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Melanie Griffith

1957-08-09 Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

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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.


The High Note Tess 2020-06-10
Howard Karen (archive footage) 2018-04-22
The Pirates of Somalia Maria Bahadur 2017-12-08
The Disaster Artist Jean Shelton 2017-03-12
Roar : The Most Dangerous Movie Ever Made Self (archive footage) 2017-06-25
JL Family Ranch Laura Lee 2016-07-22
Nerd Herd Celeste 2015-01-01
Day Out of Days Kathy 2015-06-14
Autómata Dr. Susan Dupré / Cleo (voice) 2014-10-09
The Grief Tourist Betsy 2013-08-23
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Kristin 2013-04-20
Dino Time Tyra 2012-12-07
Yellow Patsy 2012-09-08
A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures Snow (voice) 2010-08-04
Lethal Seduction Miranda Wells 2005-05-05
Happy to Be Nappy and Other Stories of Me Self (voice) 2004-02-24
The Night We Called It a Day Barbara Marx 2003-08-14
Tempo Sarah James 2003-06-17
Shade Eve 2003-05-18
Stuart Little 2 Margalo (voice) 2002-07-19
Searching for Debra Winger Self 2002-07-13
Tart Diane Milford 2001-04-23
Ljuset håller mig sällskap Self 2000-08-26
Forever Lulu Lulu Mcafee 2000-07-07
Cecil B. Demented Honey Whitlock 2000-08-02
RKO 281 Marion Davies 2000-04-07
Crazy in Alabama Lucille Vinson 1999-10-22
Shadow of Doubt Kitt Devereux 1998-04-09
Celebrity Nicole Oliver 1998-09-07
Another Day in Paradise Sid 1998-12-30
Lolita Charlotte Haze 1997-09-27
Mulholland Falls Katherine Hoover 1996-04-26
Two Much Betty 1995-12-01
A Night to Die For Herself 1995-05-18
Buffalo Girls Dora DuFran 1995-04-30
Now and Then Teeny 1995-10-20
Milk Money V 1994-08-31
Nobody's Fool Toby Roebuck 1994-12-23
Born Yesterday Billie Dawn 1993-03-26
A Stranger Among Us Emily Eden 1992-07-17
Shining Through Linda Voss 1992-01-31
Paradise Lily Reed 1991-09-18
The Bonfire of the Vanities Maria Ruskin 1990-12-21
Women and Men: Stories of Seduction Hadley 1990-04-02
In the Spirit Lureen 1990-04-06
Pacific Heights Patty Palmer 1990-09-28
Working Girl Tess McGill 1988-12-20
The Milagro Beanfield War Flossie Devine 1988-03-18
Stormy Monday Kate 1988-05-01
Cherry 2000 Edith 'E.' Johnson 1987-11-10
Something Wild Audrey Hankel 1986-11-07
Fear City Loretta 1984-07-18
Body Double Holly Body 1984-10-25
The Outsiders Soc (uncredited) 1983-03-25
Golden Gate Karen 1981-09-25
Roar Melanie 1981-11-12
Underground Aces Lucy 1981-01-02
She's in the Army Now Pvt. Sylvie Knoll 1981-05-20
The Star Maker Dawn Barnett Youngblood 1981-05-11
The Cheryl Ladd Special Ellie - Waitress 1979-04-09
Daddy, I Don't Like It Like This Girl in Hotel Room 1978-07-12
Steel Cowboy Johnnie 1978-12-06
Ha-Gan Young Girl 1977-01-01
Joyride Susie 1977-08-17
One on One The Hitchhiker 1977-06-28
Night Moves Delilah "Delly" Grastner 1975-02-27
Smile Karen 1975-07-09
The Drowning Pool Schuyler 1975-07-18
The Harrad Experiment Student 1973-05-11
Smith! Extra (uncredited) 1969-03-21