Kathleen Mary Griffin born November 4, 1960, is an American comedian and actress who has starred in television comedy specials and has released comedy albums.
In 2007 and 2008, Griffin won Primetime Emmy Awards for her reality show Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List. She has also appeared in supporting roles in films.
Griffin was born in Oak Park, Illinois. In 1978, she moved to Los Angeles, where she studied drama at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and became a member of the improvisational comedy troupe The Groundlings.
In the 1990s, Griffin began performing as a stand-up comedian and appeared as a guest star on television shows, including the NBC sitcom Suddenly Susan 1996–2000.
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Kathleen Mary Griffin was born on November 4, 1960, in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park, Illinois, to Mary Margaret “Maggie” Griffin, 1920 – 2020, and John Patrick Griffin, both of whom were first-generation Irish Americans.