Kathy Griffin moved from her native Chicago and joined the famed Los Angeles Groundlings Theatre where she was a student and later a teacher. Kathy built up her resume doing guest spots on ER, X-Files, and Seinfeld where she developed the recurring character 'Sally Weaver'. Kathy went on to co-star alongside Brook Shields in Suddenly Susan, which ran for four years on NBC. In 2005 Kathy 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 (November 2008), Kathy Griffin: She'll Cut a Bitch (April 2009), and Kathy Griffin: Tired Hooker (December 2011) were all nominated for an Emmy in the category Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Special. Kathy's memoir Official Book Club was # 1 on the New York Times best seller list. Kathy's comedy albums For Your Consideration (2008), Kathy Griffin's Sucking it for the Holidays (2009), Kathy Griffin Does the Bible Belt (2010), and Kathy Griffin: 50 and Not Pregnant (2011) have all been nominated for Grammys. Kathy received rave reviews on Broadway for her one woman show Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony. Kathy is the recipient of the 'GLAAD Vanguard Award,' received the Trevor Project's 'Lifetime Achievement Award,' and 'Ally for Equality Award' from the Human Rights Campaign.