Kathy Griffin
Comedian, actress
Kathy Griffin
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.
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CNN's 'The History of Comedy' Is Funny How?
Huffington Post - 11 days
President Donald Trump derides CNN as fake news. Does that mean "The History of Comedy," an eight-part documentary series premiering on the network Thurs. Feb. 9, is fake jokes? No, this is the real deal; a deep dive into a century of one-liners, pratfalls, and social commentary; of vaudeville, burlesque and nightclubs, of stand-up, satire and silliness. As the title of the first episode, "F***ing Funny," indicates, don't expect the decorum of Ken Burns' "The Civil War," or a strict chronology for that matter. Of the first three episodes viewed, each is more about context, how we got from Lenny Bruce to Louis C.K., from Jean Carroll (forgotten today but an acknowledged inspiration to Lily Tomlin) to Sarah Silverman, and from how comedians take their life into their own hands every time they go on stage, as Larry David observes in episode three, to what Maria Bamford celebrates as "the triumph of a good joke." "It's about how comedians work, the process, and who broke b ...
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CNN's Don Lemon Does Shots, Gets A Piercing And Bares His Soul On Live TV
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Don Lemon is so drunk right now he's spilling his heart on #CNNNYE for his New Year's Resolution. pic.twitter.com/52npFU7Pmc — Josh Sánchez (@jnsanchez) January 1, 2017 Don Lemon had an interesting New Year’s Eve. The CNN personality did shots of tequila at The Spotted Cat in New Orleans, where he and Brooke Baldwin were broadcasting the network’s festivities. Lemon got the party started early, knocking back drinks on TV more than three hours before midnight.  It seems @donlemon, @BrookeBCNN got the #CNNNYE party (and the drinking) started a little early down in New Orleans https://t.co/vSI1sy9oXk — Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) January 1, 2017 “This is way too early to start this,” Baldwin told him. Lemon handed her a drink, but she put it aside.  Check out this look she shoots the camera about an hour and 20 minutes later as Lemon continues to drink: .@donlemon and @BrookeBCNN are still drinking tequila in New Orleans. Less ...
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Saturday's TV Highlights and weekend talk shows: New Year's Eve specials and more
LATimes - about 2 months
SERIES Live From Lincoln Center A special New Year’s Eve edition of this performing-arts series features the New York Philharmonic paying tribute to the Broadway duo Rodgers & Hammerstein. 8 and 9 p.m. KOCE SPECIALS New Year’s Eve Live With Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin For the 10th year, Anderson...
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Musical Artist Interview: Garrett Miller
Huffington Post - 2 months
Garrett Miller is a dynamic, talented artist who wears many hats. Since 2012, he has been hosting "Rated G Radio," a successful radio program that he created. Garrett released his first EP, Eyes Wide, in 2013; the album featured his holiday song "Guess What Its Christmastime." He released the follow up full-length album, Blond Jesus in 2015 with songs like "Gay Wedding," "Sweat & Testify," "Witch Sisters Halloween," and the title track. I was happy to catch up with Garrett to find out more about his fascinating careers, his musical influences, what we can expect from him in 2017, and more. Can you tell me more about yourself and what you are striving to achieve as an artist? I'm a guy who woke up half way through his life and decided he wanted to make a difference in the world, to share his messages and give people hope and inspiration. That's the altruistic reply - it's honest - though I really, selfishly, wanted to do something fun for a change. For a long time, my l ...
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Watch Kathy Griffin Boo Megyn Kelly For Having 'High Hopes' For Donald Trump
Huffington Post - 3 months
Kathy Griffin has no filter. Sometimes, we love her for it and other times ... well, she always makes us laugh. So when Fox News correspondent Megyn Kelly took the stage at The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment breakfast on Wednesday and praised President-elect Donald Trump, the former D-Lister was having absolutely none of it.  “I have high hopes for him,” Kelly told the crowd. “Despite the tweets and all the rest of it. There’s much to admire about Donald Trump.” Remember, this is the same Trump who once described Kelly as having “blood coming out of her ... wherever.” Before Kelly could finish her thought, an immediately identifiable Griffin “Booooo” erupted from the audience.  “Stop that,” Kelly said. “There’s room for the loyal opposition in this country.” To which Griffin reportedly fired back with middle fingers up, “F**k him!” Wellll, I just HAD to boo the mention of Prez d bag. Middle finger up! RT @THR: @MegynKelly re @RealDonaldTrump pic.twit ...
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WATCH: Kathy Griffin Talks Run-Ins With Donald Trump, Living Next To Kim and Kanye
ABC News - 3 months
Comedian Kathy Griffin stops by "The View" to talk about her new book.
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Kathy Griffin's 'Jaw-Dropping' Story About Woody Allen Will Shock You
Huffington Post - 3 months
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13 Celebrities (And Counting) Who Totally Killed It This Halloween
Huffington Post - 4 months
Halloween in Hollywood is no joke. While you were digging through your closet for a passable last-minute “Stranger Things” costume (guilty), celebrities came dressed to impress this Hallo-weekend with some seriously jaw-dropping outfits.  Kylie Jenner hosted a “Dead Dinner” for all her friends, Kate Hudson threw a star-studded Halloween party to remember and Bette Midler took over the Waldorf Astoria for her annual Hulaween Bash. And that was just Friday.  Oh, and lest we forget, Katy Perry impossibly one-upped her “drop the mic” costume from last year with a head-to-toe Hillary Clinton transformation.  Check out some of our favorite looks from Hollywood’s first night of Halloween below:    1. Skeleton Kylie Jenner and Tyga.  thanks for joining our dinner tonight A photo posted by Kylie (@kyliejenner) on Oct 29, 2016 at 12:44am PDT 2. Kate Hudson goes back to the Old West. It's time to party! Before we put the phones aw ...
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Kathy Griffin's A-List Modern Home in the Hollywood Hills Hits the Market
Fox News - 4 months
After overseeing numerous remodels, comedian Kathy Griffin is finally satisfied with her modern Hollywood Hills home. Now she's decided to sell it. The post Kathy Griffin's A-List Modern Home in the Hollywood Hills Hits the Market appeared first on Real Estate News and Advice - realtor.com.
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Billy Bush to Donate $10 Million to Women's Charities
Huffington Post - 4 months
NEW YORK - As you may know, Today anchor and Bush, Billy Bush, appeared in a 2005 recording where Donald Trump boasted of using his celebrity to seduce women. Billy Bush and NBC are finalizing his exit settlement. Twitter is taking the exit settlement news into their own hands by trending #ThanksBilly with hopes the premature thanks will result in Billy Bush donating his million dollar settlement to women's charities. Weird Twitter Comedian Patrick Monahan, who started the viral hashtag, has released the following statement: "Guys. Breaking kayfabe here to make it clear that #ThanksBilly is just a goof." You guys hear that Billy Bush is donating his entire $10M NBC payout to women's charities? Wow! #ThanksBilly — Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) October 16, 2016 Billy Bush giving his entire $10MM severance from NBC to womens charities proves that people CAN work to be better #ThanksBilly — Asterios Kokkinos (@asterios) October 16, 2016 What a guy! #ThanksBilly pic.twitter ...
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'D-List' Star Kathy Griffin Lists Her 'A-List' Hollywood Hills Home
Wall Street Journal - 5 months
The comedian is putting what she calls her “A-list” home on the market months after purchasing a Bel-Air property for $10.5 million.
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Kathy Griffin: "No One Has The Donald Trump Stories I Have"
Huffington Post - 9 months
As she tours the country on her ever-growing eighty stop comedy tour, Kathy Griffin is eviscerating Kardashians, Donald Trump, and everyone in between. With razor sharp wit and masterful timing, Griffin is the go-to performer to get the real deal on current events and pop culture, mostly because she knows them personally! We sat down with her as she prepared for the Wild West Comedy Festival to chat about Blac Chyna, her darling and wine swilling mother Maggie, and Mr. Trump himself. So I have managed to get some free time with you on your insane eighty stop tour! Next up; Nashville for the Wild West Comedy Festival on May 21st! How is it going to be doing Kathy Griffin in the red state of Tennessee? My show in Nashville is going to be all new material! Here's the thing; Tennessee is a red state but Nashville is a blue city. I'm gonna give em' a beat down about this "HB1840" law thing, I'm gonna hassle em! You know, it's getting crazier, and that's where I come in. One o ...
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Kathy Griffin to write celebrity book
Chicago Times - about 1 year
Comedian Kathy Griffin, who grew up in Oak Park, announced Monday she is writing a celebrity book. The book, slated to be called "Kathy Griffin's Celebrity Index A to Z," will focus on celebrities and include personal anecdotes, Deadline reports. Flatiron Books is publishing the book, which is...
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AARP Announces The Year's Best Movies For 'Grownups'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Can't decide what movie to see? Want to make sure you pick something you can watch with the entire family? Well, we can help with that. AARP just announced the winners of its Annual Movies For Grownups Awards. This is the 15th year the association is helping to kick off awards season by honoring achievements in cinema most relevant to those over 50.  And there's something for everyone, no matter your taste -- from comedies, like "The Intern" starring Robert De Niro, to fast-paced action films the whole family can enjoy, like "Creed," which features an incredible comeback by Sylvester Stallone.  A few of our favorite actors and actresses got special nods, too, all of whom will be honored at the awards show on February 8th, hosted by comedian Kathy Griffin.  Check out the complete list of winners below and make sure you check out these award-winning performances at home or in the theatre, of course.  Also on HuffPost: -- This feed and its contents are the property o ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kathy Griffin
    FIFTIES
  • 2014
    Age 53
    On August 14, 2014, Griffin released a third comedy CD titled Look at My Butt Crack.
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    On June 13, 2014, it was announced that Griffin was set to host the 41st Daytime Emmy Awards. For the first time in the event's four-decade history, the show bypassed a network television airing for a live online streaming event. The ceremony took place on June 22, 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Griffin's performance was well received by critics.
    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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  • 2012
    Age 51
    On August 20, 2012, Griffin released a seven-track EP containing dance remixes of "I'll Say It".
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    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.
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  • 2011
    Age 50
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Mustafa later announced that he was single, though he admitted to finding Griffin "amazing". In the same interview, Griffin also stated that the previous July, she had ended a private romantic relationship that had lasted four years with a man whom she did not publicly identify, only saying that he was "a regular guy with a regular job", and that it was a "messy breakup". It was later revealed that the man was Tom Vize. Vize was Griffin's tour manager and had appeared on several seasons of My Life on the D List. Since 2012, Griffin has been in a relationship with marketing executive Randy Bick, who is eighteen years her junior.
  • FORTIES
  • 2010
    Age 49
    Griffin received her third Grammy nomination for Kathy Griffin: Does the Bible Belt in 2010 and her fourth in 2011 for Kathy Griffin: 50 And Not Pregnant.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details According to Griffin, she asked Bachmann "were you born a bigot or did you grow into it," a reference to Bachmann's belief that homosexuality is strictly environmental. Griffin claimed that Bachmann replied by saying, "That's a good question, I'll have to think about that." Bachmann's office confirmed the exchange but claimed that Griffin confronted Bachmann after Bachmann approached Griffin to compliment her appearance. Griffin has been a long-time supporter of the Aid For AIDS annual fundraiser, Best In Drag Show in Los Angeles, and hosted the opening of the show for more than five years. In November 2009, Aid For AIDS presented Kathy Griffin with an AFA Angel Award at their silver anniversary celebration. Griffin has been a long-time critic of Sarah Palin, and has made fun of Palin's daughter, Bristol Palin, using the Palin family as material in her comedy routines. In March 2011, Sarah Palin responded to Griffin by calling her a "bully." Palin went on to dare Griffin to "come up to Alaska and pick on me." In connection with her reality TV show, Griffin visited the Palin family home in Wasilla and invited Palin to attend her stand-up show in Anchorage. Griffin has also poked fun at Willow Palin as a result of her Facebook statements on homosexuality.
  • 2009
    Age 48
    On December 2, 2009 it was nominated for Best Comedy Album, making it Griffin's second Grammy nomination.
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    On August 25, 2009, Griffin released a second comedy album, Suckin' It for the Holidays, in another bid for a Grammy.
    More Details Hide Details The album was initially released as a digital download and retail released on November 3, 2009. Despite the album's holiday title, it contains little holiday-related content, and it just barely made the nominations cut-off.
  • 2008
    Age 47
    On December 3, 2008, Griffin was nominated for a Grammy for Best Comedy Album.
    More Details Hide Details However, she lost to George Carlin's It's Bad for Ya.
    On June 10, 2008, Griffin released a comedy CD titled For Your Consideration.
    More Details Hide Details It is Griffin's first audio-only release of her stand-up material. The disc was recorded at the ETK Theatre at the Grand Theatre Center For The Arts in Tracy, California on February 17, 2008. Included on the disc are her takes on various celebrities and her personal life. Griffin stated that she decided to release this CD to try to win a Grammy award.
    However, in June 2008, it was confirmed that Griffin and Wozniak were no longer dating.
    More Details Hide Details On August 9, 2009, she attended the Teen Choice Awards with Levi Johnston and subsequently interviewed him in her role as guest host on Larry King Live. In the interview, Griffin and Johnston joked that they were in a serious relationship.
    When asked if she actually targeted Wozniak to make her ex-husband jealous, Griffin stated: "What better way to get back at my ex, who was a tech, than to marry the biggest techno-nerd in the Universe?" Wozniak and Griffin served as King and Queen of the Humane Society of Silicon Valley Fur Ball on April 5, 2008, in Santa Clara, California, and scenes for the fourth season of My Life on the D-List were taped.
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    On Tom Green's House Tonight on February 6, 2008, Griffin confirmed her relationship with Wozniak.
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  • 2007
    Age 46
    Griffin hosted CNN's New Year's Eve Broadcast on December 31, 2007, along with Anderson Cooper.
    More Details Hide Details As Cooper talked about the Balloon boy hoax, Griffin said the word "fucking" while making fun of the pronunciation of Falcon Heene, the six-year-old boy who was said to have been trapped in the balloon. Although Griffin was rumored to be banned from future CNN broadcasts, she has co-hosted the show with Cooper every year since. Griffin has also guest-starred in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, playing a lesbian activist. Since the 2008 presidential election Griffin has made frequent jokes about the Palin family. Shots at Sarah Palin, her husband, Todd Palin, and their eldest daughter Bristol Palin have garnered cheers but also boos. Griffin parodied Palin in Glee, wearing a red power-suit and wide-rimmed glasses, posing as a judge at the regionals singing competition. Griffin also poked fun at Christine O'Donnell in the show by stating, "Before we start, I would like to say I am not a witch."
    She says Ellens producers told her they cannot have her on "trashing celebrities", but she appeared as a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on September 11, 2007.
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    All those years that I knew he was gay, he and I were friends, I would never say, 'Hey, by the way, did you know that Lance Bass is gay?'" Griffin and Hilton ended their feud after the death of Griffin's father, and Hilton appeared on an episode of her show in 2007.
    More Details Hide Details Yet in July 2008, he asserted that Griffin's assistant Jessica Zajicek had quit because she could not take Griffin's now hectic career. Griffin dismissed these statements as false as Zajicek is still working for Griffin. However, the season premiere of The D-List depicted that Zajicek was no longer working for Griffin; Griffin explained early in the episode that Zajicek "has decided to move on". Her style has led to a number of controversies. Although some talk show hosts welcome her humor on their programs such as Craig Kilborn, Bill Maher and Howard Stern (who she credits with giving her a "straight fanbase"), Griffin has claimed to be banned from appearing on several more tasteful TV shows including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The View. She got rebanned from The View because of a joke she made about Barbara Walters.
    In 2007, Griffin commented on her aversion to making fun of celebrity friends by saying, "There's nothing I won't do, but on the other hand I'm full of shit because that changes.
    More Details Hide Details For example, you know Lance Bass from 'N Sync and how he's gay now?
    In July 2007, rumors circulated that Griffin was dating Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
    More Details Hide Details They attended the 2007 Emmy Awards together, and speculation arose when the two were interviewed together on the red carpet.
    She placed 17th on Oxygen's 2007 list of "The 50 Funniest Women Alive".
    More Details Hide Details In 2009, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars was dedicated to her.
    Kathy Griffin served as the unofficial guest co-host of The View from May 2007 to September 2007 and was considered as a replacement for the recently departed Rosie O'Donnell.
    More Details Hide Details However, Whoopi Goldberg was ultimately selected as the permanent replacement. On September 10, 2007, Sherri Shepherd took over the remaining co-host spot that had been vacant since Star Jones's departure. Barbara Walters stated that she was worried about hiring another loose cannon after the troubles with O'Donnell. Griffin divulged in her standup that she is now banned from The View after talking about the gig on her televised comedy special, Kathy Griffin: Straight to Hell. While declining to discuss the ban on Access Hollywood, during the filming of an episode for My Life on the D-List with former View co-host/moderator Rosie O'Donnell, Griffin did talk about the ban, specifically targeting View executive producer Bill Geddie. Griffin has also been mentioned as a possible replacement for Walters in the event she departs the show. As of August 2009, Griffin had been un-banned from The View and was a guest on September 18, 2009, and June 15, 2010. However, in an interview on The Talk, Griffin has stated she has been re-banned from The View, due to an argument with View co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Griffin has since been unbanned once again and has appeared several times on the show, including as a guest co-host.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The episode related to his death aired on June 19, 2007.
  • 2005
    Age 44
    Griffin and Moline appeared to have a loving and supportive relationship on her reality show. After briefly separating and reconciling in 2005, they divorced in May 2006.
    More Details Hide Details Griffin had her tattooed wedding ring laser-removed after her divorce. On Larry King Live, Griffin accused her husband of stealing $72,000 from her. In a written statement, he declined to respond to the allegations publicly but stated that he was saddened by the accusations.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details This incident got Griffin fired from hosting duties on E!'s red-carpet award show coverage. Nevertheless, E! purchased rights to air My Life on the D-List for its British channel, a fact she noted in an episode of season 3. In a July 2009 episode of My Life on the D-List, after using profanity in an Octomom joke during her routine at New York's legendary Apollo Theater, Griffin claimed that she received a letter banning her from the venue. Griffin has claimed to have been fired from an appearance on the show Hannah Montana, on account of her Emmy acceptance speech. According to Griffin "the instructions literally came down, 'We don't want her anywhere near the building.'" Griffin hit back in her comedy act joking that Miley Cyrus " has been flashing her green bra and posing topless." Griffin is an outspoken supporter for LGBT rights, including same-sex marriage. She has protested with fellow proponents in West Hollywood, California, and showcased the footage of such protests on her reality show Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List. Her mother, Maggie Griffin, is also a supporter of LGBT rights and is seen in Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List protesting alongside her daughter. Prior to the Proposition 8 ballot results, Griffin volunteered for the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center’s "Vote for Equality" campaign, going door-to-door asking Los Angeles residents for their opinion of LGBT marriage rights.
  • 2003
    Age 42
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She identifies her victory as the moment she became a "D-list" celebrity. Griffin also has a secondary career in voiceover work and has been featured on a variety of projects such as the animated series Dilbert and Spider-Man: The New Animated Series. Griffin's TV production company is called Inappropriate Laughter, a reference to her sometimes shocking form of humor. On June 12, 2008, Griffin hosted the first ever Bravo! A-List Awards. Included in the show was a scene wherein Griffin mimicked a "wardrobe malfunction" (referring to the infamous Janet Jackson Super Bowl halftime show controversy in 2004). She also hosted the 2009 Bravo A-List Awards, which aired on April 15, 2009, and her Bravo special Kathy Griffin: She'll Cut a Bitch, taped on March 4, 2009, in Portland, Oregon, aired beforehand. Shout! Factory released an extended version of the show on DVD in early 2010.
  • 2001
    Age 40
    Griffin married Washington, D.C. native Matt Moline on February 18, 2001, atop the 360 Degree Restaurant in Hollywood.
    More Details Hide Details ABC News reported that she walked down the aisle to the strains of 1980s power ballad "Sister Christian" by Night Ranger. Her maid of honor was Brooke Shields, and the wedding was attended by, among others, Camryn Manheim, Bill Maher, James Williams, and Jane Krakowski.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1998
    Age 37
    In 1998, Griffin starred in her first one-hour special, HBO's Kathy Griffin: A Hot Cup of Talk.
    More Details Hide Details She honed a comedy and television career that poked fun at her relatively modest place in the Hollywood hierarchy in a self-deprecating manner.
  • 1996
    Age 35
    After starring in an HBO Half Hour Comedy Special, Griffin had her first consistent public exposure in 1996, when she was cast as the acerbic colleague of Brooke Shields' title character on the NBC sitcom Suddenly Susan.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details Another memorable role for Griffin was as Jerry's nemesis Sally Weaver in two episodes of Seinfeld. Griffin also starred in a dual role in a seventh-season episode of The X-Files and in an episode of ABC's divorce-attorney series Civil Wars, Griffin's dramatic-series debut.
  • 1991
    Age 30
    She appeared in fellow comedian Julie Brown's Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful, a Showtime parody of the 1991 Madonna film Truth or Dare.
    More Details Hide Details Griffin then had two appearances as the character Susan Klein, a reporter, on NBC's The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, her TV sitcom debut.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1960
    Born
    Kathleen Mary Griffin was born on November 4, 1960 in Chicago, Illinois.
    More Details Hide Details Her mother, Mary Margaret "Maggie" Griffin (née Corbally; born June 10, 1920), and her father, John Patrick Griffin (October 29, 1915 – February 17, 2007), were first-generation Irish Americans. Maggie worked as a cashier in the Oak Park Hospital. The last of five children, Kathy's siblings are Kenny, Joyce, Gary, and John. Griffin described herself during her early years as "a kid who needed to talk, all the time". She would often visit her neighbors, the Bowens, to tell them stories about her family; she has referred to those visits as her first live shows and the place where she learned "the power of juicy material". When most of her siblings moved, Griffin often spent hours alone in the house, and she developed a binge eating disorder. She explained that even though eating disorders were not very well known at that time, she knew that her eating behavior was aberrant and always threw the garbage away in the neighbor's can. In her 2009 autobiography Official Book Club Selection, Griffin confessed that she "still suffers food issues" but has learned to "deal with them". In the same book, Griffin discussed her eldest brother, Kenny, who was a drug addict and homeless at various times, and revealed that she was 'afraid of him until the moment he died' due to his violent, abusive nature. Griffin states that Kenny would climb into bed with her when he was 30 and she was 7 and 'whisper' into her ears; Kathy refused to speak to him or be in the same room as him for years but didn't tell her parents until she was in her twenties, at which point he openly admitted pedophilia to their parents.
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