|Kathy Griffin Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 4 in|
|Date of Birth||November 4, 1960|
Kathy Griffin is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and voice actor who is known for her reality show called Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, which received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination every season during its 6-season run and won the award twice. Her autobiography, Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin, was released in 2009. Griffin is also known for playing Vicki Groener in the NBC sitcom Suddenly Susan, Vera (voice) in the 3D computer-animated children’s film A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures, Taran (voice) in the computer-animated comedy film Shrek Forever After, Evie Kling in the family comedy film Beethoven’s 5th, Jenna Kaswell-Bailey in the legal comedy-drama/fantasy television series Drop Dead Diva, Lucy in the black comedy film Shakes the Clown, Cornelia Crisp in the comedy satire film The Intern, and Babs Duffy in the NBC crime drama series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Also, Griffin has released 6 comedy albums, all of which received Grammy Award nominations. She is an LGBTQ activist who has supported same-s*x marriage.
Kathleen Mary Griffin
Kathy, The Queen of the D-list
Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Griffin studied at St. Bernadine’s Elementary School.
After graduating, she attended Oak Park and River Forest High School.
Kathy studied drama at Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, Los Angeles.
Comedian, Actor, Writer, Producer, Voice Actor
- Father – John Patrick Griffin (Actor)
- Mother – Mary Margaret Griffin (Writer)
- Siblings – Kenny (Older Brother), Joyce (Older Sister), Gary (Older Brother), and John (Older Brother).
- Others – Patrick John Griffin (Paternal Grandfather), Margaret Mary (Paternal Grandmother), Michael Corbally (Maternal Grandfather), Agnes Green (Maternal Grandmother)
She has been signed to –
- ICM Partners, Talent and Literary Agency, Los Angeles, California, United States
- Ballantine Books Publicity, Book Publisher, New York City, New York, United States
Observational Comedy, Black Comedy, Ribaldry, Improvisational Comedy
Her net worth had been $35 Million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
5 ft 4 in or 163 cm
55 kg or 121 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Kathy Griffin has dated –
- Jack Black – Kathy and comic actor Jack Black had a short affair.
- Fred Stoller (1992) – Kathy had a one-night stand with actor Fred Stoller.
- Quentin Tarantino (1995) – Kathy and American film director Quentin Tarantino dated for a short period in 1995.
- Leif Garrett (1999) – It is RUMORED that Kathy Griffin and Leif Garrett had an encounter in 1999.
- Matthew Moline (1999-2006) – Kathy Griffin and Matt Moline got married on February 18, 2001, at the 360 Degree Restaurant in Hollywood. They got divorced in May 2006.
- Andrew W.K. (2007) – Kathy had an encounter with American singer and music producer Andrew WK.
- Steve Wozniak (2007-2008) – Kathy dated Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak for a year before they split in June 2008.
- Levi Johnston (2009) – It was RUMORED that the couple was dating after they joked about being in a serious relationship, in an interview on the Larry King Live show.
- Isaiah Mustafa (2011) – Kathy announced on a radio show that she was in a relationship with actor and former NFL player Isaiah Mustafa. But Mustafa announced later that he was single and admitted that he found Kathy amazing.
- Randy Bick (2012-Present) – Kathy is dating 20 years her junior marketing executive, Randy Bick for quite a while now.
Race / Ethnicity
Kathy Griffin is of Irish descent.
- Using her experiences with celebrities in her comedy acts
- Red hair
- Green eyes
34-24-32 in or 87-61-81 cm
4 (US) or 36 (EU)
7 (US) or 4.5 (UK) or 37.5 (EU)
She lent her voice for the Vaseline Intensive Care TV commercial in 1998.
She has done TV commercials for Frosted Cheerios, Target, Glad storage bags, and TV Guide. Kathy has also done a pop TV commercial with Jim Gaffigan and Michael Ian Black for Sierra Mist.
Best Known For
Her first real breakthrough came with Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (2005–2010), for which she was awarded two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Reality Program.
Kathy’s debut comedy album For Your Consideration (2008) reached the Top Comedy Albums chart of Billboard.
Griffin made her first appearance in Pulp Fiction (1994) as a pedestrian.
First TV Show
Griffin’s first public exposure was the NBC sitcom Suddenly Susan (1996).
Her first album For Your Consideration was released on June 10, 2008.
Despite being in her 50s, Kathy has a healthy body and looks much younger than her age. In 2011, she reportedly lost a lot of weight with the help of her trainer Bobby Solorio.
Kathy also controlled her food cravings and ate green vegetables and whole grains for that glowing skin. She had a protein-rich diet and ate six small meals every day.
She has often been spotted taking walks with her current boyfriend, to stay in shape.
Kathy Griffin Facts
- She has written an autobiography Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin (2009) that topped at The New York Times Best Seller List.
- Kathy appeared in Eminem’s The Real Slim Shady (2000) video.
- The comedian has broken the record of the highest number of specials by recording 16 specials for the Bravo network.
- She owns Inappropriate Laughter, a TV production company.
- Jonathan Bennett is a close friend of Griffin.
- Griffin was a member of the comedy group The Groundlings.
- She supports LGBT rights and same-sex marriage.
- She won a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album for her sixth album Calm Down Gurrl (2013).
- In August 2021, Kathy was diagnosed with lung cancer and had undergone surgery to remove half of her left lung. In November 2021, during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Kathy revealed that she was cancer-free. In August 2022, Kathy revealed that the surgery had ruined her vocal cords permanently.
- In August 2021, Kathy revealed that she was previously addicted to painkillers and even attempted suicide in the past.
- In November 2022, Kathy’s Twitter account was suspended after she changed her display name and photo to mimic Twitter’s owner, Elon Musk. Elon told her that she could get her account back if she was ready to pay $8.
- In April 2023, Kathy revealed that she suffered from an extreme case of complex post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
- In June 2023, Kathy revealed that she had undergone surgery on her left vocal cord to restore her voice.