Irish American Kathy Griffin is known as a hilarious stand-up comedian, actress, media personality and LGBT rights activist
Griffin's successful Bravo reality series "My Life on the D-List" documents Kathy's climb to the top of the Hollywood ladder
The show often featured Kathy's much-loved , Irish Catholics John Griffin and and Maggie Griffin. John passed away in 2007, but Maggie continues to be a hilarious presence on "D-List"
"D-List" has won two Emmys for Outstanding Reality Program. Here Griffin poses backstage with the coveted statue
To get those Emmys, Kathy has pulled a host of publicity stunts, hanging out with and dressing like famous socialites like Paris Hilton...
...stumbling out of a car and acting drunk for the paparazzi...
...and running around with pseudo-boyfriends, like Britney Spears' ex Adnan Ghalib
Most recently, Griffin took Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol's ex, Levi Johnston, as her date to the Teen Choice Awards, later tweeting: "Oh, and I think I'm pregnant"
But when she's not up to her typical crazy antics, Kathy walks the red carpet and schmoozes the crowd like any Hollywood star, because in actuality, she's definitely an A-lister
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