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).
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.
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The High Note
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Roar : The Most Dangerous Film Ever Made
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
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
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...
JL Family Ranch
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.
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Back to the Jurassic
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Day Out of Days
In Los Angeles, a 40-year-old actress works to make it in the cutthroat business of Hollywood while facing ever-youthful competition.
The Grief Tourist
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Call Me Crazy: A Five Film
A law student is helped by a therapist in a story about mental illness.
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Hot in Cleveland
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A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures
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The Night We Called It a Day
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The Ellen DeGeneres Show
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Cecil B. Demented
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Another Day in Paradise
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Shadow of Doubt
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E! True Hollywood Story
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A special crime squad of the Los Angeles Police Department investigated the murder of a young woman.
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Now and Then
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Inside the Actors Studio
James is interviewing some of the world's most accomplished actors and directors.
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The Grand Opening of Euro Disneyland
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The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
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A Stranger Among Us
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Women and Men: Stories of Seduction
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The Bonfire of the Vanities
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In the Spirit
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The Milagro Beanfield War
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The Star Maker
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She's in the Army Now
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The escapades of the parking lot attendants.
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The Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew Mysteries
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One on One
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Once an Eagle
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Saturday Night Live
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
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Starsky & Hutch
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