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Melanie Griffith

Born: 1957


Melanie Richards Griffith (born August 9, 1957) is an American actress. She began her career in the 1970s, appearing in several independent thriller films before achieving mainstream success in the mid-1980s. Born in New York City to actress Tippi Hedren and advertising executive Peter Griffith, she was raised mainly in Los Angeles, where she graduated from the Hollywood Professional School at age 16. In 1975, a then 17-year-old Griffith appeared opposite Gene Hackman in Arthur Penn's film noir Night Moves. She later rose to prominence for her role portraying a pornographic actress in Brian De Palma's thriller Body Double (1984), which earned her a National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress. Griffith's subsequent performance in the comedy Something Wild (1986) garnered critical acclaim before she was cast in 1988's Working Girl, which earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress and won her a Golden Globe. The 1990s had Griffith in a series of roles that received varying critical reception; she received Golden Globe nominations for her performances in Buffalo Girls (1995), and as Marion Davies in RKO 281 (1999), while also earning a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress for her performances in Shining Through (1992), as well as receiving nominations for Crazy in Alabama (1999) and John Waters' cult film Cecil B. Demented (2000). Other credits include John Schlesinger's Pacific Heights (1990), Milk Money (1994), the neo-noir film Mulholland Falls (1996), as Charlotte Haze in Adrian Lyne's Lolita (1997), and Another Day in Paradise (1998). She later starred as Barbara Marx in The Night We Called It a Day (2003), and spent the majority of the 2000s appearing on such television series as Nip/Tuck, Raising Hope, and Hawaii Five-0. After acting on stage in London, in 2003, she made her Broadway debut in a revival of the musical Chicago, receiving celebratory reviews. In the 2010s, Griffith returned to film, starring opposite then-husband Antonio Banderas in the science-fiction film Autómata (2014) and as an acting coach in James Franco's The Disaster Artist (2017). Description above from the Wikipedia article Melanie Griffith, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
Known For Acting
Gender Female
Place of Birth Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA



The Harrad Experiment

Student in The Harrad Experiment


Melanie in Roar

Pacific Heights

Patty Palmer in Pacific Heights

Working Girl

Tess McGill in Working Girl

Mulholland Falls

Katherine Hoover in Mulholland Falls

Stuart Little 2

Margalo (voice) in Stuart Little 2

Something Wild

Audrey Hankel in Something Wild

Body Double

Holly Body in Body Double

Nobody's Fool

Toby Roebuck in Nobody's Fool

Crazy in Alabama

Lucille Vinson in Crazy in Alabama

Shining Through

Linda Voss in Shining Through

Night Moves

Delilah "Delly" Grastner in Night Moves

Stormy Monday

Kate in Stormy Monday

Milk Money

V in Milk Money

Now and Then

Teeny in Now and Then

The Drowning Pool

Schuyler in The Drowning Pool


Nicole Oliver in Celebrity

The Bonfire of the Vanities

Maria Ruskin in The Bonfire of the Vanities


Charlotte Haze in Lolita

The Milagro Beanfield War

Flossie Devine in The Milagro Beanfield War

Another Day in Paradise

Sid in Another Day in Paradise

Cecil B. Demented

Honey Whitlock in Cecil B. Demented

A Stranger Among Us

Emily Eden in A Stranger Among Us


Eve in Shade

The Night We Called It a Day

Barbara Marx in The Night We Called It a Day

Cherry 2000

Edith 'E.' Johnson in Cherry 2000

Born Yesterday

Billie Dawn in Born Yesterday

Two Much

Betty in Two Much

Forever Lulu

Lulu Mcafee in Forever Lulu


Sarah James in Tempo

Fear City

Loretta in Fear City


Lily Reed in Paradise

A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures

Snow (voice) in A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures

RKO 281

Marion Davies in RKO 281


Patsy in Yellow

Buffalo Girls

Dora DuFran in Buffalo Girls

Shadow of Doubt

Kitt Devereux in Shadow of Doubt


Susie in Joyride

The Garden

Young Girl in The Garden

Dino Time

Tyra in Dino Time

In the Spirit

Lureen in In the Spirit

The Grief Tourist

Betsy in The Grief Tourist

Call Me Crazy: A Five Film

Kristin in Call Me Crazy: A Five Film

Women and Men: Stories of Seduction

Hadley in Women and Men: Stories of Seduction

One on One

The Hitchhiker in One on One


Dr. Susan Dupré / Cleo (voice) in Automata

Steel Cowboy

Johnnie in Steel Cowboy

Day Out of Days

Kathy in Day Out of Days

Lethal Seduction

Miranda Wells in Lethal Seduction

The Pirates of Somalia

Maria Bahadur in The Pirates of Somalia

The Disaster Artist

Jean Shelton in The Disaster Artist

JL Family Ranch

Laura Lee in JL Family Ranch

The Cheryl Ladd Special

Ellie - Waitress in The Cheryl Ladd Special


Diane Milford in Tart

She's in the Army Now

Pvt. Sylvie Knoll in She's in the Army Now

The Star Maker

Dawn Barnett Youngblood in The Star Maker

Nerd Herd

Celeste in Nerd Herd

Golden Gate

Karen in Golden Gate

Searching for Debra Winger

Self in Searching for Debra Winger

Roar : The Most Dangerous Movie Ever Made

Self (archive footage) in Roar : The Most Dangerous Movie Ever Made

The High Note

Tess in The High Note


Karen (archive footage) in Howard

Happy to Be Nappy and Other Stories of Me

Self (voice) in Happy to Be Nappy and Other Stories of Me

Underground Aces

Lucy in Underground Aces

Daddy, I Don't Like It Like This

Girl in Hotel Room in Daddy, I Don't Like It Like This


Karen in Smile

Light Keeps Me Company

Self in Light Keeps Me Company

A Night to Die For

Herself in A Night to Die For


Extra (uncredited) in Smith!

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