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Kathy Griffin, a native of near-west Chicago suburbs, is the youngest of five children. She has three older brothers and an older sister. When her parents retired to California, Kathy moved west with them after graduating from Oak Park River Forest High School and began trying to break into show business. She performed with the Groundlings and ... See full bio »

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 2012 American Dad! (TV Series)
- The Kidney Stays in the Picture (2012) ... Kelly (voice)
 2012 Whitney (TV Series)
- Codependence Day (2012) ... Lindsay
 2011 The Defenders (TV Series)
Sally Scott
 2010 Shrek Forever After
Dancing Witch / Wagon Witch #1 (voice)
 2010 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Babs Duffy
- P.C. (2010) ... Babs Duffy
 2009 Privileged (TV Series)
- All About a Brand New You! (2009) ... Olivia
 2007 Ugly Betty (TV Series)
Fashion TV Anchor
- In or Out (2007) ... Fashion TV Anchor
 2006 Bachelor Party Vegas (Video)
She-Elvis (uncredited)
 2005 Love Wrecked
 2005 Days of Our Lives (TV Series)
Limo Driver
- Episode #1.10152 (2005) ... Limo Driver
 2005 Her Minor Thing
 2005 Cheap Seats: Without Ron Parker (TV Series)
Rae Prado
- 1995 SuperDogs! Superjocks! (2005) ... Rae Prado
 2004 Half & Half (TV Series)
Dr. Morgan
- The Big Labor of Love Episode (2004) ... Dr. Morgan
 2004 Stripperella (TV Series)
The Bridesmaid
- The Bridesmaid (2004) ... The Bridesmaid (voice)
 2003 Beethoven's 5th (Video)
Evie Kling
 2003 Crank Yankers (TV Series)
- Episode #2.20 (2003) ... Maria (voice)
 2003 Spider-Man (TV Series)
Roxanne Gaines
- Mind Games: Part 2 (2003) ... Roxanne Gaines (voice)
- Mind Games: Part 1 (2003) ... Roxanne Gaines (voice)
 2003 What's New, Scooby-Doo? (TV Series)
Luis Agent Autumn Summerfield
- The Unnatural (2003) ... Luis Agent Autumn Summerfield (voice)
 2002 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series)
- The Eagle Has Landed (2002) ... Kathy
 2001 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
- Silent Epidemic (2001) ... Matchmaker
 2001 The Simpsons (TV Series)
- Bye Bye Nerdie (2001) ... Francine (voice)
 2001 On Edge
Karen Katz
 2000 Eminem: E (Video)
Nurse (segment "The Real Slim Shady")
 2000 Enemies of Laughter
 2000 Lion of Oz
Caroline (voice)
 1999-2000 Dilbert (TV Series)
- Ethics (2000) ... Alice (voice, uncredited)
- The Fact (2000) ... Alice (voice, uncredited)
- The Delivery (2000) ... Alice (voice, uncredited)
- Pregnancy (2000) ... Alice (voice, uncredited)
- The Virtual Employee (2000) ... Alice (voice, uncredited)
 2000 The X-Files (TV Series)
Betty Templeton / Lulu Pfeiffer
- Fight Club (2000) ... Betty Templeton / Lulu Pfeiffer
 2000 Intern
Cornelia Crisp
 1999 Muppets from Space
Female Armed Guard
 1999 Jackie's Back! (TV Movie)
Kathy Griffin
 1999 Dill Scallion
 1996-1998 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Sally Weaver
- The Cartoon (1998) ... Sally Weaver
- The Doll (1996) ... Sally Weaver
 1997 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)
 1997 The Big Fall (Video)
 1997 Trojan War
 1995-1996 Ned and Stacey (TV Series)
Jeannie / Jeanne
- Loganberry's Run (1996) ... Jeannie
- Accountus Interruptus (1995) ... Jeanne
 1996 Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (TV Series)
- Koppleman and Katz (1996) ... Kathy (voice)
 1996 Saturday Night Special (TV Series)
- Episode dated 18 May 1996 (1996) ... Various
- Episode #1.3 (1996) ... Various
- Episode #1.2 (1996) ... Various
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... Various
 1996 Caroline in the City (TV Series)
DMV Clerk
- Caroline and the Movie (1996) ... DMV Clerk
 1996 Partners (TV Series)
- Can We Keep Her, Dad? (1996) ... Michelle
 1996 Ellen (TV Series)
- Oh, Sweet Rapture (1996) ... Peggy
 1995 Big News (TV Movie)
 1995 Mad About You (TV Series)
- New Year's Eve (1995) ... Brenda
 1995 The Barefoot Executive (TV Movie)
 1995 Dweebs (TV Series)
- The Birthday Party Show (1995) ... Sheila
 1995 Four Rooms
 1995 ER (TV Series)
Dolores Minky
- Motherhood (1995) ... Dolores Minky
 1994 Pulp Fiction
Hit-and-run Witness
 1993 Dream On (TV Series)
- The French Conception (1993) ... Dawn
 1993 Civil Wars (TV Series)
- Watt, Me Worry? (1993) ... Yvonne
 1992 Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful (TV Movie)
 1991 The Unborn
Connie Chicago
 1989 On the Television (TV Series)
- Beauty and the Beet ... Various
 1988 On the Fritz (TV Movie)
 1984 Streets of Fire
Concertgoer (uncredited)
 1980 Fade to Black
Grauman's Chinese Theater Extra (uncredited)
 1980 Battle Beyond the Stars
Alien Extra (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (20 credits)
Show Show Producer (18 credits)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (242 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (15 credits)

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"Honestly, you know, after David's death, we weren't nearly as invested in the show." (On how she and her Suddenly Susan (1996) colleagues were affected by the suicide of their co-star David Strickland). See more »


She has a strict no-apology policy with her comedy and routinely refuses to offer apologies when requested by her employers. Her only exception was to (barely) apologize to US Representative James Clyburn after referring to him as a "queen" in an interview with Roll Call. As documented on her reality series, Griffin phoned Clyburn's office with an apology but said to only relay it if her comment ... See more »


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