Kathy Griffin Biography

Kathy Griffin

Quick Facts Of Kathy Griffin

Celebrated Name Kathy Griffin
Age 59 Years
Nick Name Kathy
Birth Name Kathy Griffin
Birth Date 1960-11-04
Gender Female
Profession Actor
Place Of Birth Oak Park, Illinois
Birth Nation United States
Nationality American
Father John Patrick Griffin
Career Start 1980
Genre Observational, Blue, Black, and Improvisational comedy
Mother Mary Margaret "Maggie" Griffin
Ethnicity White
Horoscope Scorpio
Siblings 4
Brothers Kenny, Gary and John
Sisters Joyce
School St. Bernadine's Elementary School
High School Oak Park and River Forest High School
Marital Status Married
Husband Matt Moline (2001-2006)
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight 121 lbs (55 kg)
Body Build/Type Slim
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Dark Brown
Net Worth $20 million
Boyfriend Randy Bick

Kathy Griffin is a popular American comedian and actress. She has starred in several comedy specials for cable TV and has released six comedy albums till date. The 58-years old comedian rose to prominence after she appeared in a supporting role in the NBC sitcom Suddenly Susan from 1996 to 2000. 

Her Bravo reality show, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List won her two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Reality Program, Gracie Awards, several more nominations. She earned 6 Grammy nominations and won one for her comedy album, Calm Down Gurrl in 2013. 

She holds the Guinness World record for the number of aired TV specials on any network, by any comedian in the history of comedy, as she has recorded 16 television specials at Bravo. 

Oxygen's list of "The 50 Funniest Women Alive" listed her in the 17th place in 2017.

Gossips and Rumors

Kathy Griffin claimed via a series of Tweets that her salary was cut by Jeff Zucker for hosting CNN New Year's Eve Event. CNN fired her last year from hosting CNN's annual New Year Eve event after she drove controversy posting an Instagram video of herself holding a fake severed, bloody head of U.S. President Donald Trump. 

She wrote, "The first two years I appeared on CNN, it didn’t even occur to me to ask for a salary. The 8th year when I asked Jeff Zucker for a raise, he was so angry he docked me 30%. I’m sorry to say I took the pay cut because I truly enjoyed making you all laugh."

Best Known For

  • Her Bravo reality show, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List from 2005 to 2010.

Early Life of Kathy Griffin

Kathy Griffin was born on 4 November 1960. Her birth name is Kathleen Mary Griffin. She was born to John Patrick Griffin and Mary Margaret "Maggie" Griffin in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park, Illinois in the United States. She holds American nationality. She belongs to white ethnicity.  Her horoscope is Scorpio. She has four siblings, Kenny, Joyce, Gary, and John. Her sister Joyce died in 2017 and her brother Gary died in 2014. Regarding her schooling, she attended St. Bernadine's Elementary School. She then attended Oak Park and River Forest High School. She then studied drama at Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in Los Angeles. 

Career of Kathy Griffin

After studying drama at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, she became a member of the improvisational comedy troupe The Groundlings in the early 1980s.

She began performing stand-up comedy with The Groundlings.

Later. she appeared at Un-Cabaret and ran her own standup night, Hot Cup of Talk with Janeane Garofalo, which later became the title of her 1998 solo HBO special.

She made her film debut in the 1994 film, Pulp Fiction as a pedestrian coming to the aid of Marcellus Wallace (Ving Rhames). 

She earned wider recognition after she starred in the NBC sitcom Suddenly Susan in 1996.

She won the 2003 edition of Celebrity Mole and identifies her victory as the moment she became a "D-List" celebrity.

Her Bravo reality show, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List from 2005 to 2010 earned her several awards and nominations including two Primetime Emmys and one Gracie Award.

She has appeared on several other televisions shows including Lopez, Big Brother 16, Kirstie, Whitney, American Dad!, Drop Dead Diva, Same Name, Glee, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Privileged, Cheap Seats, Half & Half, Stripperella, Crank Yankers, The Simpsons, Strong Medicines, The Simpsons, Dilbert, The X-Files, Seinfeld, Ned and Stacey, many other television shows.

She has also appeared as a guest judge in the RuPaul's Drag Race, The Marriage Ref, and America's Next Top Model.

She has appeared in minor roles in several films including Pulp Fiction, Four Rooms, The Cable Guy, Trojan War, Can't Stop Dancing, Dill Scallion, Muppets from Space, The Intern, On Edge, Beethoven's 5th, Her Minor Thing, Love Wrecked, and several more. 

She has voiced in the films including A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures, Shrek Forever After, Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone, and Lion of Oz. 

She also starred in documentary films including Joan Rivers" A Piece of Work, Heckler, Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project, In Search of Puppy Love, and Judy Toll: The Funniest Woman You've Never Heard of.

She released her first comedy album, For Your Consideration in 2008. She has released 6 comedy albums. They are For Your Consideration, Suckin' It for the Holidays, Kathy Griffin Does the Bible Belt, Kathy Griffin: 50 and Not Pregnant, Kathy Griffin: Seaman 1st Class, and Calm Down Gurrl. 

All of her albums were nominated for Grammy Awards for Best Comedy Album. Her sixth comedy album, Calm Down Gurrl won her a Grammy.

Ballantine Books published Griffin's memoir, titled Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin in September 2009, which debuted at number 1 on The New York Times Best Seller list.

She went on a worldwide comedy tour, "Laugh Your Head Off" between 2017 and 2018. She performed in Singapore, Germany, Australia, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Canada, and several other European and Asian countries. 

Personal Life of Kathy Griffin

She is unmarried at the moment. Previously, she was married to Matt Moline. They got married on 18 February 2001 at the 360 Degree Restaurant in Hollywood. The marriage ended and their divorce was finalized in May 2006. After their divorce, she was involved in romantic affairs with Steve Wozniak, Levi Johnston, Tom Vize, and Isaiah Mustafa. All of her affairs ended at some point. She last dated marketing executive Randy Bick from 2012 to 2018.

She lives in Bel Air since 2016. 

Body Measurements of Kathy Griffin

Kathy Griffin stands at a height of 1.63 m i.e. 5 feet and 4 inches tall. She has an average height. She has a body weight of 121 lbs i.e. 55 kg. She has slim body build. She has green eyes and her hair color is dark brown. 

Net Worth of Kathy Griffin

As of 2018, the net worth of 58-years old comedian is estimated at around $20 million. She has earned her fortune appearing on several television shows and films. 

Did You Know?

  • She opposes LASIK eye surgery.
  • She does not drink alcohol.
  • She supports LGBT rights and advocates same-sex marriage.
  • She first appeared in the 1994 film Pulp Fiction.
  • She had developed a binge eating disorder while growing up.
  • Her brother Gary and sister Joyce, both died of cancer.
  • She is the first comedian to have four televised specials in a year.
  • She has won Vanguard Award by GLAAD MediaAwards in 2009.
  • She was banned from appearing on several TV shows including The View, E1, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
  • Her Instagram video of herself holding "a mask styled to look like the severed, bloody head" of U.S. President Donald Trump also drove controversy and received criticism.
  • She received a letter banning from the Apollo Theater after she used an Octomom joke during her routine in 2009.
  • She drove controversy while giving an acceptance speech for the Primetime Emmy Award she received for Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List in 2007.
  • In May 2017, she was dropped as a marketing spokesperson by Squatty Potty and was fired from its New Year's Eve broadcast in the same month.

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