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Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Kathleen Mary Griffin  

Pen Name: Kathy Griffin

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: 1960 in Oak Park, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Griffin lived in Illinois until 1978 when she convinced her parents to move to Los Angeles.

Biographical and Professional Information

Kathy Griffin, a multi-Emmy Award-winning and Grammy-winning comedian and actress, is best known for her Bravo television reality show ''Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List'', her multiple stand-up comedy specials on HBO, Comedy Central, and Bravo, and her four-year stint on the NBC sitcom ''Suddenly Susan''. She has hosted several award shows and appeared on numerous talk shows including ''Late Night with David Letterman'', ''The Tonight Show with Jay Leno'', and ''The View'', and she holds a Guinness World Record for having had more televised specials than any comedian, male or female. She performs to sold-out audiences at venues worldwide. Griffin has participated in two USO tours and is also a model, writer, producer and activist.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- '''''A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin''''' *New York Times #1 Bestseller