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Overview (1)

Born in New York City, New York, USA

Mini Bio (2)

Tracy Griffith was born to Peter Griffith and his second wife Nanita Greene Samuels on October 19, 1965 in New York City. She joined half-sister Melanie Griffith and two years later, her brother Clay A. Griffith joined the family of entertainers. She wanted to follow the footsteps of her half sister, Melanie and had a minor role in her film, Fear City (1984) in the role of Sandra Cook. She went to many acting schools and did some theatre, as well as TV guest appearances. She eventually won a supporting role in The Good Mother (1988) which was directed by Leonard Nimoy. Then she got her first major role of Marcia Holland in a direct-to-video slasher film known as Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (1989). She then won roles in bigger films and movies of the week, including The First Power (1990), The Finest Hour (1992) and Their Second Chance (1997).

She also played Kelly Monroe in a short-lived soap called The Monroes (1995). She is also a musician and a professional sushi chef, and concentrates mainly on this, these days. She also wrote two cookbooks. On September 17, 2011, she married Mark Daley, President of Polo Ralph Lauren.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Greg Russell Tiderington

Starting out in New York on the daytime soap, Guiding Light (1952), Tracy then got the role of "Babe" in her first feature, The Good Mother (1988), starring Diane Keaton and Liam Neeson. Hollywood called and, soon after arriving in Los Angeles, she got her first starring role, opposite Lou Diamond Phillips, in the feature film, The First Power (1990). She went on to star with Rob Lowe in The Finest Hour (1992) and starred with Teri Hatcher in the comedy, All Tied Up (1993). Other starring roles include the Sundance-selected independent film, Joe & Joe (1996), and the action feature film, Skeeter (1993), for New Line Cinema and Crazy in Alabama (1999), a TriStar feature directed by Antonio Banderas - starring her half-sister, Melanie Griffith. Television credits include playing Johnny Depp's girlfriend on 21 Jump Street (1987), starring with Lindsay Wagner on Lifetime's Their Second Chance (1997) and as Laura Dern's sister in the mini-series, The Siege at Ruby Ridge (1996). Tracy was a series regular on the ABC drama, The Monroes (1995), where she played the renegade daughter of William Devane. Other television credits include co-starring in the CBS movie, Circle of Deceit (1998), with Janine Turner and Esai Morales, and the CBS movie, Murder in the Mirror (2000), where she plays the best friend of Jane Seymour. She was a featured guest star on TNT's Bull (2000).

She has starred in pilot demos: "A Fork on the Road" for the Food Network as a chef/host and "Prowler Girls" which involved hitting the road ala "Thelma and Louise", driving a Plymouth Prowler.

Tracy is a sushi-chef and worked for a year at the trend-setting Beverly Hills restaurant, Tsunami's. She was the "mystery guest" this year on To Tell the Truth (2000) and fooled them all about being a "sushiwoman".

She is also a certified dive-master and enjoys playing her guitar and singing. She has performed at several benefits to help raise money and awareness for her favorite causes: animal rights and endangered animal preservation. She attends fund-raising events with her friend, (Melanie's mom) Tippi Hedren, to support her efforts in maintaining the wild animal preserve, Shambala. She was proud to be the first Miss Hot Tomato for the 10th Annual Carmel Valley Tomato Festival, where she was an honorary culinary judge. She also performed at the event which donated proceeds to the American Red Cross and Boy's and Girl's Clubs.

Tracy is at work on a screenplay. She wrote two cookbooks. On September 17, 2011, she married Mark Daley, President of Polo Ralph Lauren.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tracy Griffith

Spouse (1)

Mark Daley (17 September 2011 - present)

Trivia (9)

Younger half-sister of Melanie Griffith.
Older sister of Clay A. Griffith.
Ex-sister-in-law of actor Antonio Banderas.
Former sister-in-law of actors Don Johnson and Steven Bauer.
Aunt of Alexander Bauer, Dakota Johnson, and Stella Banderas.
Professional sushi chef, Tsunami's, Beverly Hills. [1999]
Living in Napa, California as a restaurant consultant, singer, painter and TV host [February 2007]
She appeared as a guest star in the original television series run of 21 Jump Street (1987) in 1988, and her niece Dakota Johnson appeared in the successful feature film remake, 21 Jump Street (2012).

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