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Kathy Griffin

Kathleen Mary "Kathy" Griffin (born November 4, 1960) 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. She achieved recognition in a supporting role on the NBC sitcom Suddenly Susan (1996–2000). Her breakthrough came on the Bravo reality show Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (2005–2010), which became a ratings hit for the network and earned her two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Reality Program. Griffin has released four comedy albums, with all of them receiving Grammy Award nominations. Her first album, For Your Consideration (2008), made her the first female comedian to debut at the top of the Billboard Top Comedy Albums chart. In 2009, she released her autobiography Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin, which topped The New York Times Best Seller list. Griffin has also taped stand-up specials with HBO and Bravo. Griffin is an LGBT activist

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Kathy Griffin: Life on the Teen Baby Daddy List

Kathy Griffin: Life on the Teen Baby Daddy List

Levi Johnston -- the 19-year-old kid who knocked up failed former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's teen daughter -- hit the town with cougarlicious Kathy Griffin last night in L.A.The 48-year-old… READ MORE >

Kathy Griffin Breaks the Mold

Kathy Griffin Breaks the Mold

Madame Tussauds has outdone themselves by making the most real-looking wax figure of a D-list celeb -- Kathy Griffin.Granted when you have fake hair, teeth and body parts, the figurine basically… READ MORE >

- 1846 days ago
Kathy Griffin -- Gay for Pay?

Kathy Griffin
Gay for Pay?

Kathy Griffin's latest strategy to get off the D-list -- engaging in some hot girl-on-girl action with an older, more financially secure woman!Griffin and penny-pincher Suze Orman are the new Adam… READ MORE >

- 1877 days ago
Kathy Griffin's Mom: Gimme a Prop 8 on the Rocks

Kathy Griffin's Mom: Gimme a Prop 8 on the Rocks

There's one thing the CA Supreme Court can't stop ... Kathy Griffin's "box-of-wine-drinking" mom from toasting gay marriage.The "D-List" star and her 89-year-old mom Maggie -- along with Lance… READ MORE >

- 1885 days ago
"Real Housewife" -- D-Listed

"Real Housewife" -- D-Listed

Here's "Real Housewives of New York" star Jill Zarin, 45, in L.A. last week (left) -- and America's favorite 48-year-old "D-List"-er, Kathy Griffin, in Beverly Hills a while back (right).Only one… READ MORE >

- 1942 days ago
Griffin: The D**k Slip Made My Mother Cry

Griffin: The D**k Slip Made My Mother Cry

Kathy Griffin claims she thought CNN had already gone to commercial when she dropped the "D**k" Heard 'Round the World with Anderson Cooper on New Year's Eve -- but even if it was a mistake, her… READ MORE >

- 2025 days ago
Kathy Griffin -- What a D**k!

Kathy Griffin
What a D**k!

Kathy Griffin is certainly old and experienced enough to know you don't make lewd cracks when you're wearing a hot mic... Anderson Cooper was cool about it, but d**k jokes on CNN just don't seem… READ MORE >

- 2030 days ago
Watch Dog Catches Kathy Griffin in Cash Lie

Watch Dog Catches Kathy Griffin in Cash Lie

Kathy Griffin's life on the D.C.-List consisted of riffing on Sarah Palin and the "fat cows" of "90210." But when she started complaining about the economy, our photog just needed one look at her… READ MORE >

- 2124 days ago
Kathy Griffin: I'm No Carrot Top!

Kathy Griffin: I'm No Carrot Top!

Kathy Griffin has said she's off the plastic surgery bandwagon-- and laughs off any comparisons to her and fellow horrible comic Carrot Top.insertBCSinglePlayer(1733163112);Too bad the… READ MORE >

- 2170 days ago
D-List Star, A-List Whip

D-List Star, A-List Whip

Life on the D-list has its perks -- like a Maserati for a ride!Comedian Kathy Griffin must be playing a lot of VFW halls to afford that car.Then again, maybe she got it as a parting gift from her… READ MORE >

- 2234 days ago

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