Kathy Griffin

Kathy Griffin is an American comedian, actress and activist. She rose to fame in 1996 as a stand-up comedian and for portraying Vicki Groener on the NBC sitcom Suddenly Susan. Griffin has won two Primetime Emmy Awards for her TV show Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List and a Grammy award in 2014 for best comedy album for Calm Down Gurrl. Griffin is also a strong supporter of LGBTQ rights and received the Vanguard Award from GLAAD in 2009.
Kathy Griffin
Full Name
Kathleen Mary Griffin
Oak Park, IL


What kind of cancer did Kathy Griffin have?

Kathy Griffin was diagnosed with stage 1 lung cancer in August 2021. According to PEOPLE, half her left lung was removed later that month.

Who is Kathy Griffin's husband?

Kathy Griffin married businessman Randy Bick on Jan. 1, 2020. Previously she was married to businessman Matthew Moline from 2001 to 2006.

Why did Kathy Griffin get fired from New Year's Eve?

Kathy Griffin co-hosted CNN's New Year's Eve broadcast alongside Anderson Cooper from Dec. 31, 2007, to Dec. 31, 2016. In May 2017, CNN fired Griffin from co-hosting the broadcast after she posted a photo on social media of herself holding what appeared to be the severed head of President Donald Trump.

Why was Kathy Griffin blacklisted?

Kathy Griffin has been banned from several talk shows for controversial comments. In addition to her firing from CNN's annual New Year's Eve broadcast, Griffin's comedy tour dates were canceled after she posted a photo on social media of herself holding what appeared to be the severed head of President Donald Trump. She later released a movie about the controversy, 'Kathy Griffin: A Hell of a Story.'

Did Kathy Griffin suffer from a drug addiction?

Yes. In an August 2021 interview on 'Nightline,' Kathy Griffin revealed that she had recovered from an addiction to prescription pills.

How did Kathy Griffin get started?

Kathy Griffin studied drama at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. She then got her start in comedy as a member of the Los Angeles improvisational comedy group The Groundlings in the early 1980s.

How many comedy specials does Kathy Griffin have?

Kathy Griffin has released 21 stand-up comedy specials. Her specials include 'Kathy Griffin: The D-List' (2004), 'Kathy Griffin Is…Not Nicole Kidman' (2005), 'Kathy Griffin: Everybody Can Suck It' (2007) and 'Kathy Griffin: Gurrl Down!' (2011).

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