Chicago native, Kathy Griffin is a multi-faceted performer who is probably best known for her four-year stint on the NBC sitcom Suddenly Susan as Vickie Groener, Brooke Shields' acerbic colleague.
After moving west and joining the famed Los Angeles Groundlings comedy improvisational troupe, Kathy Griffin began building her resume with guest starring roles on such series as Mad About You, ER, and also appeared as the recurring character Sally Weaver, on Seinfeld.
After her various TV guest spots, Kathy began gaining notice as a stand-up comedian and landed her own HBO Half Hour Comedy Special. In 1998, HBO gave Griffin her own One-Hour Special, A Hot Cup of Talk.
Griffin has supplied voices for characters on the animated series Dilbert and The Simpsons, and she appeared in a dual role on the X-Files as well as in Eminem's video, "The Real Slim Shady."
Kathy co-hosted The Billboard Music Awards three years in a row; appeared on numerous talk shows including Late Night with David Letterman, and Live with Regis and Kelly and has been featured in the films It's Pat, Four Rooms, Muppets From Space, and in the animated feature, Lion of Oz among others.
Kathy has a great passion for reality TV. She participated in and won Celebrity Mole on ABC, hosted the NBC reality series Average Joe and hosted the MTV series, Kathy's So-Called Reality.
Kathy's stand up comedy special called The D-List has just finished its run on Bravo and she just recently taped another special for Bravo at the Orpheum Theatre titled, Kathy Griffin Is Not Nicole Kidman. In addition, Kathy released her hilarious comedy stand-up on DVD, Allegedly, which is in stores now and she is in her second season of a new reality show, Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List, that aired on Bravo in late 2005. In 2006, as its second season came to an end, the show was nominated for an Emmy Award.
A Few Vital Stats:
Date of Birth: November 4, 1961
Place of Birth: Oak Park, Illinois (suburb of Chicago).