Kathy Griffin (born Kathleen Mary Griffin, November 4, 1960) is an American actress, stand-up comedienne, television personality, New York Times best-selling author and an LGBT rights advocate. Griffin first gained recognition for appearances on two episodes of “Seinfeld,” and then for her supporting role on the NBC sitcom “Suddenly Susan.” She was the star of the Bravo reality show “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List,” for which she won two Emmy Awards as executive producer. She has also worked as a voice artist and red carpet commentator, in addition to several other career pursuits.
In June 2008, Griffin released a comedy album titled “For Your Consideration.” It was Griffin's first audio-only release of her stand-up material. The album was recorded at the ETK Theatre at the Grand Theatre Center For The Arts in Tracy, California on February 17, 2008. Included on the album are her takes on various celebrities and her personal life. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.
In August 2009, Griffin released a second comedy album, “Suckin' It for the Holidays.” Despite the album's holiday title. In December 2009 it was nominated for Best Comedy Album, making it Griffin's second Grammy nomination.
In 2010 she released her third comedy album, “Kathy Griffin Does the Bible Belt.” It became her third consecutive album to be nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album, and third consecutive loss.
“Kathy Giffin: 50 And Not Pregnant,” her fourth comedy album was issued in 2011. It again was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.