Double Emmy winning and Grammy nominated Chicago native Kathy Griffin, a multi-faceted performer with a rapid fire wit, is probably best known for her four-year stint on the NBC sitcom “Suddenly Susan” as Vickie Groener, Brooke Shields’ acerbic colleague.
After moving west and joining the famed Los Angeles Groundlings comedy improvisational troupe, Kathy began building her resume with guest starring roles on such series as “ER” and “Seinfeld” – where she created recurring character Sally Weaver.
After her various TV guest spots, Kathy began gaining notice as a stand-up comedienne and landed her own “HBO Half Hour Comedy Special.” In 1998, HBO gave Kathy her own One-Hour Special, “A Hot Cup of Talk.”
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 has co-hosted The Billboard Music Awards three years in a row; and appeared on numerous talk shows including “Late Night with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Howard Stern” and “The View,” as well as having been featured in the films “It’s Pat” and “Four Rooms” among others.
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.”
Kathy has performed three 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,” and the third ”Kathy Griffin-Straight To Hell” aired this past November. Kathy’s DVD stand-up special “Allegedly” is in stores now.
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 June 5th 2007 won Kathy Griffin her first Emmy for Outstanding Reality Program. The fourth season of “Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D List” returned June 12th of this year and won Kathy her second Emmy for Outstanding Reality Program.
Recently Kathy released a comedy CD called “For Your Consideration”, which has garnered her a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album.
For tour dates and more information on Kathy, please visit her website at www.kathygriffin.net.