The American actress and comedian Kathy Griffin Net Worth an estimated $40 million. Kathy Griffin’s breakthrough began with guest spots on the hit television shows Seinfeld and Suddenly Susan. Her reality show “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List” won two Emmys and made her a household name.
Kathy has worked in the entertainment industry for over 30 years, and she has amassed a fortune that she believes to be north of $75 million. Kathy Griffin estimated her own net worth to be around $32 million in a late 2018 interview, though this number is likely to fluctuate depending on the value of her real estate.
Kathy Griffin is an Illinois native born on November 4, 1960, in Oak Park. Oak Park, Illinois, is a suburb of Chicago where Kathleen Mary Griffin spent her childhood. She was born to Mary and John Patric Griffin, both of whom are first-generation Irish Americans. Griffin’s sister Joyce and brother Gary both lost their battles with illness.
Kathy’s older brother Kenny was a heroin addict and a homeless predator who regularly assaulted and sexually abused her. She found solace in the theater throughout her high school years, starring in performances of “Fiddler on the Roof” and “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”
As a senior, she made the decision to pursue acting professionally. She made her acting debut in a Chicago White Sox commercial, which led to her signing with multiple Chicago-based talent agencies.
Kathy Griffin’s Professional Career
At 18, Griffin relocated to Los Angeles to attend the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute for his acting training. She moved to Los Angeles and joined the improv group The Groundlings.
She joined the Los Angeles underground comedy scene by starting a stand-up comedy career. Griffin co-founded the stand-up show “Hot Cup of Talk” with Janeane Garofalo (which became the title of her 1998 solo HBO special.)
Griffin’s career as a guest star on TV shows began in the ’90s. In addition to her role on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” she has also been seen in the Showtime film “Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful.” She has guest-starred on “Glee” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” Kathy Griffin’s journey up the Hollywood ranks was chronicled on her own reality show, “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List,” which aired from 2005 to 2010.
In 2007, Kathy was a host on “The View.” She has presented a number of Bravo specials and in 2009 released her novel, “Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir.
According to Kathy Griffin,” which quickly rose to the top of the New York Times Best Seller List. That same year, ABC hired her to host “Let’s Dance,” and she continued to co-host CNN’s New Year’s Eve broadcast with Anderson Cooper until 2017 when her contract was canceled.
In 2017, Kathy embarked on a worldwide comedy tour titled “Laugh Your Head Off,” during which she toured key cities across the globe. Minutes after tickets went on sale, several shows were completely sold out. The North American portion of the tour began in May 2018.
Kathy has put out a number of comedy albums throughout her career. Every one of her first six albums was recognized by the Grammys. Griffin won the Grammy for Best Comedy Album in 2014, after being nominated for the award six times prior to that. She joined the ranks of the elite trio of women who have triumphed in that category only three times.
Kathy Griffin’s Controversies
Griffin’s provocative kind of humor led to her being banned from multiple TV shows, including “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “The View.”
She was let go from an appearance on Disney’s “Hannah Montana” show after she made waves with her victory speech after winning an Emmy for season two of “My Life on the D List” in 2007. Since Griffin used profanity in an Octomom joke during her routine in New York’s Apollo Theatre, she has been barred from performing there in the future.
On May 30, 2017, Griffin uploaded a video to her Twitter and Instagram accounts in which she wore “a mask fashioned to look like the severed, bloodied skull of President Donald Trump.” She removed it and expressed regret for her actions.
As a result of the picture, Griffin lost her position as a spokesman for Squatty Potty in May 2017. While the Justice Department was looking into the images, she was put on the No Fly List, Interpol’s and Five Eyes’ wanted lists, and detained at every airport on her “Laugh Your Head Off” (a reference to the notorious Trump photograph) globe tour.
Kathy Griffin’s Age & Height
Kathy Griffin was born on 4 November 1960. That makes Kathy Griffin 62 years old. Kathy Griffin’s height is 1.6 m.
Kathy Griffin’s Personal Life
Griffin wed local boy Matt Moline in 2001. This union lasted till the year 2006. Griffin claimed that her spouse had stolen $72,000 from her during an appearance on “Larry King Live.”
Griffin and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak were seen at the 2007 Emmys, sparking romance rumors between the two. In early 2008, they were clean about their relationship, and by June of that year, they were officially over.
After dating for a while, Griffin revealed on Howard Stern’s radio show in 2011 that she was dating actor and former NFL practice squad player Isaiah Mustafa. Griffin also claims to have been in a 4-year relationship with a man she will not name, describing him merely as a “normal guy with a regular job” and their split as “messy.”
Griffin’s tour manager, who had previously appeared on multiple seasons of “My Life on the D List,” was eventually revealed to be the mysterious man. Griffin dated marketing executive Randy Bick from 2012 till 2018.
The couple reconciled in April 2019 and then got married in January 2020 with comedian Lily Tomlin as the officiant.