10 class in the previous three years. The two national champions were UNC (2009), who had a #1, #2 and #3 class in the previous four years and Kentucky (2012), which was the third of back-to-back-to-back #1 classes. Theories why this happens? Obviously, the freshmen inexperience in tournament play may override their talent. The more cynical approach is that these young h ...
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Highly rated recruiting classes guarantee nothing
Bruins Nation - almost 5 years
If you’re thinking that grabbing a few highly rated recruits will save Howland’s job, odds are it might have the opposite effect. For the 70 recruiting classes rated #1-5 in the 14 years since 1998 (RSCI consensus rankings), here is a breakdown of the tournament performances in their first year in college: Didn’t make tournament: 30% Lost in first round: 19% Won one game: 20% Won one tournament game or fewer: 69% Sweet Sixteen: 10% Elite Eight: 7% Final Four (lost in semis): 7% Final Four (lost in final): 4% National Champion: 3% Of the 10 that made the Final Four, seven had more than one top-10 class in the previous three years. The two national champions were UNC (2009), who had a #1, #2 and #3 class in the previous four years and Kentucky (2012), which was the third of back-to-back-to-back #1 classes. Theories why this happens? Obviously, the freshmen inexperience in tournament play may override their talent. The more cynical approach is ...
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Eddie Griffin divorced after six months of marriage
CBS - Atlanta - almost 5 years
Eddie Griffin is divorced after only six months of marriage.
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Eddie Griffin Divorced After Six Months of Marriage
American Superstar - almost 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-411860" href="/Eddie+Griffin+1">Eddie Griffin</a> is divorced after only six months of marriage, TMZ reports. read more
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Eddie Griffin
    FORTIES
  • 2011
    Age 42
    On September 8, 2011, he married Nia Rivers.
    More Details Hide Details However, they filed for divorce after one month of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. They were officially divorced six months later. He has nine children. In March 2007, Griffin participated in a charity race at Irwindale Speedway to promote the film Redline, using a Ferrari Enzo owned by Daniel Sadek. During a practice run, Griffin accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brake and lost control of the Enzo, crashing hard into a concrete barrier. He walked away unscathed, but the $1.5 million supercar was badly damaged. Griffin later lashed out at reporters who claimed the crash was a publicity stunt. During the sexual assault allegations on Bill Cosby, Eddie suggested that Cosby was the victim of a conspiracy to destroy his image and that several other prominent African-American men had been victims of similar conspiracies.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2002
    Age 33
    He married his second wife, Rochelle, in 2002, but they have since divorced.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1983
    Age 14
    Griffin has been married three times. He married his first wife, Carla, in 1983; he was 16 years old.
    More Details Hide Details They were together for 13 years before divorcing.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1968
    Born
    Born on July 15, 1968.
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