Kathy Griffin filmography and biography
Date of birth: 4 November 1960, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Kathy Griffin biography
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. She stars in the Emmy winning reality series Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List.
Kathy Griffin trivia
- 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 costar 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 (I) and Maggie Griffin (II).
- Is close friends with actor Jonathan Bennett (I).
- 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.
- As of 2009, a member of the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences.
- Auditioned for the part of "Phoebe" on Friends.
- Younger sister of John Griffin (XXXIV), Joyce Griffin (III) and Gary Griffin (VII).
- Friend of Catherine Bell.
- Recounted her guest appearance on the "Seinfeld" episode "The Doll" during a stand-up performance on The HBO Comedy Half-Hour 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" tapings and had Griffin return for a second episode, "The Cartoon," 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.
- States that she has a strict no-apology policy with her comedy. The only time Griffin has made an exception was to apologize to US Representative James Clyburn (II) after referring to him as a "queen".
Kathy Griffin quotes
- "Honestly, you know, after David's death, we weren't nearly as invested in the show." (On how she and her Suddenly Susan colleagues were affected by the suicide of their co-star David Strickland (I)).
- I was raised right - I talk about people behind their backs.