Kathy Griffin

Comedian + Actress
Born Nov 4, 1960

Kathleen Mary "Kathy" Griffin is an American actress, comedian, model, writer and producer. 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 improvisational comedy troupe The Groundlings. In the 1990s, Griffin began performing as a stand-up and also appeared as a guest star on several television shows.… Read More

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1960 Birth Kathleen Mary Griffin was born on November 4, 1960 in Chicago, Illinois. … Read More


1991 30 Years Old …  She appeared in fellow comedian Julie Brown's Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful, a Showtime parody of the 1991 Madonna film Truth or Dare. … Read More
1996 35 Years Old 1 More Event
She appeared in fellow comic Bob Goldthwait's film Shakes the Clown and as the enthusiastic leader of a fanatical car club in the Ellen episode "Oh, Sweet Rapture", airing in January 1996. … Read More
1998 37 Years Old In 1998, Griffin starred in her first one-hour special, HBO's Kathy Griffin: A Hot Cup of Talk. … Read More


2001 40 Years Old Griffin married Washington, D.C. native Matt Moline on February 18, 2001, atop the 360 Degree Restaurant in Hollywood. … Read More
2003 42 Years Old She frequently appears in such self-consciously tacky projects as the reality show competition Celebrity Mole Hawaii, in which she won the 2003 edition after undergoing such experiences as walking over hot lava with her bare feet. … Read More
2005 44 Years Old 1 More Event
One of the most notable controversies occurred when she made a joke during a 2005 E! televised event that the child actress Dakota Fanning, then age 11, had entered rehab. … Read More
Her father, John Patrick Griffin, died of heart failure on February 17, 2007, during the shooting of the third season of her reality show; he was 91 years old. … Read More
On Tom Green's House Tonight on February 6, 2008, Griffin confirmed her relationship with Wozniak.
2009 48 Years Old 1 More Event
On August 25, 2009, Griffin released a second comedy album, Suckin' It for the Holidays, in another bid for a Grammy. … Read More
2010 49 Years Old 1 More Event
Griffin caused controversy when she confronted Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann over her views on homosexuality at the 2010 Radio and Television Correspondents' Association Dinner, while in town for her rally against DADT. … Read More


2011 50 Years Old On March 7, 2011, while appearing on Howard Stern's radio show, Griffin announced that she was romantically involved with actor and former NFL practice-squad player Isaiah Mustafa. … Read More
2012 51 Years Old 1 More Event
On May 4, 2012, the full length version of "I'll Say It", the theme song of her show Kathy, was released to iTunes as a single.
…  After being nominated for six years in a row for the Grammy for Best Comedy Album, she won the award in 2014, becoming only the third woman to win the category (the others being Lily Tomlin and Whoopi Goldberg).
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