Kathy Griffin is an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and television host. In the late 1990s, Griffin started performing at comedy shows, and landed several guest star roles in television shows. She got her big break starring alongside Brooke Shields in the comedy show "Suddenly Susan". Following that, she got her own reality show on Bravo "Kathy Griffin: My life on the D-List", earning her two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Reality Program. She has often used her comedy career to advocate for LGBT causes, like same-sex marriage and the repeal of "Don't ask, don't tell".