She achieved recognition in a supporting role on the NBC sitcom Suddenly Susan (1996–2000).

In 2009, she released her autobiography Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin, which topped The New York Times Best Seller list.

Griffin has taped numerous standup specials with HBO and Bravo.

For the latter network, she has recorded 16 television specials, breaking the Guinness World record for the number of aired TV specials on any network, by any comedian in the history of comedy.

Griffin's a savvy, recently dumped publicity-whore and Levi's a painfully simple, recently-dumped publicity whore, so all of this makes perfect sense. Online: Asked what it's like being Griffin's date for the show, he smiled, "I just, you know, look at her, shut up and do what I'm told."While Griffin has yet to visit Johnston in his hometown, she actually has been to Alaska."I have played Alaska, but so nowhere near where he grew up," she said.

"I played a Rosie [O' Donnell] lesbian cruise there and I'm pretty sure Levi wasn't on that cruise.

Kathy Griffin spent a lot of time with Levi Johnston and knows him pretty well.

Now that Levi is back with Bristol, Kathy is like a scorned lover.

Find out if Levi ever had anything bad to say about Bristol when he and Kathy hung out.

Kathleen Mary "Kathy" Griffin (born November 4, 1960) is an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and television host.

Born in Oak Park, Illinois, she moved to Los Angeles in 1978, where she studied drama at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and became a member of the improvisational comedy troupe The Groundlings.

In the 1990s, Griffin began performing as a standup comedian and also appeared as a guest star on several television shows.