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Melanie Griffith is a Actor American born on 9 august 1957 at New York City (USA)

Melanie Griffith

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Birth name Melanie Richards Griffith
Nationality USA
Birth 9 august 1957 (66 years) at New York City (USA)

Melanie Griffith (born August 9, 1957) is an American actress. The daughter of actress Tippi Hedren and former stage actor Peter Griffith, 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, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress and won 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 Milk Money (1994), the neo-noir film Mulholland Falls (1996), and as Charlotte Haze in Adrian Lyne's Lolita (1997).

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 2001 she made her Broadway debut in a revival of the musical Chicago, receiving celebratory reviews that made it a box office success.


At age 14, Griffith began dating Don Johnson, her mother's 22-year-old co-star in The Harrad Experiment. The relationship culminated in a six-month marriage from January to July 1976 before they divorced. In May 1982, Griffith married Steven Bauer, her co-star from the TV film She's in the Army Now. They have a son, Alexander Bauer, born on August 22, 1985. The couple divorced in 1987. Griffith later admitted to having problems with cocaine and liquor after her divorce from Bauer. "What I did was drink myself to sleep at night," she said. "If I wasn't with someone, I was an unhappy girl."

In 1988, after completing rehabilitation Griffith renewed her relationship with Johnson. They remarried in June 1989. Their daughter, Dakota Johnson, was born on October 4, 1989. They separated in March 1994, reconciled later that year, but separated again
in May 1995.

Griffith had fallen in love with Antonio Banderas, her married co-star from Two Much. After their respective divorces were finalized, Griffith and Banderas married on May 14, 1996. They have a daughter, Stella del Carmen Banderas, born on September 24, 1996.

In 2000, Griffith returned to rehab for treatment of a painkiller addiction. Her father, Peter Griffith, died at age 67 on May 14, 2001. In August 2009, Griffith returned to rehab again for what her publicist called "part of a routine plan." She had a three-month stay. In December of that year, she had surgery for skin cancer.

In June 2014, Griffith and Banderas released a statement announcing their intention to divorce "in a loving and friendly manner". According to the petition filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court, the couple had "irreconcilable differences" that led to the divorce.

Griffith is a registered member of the Democratic Party.

Best films

Working Girl (1988)
A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures (2010)
Nobody's Fool (1994)
The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)

Usually with

John Waters
John Waters
(2 films)
Tippi Hedren
Tippi Hedren
(3 films)
Ann Roth
Ann Roth
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Melanie Griffith (56 films)

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The Disaster Artist, 1h38
Directed by James Franco
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Historical
Themes Films about films
Actors Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, James Franco, Josh Hutcherson, Zac Efron, Alison Brie
Roles Jean Shelton
Rating72% 3.648033.648033.648033.648033.64803
En 1998, Greg Sestero est un jeune Américain qui rêve de devenir un acteur célèbre. Dans le cadre d'un cours de théâtre, il rencontre Tommy Wiseau, un homme énigmatique et passionné qui semble habité par les mêmes désirs bien qu'il ignore tout de l'industrie du cinéma. Devenant rapidement amis, ils décident de tout faire pour réaliser leurs rêves en s'installant à Los Angeles, où Wiseau possède déjà un appartement. Bénéficiant d'une grande fortune aux origines mystérieuses, Wiseau finit par décider, après une série de refus et de déceptions, de se lancer dans l'écriture et la réalisation de son propre film, dans lequel il compte donner les rôles principaux à Greg et à lui-même.
Ithaca (2016)
, 1h36
Directed by Meg Ryan
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Sam Shepard, Meg Ryan, Jack Quaid, Melanie Griffith, Hamish Linklater, Tom Hanks
Rating54% 2.7494152.7494152.7494152.7494152.749415
En 1940, la famille Macauley est composée d'une veuve et de ses quatre enfants. L'ainé part au combat, et le cadet livre des télégrammes dans la ville d'Ithaca en Californie. Suite au départ de son grand frère, du décès de son père, il veille sur sa mère, sa sœur et son petit frère.
Automata (2014)
, 1h50
Origin Espagne
Genres Science fiction, Thriller
Themes Pregnancy films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about sexuality, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Jessica Alba, Sofía Vergara, Dylan McDermott, Danny Trejo, Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith
Roles Dr. Susan Dupré / Cleo (voice)
Rating59% 2.9980252.9980252.9980252.9980252.998025
In the late 2030s, solar flares irradiate the Earth, killing over 99% of the world's population. The survivors gather in a network of safe cities and build primitive humanoid robots, called Pilgrims, to help rebuild and operate in the harsh environment. These robots have two unalterable protocols: they can not harm any form of life, and they may not modify any robot. Initially seen as mankind's salvation, they are relegated to manual labor when they fail to stop the advance of desertification. Society has regressed due to lack of technology besides the Pilgrims (lack of functional planes or other transport prevents travel and cars are a rare commodity) and humanity is on the brink of collapsing.
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film, 1h25
Directed by Laura Dern, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bonnie Hunt, Ashley Judd, Sharon Maguire
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Sarah Hyland, Brittany Snow, Melissa Leo, Mitch Rouse, Jennifer Hudson, Sofia Vassilieva
Roles Kristin
Rating67% 3.3973453.3973453.3973453.3973453.397345
An anthology of five short films exploring the impact and stigma of mental illness.
The Grief Tourist, 1h20
Directed by Suri Krishnamma
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Michael Cudlitz, Melanie Griffith, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Brad Bufanda, Nayo Wallace
Roles Betsy
Rating50% 2.5073652.5073652.5073652.5073652.507365
Jim Tahna, a quiet and solitary man, explains in voice-over narration his hatred of society and his employers, though he enjoys his work as security guard, as it allows him long periods of solitude. On his vacation time, he engages in dark tourism, the visitation of murder sites. His current subject is Carl Marznap, a mass murderer and arsonist. He leaves Yonkers, New York, to visit Carl's home in California. His neighbor at the cheap motel in which he stays, Iris, turns out to be a prostitute. Nervous, Jim fumbles in conversation with her, then states in voice-over how much he hates prostitutes. At a local restaurant, he meets Betsy, a friendly waitress. Jim introduces himself to her as Carl and falsely claims that his sister has been diagnosed with cancer. Betsy and Jim draw closer over their difficult lives, and she invites him to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.
Dino Time
Dino Time (2012)
, 1h28
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La préhistoire, Time travel films, Children's films
Actors Jane Lynch, Rob Schneider, Stephen Baldwin, Pamela Adlon, Melanie Griffith, Yuri Lowenthal
Roles Tyra
Rating47% 2.377432.377432.377432.377432.37743
Ernie Fitzpatrick is a daredevil kid who lives in Terra Dino with his best friend Max Santiago and his trouble-making sister Julia, who likes to bust him. Ernie and Julia live with their mother Sue, who has been chosen as the mother of the year, but she is overprotective of them and often makes them leave notes. Ernie is told to go to the store after school to keep an eye on it, but he disobeys orders and goes with Max to the Terra Dino Museum to sneak into a forbidden part of the area still under construction to see the bones of the ferocious Sarcosuchus. But Julia enters as well and uses a quarter from Ernie to set off the alarm. Julia is able to escape but Ernie and Max get caught by the guards, and Sue grounds Ernie for three weeks. When Ernie finds out Julia did it, he gets sick and tired of how he never gets his own way, but he decides to get his revenge by sneaking out again, but Julia discovers this and follows.
A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures, 1h25
Directed by Benoît "Ben" Stassen
Origin Belgique
Genres Animation
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Transport films, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Mise en scène d'une tortue, Children's films, Reptile
Actors Gemma Arterton, Dany Boon, Yuri Lowenthal, Dominic Cooper, John Hurt, Isabelle Fuhrman
Roles Snow (voice)
Rating59% 2.9994052.9994052.9994052.9994052.999405
Sammy, a Green sea turtle, hatches on a deserted beach and while trying to climb up a sand slope is caught by a seagull. He manages to escape along with another hatchling sea turtle caught by a seagull named Shelly. Sammy falls onto an old raft and gets carried into the open ocean, losing Shelly. Later he befriends a leatherback hatchling named Ray. The two friends grow up together.
Lethal Seduction
Directed by Robert Markowitz
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Melanie Griffith, Marcus Lyle Brown, Lara Grice, Gregg Henry, Esai Morales, Brandon Mychal Smith
Roles Miranda Wells
Rating43% 2.157272.157272.157272.157272.15727
Miranda Wells is an attorney with a sideline in immigration fraud and murder. Miranda's assistant, Carla, is unaware of her criminal activities. David Lopez, a journalist setting out to expose Miranda, poses as Rick Benes, an illegal immigrant, and takes a job in the office. Carla stumbles on incriminating files and David Lopiz, in pursuit of the story, is threatened when he becomes infatuated with Miranda. Carla is attacked and her husband murdered, Miranda is the chief suspect. As the investigation progresses and Carla disappears from hospital, it is clear that Miranda will stop at nothing including murdering again to stay out.
Lethal Seduction, 1h35
Directed by Robert Markowitz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Marcus Lyle Brown, Lara Grice, Melanie Griffith, Gregg Henry, Esai Morales, Brandon Mychal Smith
Roles Miranda Wells
Rating41% 2.0692052.0692052.0692052.0692052.069205
Miranda, une séduisante avocate spécialiste du droit de l'immigration est soupçonnée de malversation par Carla, son assistante. De retour chez elle, la jeune femme est agressée, et son mari assassiné. Miranda devient alors la principal suspect, mais elle est prête à tout pour ne pas être condamné...
The Night We Called It a Day, 1h37
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about television, Musical films
Actors Dennis Hopper, Melanie Griffith, Portia DeGeneres, Joel Edgerton, Rose Byrne, David Hemmings
Roles Barbara Marx
Rating57% 2.8998152.8998152.8998152.8998152.899815
In 1974, Rod Blue is a surfer with shoulder-length hair in Sydney, Australia who also stages rock concerts, unsuccessfully most of the time. Needing a big idea, he decides to fly to Los Angeles, make himself more presentable and try to persuade Frank Sinatra to come to Australia to sing.
Shade (2003)
, 1h41
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Jeu, Films about magic and magicians, Poker, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Stuart Townsend, Sylvester Stallone, Melanie Griffith, Jamie Foxx, Paul Walker, Thandie Newton
Roles Eve
Rating62% 3.1493.1493.1493.1493.149
Many years ago, a young Dean is playing in a mob-run illegal underground poker game. The game is raided by robbers who order everyone to put up their hands. The Dean reluctantly does so, revealing the card he's concealed. Incensed, a fellow player grabs a gun and starts shooting, setting off a firefight that kills everyone in the club except the Dean and one of the mobsters. The two men point their guns at each other's heads.
Tempo (2003)
, 1h23
Genres Thriller, Crime, Romance
Themes Heist films
Actors Melanie Griffith, Rachael Leigh Cook, Hugh Dancy, Art Malik, Malcolm McDowell, David La Haye
Roles Sarah James
Rating46% 2.309782.309782.309782.309782.30978
Une jeune Américaine se rend à Paris pour travailler dans une bijouterie. Dans le magasin, elle fait la rencontre de deux employés, une femme et un homme, qui projettent secrètement de cambrioler la bijouterie. La jeune fille va non seulement constituer un obstacle à la réalisation de ce casse mais également à leur liaison amoureuse.
Searching for Debra Winger, 1h37
Directed by Rosanna Arquette
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about films, Feminist films, Films about television, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about cities, Political films
Actors Patricia Arquette, Rosanna Arquette, Julia Ormond, Emmanuelle Béart, Hilary Shepard, Daryl Hannah
Roles Self
Rating63% 3.19753.19753.19753.19753.1975
Le film présente une interview de l'actrice Debra Winger qui s'est brusquement retirée de l'industrie du cinéma alors qu'elle était au sommet de sa carrière (bien qu'elle ait depuis repris son activité d'actrice). Il met en parallèle des interviews d'autres actrices célèbres.
Stuart Little 2, 1h16
Directed by Rob Minkoff
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about cats, Films about birds, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Mise en scène d'une souris, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Geena Davis, Michael J. Fox, Hugh Laurie, Jonathan Lipnicki, Marc John Jefferies, Amelia Marshall
Roles Margalo the Bird (voice)
Rating55% 2.754812.754812.754812.754812.75481
Three years after the first film, Stuart questions his ability after a grueling soccer match alongside George, who kicked him with a soccer ball. He becomes even more downhearted after George's model airplane gets broken in an accident because of him. However, Stuart's father, Frederick Little, tells him that for every Little, there is a "silver lining", a good thing that comes out of an apparently bad situation.