Melanie Griffith

Melanie Griffith

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1957-08-09 (64 years old) · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

65 Movies · 23 TV shows

Also Known As: Melanie Richards Griffith · Μέλανι Γκρίφιθ

Biography

Melanie Richards Griffith (born August 9, 1957) is an American actress and film producer. 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 portraying an actor in pornographic films 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).

Early Life

Melanie Richards Griffith was born on August 9, 1957 in Manhattan, New York City, to actress Tippi Hedren and Peter Griffith, a former child stage actor and advertising executive. Griffith's maternal ancestry is Swedish, Norwegian, and German. Her parents separated when she was two years old, after which she relocated to Los Angeles with her mother; they divorced two years later, when Griffith was four. After divorcing Hedren, her father married model-actress Nanita Greene and had two more children: Tracy Griffith, who also became an actress, and Clay A. Griffith, a set designer. Her mother married agent and producer Noel Marshall when Griffith was seven years old.During her childhood and adolescent years, she lived part of the time in New York with her father and part-time in Antelope Valley, California, where her mother formed the animal preserve Shambala. Griffith appeared in advertisements and briefly worked as a child model before abandoning the career, citing extreme shyness as the reason. While attending the Hollywood Professional School, Griffith was advanced in her studies, which allowed her to skip a grade level and graduate at age 16.

Movies & TV shows

2020.

1 Movie
The High Note

The High Note

5.7
2020
The story of Grace Davis, a superstar whose talent, and ego, have reached unbelievable heights, is set in the dazzling world of the LA music scene. Grace's personal assistant is stuck running and stil...

2017.

3 Movies
Roar : The Most Dangerous Film Ever Made

Roar : The Most Dangerous Film Ever Made

2017
Actress Tippi Hedren and her family set out to make a unique film by spending ten years living with and filming 150 untrained lions, tigers and assorted wild animals. Despite good intentions, over 70 ...
The Disaster Artist

The Disaster Artist

5.7
2017
An aspiring actor in Hollywood meets an enigmatic stranger by the name of Tommy Wiseau, the meeting leads the actor down a path nobody could have predicted, creating the worst movie ever made.
The Pirates of Somalia

The Pirates of Somalia

2017
After an inspiring chance encounter with his hero, Jay Bahadur uproots his life and moves to Africa to look for the story of a lifetime. He tried to get embedded with the local pirates, only to find h...

2016.

1 Movie
JL Family Ranch

JL Family Ranch

2016
An old enemy-cum-millionaire alleges that he doesn't actually own his beloved family ranch in a small Texas town, which forced a veteran rancher and former sheriff to face some federal bureaucracy.

2015.

3 Movies
Nerd Herd

Nerd Herd

2015
A couple faces unexpected parenting challenges when the father becomes a stay-at-home dad decides to home school their kids.
Back to the Jurassic

Back to the Jurassic

2015
When they accidentally start a time- machine, they find themselves back in time 65 million years, where they are adopted by a doting dinosaur mom and a rambunctious dinosaur brother, while their paren...
Day Out of Days

Day Out of Days

2015
In Los Angeles, a 40-year-old actress works to make it in the cutthroat business of Hollywood while facing ever-youthful competition.

2014.

2 Movies
Automata

Automata

4.89
2014
The case of manipulating a robot is investigated by an insurance agent. The future of humanity will be affected by what he discovers.
Yellow

Yellow

2014
A young substitute teacher fantasizes about strange parallel realities.

2013.

2 Movies
The Grief Tourist

The Grief Tourist

2013
Jim Tahana doesn't impress you when he passes by. You can see his hunger, the deep hunger of an American soul, always scanning to devour something, anything that might fill the void within him. Since ...
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film

Call Me Crazy: A Five Film

2013
A law student is helped by a therapist in a story about mental illness.

2012.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Dino Time

Dino Time

2012
When a daredevil kid named Ernie, his sister Julia, and his best friend Max are horsing around in Max's inventor father's workshop, they accidentally trip a time-machine into operation and find themse...
TV
DTLA

DTLA

2012
The relationships and sex lives of a diverse group of friends who work and live in Downtown Los Angeles.

2010.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Hot in Cleveland

Hot in Cleveland

2010
Three fabulous, eccentric, LA best friends of a certain age have their lives changed forever when their plane unexpectedly lands in Cleveland and they rediscover themselves in this new "promised land....
A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures

A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures

6.56
2010
A sea turtle that was hatched in 1959 is traveling the world for the next 50 years because of global warming. Sammy was born on a Baja, California beach in 1959 and must run across the beach to the oc...

2007.

2 TV shows
TV
Keeping Up with the Kardashians

Keeping Up with the Kardashians

6.24
2007
There is a peek inside the exploits and privileged private lives of the blendedKardashian-Jenner family.
TV
Viva Laughlin

Viva Laughlin

2007
Ripley wants to open a casino in Nevada. Ripley wants to pursue the American dream and support his family.

2005.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Twins

Twins

2005
Twins is an American situation comedy series that first aired on The WB in the United States and on CTV in Canada in September 2005. The series is produced by KoMut Entertainment in association with W...
Lethal Seduction

Lethal Seduction

2005
An attorney with a sideline in immigration fraud and murder is Miranda Wells. Miranda's assistant is unaware of her criminal activities. In order to expose Miranda, Rick Benes posed as David Lopez, an...

2003.

3 Movies · 3 TV shows
The Night We Called It a Day

The Night We Called It a Day

2003
Frank Sinatra's tour of Australia was based on true events. Every union in the country black-bans Sinatra until he apologizes for calling the reporter a two-bit hooker.
Shade

Shade

8
2003
Tiffany, Charlie and Vernon are con artists. Taking down Dean "The Dean" Stevens, a well-known cardsharp, in a rigged game is a good way of doing this. However, they first need enough money to enter a...
TV
The Ellen DeGeneres Show

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

5.15
2003
TheEllenDeGeneres Show is an American television talk show hosted by Ellen Degeneres.
TV
Celebrities Uncensored

Celebrities Uncensored

2003
Celebrities Uncensored is a TV show on the E! network that edited together amusing paparazzi footage of celebrities, usually in public places such as public sidewalks, restaurants, nightclubs, etc. Th...
TV
Nip/Tuck

Nip/Tuck

6.18
2003
Plastic surgeons who are hot. Hotshot. They were Sean McNamara and Dr. midlife crises for Christian Troy as they confront career, family and romance problems
Tempo

Tempo

2003
Jenny, a young American woman, moves to Paris and gets involved with Jack, who is seemingly the man of her dreams. He has a lot to hide and Jenny is caught up in his dangerous lifestyle.

2002.

2 Movies
Searching for Debra Winger

Searching for Debra Winger

2002
As women working in the entertainment industry, they face a lot of pressures.
Stuart Little 2

Stuart Little 2

5.55
2002
The east side of Manhattan is where Stuart's adoptive family live. Stuart, his brother, George, and their cat, Snowbell, set out to rescue a friend.

2001.

1 Movie
Tart

Tart

6
2001
A student at an exclusive school in New York will do anything to become part of the crowd.

2000.

3 Movies
Cecil B. Demented

Cecil B. Demented

2000
An insane independent film director and his group of teenage film makers kidnap an A-list Hollywood actress and force her to star in their underground film.
RKO 281

RKO 281

2000
RKO Pictures hired the boy-wonder to make his first film after he left New York, where he had succeeded in radio and theater.
Forever Lulu

Forever Lulu

2000
After giving up their son for adoption sixteen years ago to the displeasure of his new wife, a romantic tracks down her college sweetheart to find their son.

1999.

1 Movie
Crazy in Alabama

Crazy in Alabama

1999
An abused wife heads to California to become a movie star while her nephew in Alabama has to deal with a murder of a black man by a corrupt sheriff.

1998.

3 Movies
Another Day in Paradise

Another Day in Paradise

1998
A vending machine robbery by small time thief and drug addict Bobbie (Vincent Kartheiser) goes badly awry, and his friends contact street-wise thief and part-time druggie Mel (James Woods) to patch hi...
Shadow of Doubt

Shadow of Doubt

1998
An attorney discovers a political conspiracy in the murder of a wealthy woman.
Celebrity

Celebrity

2
1998
The career and personal life of writer Lee are at a standstill, so he divorces his wife, Robin, and moves into a new job as an entertainment journalist. His assignments take him to the swankiest corne...

1997.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Lolita

Lolita

1997
The professor married a woman from New England.
TV
The View

The View

6
1997
The most exciting events of the day are being discussed on ABC daytime's morning chat fest. Hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment are ...

1996.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
E! True Hollywood Story

E! True Hollywood Story

1996
A documentary series on E! deals with famous Hollywood celebrities, movies, TV shows and also well-known public figures. salacious re-tellings of Hollywood secrets, show-biz scandals, celebrity murder...
Mulholland Falls

Mulholland Falls

1996
A special crime squad of the Los Angeles Police Department investigated the murder of a young woman.

1995.

3 Movies
Buffalo Girls

Buffalo Girls

1995
Wild. Untamed. Legendary. In this made-for-tv movie, Buffalo Girls celebrates the bold escapades of tough-talking Calamity Jane Canary and her illustrious cohorts. It's the waning days of the Wild Wes...
Now and Then

Now and Then

7
1995
Four childhood girlfriends recall the magical summer of 1970 in this tender coming-of-age tale. They reconcile their experiences with boys during their walk down memory lane.
Two Much

Two Much

1995
A young man is in love with two sisters at the same time. He decided to invent his own twin-brother in order to solve the problem.

1994.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Milk Money

Milk Money

6.33
1994
Three young boys pool their money and pay a kindhearted prostitute to strip for them. Her car breaks down. V knows that the suburbs are a good place to hide because a mobster is after her. Things get ...
Nobody's Fool

Nobody's Fool

6
1994
The retirement age for Sully is approaching. He flirts with Toby while working for Carl. The forgotten son's family moved back to town. The landlady's son wants to evict her.
TV
Inside the Actors Studio

Inside the Actors Studio

1994
James is interviewing some of the world's most accomplished actors and directors.

1993.

1 Movie
Born Yesterday

Born Yesterday

6
1993
A businessman shows up in Washington in order to lobby for his construction plans. His ex-showgirl bimbo is an embarrassment in social situations, so he hires a reporter to teach her how to appear mor...

1992.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
The Grand Opening of Euro Disneyland

The Grand Opening of Euro Disneyland

1992
On April 11, 1992, The Grand Opening of Euro Disney aired on CBS, offering viewers a spectacular, entertainment-filled evening as well as a special “sneak preview” of the Euro Disney Theme Park and Re...
TV
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

5.75
1992
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno was hosted by Jay Leno from May 25, 1992 to May 29, 2009, and resumed production on March 1, 2010. Three days after Johnny Carson's retirement as host of the Tonight Sho...
Shining Through

Shining Through

1992
Linda went to work for Ed Leland, a secret Office of Strategic Services operative, just before World War II. Linda volunteered to work for Ed in the fight against Hitler as they fell in love. Linda ha...
A Stranger Among Us

A Stranger Among Us

1992
A New York City cop is forced to go undercover to solve a murder. Her search for the truth leads her into a world where there is only one way out.

1991.

1 Movie
Paradise

Paradise

1991
A 10-year-old boy is sent by his mother to stay with his best friend, who lives in a town called Paradise, in the Delta shrimp-fishing country. Ben and Lilly have been living in an unmentionable emoti...

1990.

4 Movies
Women and Men: Stories of Seduction

Women and Men: Stories of Seduction

1990
The tales are based on classic short stories and chronicle the complicated relations between the sexes.
Pacific Heights

Pacific Heights

6
1990
A couple is working hard to make their dream house a reality. One of their tenants has a plan.
The Bonfire of the Vanities

The Bonfire of the Vanities

1990
After his mistress runs over a young teen, a Wall Street hotshot sees his life unraveling in the spotlight, and attracts the interest of a down and out reporter.
In the Spirit

In the Spirit

1990
A woman moves back to New York and hires a New Age woman to redecorate her apartment. The movie takes a turn when the two escape to a New Age retreat in upstate New York to escape a murderer who is af...

1989.

1 TV show
TV
The Simpsons

The Simpsons

6.23
1989
Set in Springfield, the average American town, the show focuses on the antics and everyday adventures of the Simpson family, as well as a virtual cast of thousands. Hundreds of celebrities have guest ...

1988.

3 Movies
Stormy Monday

Stormy Monday

1988
When a corrupt American businessman tries to strong arm his way into businesses in Newcastle, England, he is thwarted by a club attendant and his waitress girlfriend.
The Milagro Beanfield War

The Milagro Beanfield War

1988
A developer plans to build a resort in a small town. While activist Ruby Archuleta and lawyer/newspaper editor Charlie Bloom realize that this will result in the eventual displacement of the local His...
Working Girl

Working Girl

8.67
1988
An ambitious secretary with a unique approach for climbing the ladder to success is the name of the game. When her boss breaks a leg, she takes over. She creates a deal with an investment banker that ...

1987.

1 Movie
Cherry 2000

Cherry 2000

9
1987
Sam Treadwell hired sexy tracker E when his wife, Cherry model 2000 blew a fuse. To find her duplicate. The journey to replace his perfect mate leads them into the dangerous and lawless region of "The...

1986.

1 Movie
Something Wild

Something Wild

1
1986
A woman is abducting a dog for a weekend of adventure. The fun quickly takes a dangerous turn when her ex-con husband shows up.

1984.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Body Double

Body Double

6
1984
Jake got offered a gig house-sitting in the Hollywood Hills after losing an acting role and his girlfriend. He spied a blonde dancing in her window while looking through his telescope. When he witness...
Fear City

Fear City

1984
Strippers in Manhattan are being murdered by a psycho. A hard-nosed police detective and a conflicted ex-boxer-turned-private-eye were hired by the strip club owners to find him before he strikes agai...
TV
Miami Vice

Miami Vice

7
1984
The story of the Miami Police Department's vice squad and its efforts to end prostitution was centered on the unlikely partnership of Sonny and Tubbs, who first meet when Tubbs is undercover in a drug...

1981.

5 Movies
The Star Maker

The Star Maker

1981
Danny Youngblood is a famed Hollywood director with a reputation for modeling sexy starlets into superstar actresses, and then turning his discoveries into his wives, one after another. However, Danny...
She's in the Army Now

She's in the Army Now

1981
Female army recruits going through basic training are the subject of a comedy. They realize that being tough is more than just having muscles.
Golden Gate

Golden Gate

1981
A woman is trying to keep a newspaper going.
Underground Aces

Underground Aces

1981
The escapades of the parking lot attendants.
Roar

Roar

1981
A family is attacked by various African animals at the secluded home of their keeper in a new movie.

1979.

1 Movie
The Cheryl Ladd Special

The Cheryl Ladd Special

1979
A TV musical special starring Cheryl Ladd and her guest stars.

1978.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Steel Cowboy

Steel Cowboy

1978
Clay Pfanner is close to financial ruin. When his truck is repossed, he sees no way out. His friend K.W was with him. Clay came up with a plan to haul cattle.
TV
Vega$

Vega$

1978
"Vega$" is a television drama series that aired on ABC between 1978 and 1981 Spelling produced it. The entire series was filmed in Las Vegas. It is thought to be the first television series to be prod...

1977.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
The Garden

The Garden

1977
Abraham, an old man, has a fruit garden in Jerusalem that is threatened by a number of people who want to buy him out or chase him off. An old man finds a young woman confused after being attacked by ...
Joyride

Joyride

1977
They quit their boring jobs and left L.A. Alaska wants to own their own salmon fishing business. They are forced to abandon their plans and make desperate choices to survive as life in Alaska is more ...
TV
Carter Country

Carter Country

1977
Carter Country ran on ABC from 1977 to 1979.
TV
The Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew Mysteries

The Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew Mysteries

1977
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries aired on ABC for three seasons. The series featured two amateur sleuth brothers, Frank and Joe, and a girl detective, Nancy Drew. Nancy Drew was the only one featur...
One on One

One on One

1977
Henry Steele is a basketball player at his small town high school, but when he is accepted to a big city university on a scholarship, he realises that he has few skills outside the sport. Henry was ex...

1976.

1 TV show
TV
Once an Eagle

Once an Eagle

1976
Once An Eagle is a 1976 nine-hour American television mini-series directed by Richard Michaels and E.W. Swackhamer. The picture was written by Peter S. Fischer and based on the 1968 Anton Myrer novel ...

1975.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live

6.36
1975
A late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels. The show's comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying ...
The Drowning Pool

The Drowning Pool

1975
Harper was brought to Louisiana to investigate an attempted blackmail scheme. He found out that it was an old flame of his and her daughter. The matriarch of the family is at odds with an oil baron. T...
Night Moves

Night Moves

6
1975
A former Hollywood actress whose only major roles came thanks to being married to a studio mogul wants a private detective to find and return her daughter. When an unsolved murder comes to light, Harr...
TV
Starsky & Hutch

Starsky & Hutch

6
1975
Streetwise Detective David Starsky and Kenneth 'Hutch' Hutchinson work together to protect citizens and patrol the streets of Bay City.
Smile

Smile

1975
It's time again for California's "Young American Miss" beauty pageant, the biggest event of the year for Big Bob Freelander andBrenda DiCarlo, who give their all to put on a successful pageant. Bob's ...

1973.

1 Movie
The Harrad Experiment

The Harrad Experiment

1973
In a fictional college, students learn about sexuality. The idea of free love during the height of the sexual revolution in the United States is the basis of the movie.

1966.

1 TV show

Unknown Year.

1 TV show
TV
American Housewife

American Housewife

American Housewife is an unaired American television pilot.
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