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Kathy Griffin

Kathy Griffin Mostly Credited As: Kathy Griffin
Birth Name: Kathleen Mary Griffin
Date Of Birth: November 04, 1960 (Age 53)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Oak Park, Illinois
Height: 5' 4" (1.62 m)


Kathleen "Kathy" Griffin is an American actress and comedian. She was born in Oak Park, Illinois, later she moved to Los Angeles, 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, including a supporting role on the NBC sitcom Suddenly Susan (1996–2000). But Her breakthrough did not come until she was given her own reality show Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List. It aired on the Bravo network from 2005–2010.The show became a ratings hit for the network thanks to her always entertaining mother and countless catch phrases. "Tip it Kathleen!" The show earned her two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Reality Program. In addition to Emmy Awards, Griffin has earned five Grammy Award nominations for her five comedy albums. With her first release Kathy became the first female comedian to debut at the top of the Billboard Top Comedy Albums chart. In 2009, she decided to released her autobiography. The Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin, topped The New York Times Best Seller list leading to more exciting career opportunities for Griffin including several stand-up specials with HBO and Bravo. In 2009 Kathy became the first comedian to release 4 television specials in one year. She has also hosted the new years eve show with Anderson Cooper in 2009 then again in 2011 and 2012.

Griffin is a huge LGBT rights activist. She is involved with causes such as same-sex marriage and the repeal of "Don't ask, don't tell", and she has participated in two USO tours.

Griffin is best known for her shameless recounts of celebrity encounters and controversial statements on current events and pop culture. Her unfiltered opinions on events lead to her own live late night talk-show. Her talk-show aired on Bravo, there was still a delay in the feed of coarse... (haha they are not crazy) And with that show she broke more ground for women by becoming the first female host of a live late night talk show. Her talk show was canceled in April of 2013, and rumors are swirling about her and Anderson Cooper co-hosting a new show for CNN. There is way more madness to her story including her adventures with celebrities acquaintances such as Cher, Rosie O'Donnell, Joan Rivers, Anderson Cooper, and Lance Bass. She has been banned from several shows including The View and The Tonight Show. Romance wise she has been linked to all sorts of people ranging from an average Joe to Steve Wozniak. She is still going strong and blazing trails not only for women but for comedians in general. She is very passionate about equal rights and has done alot for the LBGT community. She has a large following of gay men as a result. Keep on Keeping on Kath!!! (you crazy B***h)


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TV Appearances

Main cast 
E! Live from the Red Carpet (US) (2013)As: Herself (Co-Host 2004 - 2005)
Kathy Griffin: Record Breaker (2013)As: Herself
Kathy (2012)As: Herself
Bravo A-List Awards (2008)As: Herself (Host - S01)
Rosie Live (2008)As: Herself
Work Out (2006)As: Herself (Season 2)
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (2005)As: Herself (All seasons)
I Love the '90s: Part Deux (2004)As: Herself
Last Comic Standing (2003)As: Herself (Judge S04)
Average Joe (2003)As: Host
Kathy's So-Called Reality (2001)As: Herself
CNN’s New Year’s Eve Live (2001)As: Herself (Co-Host 2007 - present)
The Mole (US) (2001)As: Herself - Winner $233,000.00 for her favorite Charity (S03, Celebrity Mole: Hawaii)
Dilbert (1999)As: Alice (uncredited) -- [Voice]
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (US) (1998)As: Featured Guest (S5)
Premium Blend (1997)As: Host (S01)
Suddenly Susan (1996)As: Vicki Groener Rubenstein
Billboard Music Awards (1990)As: Herself (Co-Host 1998-2000)
Episode Cast Credits 

The View (1997) 
  Kathy Griffin, Ronnie Dunn, guest co-host Elizabeth Vargas 17x137: (Apr/09/2014) As Herself 
  Kathy Griffin, Rhona Mitra, guest co-host Tori Spelling 13x185: (Jun/15/2010) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Robert Iler, Burt Pugach, Linda Pugach, guest co-host Kathy Griffin 10x188: (Jun/08/2007) As Herself (Guest Co-Host) 
  Ross Mathews, Martha Stewart, guest co-host Kathy Griffin 10x185: (Jun/05/2007) As Herself, [Guest Hosts]

The Arsenio Hall Show (2013) (2013) 
  Kathy Griffin | Lance Gross | George Wallace 01x117: (Mar/11/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Kathy Griffin | Kenya Moore | Sky Blu 01x82: (Jan/21/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Kirstie (2013) 
  The Girl Next Door 01x05: (Jan/01/2014) As Kathy Griffin (Special Appearance by), [Special Guest Stars]

The Wendy Williams Show (2009) 
  Kathy Griffin 05x38: (Nov/06/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  LOL 04x166: (Jun/25/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Kathy Griffin 03x16: (Sep/28/2009) As Herself 

Hello Ross (2013) 
  Kathy Griffin 01x03: (Sep/20/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Talk (2010) 
  Kathy Griffin, Jeff Probst, Aisha Tyler 04x08: (Sep/18/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Kathy Griffin, Natasha Bedingfield, Linda Perry 03x154: (May/02/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Season 3, Episode 80 03x80: (Jan/08/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Season 2, Episode 173 02x173: (May/23/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Kathy Griffin, Billy Gardell, Grouplove 21x115: (Jun/18/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Kathy Griffin, Eli Roth, Cheap Trick 21x86: (May/01/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Kathy Griffin, David Feherty, FM Radio 21x43: (Feb/15/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Kathy Griffin, Gayle King, the Black Keys 19x30: (Feb/11/2011) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Kathy Griffin, Scott Adsit, Bad Rabbits 09x89: (May/31/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Kathy Griffin, Nelson George 05x86: (May/19/2009) As Herself 
  Kathy Griffin, Scott Kennedy, Morrissey 04x76: (Apr/29/2008) As Herself 
  Kathy Griffin, Ken Bruen, Marty Stuart 03x113: (Jul/09/2007) As Herself 

Brand X With Russell Brand (2012) 
  Kathy Griffin 02x02: (Feb/14/2013) As Herself 

Conan (2010) 
  Step Up 3D 2: The Stepening 03x34: (Jan/23/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  I Believe the Children Are Our Future D-Bags 02x83: (Apr/23/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  The Decline of Dee Klein 01x131: (Aug/15/2011) As Herself, [Interviewees]

American Dad! (2005) 
  Finger Lenting Good 08x08: (Jan/06/2013) Voiced  Herself 
  The Kidney Stays In The Picture 07x16: (Apr/01/2012) Voiced  Kelly 

Dave's Old Porn (2011) 
  Kathy Griffin & Tom Byron 02x01: (Nov/08/2012) As Herself 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Kathy Griffin, Michael Somerville, Josh Turner 19x180: (Aug/23/2012) As Herself 
  Kathy Griffin, Simon Helberg, Joseph Arthur 19x78: (Jan/19/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Kyle Chandler, Kathy Griffin, Sheila E. 18x146: (Jun/07/2011) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Dan Rather, Kathy Griffin, k.d. Lang 04x192: (Jul/24/1997) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Inside Comedy (2012) 
  Kathy Griffin / Steven Wright 01x09: (Mar/22/2012) As Herself 

Whitney (2011) 
  Codependence Day 01x13: (Jan/25/2012) As Lindsay 

America's Next Top Model (2003) 
  Kathy Griffin 17x07: (Oct/26/2011) As Herself 

Anderson Live (2011) 
  The Story of My Mom: Gloria Vanderbilt 01x06: (Sep/19/2011) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Summer's Best With Kathy Griffin, Snooki & Daniel Radcliffe 01x02: (Sep/13/2011) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Drop Dead Diva (2009) 
  He Said, She Said 03x08: (Aug/14/2011) As Jenna Kaswell-Bailey 

Same Name (2011) 
  Kathy Griffin 01x02: (Jul/31/2011) As Herself 

The Graham Norton Show (2007) 
  Cameron Diaz, Bear Grylls, Kathy Griffin, Friendly Fires 09x10: (Jun/17/2011) As Herself 

Glee (2009) 
  Original Song 02x16: (Mar/15/2011) As Tammy Jean Albertson 

The Defenders (2010) (2010) 
  Nevada v. Greene 01x17: (Mar/04/2011) As Sally 

Larry King Live (1985) 
  Celebrities Speak Out on Gay Bullying 25x??: (Oct/04/2010) As Herself (The Trevor Project: 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386)), [Interviewees]
  Joan Rivers 25x??: (Jun/24/2010) As Herself 

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Kathy Griffin, JoAnna Garcia, Brandon Flowers 08x127: (Sep/14/2010) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Kathy Griffin, Josh Peck, Esperanza Spalding 06x86: (Jun/11/2008) As Herself 
  Kathy Griffin, Scott Baio, Velvet Revolver 06x04: (Jan/07/2008) As Herself 
  Kathy Griffin, Jason Gray-Stanford, the Brand New Heavies 04x102: (Jun/30/2006) As Herself 

The Joy Behar Show (2009) 
  Alexandra Pelosi 01x199: (Jul/22/2010) As Herself 
  Kathy Griffin 01x179: (Jun/17/2010) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) 
  P.C. 11x13: (Mar/03/2010) As Babs Duffy 

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009) 
  Kathy Griffin, Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, Wolfmother 01x89: (Oct/26/2009) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Bonnie Hunt Show (2008) (2008) 
  Kathy Griffin; Richard Kind 02x22: (Oct/06/2009) As Herself 
  Kathy Griffin; the Hillstrand brothers 01x143: (Apr/15/2009) As Herself 
  Kathy Griffin; David Archuleta 01x52: (Nov/18/2008) As Herself 

Comedy Central Roast (2003) 
  Roast of Joan Rivers 01x08: (Aug/09/2009) As Herself (Roastmaster), [Guest Hosts]

Privileged (2008) 
  All About A Brand New You! 01x18: (Feb/24/2009) As Olivia 

Anderson Cooper 360° (2003) 
  December 31, 2007 05x253: (Dec/31/2007) As Herself 

E! True Hollywood Story (1996) 
  Kathy Griffin 11x09: (Oct/20/2007) As Herself 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Kathy Griffin, 5-year-old golfer Kyle Lograsso 05x06: (Sep/11/2007) As Herself 

The Tyra Banks Show (2005) 
  Kathy Griffin & Gene Simmons 02x158: (Jun/12/2007) As Herself 

Today (US) (1952) 
  Carl Bernstein, Kathy Griffin; grilling recipes 56x195: (Jun/04/2007) As Herself 

Loose Women (1999) 
  Series 11, Show 78 11x78: (May/02/2007) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Work Out (2006) 
  Unhealthy Truths 02x02: (Mar/27/2007) As Herself 

The Greg Behrendt Show (2006) 
  Obsessed with an Ex! (a.k.a. Breakup Dos and Don'ts) 01x88: (Jan/26/2007) As Herself 

Ugly Betty (2006) 
  In or Out 01x13: (Jan/18/2007) As Fashion TV Anchor 

Last Call with Carson Daly (2002) 
  Kathy Griffin, Kill Hannah 05x155: (Dec/19/2006) As Herself 
  Kathy Griffin, Rock Kills Kid 05x95: (Jul/25/2006) As Herself 
  Kathy Griffin, Kasbian, Smash Mouth 04x78: (Sep/20/2005) As Herself 
  Joe Rogan, Kathy Griffin, Ben Kweller 03x62: (May/19/2004) As Herself 

CBS News Sunday Morning (1979) 
  What’s So Funny? 29x11: (Nov/12/2006) As Herself 

Gameshow Marathon (2006) 
  Match Game 01x06: (Jun/22/2006) As Herself 

Last Comic Standing (2003) 
  Episode 3 04x03: (Jun/06/2006) As Herself 

Queer Eye (2003) 
  Small Time Entertainer to Big Time Headliner: Max C 04x01: (Jun/06/2006) As Herself 

Days of our Lives (1965) 
  Ep. #10152 40x226: (Sep/26/2005) As Limo Driver 

MADtv (1995) 
  Episode #1102 11x02: (Sep/24/2005) As Herself, [Uncredited]
  Episode #908 09x08: (Nov/22/2003) As Herself 

Too Late With Adam Carolla (2005) 
  Episode 14 01x14: (Sep/07/2005) As Herself 

World Poker Tour (2003) 
  WPT Hollywood Home Game 8 03x20: (Jul/09/2005) As Herself 

Celebrity Poker Showdown (2003) 
  Tournament 4 Game 4 04x04: (Nov/07/2004) As Herself 
  Tournament 3 Game 2 03x02: (Jul/15/2004) As Herself 

VH1 ILL-ustrated (2003) 
  Episode 12 02x09: (Jun/18/2004) Voiced  Herself 
  Episode 4 02x01: (May/17/2004) Voiced  Herself 

The Sharon Osbourne Show (US) (2003) 
  Episode 150 01x150: (Apr/23/2004) As Herself 
  Episode 61 01x61: (Dec/22/2003) As Guest Host 
  Episode 17 01x17: (Oct/07/2003) As Herself 

Half & Half (2002) 
  The Big Labor of Love Episode 02x16: (Mar/01/2004) As Dr. Morgan 

Stripperella (2003) 
  The Bridesmaid 01x07: (Feb/12/2004) Voiced  The Bridesmaid 

Wild Card (2003) 
  Block Party 01x16: (Jan/10/2004) As cosmetics customer 

Spider-Man (2003) (2003) 
  Mind Games (2) 01x13: (Sep/12/2003) Voiced  Roxanne Gaines 
  Mind Games (1) 01x12: (Sep/05/2003) Voiced  Roxanne Gaines 

The New Tom Green Show (2003) 
  Episode 6 01x06: (Jun/30/2003) As Herself 

Star Search (2003) 
  Show #313 (a.k.a.the one w/ former Celebrity Mole star Kathy Griffin) 03x13: (May/14/2003) As Herself - Guest Judge 

What's New Scooby-Doo? (2002) 
  The Unnatural 01x13: (Mar/22/2003) Voiced  Autumn Summerfield, Luis agent 

The Chris Isaak Show (2001) 
  Charity Begins at Home 02x17: (Jul/09/2002) As Herself 

MTV Cribs (2000) 
  Howie D., Brandy, Kathy Griffin 02x04: (Apr/05/2001) As Herself 

The Simpsons (1989) 
  Bye Bye Nerdy 12x16: (Mar/11/2001) Voiced  Francine 

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999) 
  2/8/2001 03x09: (Feb/08/2001) As Herself 
  1/30/2001 03x08: (Jan/30/2001) As Herself 

Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000) 
  The Pants Tent 01x01: (Oct/15/2000) As Herself 

The X-Files (1993) 
  Fight Club 07x20: (May/07/2000) As Betty Templeton/Lulu Pfeiffer 

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (1996) 
  Kathy Griffin 04x142: (Nov/09/1999) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Kathy Griffin 02x150: (Nov/18/1997) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Kathy Griffin 02x90: (Jul/09/1997) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995) 
  Ping-Pong 05x17: (Oct/26/1998) Voiced  Herself 
  Koppleman and Katz 03x05: (Nov/03/1996) Voiced  Herself 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  William Shatner, Kathy Griffin, Lionel Hampt 05x108: (Apr/15/1998) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Seinfeld (1989) 
  The Cartoon 09x13: (Jan/29/1998) As Sally Weaver 
  The Doll 07x17: (Feb/22/1996) As Sally Weaver 

Partners (1996) (1995) 
  Can We Keep Her, Dad? 01x18: (Feb/19/1996) As Michelle 

Ellen (1994) 
  Oh, Sweet Rapture 03x15: (Jan/24/1996) As Peggy 

Mad About You (1992) 
  New Year's Eve 04x09: (Dec/17/1995) As Brenda 

ER (1994) 
  Motherhood 01x24: (May/11/1995) As Dolores Minky 
  Men Plan, God Laughs 01x22: (Apr/27/1995) As Dolores Minky 

Dream On (1990) 
  The French Conception 04x02: (Jun/09/1993) As Potential Tenant 

Civil Wars (1991) 
  Watt, Me Worry? 02x15: (Feb/09/1993) As Yvonne 

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990) 
  Geoffrey Cleans Up 02x16: (Jan/20/1992) As Susan Klein 
  Not With My Pig, You Don't 01x04: (Oct/01/1990) As Susan Klein 
Crew Credits

Show Crew


Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (2005)• Executive Producer

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