Person Details

Birthday: 1957-08-09 23:32:56

Aliases: Melanie Richards Griffith , Μέλανι Γκρίφιθ

Gender: Female

Place of birth: Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

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Movie Involvements: 37

TV Involvements: 3


Most Famous Work

Biography

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.

Most Famous Work

Keeping Up with the Kardashians
Average
5
Body Double
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7

Body Double

(1984) Holly Body
Automata
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6

Automata

(2014) Dra. Dupre / Cleo (voice)
Lolita
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7

Lolita

(1997) Charlotte Haze
Goldene Kamera Verleihung
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0

Goldene Kamera Verleihung

(1966) herself
A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures
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6
Pacific Heights
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6

Pacific Heights

(1990) Patty Palmer
Mulholland Falls
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6

Mulholland Falls

(1996) Katherine Hoover

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2017 Maria Bahadur
Jean Shelton
2016 Laura Lee
2015 Kathy
Tyra (voice)
Celeste
2014 Dra. Dupre / Cleo (voice)
Patsy
2013 Betsy
Kristin
2012 Tyra
2010 Snow (voice)
Melanie Griffith
2007 Bunny
Self
2005 Lee Arnold
Miranda Wells
2003 N/A
Barbara Marx
N/A
Sarah James
N/A
Eve
2002 Margalo the Bird (voice)
Self
2001 Diane Milford
2000 Honey Whitlock
Marion Davies
Lulu Mcafee
1999 Lucille Vinson
1998 Sid
Nicole Oliver
Kitt Devereux
1997 Charlotte Haze
N/A
1996 N/A
Katherine Hoover
N/A
1995 Betty
Tina 'Teeny' Tercell
Dora DuFran
1994 Toby Roebuck
V
N/A
1993 Billie Dawn
1992 Emily Eden
N/A
Linda Voss
1991 Lily Reed
1990 Maria Ruskin
Patty Palmer
Lureen
Hadley
1989 N/A
1988 Tess McGill
Kate
Flossie Devine
1987 Edith 'E.' Johnson
1986 Audrey Hankel
1985 N/A
1984 Holly Body
N/A
Loretta
1981 Melanie
Karen
Pvt. Sylvie Knoll
Dawn Barnett Youngblood
Lucy
1979 Ellie - Waitress
1978 N/A
1977 N/A
Susie
The Hitchhiker
N/A
Young Girl
1976 N/A
Jinny Massengale
1975 Herself - Host
N/A
Schuyler
Delilah "Delly" Grastner
Karen Love
1973 Student
1966 herself
N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

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