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Kathy Griffin Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Kathy Griffin worth? $30 Million

How did Kathy Griffin earn her money and wealth?

Kathy Griffin, real name Kathleen Mary Griffin, was born on 4 November 1960 in Illinois, US. She attended the St. Bernadine’s Elementary School and later went to Oak Park and River Forest High School, where she participated in the school’s musical theatre group. It was during this time that Kathy flourished and developed a passion to be an actress. By the time she turned 18, her family shifted to Los Angeles to help Kathy gain better opportunities in the acting field. Kathy Griffin is not only an American comedian but is also an actress. She made her first television appearance in the MLB team Chicago White Sox commercial and later signed contracts with several talent agencies in Chicago. Kathy became a part of comedy group ‘The Groundings’ in the early 1980s. During this period, she failed in a lot of auditions and struggled to make it big.

However, she kept trying and was seen in the comedy television show ‘On the Television’ in the year 1989, in its episode Beauty and the Beast.’ Kathy later played the character of Connie in the 1991 horror movie ‘The Unborn,’ directed by Rodman Flender. Later, she was seen in the 1994 movie ‘Pulp Fiction’ which received a lot of positive response. Later in the year 1995, Kathy played the role of Dolores Minky in the American TV series ‘ER,’ in its episode Motherhood. Later she appeared in two episodes in the series ‘The X-Files’ which was created by Chris Carter. Kathy played the role of herself in the 2002 comedy movie ‘Run Ronnie Run,’ which was an adaptation of the HBO show called ‘Mr. Show.’ Troy Miller directed the movie, which went on t receive positive reviews from the critics as well as the fans.

Kathy played the character Kathy in the episode ‘The Eagle Has Landed’ in the ABC sitcom ‘The Drew Carey Show’ in the year 2002. She went on to play the role of Madame Belly in the movie ‘Dirty Love’ which was directed by John Mallory Asher. However, the movie did not do well and received negative reviews.

Kathy decided to create her own reality show called ‘Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List’ in the year 2005 which depicted how she struggled to achieve success in Hollywood. Later in 2008, Kathy released her own comedy album called ‘For Your Consideration,’ which was her first ever audio that also received a Grammy Award nomination. In November 2009, Kathy released her comedy album ‘Suckin’ It for the Holidays’ which included the songs ‘Happy Kwaanza’ as well as ‘Congratulations.’

In the year 2010, Kathy starred in the documentary movie ‘Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work,’ that was based on comedian Joan Rovers’ life. in the year 2011, Kathy was invited as a guest judge for the season 17, episode 7 of the reality TV series ‘America’s Next Top Model.’ Later, in the year 2012, she started hosting the late night show called ‘Kathy’ where she performed several stand up comedy acts.

What are the highest grossing movies of Kathy Griffin?

  1. Pulp Fiction (1994): $212,928,762
  2. The Cable Guy (1996): $102,825,796
  3. Muppets From Space (1999): $16,304,786
  4. Four Rooms (1995): $4,301,000
  5. Shakes the Clown (1992): $115,103

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