Kathy Griffin

Actress, Comedian, Writer
Known for her sharp-tongued, no-holds-barred critique of celebrities, comedienne Kathy Griffin built a career out of clawing her way onto Hollywood's A-list, while simultaneously making fun of every aspect of showbiz ... Read more »
Born: 11/03/1960 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (184)

Fashion Police 2015 (Tv Show)

Host

The Late Show With David Letterman 2009, 2012 - 2013, 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Big Brother 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Dateline NBC 2014 (Tv Show)

Herself

Kathy Griffin: Record Breaker 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Kirstie 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver 2014 (Tv Show)

Special Appearance

The 2014 Critics' Choice Television Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Herself

Undone with @AmandadeCadenet 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Vegas Baby 2014 (Movie)

She-Elvis (Actor)

20/20 2013 (Tv Show)

Special Appearance

BrandX with Russell Brand 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Conan 2011 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kathy 2011 - 2013 (TV Show)

Host

Kathy Griffin: Calm Down Gurrl 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Kathy Griffin: Kennedie Center On-Hers 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2012 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 2013 Young Hollywood Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Why We Laugh: Funny Women 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside Comedy 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004, 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kathy Griffin: Pants Off 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Kathy Griffin: Seaman 1st Class 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Kathy Griffin: Tired Hooker 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

Whitney 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley 2012 (Movie)

Interviewee (Actor)

America's Next Top Model 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Camp Chaos Presents VH1 Ill-ustrated 1996 - 2000, 2002 - 2006, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

Caroline in the City 1995 - 2006, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Mole Hawaii 1996 - 2000, 2002 - 2006, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Poker Showdown 1996 - 2006, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Civil Wars 1990 - 1993, 1995 - 2006, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Crank Yankers 1996 - 2006, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

Dilbert 1996 - 2000, 2003 - 2006, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

Drop Dead Diva 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ellen 1990 - 1991, 1995 - 2006, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Glee 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hall Pass 2011 (Movie)

As Herself (Actor)

Iron Chef America 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kathy Griffin: 50 & Not Pregnant 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Kathy Griffin: Gurrl Down! 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List 1990 - 1993, 1995 - 2006, 2009 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Kathy Griffin: Whores on Crutches 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Kathy's So-Called Reality 1990 - 1993, 1995 - 2006, 2009 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Last Comic Standing 1999 - 2000, 2003 - 2006, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mad About You 1995 - 2006, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

My Favorite Place 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ned and Stacey 1995 - 2006, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Partners 1995 - 2006, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

RuPaul's Drag Race 1996 - 2000, 2003 - 2006, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Same Name 2003 - 2004, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Search 1996 - 2006, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Suddenly Susan 1996 - 2000, 2003 - 2006, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Defenders 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1990 - 1991, 1995 - 2006, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Graham Norton Show 1996 - 2006, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Green Room With Paul Provenza 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Marriage Ref 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

VH1 Divas Salute the Troops 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Host

Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work 2010 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Kathy Griffin Does the Bible Belt 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Kathy Griffin: Balls of Steel 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Host

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Shrek Forever After 2010 (Movie)

Dancing Witch, Wagon Witch #1 (Voice)

The 2009 Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Host

The 2010 VH1 Do Something Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Presenter

VH1 Divas 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

America United: In Support of Our Troops 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Free Radio 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

HGTV Star 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kathy Griffin: She'll Cut a Bitch 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

Mad TV 2009 (Tv Show)

Host

Paris Hilton's My New BFF 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Privileged 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rosie Live 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The A-List Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jay Leno Show 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bravo's A-List Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Host

Dateline NBC: Going for Gold 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Dog Whisperer 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

History of the Joke 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Kathy Griffin: Straight to Hell 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards 2008 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Kathy Griffin: Everybody Can Suck It 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Lovewrecked 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2006 Billboard Music Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Ugly Betty 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

VH1 Big in '06 Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Bravo All-Star Reality Reunion 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Host

Kathy Griffin: Allegedly 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Kathy Griffin: Strong Black Woman 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Premium Blend 1997 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Big in '05 Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Comedy Central's Last Laugh '04 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Dirty Love 2005 (Movie)

Madame Belly (Actor)

I Love the '90s: Part Deux 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Kathy Griffin is... Not Nicole Kidman 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

New Year's Eve With Carson Daly 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2004 Billboard Music Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Surreal Life 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Surreal Reunion: Season 4 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Big In '04 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

American Idol: The Phenomenon 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Average Joe 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Half & Half 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Her Minor Thing 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Kathy Griffin: The D-List 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Super Secret Movie Rules 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2003 Billboard Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Commies 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Big in '03 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Divas 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Enemies of Laughter 2003 (Movie)

Cindy (Actor)

Heroes Of Comedy: Women On Top 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Spider-Man 2003 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Anna Nicole Show Holiday Special 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The View: His & Her Body Test 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

TNN's Lifegame 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Chris Isaak Show 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Drew Carey Show 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Weddings of a Lifetime: Brides of All Ages 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Behind the Music Anniversary Special 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Laugh Track: 20 Years of Comedy on MTV 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Lion of Oz and the Badge of Courage 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Voice

MTV's New Year's Eve Uncensored 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Run, Ronnie, Run 2001 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

SCI FI Presents New York's Halloween Parade 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Strong Medicine 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2000 Billboard Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist 1994 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Intern 2000 (Movie)

Cornelia Crisp (Actor)

MTV 2 Large New Year's Eve Party 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

On Edge 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 1999 Billboard Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2000 Teen Choice Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Martin Short Show 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Dill Scallion 1999 (Movie)

Tina (Actor)

Happy Hour 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Muppets From Space 1999 (Movie)

Female Armed Guard (Actor)

The 1998 Billboard Music Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Pet Shop 1997 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

American Comedy Honors 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief VIII 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Courting Courtney 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Kathy Griffin: Hot Cup of Talk 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Seinfeld 1996, 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 1997 Billboard Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 19th Annual CableACE Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

HBO Comedy Half-Hour: Kathy Griffin 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The VH1 Fashion Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Un-Cabaret 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Dweebs 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Special 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Barefoot Executive 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cable Guy 1996 (Movie)

Cable Boy's Mother (Actor)

Who's the Caboose? 1996 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Comedy Product 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

ER 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Four Rooms 1995 (Movie)

Betty (Actor)

It's Pat 1994 (Movie)

Kathy (Actor)

Pulp Fiction 1994 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Shakes the Clown 1992 (Movie)

Lucy (Actor)

The Unborn 1991 (Movie)

Connie (Actor)

A Diva's Christmas Carol (TV Show)

Actor

I Am Comic (TV Show)

Actor

Jackie's Back! (TV Show)

Actor

The Big Fall (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (2)

Kathy Griffin: 50 & Not Pregnant 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Secrets of the National Enquirer 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Segment Producer

Biography

Known for her sharp-tongued, no-holds-barred critique of celebrities, comedienne Kathy Griffin built a career out of clawing her way onto Hollywood's A-list, while simultaneously making fun of every aspect of showbiz. Her catty observations and fearless targeting of celebrities, politicians and newsmakers brought the redhead more than her share of controversy, but she evolved into one of the top ratings-grabbers at Bravo - home to her Emmy Award-winning reality series, "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List" (Bravo, 2005- ). Prior to establishing herself as a snarky gossip, gay rights champion and all-around vivacious "personality," Griffin made her mark playing Vickie Groener Rubenstein, Brooke Shields' acerbic co-worker on the NBC sitcom, "Suddenly Susan" (1996-2000). Even as Griffin's own level of fame grew to the point that she was eventually working alongside the celebrities she skewered, she never lost the self-deprecating persona that was the second key component of her act, calling attention to her many plastic surgeries and campily embracing the inherent D-status of the reality TV world, even as this "nobody" had the power to rankle Steven Spielberg and Barbara Walters.

Relationships

Jack Black Actor

Companion
Griffin wrote about brief romance with Black in her 2009 autobiography Official Book Club Selection

John P Griffin Actor

Father
Born Oct. 29, 1916; worked at a home electronics store; appeared on episodes of "Suddenly Susan" (NBC) with daughter Kathy and on the Bravo reality show "My Life on the D-List" (Bravo) Died on Feb. 17, 2001 at age 91

Maggie Griffin

Mother
Born June 10, 1920; regularly appeared on daughter Kathy's show "My Life on the D-List" (Bravo)

Gary Griffin

Brother
Older

Joyce Griffin

Sister

John Griffin

Brother

Matt Moline Actor

Husband
Married Feb. 18, 2001 Briefly separated in 2005 Divorced May 15, 2006 Griffin accused her husband of stealing $72,000 from her

Steve Wozniak Actor

Companion
Dated the Apple co-founder from 2007-08 No longer together

EDUCATION

Oak Park High School

Oak Park , Illinois 1977

Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute

Los Angeles , California

Milestones

2010

Earned a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album for Kathy Griffin Does The Bible Belt

2009

Earned a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album for Suckin' It For The Holidays

2008

Released the comedy album, For Your Consideration; earned a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album

2007

Served as the unofficial guest co-host of "The View" (ABC)

2006

Headlined the stand-up special, "Kathy Griffin: Strong Black Woman" on Bravo

2005

Co-hosted with Star Jones "Live from the Red Carpet" for E! entertainment

2005

Starred as herself in the Bravo reality show, "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List"; earned an Emmy (2006, 2009, 2010) nomination for Outstanding Reality Program

2005

Cast in John Mallory Asher's "Dirty Love" opposite Jenny McCarthy

2003

Appeared as herself on "Celebrity Mole: Hawaii" (ABC)

2003

Hosted the reality show "Average Joe" (NBC)

1999

Lent her voice to the animated series, "Dilbert" (UPN); because of her contract with NBC, she could not take onscreen credit

1996

Cast as Vicki Groener Rubenstein on the NBC sitcom, "Suddenly Susan"

1996

Debuted as a series regular on the FOX variety show, "Saturday Night Special"

1996

Starred in her first one-hour special, "Kathy Griffin: A Hot Cup of Talk" (HBO)

1995

TV-movie debut in "The Barefoot Executive" (ABC)

1994

Appeared as herself in Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction"

1991

Feature film debut "The Unborn"

1988

Spent seven years as a member of the comedy troupe The Groundlings

Moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting

Created the stage show, "Hot Cup of Talk"

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