Emmy-nominated Chicago native Kathy Griffin, a multi-faceted performer with a rapid-fire wit, is the star of Bravo’s “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List,” which debuted on Bravo in August 2005 to rave reviews. The second season of “Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List” was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Reality Program, and the third season debuts this June on Bravo.
Griffin has also performed two very successful stand-up specials for Bravo. The first in 2005 called “Kathy Griffin….Is Not Nicole Kidman” and the second in May of 2006 called “Strong Black Woman.” Kathy’s DVD stand-up special, “Allegedly” is in stores now. Kathy’s latest comedy special will debut on Bravo in June, “Kathy Griffin: Everybody Can Suck It.”
Griffin is also widely 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, Griffin 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, Griffin began gaining notice as a stand-up comedienne and landed her own “HBO Half Hour Comedy Special.” In 1998, HBO gave Griffin her own onehour special, “A Hot Cup of Talk.”
Griffin 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.
Griffin 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.
Griffin 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.”