Kathy Griffin

Highest Rated: 94% Pulp Fiction (1994)
Lowest Rated: 0% It's Pat (1994)
Birthday: Nov 4, 1960
Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, USA
The acerbic, razor-tongued, take-no-prisoners comedian Kathy Griffin has built a career for herself -- as an actress and a standup performer -- around the schtick of being permanently under-respected by everyone (as the title of her TV series, My Life on the D List, suggests), and fighting back with her claws extended. Griffin is notorious for mercilessly skewering and taking potshots at worthy targets (particularly fellow celebrities and comedians) through her comedy, and has built a considerable career out of doing so.Born in Oak Park, IL, and raised in the Chicago area, to an electronics store manager father and a hospital administrator mother, Griffin reportedly wanted to become an actress from the age of five and frequently improvised elaborate stage and comedy acts for her family. Griffin attended Oak Park High School, and -- after graduation -- studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute in Southern California. In 1988, the then-28-year-old joined the now-infamous sketch comedy troupe the Groundlings, alongside such stars-to-be as Lisa Kudrow, Will Ferrell, and Julia Sweeney, where she evinced an extraordinary gift for improvisatory work. After the Groundlings, Griffin developed and honed a solo standup act, which -- as she later recalled -- opened numerous doors for her as an actress, including a turn as Lucy in the Bobcat Goldthwait vehicle Shakes the Clown (1992), a brief cameo in Pulp Fiction, and a small multi-episode role on Seinfeld. Griffin was particularly memorable in the latter, as Sally Weaver, the standup comedian whose act consists of trashing Jerry Seinfeld by revealing embarrassing details from his personal life. A cameo as herself in the SNL big-screen vehicle It's Pat (1994) reunited Griffin with fellow Groundling Sweeney. Beginning in 1996, Griffin parlayed her comic flair and small-screen experience into a standing role in the hit NBC sitcom Suddenly Susan, starring Brooke Shields; that program cast Griffin as Vicki Groener, magazine columnist Shields' not-so-subtly envious, über-saucy colleague. The program scored with viewers and ran for three seasons. Meanwhile, Griffin continued her big-screen roles, with turns in the 1995 omnibus picture Four Rooms (as Betty), the 1996 Ben Stiller-directed The Cable Guy (as Jim Carrey's mother), and Muppets from Space (1999), as an armed guard. Additional guest contributions on a myriad of sitcoms during the '90s and 2000s gave an added charge to the respective series casts.Griffin also starred in the aforementioned cable series Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List, which began airing on the Bravo network in 2004. The comically charged reality show cast Griffin as herself, battling through the experiences of everyday life -- such as training a new puppy and teaching a class as The Learning Annex. Griffin would continue to find huge success as a stand-up, as well as a show host on her own aptly titled talkshow, Kathy, which was canceled after two seasons.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Kathy Griffin: A Hell of a Story Screenwriter Producer Actor 2019
No Score Yet Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin' to Tell You Actor 2013
No Score Yet Why We Laugh: Funny Women Actor 2012
33% Hall Pass Herself $45.1M 2011
No Score Yet Kathy Griffin: Gurrl Down Actor 2011
No Score Yet I Am Comic Actor 2010
91% Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work Actor $3M 2010
58% Shrek Forever After Dancing Witch/Wagon Witch #1 $238.4M 2010
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers Actor 2009
No Score Yet Kathy Griffin: She'll Cut a Bitch Screenwriter Actor 2009
No Score Yet Kathy Griffin: Balls of Steel Actor 2009
80% Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Actor 2008
No Score Yet History of the Joke Actor 2008
No Score Yet Comic Relief: The Greatest...and The Latest Actor 2008
No Score Yet Bachelor Party Vegas She-Elvis 2006
17% Lovewrecked Belinda 2006
7% Dirty Love Madame Belly 2005
No Score Yet Dinotopia: En Busca de la Piedra del Sol Escarlata Rhoga 2005
No Score Yet Her Minor Thing Maggie the Psycho-Attorney 2005
No Score Yet Kathy Griffin: Allegedly Actor 2004
57% Enemies of Laughter Cindy 2003
No Score Yet On Edge Karen Katz 2002
71% Run Ronnie Run! Herself 2002
No Score Yet A Diva's Christmas Carol Ghost of Christmas Past 2000
38% Intern Cornelia Crisp 2000
No Score Yet Lion of Oz and the Badge of Courage Caroline 2000
No Score Yet Jackie's Back Actor 1999
63% Muppets From Space Female Armed Guard 1999
No Score Yet Dill Scallion Tina 1999
No Score Yet Courting Courtney Ona Miller 1998
No Score Yet Who's the Caboose? Katty 1997
No Score Yet Trojan War Cashier 1997
No Score Yet The Big Fall Sally 1997
14% Four Rooms Betty 1996
53% The Cable Guy Cable Boy's Mother 1996
No Score Yet Electra Actor 1995
94% Pulp Fiction Herself 1994
0% It's Pat Kathy 1994
No Score Yet Kathy Griffin - Allegedly Actor 1993
38% Shakes the Clown Lucy 1992
No Score Yet The Unborn Connie 1991

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2009
100% Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
2016
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013-2018
Guest
  • 2016
98% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
2014
Appearing
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Rachael Ray
2015
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2018
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet RuPaul's Drag Race
2009
Judge
  • 2015
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Big Brother 16
2014
Guest
  • 2014
35% Kirstie
2013-2014
Herself
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet Brand X with Russell Brand
2012-2013
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
Voice
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
2012-2015
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Suzanne Show
2012-2013
Guest
  • 2012
19% Whitney
2011-2013
Lindsay
  • 2012
No Score Yet Dave's Old Porn
2011-2012
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet America's Next Top Model
2003
Judge
  • 2011
78% Drop Dead Diva
2009-2014
Jenna
  • 2011
71% Glee
2009-2015
Tammy Jean Albertson
  • 2011
No Score Yet Same Name
2011
Appearing
  • 2011
72% The Defenders
2010-2011
Sally Kavalleri
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Green Room With Paul Provenza
2010-2011
Guest
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Marriage Ref
2010-2011
Panelist
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Babs Duffy
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Apprentice
2004-2017
Appearing
  • 2010
No Score Yet Last Comic Standing
2003-2015
Judge Performer
  • 2010
  • 2006
No Score Yet Privileged
2008-2009
Olivia
  • 2009
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
Host Guest
  • 2009
  • 2007
  • 2003
No Score Yet Whose Line Is It Anyway?
1998
Performer Guest
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet America's Funniest Home Videos
1990
Panelist
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show
1995-2004
Kathy
  • 2002
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2001
92% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000-2017
Herself Guest
  • 2000
No Score Yet Lass es, Larry!
2000-2017
  • 2000
74% The X-Files
1993-2018
Lulu Pfeiffer/Betty Templeton
  • 2000
88% Seinfeld
1989-1998
Sally Weaver
  • 1998
  • 1996
  • 1992
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Dolores Minky
  • 1995
No Score Yet Mad About You
1992-1999
Brenda
  • 1995
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
Susan Klein Ms. Klein
  • 1992
  • 1990

QUOTES FROM Kathy Griffin CHARACTERS