Birth Name: Kathy Griffin
Birth Place: Oak Park, Illinois, USA
Born Kathleen Griffin on Nov. 4, 1960, Griffin was raised in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park. She was the youngest of five children of John, who managed an electronics store, and Maggie, a hospital administrator. Growing up, Griffin was taunted by schoolmates for her freckles and wiry red hair, but the sharp wit she developed as a defense proved to be the starting point of her career in comedy. Following her graduation from high school, Griffin spent a short period of time attending a local junior college before opting to move to California, where her parents wanted to retire and Griffin wanted to try to break into show business. One of her first jobs was as an extra in a 1984 Pepsi commercia...
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