Melanie Griffith (I)


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Melanie Griffith was born on August 9, 1957 in New York City, to then model/future actress Tippi Hedren and former child actor turned advertising executive Peter Griffith. Her parents' marriage ended when she was four years old and Tippi brought Melanie to Los Angeles to get a new start. Tippi caught the eye of the great director Alfred Hitchcock,... See full bio »

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Known For

Working Girl Tess McGill
(1988)
Body Double Holly
(1984)
Something Wild Audrey Hankel
(1986)
Lolita Charlotte Haze
(1997)

Filmography

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 2020 The High Note
Tess
 2019 SMILF (TV Series)
Enid
- Sex Makes It Less Formal (2019) ... Enid
 2017 The Disaster Artist
Jean Shelton
 2017 The Pirates of Somalia
Maria Bahadur
 2017 The Path (TV Series)
Jackie Richards
- Return (2017) ... Jackie Richards
 2016 JL Ranch
Laura Lee
 2014-2016 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Clara Williams
- Ke Koa Lokomaika'i (2016) ... Clara Williams
- Ma lalo o ka 'ili (2014) ... Clara Williams
- Hoku Welowelo (2014) ... Clara Williams
- Pale 'la (2014) ... Clara Williams
 2015 Nerd Herd (TV Movie)
Celeste
 2015 Day Out of Days
Kathy
 2014/I Automata
Duprè
 2014/II Thirst (Short)
Sue
 2013 Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (TV Movie)
Kristin
 2012 This American Housewife (TV Series)
Leila Swift
- Pilot (2012) ... Leila Swift
 2012 Back to the Jurassic
Tyra (voice)
 2012 DTLA (TV Series)
Mom / Kimberly
- Episode #1.8 (2012) ... Mom
- Episode #1.7 (2012) ... Kimberly
 2012 Raising Hope (TV Series)
Tamara Collins
- If a Ham Falls in the Woods (2012) ... Tamara Collins
 2012/I Yellow
Patsy
 2012 Dark Tourist
Betsy
 2011 Hot in Cleveland (TV Series)
Melanie Griffith
- Sisterhood of the Travelling SPANX (2011) ... Melanie Griffith
 2010 Nip/Tuck (TV Series)
Brandie Henry
- Sheila Carlton (2010) ... Brandie Henry
 2007 Viva Laughlin (TV Series)
Bunny
- What a Whale Wants (2007) ... Bunny
- Pilot (2007) ... Bunny
 2006 Have Mercy
 2006 Robot Chicken (TV Series short)
Hermione Granger / Love-A-Lot Bear / Wish Bear
- Password: Swordfish (2006) ... Hermione Granger / Love-A-Lot Bear / Wish Bear (voice)
 2006 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Melanie Griffith
- The Monkey Suit (2006) ... Melanie Griffith (voice)
 2005-2006 Twins (TV Series)
Lee Arnold
- Blast from the Past (2006) ... Lee Arnold
- Himbo (2006) ... Lee Arnold
- Housing Crisis (2006) ... Lee Arnold
- When I Move, You Move (2006) ... Lee Arnold
- Sneaks and Geeks (2006) ... Lee Arnold
 2005/I Heartless (TV Movie)
Miranda Wells
 2003 All the Way
Barbara Marx
 2003 Tempo
Sarah James
 2003 Shade
Eve
 2002 Stuart Little 2
Margalo (voice)
 2001 Tart
Diane Milford
 2000 Forever Lulu
Lulu McAfee
 2000 Cecil B. Demented
Honey Whitlock
 1999 RKO 281 (TV Movie)
Marion Davies
 1999 Crazy in Alabama
Lucille
 1999 The Book That Wrote Itself
Mrs. Griffith
 1998 Celebrity
Nicole Oliver
 1998 Shadow of Doubt
Kitt Devereux
 1997 Lolita
Charlotte Haze
 1996 Mulholland Falls
Katherine Hoover
 1995 Two Much
Betty
 1995 Now and Then
Tina 'Teeny' Tercell
 1995 Buffalo Girls (TV Mini Series)
Dora DuFran
- Part II (1995) ... Dora DuFran
- Part I (1995) ... Dora DuFran
 1994 Nobody's Fool
Toby Roebuck
 1994 Milk Money
V
 1993 Born Yesterday
Billie Dawn
 1992 A Stranger Among Us
Emily Eden
 1992 Shining Through
Linda Voss
 1991/I Paradise
Lily Reed
 1990 The Bonfire of the Vanities
Maria Ruskin
 1990 Pacific Heights
Patty Palmer
 1990 Women and Men: Stories of Seduction (TV Movie)
Hadley (segment "Hills Like White Elephants")
 1990 In the Spirit
Lureen
 1989 Carly Simon: Let the River Run (Music Video)
Melanie Griffith
 1988 Working Girl
Tess McGill
 1988 Stormy Monday
Kate
 1988 The Milagro Beanfield War
Flossie Devine
 1987 Cherry 2000
E. Johnson
 1987 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Christine von Marburg
- By Hooker by Crook (1987) ... Christine von Marburg
 1986 Something Wild
Audrey Hankel
 1985 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Girl (segment "Man from the South")
- Pilot (1985) ... Girl (segment "Man from the South")
 1984 Body Double
Holly
 1984 Fear City
Loretta
 1981 Roar
Melanie
 1981 Golden Gate (TV Movie)
Karen
 1981 She's in the Army Now (TV Movie)
Pvt. Sylvie Knoll
 1981 The Star Maker (TV Movie)
Dawn Barnett Youngblood
 1981 Underground Aces
Lucy
 1979 Vega$ (TV Series)
Dawn Peters
- Red Handed (1979) ... Dawn Peters
 1978 Carter Country (TV Series)
Tracy Quinn
- Gamblers Unanimous (1978) ... Tracy Quinn
- The Tracy Report (1978) ... Tracy Quinn
 1978 Daddy, I Don't Like It Like This (TV Movie)
Girl in Hotel Room
 1978 Steel Cowboy (TV Movie)
Johnnie
 1978 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Stacey Blain
- The House on Possessed Hill (1978) ... Stacey Blain
 1978 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Julie McDermott
- The Action (1978) ... Julie McDermott
 1977 Joyride
Susie
 1977 One on One
The Hitchhiker
 1977 The Garden
Young Girl
 1976-1977 Once an Eagle (TV Mini Series)
Jinny Massengale
- Part 7 (1977) ... Jinny Massengale
- Part 6 (1977) ... Jinny Massengale
- Part 5 (1976) ... Jinny Massengale
 1975 The Drowning Pool
Schuyler Devereaux
 1975 Smile
Karen - Young American Miss
 1975 Night Moves
Delly Grastner
 1973 The Harrad Experiment
Student (uncredited)
 1969 Smith!
Extra (uncredited)
Show Show Producer (4 credits)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (112 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Print ad for Got Milk? with her three children: Alexander Bauer, Dakota Johnson, and Stella Banderas See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Portrayals | 10 Interviews | 11 Articles | 28 Pictorials | 58 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Instagram | Twitter

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)

Spouse:

Antonio Banderas  (divorced)  (1 child) | See more »

Children:

Dakota Johnson | See more »


Relatives:

Tracy Griffith (half sibling)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

By the time we were 14, half of my girlfriends had had abortions. See more »

Trivia:

Revealed in 2018 that she once hit on Working Girl (1988) co-star Alec Baldwin but he rejected her advances. They've remained friendly over the years and Alec gave an interview for Melanie's episode of Biography (1987). See more »

Trademark:

Breathy, little girl voice

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