Kathy Griffin is an American comedian and actor. Best known for her sarcastic and sometimes edgy comedic style, Griffin was also the star of her own reality television show titled Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List which ran for six seasons. Griffin also played a supporting role on the NBC sitcom Suddenly Susan (which ran from 1996 to 2000).
Born on November 4, 1960 in Oak Park, Illinois, her zodiac sign is Scorpio. Her middle name is Mary.
Kathy Griffin – Her Religion
Kathy has stated several times that she is a non-believer in any religion, which makes her an atheist.
“In America, they’ll pretty much shoot you for saying that you’re an atheist so I’m just trying to live another day. But the stigma of not being religious in this country is actually pretty frightening. It’s not like atheists start wars,” she once commented.
When Griffin won an Emmy in 2007, she accepted the award by stating, “Suck it Jesus. This award is my god now.” This earned her the ire of some religious people. Griffin had this to say about her sometimes abrasive sense of humor:
“It’s fun to offend people but I also enjoy offending entire religious groups. I know that I have pissed off a lot of Christians … I’d really like to piss off some Muslims and some Jews as well. And I love going after Scientology because they have the least sense of humour out of all of them.”
Kathy Griffin – On Homosexual Rights
Griffin is a vocal proponent of gay marriage. She devoted a 2009 episode of her Bravo reality show to California’s decision to allow gay marriage and has protested for gay rights on several occasions.
“Ever since I can remember, I’ve had a lot of gay friends and in high school, I was just that girl who went to the prom with a gay guy,” Kathy said. “I find that gay audiences are great because they’re so open-minded.”
Kathy Griffin -Career
She landed her first televised appearance as an extra in a Chicago White Sox commercial. After she moved to Los Angeles at age 18, she began performing in the Los Angeles improv comedy troupe The Groundlings.
By 1990s, she began performing as a standup comedian at various clubs before finally landing guest spots on several TV shows. She guest starred in series, such as “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, “ER”, “Seinfeld”, and “The X-Files” and at last received major recognition for her role as Vicki Groener on NBC sitcom “Suddenly Susan”
Remaining on the show from 1996 to 2000, Griffin experienced career breakthrough in 2001 with reality show “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List”, which became a hit and won two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Reality Program. She continued exploring her comic skills and talents by releasing her debut comedy album “For Your Consideration” in 2008. The set was nominated for Best Comedy Album Grammy.
The release of her first comedy album, For Your Consideration, in 2008 made her the first female comedian to debut at the top of the Billboard Top Comedy Albums chart. She has since relased at least six other albums which have also been extremely successfull.
Aside from her achievements on the small screen, Griffin sucessfully transitioned to the big screen. Her movie credits include Pulp Fiction and Beethoven’s 5th. In addtiont she lent her voice to Sammy’s Adventures: The Secret Passage and also for Shrek Forever After. By 2012, she hosted her own late night talk show dubbed, Kathy.
Kathy Griffin -Husbands
Kathy is currently married to Randy Bick who is a marketing executive and 19-years her junior. The couple had been dating since 2011. In 2017 they briefly broke up and reconcilied in 2018. They were married in early 2020.
After Griffin’s much-criticized photoshoot with a replica of a bloody Donald Trump head, her career and her personal life took a toll. At the time, she wasn’t sure she would ever work again and it caused stress in her relationship with Bick. She announced on Twitter that she and Bick had broken up. “God help me, but I’m gonna be one of those people who announces a break up,” she posted. “After 7 years, Randy and I have decided to part ways.” She went on to say that the split wasn’t acrimonious.
A few months later with a photo of the two together, she announced ‘Yep, back together.”
For her wedding Griffin wore a pearly white, short-sleeved gown by Diane Von Furstenberg but as she revealed, it wasn’t the first time that she wore that dress. She revealed on social media that her wedding dress was actually a sweet callback to her first date with Bick in 2011.
Randy and Griffin work closely together as he also serves as her tour manager.
This is the second marriage for the famous red head who was previously married to Matt Moline and she was romantically linked to Steve Wozniak, Levi Johnston, and Isaiah Mustafa.
Kathy Griffin -Social media
The veteran actress and funny lady is active on most social media platforms. She can be found on Twitter -where she has over 2 million followers. She is also on Instagram with over 600k followers.
In addition Kathy also has her own YouTube channel with 122K subscribers.