Kathy Griffin Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, Height, Husband, Children, Trump, Net Worth, Lung Cancer and Surgery

Kathy Griffin is an American comedian and actress who is best known for her role as a supporting character in the NBC sitcom Suddenly Susan

Kathy Griffin Biography

Kathy Griffin is an American comedian and actress who is best known for her role as a supporting character in the NBC sitcom Suddenly Susan (1996–2000).

Kathy Griffin Age | How Old Is Kathy Griffin?

Griffin is 61 years old as of 2021. She was born Kathleen Mary Griffin on November 4, 1960, in Oak Park, Illinois, United States.

Kathy Griffin Height

Griffin stands at a height of 5 feet 3 inches tall.

Kathy Griffin Family / Parents

Griffin is the daughter of Mary Margaret “Maggie” Griffin (née Corbally) and John Patrick Griffin, both first-generation Irish-Americans. Her mother worked as a cashier for Oak Park Hospital.

Her father died on February 17, 2007, of heart failure during the shooting of the third season of her reality show; he was 91 years old. The episode related to his death aired on June 19, 2007.

Kathy Griffin Siblings

Griffin has four older siblings: Kenny Griffin, Joyce Griffin (died 2017), Gary Griffin (died 2014), and John Griffin. Her brother Gary and her sister Joyce both died from cancer.

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Kathy Griffin Husband

Griffin married Washington, D.C., native Matt Moline on February 18, 2001, but the couple divorced in May 2006. Griffin had her tattooed wedding ring laser-removed after her divorce.

From 2012 until November 2018, she was in a relationship with marketing executive Randy Bick. They reconciled in April 2019. Griffin resided in the Hollywood Hills from 2004 to 2016. On January 1, 2020, Griffin married Bick at her home in a ceremony officiated by comedian Lily Tomlin.

Kathy Griffin Early life

Griffin described herself as “a kid who needed to talk, all the time” during her early years. She would often visit her neighbors, the Bowens, to tell them stories about her family; she has referred to those visits as her first live shows and the place where she learned “the power of juicy material”.

After most of her siblings had moved, she often spent hours alone in the house and developed a binge eating disorder. Griffin explained that even though eating disorders were not very well known at that time, she knew her eating behavior was aberrant and always threw the garbage away in the neighbor’s can.

In her 2009 autobiography Official Book Club Selection, she confessed that she “still suffers [from food issues]” but has learned to “deal with them”. In the same book, she discussed her eldest brother, Kenny, who was a drug addict and homeless at various times, and revealed that she was “afraid of him until the moment he died” due to his violent, abusive nature.

Griffin states that her brother would climb into bed with her when he was 30 and she was 7 and “whisper” into her ears; Kathy refused to speak to him or be in the same room as him for years but did not tell her parents until she was in her twenties, at which point he openly admitted pedophilia to their parents.

Kathy Griffin Career

Born in Oak Park, Illinois, she moved to Los Angeles in 1978, where she studied drama at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and became a member of the improvisational comedy troupe The Groundlings. Griffin has starred in several comedy specials for cable TV and has released several comedy albums. She has also appeared on TV and on film numerous times, mainly in supporting roles.

She has released six comedy albums, all of which received Grammy Award nominations. Her first album, For Your Consideration released in 2008, made her the first female comedian to debut at the top of the Billboard Top Comedy Albums chart.

She began performing as a stand-up comedian in the 1990s and has taped numerous standup comedy specials with HBO and Bravo. She has also appeared as a guest star on several television shows. For the latter network, Griffin has recorded 16 television specials, breaking the Guinness World record for the number of aired TV specials on any network, by any comedian in the history of comedy.

Griffin’s Bravo reality show Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (2005–2010) became a ratings hit for the network and earned her two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Reality Program. In 2011, Griffin also became the first comedian to have four televised specials in a year. She has also participated in two USO tours.

Aside from her comedy career, Griffin is an LGBT activist involved in causes such as same-sex marriage and the repeal of “Don’t ask, don’t tell”. She is known for her conversational style and controversial statements on celebrities, religion, and sexuality. In 2007 and 2008, she won Primetime Emmy Awards for her reality show Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List. After being nominated for six years in a row for the Grammy for Best Comedy Album, Griffin won the award in 2014.

Kathy Griffin Net Worth

Griffin has an estimated net worth of $35 million dollars which she has earned through her career as an actress.

Kathy Griffin Lung Cancer and Surgery

In August 2021, Kathy announced that she had been diagnosed with lung cancer and needed to have half of her left lung removed.

Kathy Griffin Surgery

On August 2, she had surgery for lung cancer, saying before the procedure that doctors “are very optimistic” that she can make a full recovery and even avoid chemotherapy. A representative said on Monday afternoon that the surgery “went well and as planned.”

The spokesperson said, “Kathy is now in recovery now and resting, Doctors say the procedure was normal without any surprises.”

Kathy Griffin Plastic Surgery

Griffin is an outspoken opponent of LASIK eye surgery, having endured a series of operations for her own eyesight that left her partially blind in one eye with a visible eyeball deformity.

Kathy is open about her multiple plastic surgeries and jokes that the fat “was donated to a soup kitchen” after her liposuction procedure.

Kathy Griffin Jewish

Kathy Griffin describes herself as a “non-believer”. In her book Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin, she said that while in high school, she fell away from the Roman Catholic Church.

Griffin considered becoming a Unitarian but was not sure what that would involve. On March 9, 2008, she became an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church.

In a 2006 interview, Griffin said she does not drink alcohol.

Kathy Griffin Book

  • 2016: Kathy Griffin’s Celebrity Run-Ins: My A-Z Index
  • 2009: Official Book Club Selection

Kathy Griffin Trump

Back in 2017 griffin took a picture with a Donald Trump mask, it wasn’t just a mask though, the picture showed her holding a mask of Trump’s severed head covered in ketchup. The viral picture created a huge scandal  that resulted to her getting fired from her annual New Year’s Eve job as a co-host for CNN with Cooper. 25 Theaters also cancelled on her up coming shows.

The picture led to her receiving death threats from people, they even threatened her mother and sister who was at the hospital then.

The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Griffin.

Who is Kathy Griffin?

 She is an American comedian and actress

How old is Kathy Griffin?

61 years old as of 2021

How tall is Kathy Griffin?

5 feet 3 inches

Who is Kathy Griffin married to?

Randy Bick

How much money does Kathy Griffin earn?

Not Available

How much is Kathy Griffin worth?

$35 million

Kathy Griffin Movies

Year

Film

Role

1980

Battle Beyond the Stars

Alien Extra

Fade to Black

Grauman’s Chinese Theater Extra

1985

Streets of Fire

Concertgoer

1991

The Unborn

Connie

1992

Shakes the Clown

Lucy

Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful

Taffy

1994

Pulp Fiction

Hit-and-run witness

It’s Pat

Herself

1995

Big News

Four Rooms

Betty

The Barefoot Executive

Mary

1996

The Cable Guy

Mother

1997

Who’s the Caboose?

Katty

Trojan War

Cashier

Courting Courtney

Ona Miller

1999

Can’t Stop Dancing

Modeling agent

Dill Scallion

Tina

Muppets from Space

Female armed guard

Jackie’s Back

Herself

2000

Lion of Oz

Caroline

The Intern

Cornelia Crisp

Enemies of Laughter

Cindy

A Diva’s Christmas Carol

Ghost of Christmas Past

E

Nurse

2001

On Edge

Karen Katz

2002

Run Ronnie Run!

Herself

2003

Beethoven’s 5th

Evie Kling

2005

Dirty Love

Madame Pelly

2005

Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone

Rhoga

Her Minor Thing

Maggie

Love Wrecked

Belinda

2006

Bachelor Party Vegas

Spaghetti Wrestling She-Elvis

2007

Judy Toll: The Funniest Woman You’ve Never Heard of

Herself

In Search of Puppy Love

Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project

Heckler

2010

A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures

Vera

Shrek Forever After

Taran

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

Herself

2011

The Muppets

Hall Pass

Kathy Griffin Tv Shows

Year

Title

Role

Notes

1989–1991

On the Television

Various

Episode: “Beauty and the Beast”

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

1990

Susan Klein

Episode: “Not With My Pig, You Don’t”

1993

Civil Wars

Yvonne

Episode: “Watt, Me Worry?”

Dream On

Dawn

Episode: “The French Conception”

1995

ER

Dolores Minky

Episode: “Motherhood”

Dweebs

Sheila

Episode: “The Birthday Party Show”

1995

Mad About You

Brenda

Episode: “New Year’s Eve”

1996

Ellen

Peggy

Episode: “Oh, Sweet Rapture”

Partners

Michelle

Episode: “Can We Keep Her, Dad?”

Caroline in the City

DMV clerk

Episode: “Caroline and the Movie”

Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist

Herself

Episode: “Koppleman and Katz”

Saturday Night Special

2 episodes

1995–1996

Ned and Stacey

Jeanne

Episode: “Loganberry’s Run” and “Accountus Interruptus”

1997

Oddville, MTV

Episode: August 13, 1997

The Wonderful World of Disney

Mary

Episode: “The New Barefoot Executive”

1996–1998

Seinfeld

Sally Weaver

Episode: “The Cartoon” and “The Doll”

1997–1998

Premium Blend

Herself

Hostess

1999

Rock & Roll Jeopardy!

Celebrity edition

2000

The X-Files

Betty Templeton/Lulu Pfeiffer

Episode: “Fight Club”

2000

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Herself

Episode: “The Pants Tent”

1999–2000

Dilbert

Alice

Voice role (uncredited)

1996–2000

Suddenly Susan

Vicki Groener

2001

The Simpsons

Francine

Episode: “Bye Bye Nerdie”

Strong Medicine

Matchmaker

Episode: “Silent Epidemic”

Weakest Link

Herself

Episode: “Comedians Special”

Kathy’s So-Called Reality

Hostess

2002

The Drew Carey Show

Kathy

Episode: “The Eagle Has Landed”

The Anna Nicole Show

Herself

Christmas special

2003

What’s New, Scooby-Doo?

Luis Agent Autumn Summerfield

Episode: “The Unnatural” (voice role)

Spider-Man: The New Animated Series

Roxanne Gaines

Episode: “Mind Game: Part 1” and “Part 2” (Voice role)

Crank Yankers

Marion Simons

Episode: “Jim Florentine & Kathy Griffin” (voice role)
sSegment: Marion gets an Estimate

The Mole

Herself

Season 3 winner

2002–2003

Whose Line Is It Anyway?

4 episodes (5–02, 5–15, 5–19, 5–29)

2002

National Lampoon’s Funny Money

Episode 1 (guest comedian)

2004

Stripperella

The Bridesmaid

Episode: “The Bridesmaid” and “Evil Things Come in Small Packages” (voice role)

Half & Half

Dr. Morgan

Episode: “The Big Labor of Love Episode”

Celebrity Poker Showdown

Herself

Two episodes, third tournament

2001–2004

Hollywood Squares

86 episodes

2005

Cheap Seats

Rae

Episode: “1995 SuperDogs! Superjocks!”

Days of Our Lives

Limo driver

All-Star Reality Reunion

Herself

Hostess

2006

Gameshow Marathon

Herself

“Match Game”

2007

Ugly Betty

Fashion TV anchor

Episode: “In or Out”

Loose Women

Herself

2008

Rosie Live

Impersonated Nancy Grace

Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan

Season 4, episode 24

2009

Privileged

Olivia

Episode: “All About a Brand New You”

Paris Hilton’s My New BFF

Herself

Episode: “Must Have Thick Skin” (special guest)

2008–2010

Larry King Live

Six episodes

2009

The Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers

Roast Master

The Celebrity Apprentice 2

Special guest

2005–2010

Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List

47 episodes
Gracie Allen Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

2010

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Babs Duffy

Episode: “P.C.”

RuPaul’s Drag Race

Guest judge

Season 2, Episode 1: “Gone With The Windows”

The Marriage Ref

Episode: “Tracy Morgan, Kathy Griffin, and Nathan Lane”

Last Comic Standing

Performer

Season 7 finale

Shep & Tiffany Watch TV: The Best of 2010

Executive Producer

2011

Glee

Tammy Jean Albertson

Season 2, episode 16: “Original Song”

Same Name

Herself

Season 1, episode 2

Drop Dead Diva

Jenna Kaswell-Bailey

Episode: “He Said, She Said”

America’s Next Top Model

Guest Judge

Season 17, episode 7

2012

American Dad!

Kelly Wilk

Season 7, episode 16: “The Kidney Stays in the Picture”
Voice role

Whitney

Lindsay

Episode: “Codependence Day”

The Rosie Show

Herself

Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off

Herself

Season 2, episode 6: “Star Studded Supper”

2012–2013

Kathy

Host

Talk show

2013

Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual

Herself

Episode: “No Voice, No Choice”

2014

Kirstie

Herself

Episode: “The Girl Next Door”

2014

Big Brother 16

Herself

Episode 25

2015

Fashion Police

Host

Talk show

RuPaul’s Drag Race

Guest judge

Season 7, episode 1: “Born Naked”
Season 7, episode 5: “The DESPY Awards”

Big Brother 17

Herself

Episode 5

2016

Lopez

Herself

Episode: “George Doubles Down”

2018

Make America Great-a-Thon: A President Show Special

Kellyanne Conway

TV special

Kathy Griffin Stand Up

  • HBO Comedy Half-Hour (1996)
  • Kathy Griffin: Hot Cup of Talk (1998)
  • Kathy Griffin: The D-List (2004)
  • Kathy Griffin: Allegedly (2004)
  • Kathy Griffin Is…Not Nicole Kidman (2005)
  • Kathy Griffin: Strong Black Woman (2006)
  • Kathy Griffin: Everybody Can Suck It (2007)
  • Kathy Griffin: Straight to Hell (2007)
  • Kathy Griffin: She’ll Cut a Bitch (2009)
  • Kathy Griffin: Balls of Steel (2009)
  • Kathy Griffin: Does the Bible Belt (2010)
  • Kathy Griffin: Whores on Crutches (2010)
  • Kathy Griffin: 50 and Not Pregnant (2011)
  • Kathy Griffin: Gurrl Down! (2011)
  • Kathy Griffin: Pants Off (2011)
  • Kathy Griffin: Tired Hooker (2011)
  • Kathy Griffin: Seaman 1st Class (2012)
  • Kathy Griffin: Kennedie Center On-Hers (2013)
  • Kathy Griffin: Calm Down Gurrl (2013)
  • Kathy Griffin: Record Breaker (2013)

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