Karen Kilgariff is a Writer, Actress, Author, Comedian, Singer, Podcast Host and Television Producer from California, USA. Karen Kilgariff is also known for writing screenplays for The Ellen Degeneres Show and The Pete Holmes Show.
Karen Kilgariff was born in Petaluma, California, United States May 11, 1970. The author’s zodiac sign is Taurus and she currently is 51 years old as of 2021. Additionally, the writer’s father, Jim Kilgariff, was a firefighter and her mother, Patricia Kilgariff, was a psychiatric nurse. The author grew up in a working class family with her older sister named Laura Kilgariff.
In addition, she was born into a Roman Catholic household and her parents’ family emigrated from Ireland. The author is of American nationality and is of Irish ethnic origin. Beyond that, there is no other information about the writer’s early childhood life.
Karen Kilgariff attended Saint Vincent de Paul High School in Petaluma and completed her college education in her early 20s. Beyond that, there is no further information on the author’s other academic achievements.
Karen Kilgariff developed an interest in writing comedy skits and began doing stand-up comedy while in college. The author moved to Sacramento, California and began her stand-up comedy career after graduating from college. In 1995 she made her television debut on Bob Hope’s Young Comedians after gradually improving. She then moved to Los Angeles and began auditioning for film and television roles in the mid-1990s.
The writer landed a small role as a chef on the television series Cybill in 1996. She also appeared in another small role on the TV show Wings that same year. The author later appeared in several shows such as Jenny, Super Adventure Team, and Tenacious D: The Complete Master Works through the late 1990s. However, she did not make herself the name and fame she deserved and hoped for from these small appearances.
Karen Kilgariff has appeared on television shows such as “Premium Blend” and “Make Me Laugh,” which has made her famous as a stand-up comedian. In 1997, she landed a starring role in the sketch comedy series Mister Show with Bob and David, in which she appeared in 14 episodes. After that, she also appeared on TV shows like The Martin Short Show and Heroes of Comedy: Women on Top.
In addition, the author wrote the three episodes of the series “Hype” in 2001. She also acted and wrote the short film titled The Girls Guitar Club. In 2003, Ellen Degeneres saw her work and recruited her to help her write her documentary, Ellen Degeneres: Here and Now.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show and more
After that, Ellen began hosting “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in 2003, and Karen wrote many episodes and appeared in many of the show’s comedy sketches. Additionally, the writer served as the series’ producer for several episodes in the mid-2000s. In 2003 she wrote The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards and in 2007 The 79th Annual Academy Awards. In 2012, she wrote the first four episodes of the series Love You, Mean It with Whitney Cummings and also wrote Other Space in 2015.
She has also written television shows such as Portlandia, Making History and Baskets. In addition, the author has also worked as a producer for TV series such as Making History, Talk Show the Game Show and 2 Broke Girls. Apart from that, she has also appeared as herself on TV shows such as A Crime to Remember, Talk Show The Game Show and Conan. She launched her debut podcast, Do You Need a Ride?, with comedian Chris Fairbanks in 2014. In 2016, the author launched a podcast called My Favorite Murder with Georgia Hardstark, discussing notorious murders and serial killers. She then worked with Georgia on a book called Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered.
achievements and fortune
Speaking of awards and nominations, she has yet to win them. Furthermore, given the writer’s popularity and success, we can assume that she will surely earn some in the years to come. In addition, she wrote several episodes of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which won 32 Daytime Emmy Awards and 1 Primetime Emmy Award.
Karen Kilgariff has made tons of money as a writer, actress, comedian, singer, author, television producer, and podcast host. According to online sources that estimated net worth of the writer is around 20 million US dollars. However, there is no further information about the salary of the author.
Karen Kilgariff married Peters Thompson at the age of 32 in 2002, however divorced in September 2014. The author met her husband while he was working as a photographer on The Ellen Show. Beyond that, there is no other information about the author’s current relationship status. Beyond that, there is no further information about the author’s other previous relationships.
Karen Kilgariff was addicted to diet pills and struggled with her body image since she was a teenager. During this time, she became addicted to drugs and alcohol, but decided to quit both after developing seizures. She also said that she got drunk while auditioning for the movie “Jerry Maguire”.
body measurement and social media
Karen Kilgariff has blue eyes and black hair with a height of 5 feet 5 inches and weighing 65 kg. Apart from that, there is no further information about the author’s other body measurements.
She is quite active on social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram. Her Instagram Account @kilgariffkaren has 3240 followers. On Twitter, she has over 495,000 followers on her @KarenKilgariff account.