Kathy Griffin Biography
|Date of Birth:||1960 , November-4|
|Age:||57 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Height:||5 Feet 4 Inch|
|Birth Name||Kathleen Mary Griffin|
|Father||John Patrick Griffin|
|Birth Place/City||Oak Park, Illinois, United States|
|Net Worth||$20 million|
|Married to||Matt Moline (m. 2001)|
|Divorce||Matt Moline (2006)|
|Awards||Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program|
|Siblings||Kenny, Joyce, Gary, and John|
|Books||Kathy Griffin's Celebrity Run-Ins: My A-Z Index|
Kathleen Mary Griffin is an American stand-up comedian, writer, producer, actor and television host. She has worked as a stand-up comedian for many years and has appeared on several television shows as a guest star. She was widely recognized for her supporting role on the NBC sitcom, Suddenly Susan.
Early Life and Education
Griffin was born on November 4, 1960, in Oak Park, Illinois, U.S. She belongs to the white ethnicity holding an American nationality. She is the daughter of Mary Margaret "Maggie" Griffin (her mother) and John Patrick Griffin (her father).
Griffin is the youngest daughter in her family. She has five older siblings: Kenny Griffin, Joyce Griffin, Gary Griffin, and John Griffin. She was a talkative kid since her childhood days. She often visits her neighbors to tell them stories about her family.
Griffin attended St. Bernadine's Elementary School. There she started to develop a dislike for organized religion because of the punishments she and other "vulnerable" students received from the nuns.
Griffin attended Oak Park and Rive Forest High School after graduating from St. Bernadine and sought refuge in musical theater. Her theatrical works include playing roles such as Rosemary in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and as Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof.
At the age of 19, Griffin attended the show performed by the California-based improvisational group called The Groundlings. She started performing with the group in the early 1980s. She went on to perform stand-up comedy and became part of the alternative comedy scene in Los Angeles.
Griffin has appeared in several movies and TV shows throughout the 1990s. She appeared in fellow comedian Julie Brown's Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful in 1991. She then had two appearances as the character Susan Klein on NBC's The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Griffin has starred in an HBO Half Hour Comedy Special. Soon after, she had her first consistent public exposure in 1996. She was cast as the acerbic colleague of Brook Shields on the NBC sitcom, Suddenly Susan during that time. She has also appeared in Eminem's music video, "The Real Slim Shady."
Griffin has co-hosted annual New Year's Eve program alongside Anderson Cooper since 2007. She was fired from its broadcast on May 31, 2017. CNN's decision came after her photos were released that showed the comedian holding up a bloody head resembling that of President Donald Trump. She apologized for that incident.
Personal Life and Affairs
Griffin has reached the age of 56 now. She earned a huge popularity as a stand-up comedian. She became an ordained minister with the Universal One Church of Carrabelle, Florida, on March 9, 2008.
Griffin married Matt Moline, a native of Washington D.C. on February 18, 2001, at 360 Degree Restaurant in Hollywood. They started dating a few years ago and had an affair for several of years. She lived with her husband in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S.
They divorced in May 2006. Griffin accused her husband of stealing $72,000 from her, on Larry King Live. However, in a written statement, he declined to respond to the allegations and was saddened by the accusations.
In July 2007, it was rumored that Griffin was dating Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak. They were spotted together while attending the 2007 Emmy Awards. However, the relationship is not confirmed.
Griffin started dating with marketing executive, Randy Bick in 2012. They have been in a relationship since that time. She lived in the Hollywood Hills from 2004-2016. She currently resides in Bel Air, where her neighbors are Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
Griffin came under controversy for releasing photos posing with the bloody head resembling that of Donald Trump. She has since then apologized and also claimed that Donald Trump and his family are ''trying to ruin her.''
Net Worth and Salary
Griffin stands the height of 1.6 meters (5 feet 4 inches). She has an incredible net worth of $20 million. She has bought a mansion named Bel Air Crest mansion in Los Angeles, California worth $10.5 million. The mansion covers the area of 13,337 Sq. Ft. and has eight bedrooms.
Griffin is active on Twitter and has a huge fan following on her account. She has posted recent updates about her activities on her Twitter account.