Born in Oak Park, Illinois, Kathy Griffin is one of a kind, and the world wouldn't have it any other way. It was when Griffin would watch shows the improvisational comedy group, The Groundlings, would put on that the bug really hit her She asked around, and soon enough she was one of The Groundlings herself. With her wit and charm that was so explicit and hilarious, it was soon after that Kathy Griffin started to get noticed.
Kathy Griffin signed on with many projects around Los Angeles such as the horror film The Unborn , a few appearances on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air , the film Shakes the Clown , and a guest appearance on the series Civil Wars . The most recent of Griffin's television appearances can be seen on the hit current series Ugly Betty in which she plays an absolutely hilarious fashion channel reporter.
It was in 1996 when Griffin landed the reoccurring role in the NBC sitcom by the name of Suddenly Susan that brought Kathy Griffin her first consistent work on a television series. Audiences everywhere ate her up as the supporting character to main character Brooke Shields. After that, 1998 brought about Kathy 's first one-hour special titled Kathy Griffin: A Hot Cup of Talk . As far as Griffin is concerned, she doesn't take herself seriously to the least bit. As she has proclaimed herself as a D-list celebrity, Griffin takes humor in appearing on celebrity reality shows as well as starring in her current series on the Bravo channel rightfully entitled Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List .
It is a rare thing to see someone in the Hollywood world embrace their less than luster position on the not so hit-hot list, even though she is only getting hotter by the moment. Kathy Griffin just embraces what comes, and rolls with it in a way that is so unknown to many stuck up Hollywood celebrities.
Kathy Griffin not only gives hoots and hollers of laughter to her audiences, but she does a lot for the better of the world wide community through many different outlets such as her active gay-rights position. She has come to receive many awards such as on Emmy for Outstanding Reality Program in 2007, Emmy nomination for Outstanding Reality Program in 2006, PGA Award for Non-Fiction Television, GLAAD Media Awards for Outstanding Reality Series, and two Emmy nominations in 2008 for Outstanding Variety and Outstanding Reality Program.
Ever since she stepped on to the Groundlings stages in the early 80's, Kathy Griffin has constantly amazed and given tummy-aching laughs around the globe to fanatics and audiences everywhere. To see her live and in her grove is to experience hilarity and comedy not too often performed in this era. Keep updated and in the loops as all ticket information for Kathy Griffin's 2008 Comedy Tour hits a stage near you for your seats.