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Also Known As: Kathleen Mary Griffin Died:
Born: November 4, 1960 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Oak Park, Illinois, USA Profession: actress, comedian, writer

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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. ...

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.

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Hall Pass (2011)
3.
6.
 I Am Comic (2010)
7.
 Vegas Baby (2006)
8.
 Her Minor Thing (2005)
9.
 Dirty Love (2005)
10.
 Lovewrecked (2005)
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Moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting
1988:
Spent seven years as a member of the comedy troupe The Groundlings
1991:
Feature film debut "The Unborn"
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Created the stage show, "Hot Cup of Talk"
1994:
Appeared as herself in Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction"
1995:
TV-movie debut in "The Barefoot Executive" (ABC)
1996:
Debuted as a series regular on the FOX variety show, "Saturday Night Special"
1996:
Cast as Vicki Groener Rubenstein on the NBC sitcom, "Suddenly Susan"
1996:
Starred in her first one-hour special, "Kathy Griffin: A Hot Cup of Talk" (HBO)
1999:
Lent her voice to the animated series, "Dilbert" (UPN); because of her contract with NBC, she could not take onscreen credit
2003:
Appeared as herself on "Celebrity Mole: Hawaii" (ABC)
2003:
Hosted the reality show "Average Joe" (NBC)
2005:
Co-hosted with Star Jones "Live from the Red Carpet" for E! entertainment
2005:
Cast in John Mallory Asher's "Dirty Love" opposite Jenny McCarthy
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
2006:
Headlined the stand-up special, "Kathy Griffin: Strong Black Woman" on Bravo
2007:
Served as the unofficial guest co-host of "The View" (ABC)
2008:
Released the comedy album, <i>For Your Consideration</i>; earned a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album
2009:
Earned a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album for <i>Suckin' It For The Holidays</i>
2010:
Earned a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album for <i>Kathy Griffin Does The Bible Belt</i>
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Education

Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute: Los Angeles , California -
Oak Park High School: Oak Park , Illinois - 1977

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husband:
Matt Moline. Computer technician. Born c. 1968; became engaged in September 2000; married on February 18, 2001.

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father:
John Griffin. Store manager. Worked at a home electronics store.
mother:
Maggie Griffin. Hospital administrator.
brother:
Gary Griffin. Older.
brother:
John Griffin.
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