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Kathy Griffin (born 4.11.1960)

Kathy Griffin is an American stand-up comedian, actress and TV personality. She first became known for her appearances in the popular sitcom Seinfeld.

Kathy Griffin: Childhood

Kathy Griffin was born in Oak Park, Illinois, to first-generation Irish-Americans. She attended St. Bernadine's Elementary School where she developed her dislike of organized religion. She then studied at Oak Park River High School, where she became interested in musical theatre and performed in Fiddler on the Roof, amongst other productions.

Kathy Griffin: Career

Kathy Griffin started performing in the 1980s, when she joined an improvisational comedy troupe, The Groundlings after she failed to get noticed in more mainstream theatrical circles.

Griffin then went on to perform stand-up comedy in the alternative comedy scene in Los Angeles and went on to develop her own show on HBO in 1998, called 'Hot Cup of Talk'.

In 1994, Kathy Griffin appeared in the classic Pulp Fiction when she plays the role of a pedestrian who tries to help Ving Rhames' character (Marcellus Wallace) after Bruce Willis (Butch Coolidge) runs him over with his car. She then went on to play the role of Connie in The Unborn, alongside Brooke Adams. Griffin's appearances on TV then began to increase in regularity, with two appearances in Fresh Prince of Bel Air, a Showtime parody of Madonna's Truth or Dare, entitled Medusa: Dare to be Truthful and a role in Bob Goldthwait's Shakes the Clown. She also appeared as the leader of a car club in an episode of Ellen in 1996, as well as a dual role in X-Files, alongside David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. Griffin also featured as a fashion channel reporter in Ugly Betty.

It was in 1996 that Kathy Griffin started gaining serious airtime, when she was cast as Brooke Shields' colleague in Suddenly Susan. She also landed a one-hour special on HBO, entitled Kathy Griffin: A Hot Cup of Talk. Between 1996 and 1998, she played the role of Sally Weaver in Seinfeld, which also earned her a degree of recognition.

In 2009, Kathy Griffin topped the New York Times Bestseller List with her memoir, Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin. She also released a Grammy-nominated album, Sucking it for the Holidays.

Kathy has hosted CNN's New Year's Eve Broadcast for three years running, between 2009 - 11. In 2009 she landed herself in trouble for swearing on air and in 2011 she caused controversy for stripping to her underwear during the show.

In March 2011, Kathy Griffin guest starred in an episode of Glee, playing the role of a Regionals competition judge.

Griffin's stand-up shows often court attention for their no-nonsense style and for her love of mocking celebrities and people in the public eye. In the past, her 'victims' have included Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian and Lindsay Lohan. She has been compared to other controversial stars such as Howard Stern and she has claimed to have been banned from several mainstream TV shows, such as The View (which she temporarily co-hosted in 2007) and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. In 2005, she was banned from taking part in E!'s red carpet TV coverage when she made a joke that the child actress Dakota Fanning (aged 11 at the time) had entered rehab.

Kathy Griffin: Personal Life

Griffin is an advocate for LGBT right, as well as being a vocal supporter for same sex marriage.

In 2001, Kathy Griffin married Matt Moline, on top of the 360 Degree Restaurant in Hollywood. Brooke Shields was her maid of honour. The pair divorced, after a number of separations and she had her tattooed wedding ring removed by laser treatment. She later accused Moline of stealing $72,000 from her.

In 2007, Kathy Griffin attended the Emmy Awards with Steve Wozniak, one of the founders of Apple. They stopped dating the following year.

In March 2011, Kathy Griffin announced, on the Howard Stern radio show, that she was romantically involved with Isaiah Mustafa. Mustafa went on to say that he was, in fact, single.



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Kathy Griffin Reportedly Interviewed By Secret Service Over Trump 'Severed Head' Shoot


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The fallout from Kathy Griffin’s controversial photoshoot that featured her with a severed ‘President Trump’ head is continuing, with a new claim that the comedienne was interviewed by the Secret Service.

The 56 year old star landed herself in hot water a couple of months ago when she posed for a photoshoot with celeb photographer Tyler Shields, in which she held aloft a fake ‘severed head’ of current President Donald Trump. It lost Griffin her regular gig as the host of CNN’s New Year programming, and caused a huge backlash in the U.S. as people’s opinions were divided.

Now, New York Magazine writer Yashar Ali has sensationally claimed that Griffin was interviewed and interrogated for over an hour by the Secret Service as part of the investigation, which has still not concluded.

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Kathy Griffin To Respond To Trump 'Severed Head' Outrage At Press Conference


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Following the PR disaster of her Donald Trump ‘severed head’ photoshoot earlier this week, comedienne Kathy Griffin looks like she’s trying to fight back against what she calls “bullying from the Trump family”, calling a press conference for later today.

In the company of attorney Lisa Bloom, the 56 year old star will be looking to reverse the tide of condemnation over the images that emerged from a recent photoshoot with provocative celeb snapper Tyler Shields, in which Griffin is seen holding up a prop of the bloody, severed head of president Trump.

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Kathy Griffin Fired From CNN After Donald Trump 'Severed Head' Photoshoot


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The fallout from Kathy Griffin’s now-notorious Donald Trump ‘severed head’ photoshoot continues, as CNN has announced that it has cut all ties with the comedienne and that she will not return as the co-host of the network’s annual New Year’s Eve programme.

“CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year's Eve program,” the broadcaster said in a statement on Wednesday (May 31st), bringing an end to Griffin’s long-standing role as co-host of the annual show alongside Anderson Cooper, which she has held down since 2007.

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Why Kathy Griffin's Severed Trump Head Photoshoot Was So Wrong


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Sometimes political statements can go way too far. Kathy Griffin is under fire after partaking in a special photoshoot with Tyler Shields that featured her holding the bloody, severed head of the President. Fake, obviously. But nonetheless, there has been uproar from Trump supporters everywhere.

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In fact, it hasn't just been Trump supporters. Even anti-Trump figures have expressed disappointment that one of their peers could have put forth a message of such violence at a time where the threat of World War 3 feels very real. At least now the 56-year-old comedian has apologised for her actions.

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Kathy Griffin at the Pre-Grammy Gala and Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Debra Lee held at Beverly Hilton Hotel, California, United States - Saturday 11th February 2017

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Kathy Griffin seen entering the iHeartRadio Music Festival held at T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Saturday 24th September 2016

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Kathy Griffin - CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute. The star-studded ceremony honors everyday people changing the world. at American Museum Of Natural History New York USA - New York, United States - Tuesday 17th November 2015

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Giuliana Rancic Departing E! News - Remaining On 'Fashion Police'


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It’s the end of an era for E! News, as Guiliana Rancic has announced that she’s quitting her role as a day-to-day anchor in a month’s time.

The 40 year old Italian-American presenter will be stepping down on August 10th, after just over ten years in the job. However, she will remain a significant presence on the network, as she says her roles on ‘Fashion Police’ and ‘Live from the Red Carpet’ will be continuing as normal.

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It’s Official: Melissa Rivers Named As Co-Host Of E!’s ‘Fashion Police’


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Fashion Police will be returning to E! in August and Melissa Rivers will be stepping into her late mother’s shoes as one of the show’s hosts. E! announced the news on Wednesday (17th June). Rivers will join Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski as co-host. 47-year-old Rivers will also continue serving as executive producer on the show, a role she has held since 2010.

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Kathy Griffin Headed For 80 Cities With #LIKEABOSS Tour


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Kathy Griffin has announced her upcoming comedy tour. The 54-year-old’s #LIKEABOSS tour will reportedly centre on her reaction to recent revelations from the world of popular culture. Those who are at risk of being lampooned by Griffin’s unique brand of humour are, as the comedian announced on her website, Caitlyn Jenner, Barbra Streisand and the Duggar family.

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Melissa Rivers Reported To Be Taking Over On 'Fashion Police' In Her Mother's Place


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Sensational reports indicate that Melissa Rivers, the daughter of the great Joan Rivers, is set to take the place of her late mother on ‘Fashion Police’ when it returns to screens later this year.

According to the New York Daily News, an unnamed source revealed that executives at E!, which broadcasts the popular fashion show, has internally named Melissa as the panel’s moderator when it resumes taping on August 31st this year. She has apparently signed up for six shows.

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Melissa River Opens Up About Kathy Griffin's Departure From 'Fashion Police'


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Melissa Rivers has a bone to pick with Kathy Griffin. In a recent interview, held in front of a large crowd at a New York community arts centre, the 47-year-old daughter of the late Joan Rivers claimed that Griffin wasn't a good fit for E!'s Fashion Police. She further suggested Griffin had unintentionally criticised Joan, harming her legacy, by writing a lengthy statement upon her departure from E!'s Fashion Police.

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RuPaul Tipped As Replacement Host On Revamped 'Fashion Police'


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The search for new hosts for the controversy-hit show ‘Fashion Police’ has alighted upon RuPaul as a potential candidate.

The drama continues at the E! network show as the 54 year old ‘Drag Race’ presenter has been revealed by an unnamed source as one of the possible replacements for Kelly Osbourne and Kathy Griffin, who quit the programme in quick succession last month.

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Kathy Griffin

Date of birth

4th November, 1960

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

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