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Melanie Griffith

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.

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Aug 9, 1957 In Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Goldene Kamera Verleihung 1966-01-25
Latest Project:
Series American Housewife 2022
Known For
Poster of The Disaster Artist
Poster of Automata
Poster of Lolita
Poster of In the Spirit
Series American Housewife 2022
Movie The Disaster Artist Jean Shelton 2017-03-12
Movie The Pirates of Somalia Maria Bahadur 2017-12-08
Movie JL Family Ranch Laura Lee 2016-07-22
Movie Nerd Herd Celeste 2015-01-01
Movie Day Out of Days Kathy 2015-06-14
Movie Back to the Jurassic Tyra (voice) 2015-06-09
Movie Yellow Patsy 2014-08-29
Movie Automata Dra. Dupre / Cleo (voice) 2014-10-09
Movie Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Kristin 2013-04-20
Movie The Grief Tourist Betsy 2013-08-23
Series DTLA Unknown 2012-10-24
Movie Dino Time Tyra 2012-12-07
Series Hot in Cleveland Melanie Griffith 2010-06-16
Movie A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures Snow (voice) 2010-08-03
Series Keeping Up with the Kardashians Self 2007-10-14
Series Viva Laughlin Bunny 2007-10-18
Series Twins Lee Arnold 2005-09-16
Movie Lethal Seduction Miranda Wells 2005-05-05
Series Celebrities Uncensored Unknown 2003-06-04
Movie Tempo Sarah James 2003-06-17
Movie Shade Eve 2003-05-18
Movie The Night We Called It a Day Barbara Marx 2003-08-14
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Self 2003-09-08
Series Nip/Tuck Unknown 2003-07-22
Movie Searching for Debra Winger Self 2002-07-13
Movie Stuart Little 2 Margalo the Bird (voice) 2002-07-19
Movie Tart Diane Milford 2001-04-23
Movie Forever Lulu Lulu Mcafee 2000-01-01
Movie Cecil B. Demented Honey Whitlock 2000-05-17
Movie RKO 281 Marion Davies 2000-04-07
Movie Crazy in Alabama Lucille Vinson 1999-10-22
Movie Shadow of Doubt Kitt Devereux 1998-04-09
Movie Celebrity Nicole Oliver 1998-09-07
Movie Another Day in Paradise Sid 1998-12-30
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Lolita Unknown 1997-09-27
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-29
Movie Mulholland Falls Katherine Hoover 1996-04-26
Series Clive Anderson All Talk Unknown 1996-10-06
Movie Now and Then Tina 'Teeny' Tercell 1995-10-20
Movie Buffalo Girls Dora DuFran 1995-04-30
Movie Two Much Betty 1995-12-01
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Movie Milk Money V 1994-08-31
Movie Nobody's Fool Toby Roebuck 1994-12-23
Movie Born Yesterday Billie Dawn 1993-03-26
Movie Shining Through Linda Voss 1992-01-31
Movie A Stranger Among Us Emily Eden 1992-07-17
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie Paradise Lily Reed 1991-09-18
Movie In the Spirit Lureen 1990-04-06
Movie Women and Men: Stories of Seduction Hadley 1990-04-02
Movie Pacific Heights Patty Palmer 1990-09-28
Movie The Bonfire of the Vanities Maria Ruskin 1990-12-21
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Movie Stormy Monday Kate 1988-05-01
Movie The Milagro Beanfield War Flossie Devine 1988-03-18
Movie Working Girl Tess McGill 1988-12-20
Movie Cherry 2000 Edith 'E.' Johnson 1987-11-10
Movie Something Wild Audrey Hankel 1986-11-07
Series The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1985-09-29
Movie Fear City Loretta 1984-07-18
Series Miami Vice Unknown 1984-09-16
Movie Body Double Holly Body 1984-10-25
Movie The Star Maker Dawn Barnett Youngblood 1981-05-11
Movie She's in the Army Now Pvt. Sylvie Knoll 1981-05-15
Movie Underground Aces Lucy 1981-01-02
Movie Golden Gate Karen 1981-09-25
Movie Roar Melanie 1981-11-12
Movie The Cheryl Ladd Special Ellie - Waitress 1979-04-09
Series Vega$ Unknown 1978-09-20
Movie Steel Cowboy Unknown 1978-12-06
Series The Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew Mysteries Unknown 1977-01-30
Movie The Garden Young Girl 1977-01-01
Movie Joyride Susie 1977-08-17
Series Carter Country Unknown 1977-09-15
Movie One on One The Hitchhiker 1977-06-28
Series Once an Eagle Jinny Massengale 1976-12-02
Movie Night Moves Delilah "Delly" Grastner 1975-06-11
Movie Smile Karen Love 1975-01-01
Series Starsky & Hutch Unknown 1975-09-10
Movie The Drowning Pool Schuyler 1975-07-01
Series Saturday Night Live Herself - Host 1975-10-11
Movie The Harrad Experiment Student 1973-05-11
Series Goldene Kamera Verleihung herself 1966-01-25