She would often visit her neighbors, the Bowens, to tell them stories about her family; she has referred to those visits as her first live shows and the place where she learned "the power of juicy material." After most of her siblings had moved, Griffin often spent hours alone in the house and developed a binge eating disorder.She explained that even though eating disorders were not very well known at that time, she knew her eating behavior was aberrant and always threw the garbage away in the neighbor's can.PHOTOS: Hollywood's hottest bikini bodies Earlier this week a fan tweeted Griffin, "Seriously, I want the name of your plastic surgeon." But Griffin replied, "I swear I haven't had anything in years! "He's a really nice normal guy with a nice normal job who doesn't care for the spotlight, and I like it that way and he does too," Griffin said.PHOTOS: Celebrity nip slips Griffin isn't the only celeb who's been flaunting her much younger relationship recently.After graduation, she attended Oak Park and River Forest High School and sought refuge in musical theatre, playing roles such as Rosemary in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof.During her senior year she began arguing with her parents, who wanted her to attend college, because she wanted to become a professional actress.
Griffin gradually amassed a number of TV and film credits throughout the 1990s.Her first album, For Your Consideration (2008), made her the first female comedian to debut at the top of the Billboard Top Comedy Albums chart.In 2009, she released her autobiography, Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin.Griffin is known for her conversational style and controversial statements on celebrities, religion and sexuality.After being nominated for six years in a row for the Grammy for Best Comedy Album, she won the award in 2014, becoming only the third woman to win the category (after Lily Tomlin and Whoopi Goldberg).