Melanie Griffith



Place of birth:

Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA:


Melanie Richards Griffith (born August 9, 1957) is an American actress. Griffith began her career as an adolescent in nonspeaking film roles before making her credited debut opposite Gene Hackman in Arthur Penn's Night Moves (1975). She rose to prominence for her role in Brian De Palma's Body Double (1984), which earned her a National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress. Griffith's subsequent performance in 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 saw Griffith in a series of roles which 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 roles include in 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 has appeared on the television series 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 that made it a box office success.

Film Credits

The Pirates of Somalia (2017)
as Maria Bahadur
The Disaster Artist (2017)
as Jean Shelton
JL Family Ranch (2016)
as Laura Lee
Day Out of Days (2015)
as Kathy
Back to the Jurassic (2015)
as Tyra
Autómata (2014)
as Dra. Dupre / Cleo (voice)
Yellow (2014)
as Patsy
The Grief Tourist (2013)
as Betsy
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013)
as Kristin
Dino Time (2012)
as Tyra
Sammy's avonturen: De geheime doorgang (2010)
as Snow (voice)
Lethal Seduction (2005)
as Miranda Wells
The Night We Called It a Day (2003)
as Barbara Marx
Tempo (2003)
as Sarah James
Shade (2003)
as Eve
Stuart Little 2 (2002)
as Margalo the Bird (voice)
Tart (2001)
as Diane Milford
Cecil B. Demented (2000)
as Honey Whitlock
Forever Lulu (2000)
as Lulu Mcafee
RKO 281 (1999)
as Marion Davies
Crazy in Alabama (1999)
as Lucille Vinson
Another Day in Paradise (1998)
as Sid
Celebrity (1998)
as Nicole Oliver
Shadow of Doubt (1998)
as Kitt Devereux
Lolita (1997)
as Charlotte Haze
Mulholland Falls (1996)
as Katherine Hoover
Two Much (1995)
as Betty
Now and Then (1995)
as Tina 'Teeny' Tercell
Buffalo Girls (1995)
as Dora DuFran
Nobody's Fool (1994)
as Toby Roebuck
Milk Money (1994)
as V
Born Yesterday (1993)
as Billie Dawn
A Stranger Among Us (1992)
as Emily Eden
Shining Through (1992)
as Linda Voss
Paradise (1991)
as Lily Reed
The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)
as Maria Ruskin
Pacific Heights (1990)
as Patty Palmer
In the Spirit (1990)
as Lureen
Women and Men: Stories of Seduction (1990)
as Hadley
Working Girl (1988)
as Tess McGill
Stormy Monday (1988)
as Kate
The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)
as Flossie Devine
Cherry 2000 (1987)
as Edith 'E.' Johnson
Something Wild (1986)
as Audrey Hankel
Body Double (1984)
as Holly Body
Fear City (1984)
as Loretta
Roar (1981)
as Melanie
She's in the Army Now (1981)
as Pvt. Sylvie Knoll
Underground Aces (1981)
as Lucy
The Cheryl Ladd Special (1979)
as Ellie - Waitress
Joyride (1977)
as Susie
One on One (1977)
as The Hitchhiker
Ha-Gan (1977)
as Young Girl
Steel Cowboy (1976)
The Drowning Pool (1975)
as Schuyler
Night Moves (1975)
as Delilah "Delly" Grastner
Smile (1975)
as Karen Love
The Harrad Experiment (1973)
as Student

Production Credits

Halal Daddy (2017)