Kathy Griffin

Comedian, actress Kathy Griffin

Kathleen Mary "Kathy" Griffin 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 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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Kathy Griffin expertly spins Kellyanne Conway on 'The President Show' special
LATimes - 17 days
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Kathy Griffin Is Returning to TV, and Still Taking On Trump
New York Times - 23 days
Ms. Griffin, who was widely condemned for appearing in a photo that showed her holding President Trump’s severed head, will play Kellyanne Conway on Comedy Central’s “The President Show.”
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Kathy Griffin To Tour The U.S. Again, Nearly 1 Year After Trump Photo
Huffington Post - about 1 month
The comedian says she booked shows in New York and in "Trump's backyard."
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No joke — Kathy Griffin plans comeback with gigs in New York and D.C.
LATimes - about 1 month
Kathy Griffin is plotting her move back to the spotlight. The red-haired comedian, who has been in a self-imposed exile since last May after provoking a furor with a photo in which she held up a bloody-looking mask disguised as the severed head of President Trump, has booked a pair of major comedy...
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Kathy Griffin Announces First US Shows Since Trump Head Incident - Vanity Fair
Google News - about 1 month
Vanity Fair Kathy Griffin Announces First US Shows Since Trump Head Incident Vanity Fair In what's been almost a year since her controversial photo with a bloodied Donald Trump mask went viral, Kathy Griffin has retreated from the national spotlight, save a contrite interview or two. Because no one in this country would book her and she ... Kathy Griffin announces 'small' comeback on Real Time: 'I'm not decimated'EW.com (blog) 'Real Time': Kathy Griffin Sets Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center Comeback GigsDeadline Kathy Griffin Announces First US Shows Since Controversial Trump PhotoHollywood Reporter AOL -Catch News all 18 news articles »
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Kathy Griffin Offers Job To Ryan Seacrest's Accuser As He Gushes On Oscars Red Carpet
Huffington Post - about 2 months
"I will do for you that which no one did for me," the comedian tweeted.
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CNN wins New Year's Eve ratings race despite ousting Kathy Griffin - The Hill
Google News - 4 months
The Hill CNN wins New Year's Eve ratings race despite ousting Kathy Griffin The Hill CNN's New Year's Eve Special with Anderson Cooper and new co-host Andy Cohen paid big dividends for the cable news network in the ratings department. "New Year's Eve Live with Anderson Cooper & Andy Cohen was CNN's most-watched New Year's Eve special ... New Year's Eve Live with Anderson Cooper & Andy Cohen Is CNN's Most-Watched NYE Special EverCNN (blog) Anderson Cooper-Andy Cohen Pairing Draws CNN's Best New Year's Eve ViewershipDeadline Anderson Cooper Defends Anchor's Marijuana Joint on CNN NYEHollywood Reporter TMZ.com -Entertainment Tonight -TVNewser -Cinema Blend all 73 news articles »
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Kathy Griffin reportedly OK after fainting during live stand-up show
Fox News - 5 months
Kathy Griffin might need to take it easy for a little while.
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Kathy Griffin: 'I didn't do anything wrong' with Trump beheading photo shoot
Fox News - 7 months
Kathy Griffin wants everyone to know she's really not sorry for posing with a bloodied Trump mask.
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KB Home Cuts CEO's Bonus After His Rant at Kathy Griffin
Wall Street Journal - 7 months
KB Home says it will cut its chief executive’s annual bonus by 25% after a recording surfaced this week purportedly of the CEO berating neighbor Kathy Griffin in an expletive-laced tirade with sexist and antigay language.
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Kathy Griffin ripped by neighbor in expletive-filled tirade
Fox News - 7 months
Verbal altercation caught on tape
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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.
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    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).
  • 2012
    Age 51
    On August 20, 2012, Griffin released a seven-track EP containing dance remixes of "I'll Say It".
    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.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
    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.
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  • 2009
    Age 48
    On December 2, 2009 it was nominated for Best Comedy Album, making it Griffin's second Grammy nomination.
    On August 25, 2009, Griffin released a second comedy album, Suckin' It for the Holidays, in another bid for a Grammy.
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  • 2008
    Age 47
    On December 3, 2008, Griffin was nominated for a Grammy for Best Comedy Album.
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    On June 10, 2008, Griffin released a comedy CD titled For Your Consideration.
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    However, in June 2008, it was confirmed that Griffin and Wozniak were no longer dating.
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    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.
    On Tom Green's House Tonight on February 6, 2008, Griffin confirmed her relationship with Wozniak.
  • 2007
    Age 46
    Griffin hosted CNN's New Year's Eve Broadcast on December 31, 2007, along with Anderson Cooper.
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    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.
    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.
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    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.
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    In July 2007, rumors circulated that Griffin was dating Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
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    She placed 17th on Oxygen's 2007 list of "The 50 Funniest Women Alive".
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    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.
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    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.
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  • 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.
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    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.
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  • 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.
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  • 2001
    Age 40
    Griffin married Washington, D.C. native Matt Moline on February 18, 2001, atop the 360 Degree Restaurant in Hollywood.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1998
    Age 37
    In 1998, Griffin starred in her first one-hour special, HBO's Kathy Griffin: A Hot Cup of Talk.
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  • 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.
    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.
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  • 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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1960
    Born
    Kathleen Mary Griffin was born on November 4, 1960 in Chicago, Illinois.
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