A Chicago native, Kathy Griffin was a student and later a teacher at the Los Angeles Groundlings Theatre. She built up her resume with guest spots on ER, The X-Files, and Seinfeld, and co-starred on Suddenly Susan. In 2005, she entered the world of reality TV with her double Emmy-winning show, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List for Bravo. Her stand-up specials Kathy Griffin: Straight to Hell (2008) and Kathy Griffin: She’ll Cut a Bitch (2009) were both nominated for an Emmy. Griffin has been nominated four years in a row by the Grammys for Best Comedy Album, and her memoir Official Book Club was No. 1 on The New York Times bestseller list. She received rave reviews on Broadway for her one-woman show Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony, and she is a recipient of the GLAAD Vanguard Award, the Trevor Project’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Human Rights Campaign's Ally for Equality Award. Griffin currently has a talk show on Bravo called Kathy.