Kathy Griffin is a well known actress and comedienne. She is most celebrated for her reality TV show, My Life on the D List. The show earned her two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Reality Program. She has also starred in several comedy specials and has released a number of comedy albums, some of which were nominated for Grammy Awards.
Though Griffin is well celebrated in the industry, she is also known for her subversive humor. As a result, she has been banned from several talk shows and dismissed from roles on many television shows. Perhaps her most daring stunt was posting a video of herself holding a mask styled to look like the severed head of President Trump. She later took down the video and posted a public apology.
Kathy Griffin was born in Oak Park, Ill on Nov. 4, 1960. A born entertainer, she would talk a lot and tell stories to her neighbors. She became passionate about musical theater early on.
Griffin was married to actor Matt Moline from 2001-2006. Since then, she has dated a number of men but was never remarried. She does not have any children.
Griffin attended Oak Park and Forest River High. While she attended the schools, she immersed herself in their musical theater program.
Following high school graduation, Griffin persuaded her parents to move to Los Angeles so she could pursue her acting and comedy career. She continued her training working with the improvisational group The Groundlings and studying at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute.