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Melanie Richards Griffith

August 9, 1957 (1957-08-09) (age 64)
Occupation Actress
Years active 1969–present
Spouse(s) Don Johnson
(m. 1976; 1989-1996, divorced)
Steven Bauer
(m. 1981-1987, divorced)
Antonio Banderas (m. 1996-present)
Children Alexander Bauer
Dakota Johnson
Stella Banderas
Parent(s) Peter Griffith (dead)
Tippi Hedren
Relatives Tracy Griffith (half-sister)
Clay A. Griffith (half-brother)

Melanie Griffith (born August 9, 1957) is an American actress. She is the daughter of Tippi Hedren. She has been in many motion pictures. She is an Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner for her performance in the 1988 movie Working Girl.

Early life

She graduated from Hollywood Professional School when she was 16 years old.

Griffith began work at nine months old in a commercial.

Personal life

Don Johnson & Melanie Griffith
At the 1990 APLA benefit with Don Johnson
Antonio Banderas-Melanie Griffith-2010
Griffith with Antonio Banderas at the Shrek Forever After premiere (2010)

At age 14, Griffith began dating 22-year old actor Don Johnson. He co-starred with her mother in The Harrad Experiment. Griffith was an extra. They had a six-month marriage in 1976.

Griffith and Antonio Banderas began a relationship in May 1995 when they began filming Two Much. The couple married on May 14, 1996. Their daughter, Stella del Carmen Banderas Griffith, was born on September 24, 1996. Griffith and Banderas divorced in 2015.

Her father, Peter Griffith, died at age 67 on May 14, 2001.


  • Named "Star of Tomorrow" by the Motion Picture Booker's Club (1984)
  • Taormina International Film Festival — Diamond Award (2000)
  • Cannes Film Festival — Lifetime Achievement Award (2001)


Year Film Role Notes
1969 Smith! Extra Uncredited
1973 The Harrad Experiment
1975 Night Moves Delly Grastner
The Drowning Pool Schuyler Devereaux
Smile Karen Love
1976 Once an Eagle Jinny Massengale
1977 The Garden Young Girl
One on One The Hitchhiker
Joyride Susie
1978 Daddy, I Don't Like it Like This Girl in Hotel
Steel Cowboy Johnnie
1981 Roar Melanie
Underground Aces Lucy
The Star Maker Dawn Barnett Youngblood
She's in the Army Now Pvt. Sylvie Knoll
Golden Gate Karen
1984 Fear City Loretta
Body Double Holly Body National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
1985 Alfred Hitchcock Presents Girl
1986 Something Wild Audrey Hankel aka Lulu Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1987 Cherry 2000 Edith 'E' Johnson
1988 The Milagro Beanfield War Flossie Devine
Stormy Monday Kate
Working Girl Tess McGill Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actress
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
1990 Women and Men: Stories of Seduction Hadley
In the Spirit Lureen
Pacific Heights Patty Palmer
The Bonfire of the Vanities Maria Ruskin
1991 Paradise Lily Reed
1992 Shining Through Linda Voss
A Stranger Among Us Emily Eden
1993 Born Yesterday Billie Dawn
1994 Milk Money V
Nobody's Fool Toby Roebuck
1995 Buffalo Girls Dora DuFran Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Now and Then Tina 'Teeny' Tercell
Two Much Betty Kerner
1996 Mulholland Falls Katherine Hoover
1997 Lolita Charlotte Haze
1998 Another Day in Paradise Sid Sant Jordi Award for Best Foreign Actress also for Crazy in Alabama
Shadow of Doubt Kitt Devereux
Celebrity Nicole Oliver
1999 Crazy in Alabama Lucille Vinson Sant Jordi Award for Best Foreign Actress also for Another Day in Paradise
RKO 281 Marion Davies Nominated — Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress – Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
2000 Cecil B. Demented Honey Whitlock
Forever Lulu Lulu McAfee Released on DVD as Along for the Ride (2000)
2001 Tart Diane Milford
2002 Searching for Debra Winger Herself
Stuart Little 2 Margalo the Bird Voice
2003 The Night We Called It a Day Barbara Marx Nominated — Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Shade Eve
Tempo Sarah
2005 Heartless Miranda Wells
2007 Viva Laughlin Bunny Baxter Supporting role, TV series
2010 Nip/Tuck Brandie Henry Recurring role, TV series
Eli Narrator Lead role, Movie
2011 Hot in Cleveland Herself Episode: "Sisterhood of the Traveling SPANX"
2012 This American Housewife Leila Lifetime original series

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