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About Kathy Griffin

Double Emmy winner and Grammy nominated Chicago native Kathy Griffin is a multi-faceted performer with a rapid-fire wit. She has been making audiences laugh for years discussing Hollywood gossip and celebrity blunders.

After moving west and joining the famed Los Angeles comedy improvisational troupe The Groundlings, Kathy began building her resume with guest starring roles on such series as "ER" and "Seinfeld" -- where she created recurring character Sally Weaver. She also landed a role on NBC?s sitcom "Suddenly Susan" as Vickie Groener, Brooke Shields? acerbic colleague.

Following her various TV guest spots, Kathy began gaining notice as a stand-up comedienne and landed her own "HBO Comedy Half-Hour" special. In 1998, HBO gave Kathy her own one-hour comedy special, "Kathy Griffin: Hot Cup of Talk."

Kathy has a great passion for reality TV. She participated in, and won "Celebrity Mole" on ABC, and then hosted the NBC reality series "Average Joe," as well as the MTV series "Kathy?s... Read More »

Double Emmy winner and Grammy nominated Chicago native Kathy Griffin is a multi-faceted performer with a rapid-fire wit. She has been making audiences laugh for years discussing Hollywood gossip and celebrity blunders.

After moving west and joining the famed Los Angeles comedy improvisational troupe The Groundlings, Kathy began building her resume with guest starring roles on such series as "ER" and "Seinfeld" -- where she created recurring character Sally Weaver. She also landed a role on NBC?s sitcom "Suddenly Susan" as Vickie Groener, Brooke Shields? acerbic colleague.

Following her various TV guest spots, Kathy began gaining notice as a stand-up comedienne and landed her own "HBO Comedy Half-Hour" special. In 1998, HBO gave Kathy her own one-hour comedy special, "Kathy Griffin: Hot Cup of Talk."

Kathy has a great passion for reality TV. She participated in, and won "Celebrity Mole" on ABC, and then hosted the NBC reality series "Average Joe," as well as the MTV series "Kathy?s So-Called Reality."

In August 2005 Kathy?s reality show "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List" debuted on Bravo to rave reviews. The second season of "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List" was nominated for an Emmy for "Outstanding Reality Program."

The third season of "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List," which premiered in 2007, won Kathy her first Emmy for "Outstanding Reality Program." The fourth season of "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List" won Kathy her second Emmy for "Outstanding Reality Program." The fifth season of "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List" returned to Bravo in the summer of 2009.

Kathy has performed four very successful stand-up specials for Bravo. The first in 2005 called "Kathy Griffin Is...Not Nicole Kidman," the second in May of 2006 called "Strong Black Woman," the third in November 2008 called "Kathy Griffin: Straight To Hell" and, most recently, "Kathy Griffin: She?ll Cut a Bitch," which aired in April 2009 on Bravo. Kathy?s DVD stand-up special "Allegedly" is available in stores now. Kathy also just returned from her second stint as hosting Bravo?s A-List Awards, for which she garnered great reviews.

In June 2008, Griffin released her first comedy album "For Your Consideration," featuring tracks such as "Straight Guys Wake Up!" and "Hi Barbara Walters." The album received a Grammy nomination for "Best Comedy Album."

Kathy has co-hosted The Billboard Music Awards three years in a row, and has appeared on numerous talk shows including "Late Night with David Letterman," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Howard Stern" and "The View." Kathy has also been featured in the films "It?s Pat" and "Four Rooms" among others.

Kathy 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," which was co-directed by Dr. Dre.

Kathy?s tell-all autobiography titled "Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin" is being published by Random House and will hit stores September 8, 2009.

Kathy is very involved with the gay community and was presented with the prestigious "Vanguard Award" at the 2009 GLAAD Media Awards. Kathy also won the Gracie Award for "Outstanding Female Lead in a Comedy Series." Kathy was nominated for a PGA Award in the category "Television Producer of the Year Award in Non-Fiction Television."