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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 4 November 1960Chicago, Illinois, USA
Birth NameKathleen Mary Griffin
Nickname Queen of the D-list
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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 then paid her dues doing stand-up at various clubs until she was discovered. According to her brothers, as a kid, Kathy would circulate among the guests at parties and tell jokes. Kathy has a regular stand-up engagement at the Laugh Factory in L.A. and hosted the reality series Average Joe (2003). She stars in the Emmy winning reality series Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (2005).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: rose@lucianstar.com

Spouse (1)

Matt Moline (18 February 2001 - 15 May 2006) (divorced)

Trade Mark (3)

Puts her experiences with celebrities in her stand up performances
Fast-talking rants on a variety of subjects
Red hair and green eyes

Trivia (22)

Has appeared in rapper Eminem's music video "The Real Slim Shady".
23 September 2000 - Became engaged to computer technician Matt Moline in Punta Mita, Mexico. They were married February 18, 2001.
Suddenly Susan (1996) co-star Brooke Shields was Kathy's Maid of Honor at her wedding, which was held atop Hollywood's 360-Degrees Restaurant.
Notorious for making fun of other celebrities.
May 2005 - Having a second surgery for an epithelial ingrowth in her right eye, a rare condition that threatens her eyesight.
Her parents are John Griffin and Maggie Griffin.
Is close friends with actor Jonathan Bennett.
Drives a light blue 2004 Mercedes CLK320.
She does not drink alcoholic beverages.
Attended Triton Junior College in River Grove, Illinois for one semester.
Considered as a possible replacement co-host on The View (1997).
As of 2009, a member of the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Auditioned for the role of Phoebe Buffay on Friends (1994), which went to Lisa Kudrow.
Younger sister of John Griffin, Joyce Griffin and Gary Griffin.
Friends with Catherine Bell and CNN's Anderson Cooper.
Recounted her guest appearance on the Seinfeld (1989) episode, Seinfeld: The Doll (1996), during a stand-up performance on HBO Comedy Half-Hour: Kathy Griffin (1996), where she ridiculed star Jerry Seinfeld for being rude to her. Seinfeld was so amused by this, that he wrote her a humorous letter congratulating her for it (reprinted in her memoir, "Official Book Club Selection"), added the clip as well as a clip of her being interviewed about the incident by Conan O'Brien to a video shown to audiences at Seinfeld (1989) tapings and had Griffin return for a second episode, Seinfeld: The Cartoon (1998), for a storyline inspired by the incident in which Griffin's character becomes a comedian who makes a career out of bashing Jerry. The two have remained friendly in the years since.
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 "came up".
Won a 'Do Something' Award for a comedian who makes an impact in the world of social change. Her achievements include: having a pap smear poolside at a hotel in Westwood as part of her "Smear Campaign" to raise awareness for cervical cancer; and for speaking out against the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy.
Ranked #21 on the TV Guide Network special, Funniest Women on TV (2011).
Ex-sister-in-law of Rebecca Moline.
Received a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Fame on March 7, 2009.
Release of her book, "Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin". Dedicated the book to her father, John Griffin. [September 2009]

Personal Quotes (2)

"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).
I was raised right - I talk about people behind their backs.

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