Melanie Griffith is an American actress who made her debut as a child artist. Her role in ’The Garden’ (Ha-Gan) is a 1977 Israeli film even surprised many bigwigs of the film industry. In this movie, she starred as a young dumb girl. This actress received a nomination for Academy Awards for her role in 'Working Girl'.
But ultimately this film fetched her a Golden Globe. She is a born actress who appeared in a commercial at the age of nine months and later did some roles in some movies as a extra too. But her real acclaim came when she appeared in several nude scenes at the age of 17 in Arthur Penn's Night Moves (1975).
This actress became the center of the greatest controversy by appearing in nude scenes, and she grabbed another movie 'Smile' in which she again had to be bold. However, this actress was struggling to get a hold in the mainstream cinema, and she got her break when director and producer Michael Ritchie cast several young artists in the movie along with leading stars
Bruce Dern and Barbara Feldon.
This actress got only supporting role in movies like 'One on One.' Later on, she grabbed her first lead role in the movie 'Joyride' (1977) in which she was cast opposite two young actors Desi Arnaz, Jr. Joseph Ruben was the director of this film. Her another notable film was 'Underground Aces' which starred Dirk Benedict and Melanie Griffith. In the same year, her film 'Roar' met with box-office failure.
The film is still considered to be most dangerous shoot in the history of cinema as all the leading stars had close encounters with jungle animals and met with injuries, and there was real blood on screen.
In the year 1984, she acted in 'Body Double’ for which Brian De Palma was the director, and the film also starred Craig Wasson, Gregg Henry. She grabbed the heroine role which was supposed to go to the actress Annette Haven.
With this movie, she rose to prominence and won a Best Supporting Actress award from the National Society of Film Critics.This actress is also notable for her performance in the movie 'Crazy in Alabama’ which is a 1999 comedy-drama film. She set up with director Banderas a production company named Greenmoon Productions, and in this movie, she played an eccentric woman who kills her husband to become a movie star in Hollywood.
In 2014, Griffith appeared with Banderas in a science fiction film Automata. This film was directed by Gabe Ibanez. She married
Antonio Banderas in 1995 and divorced him in 2016.This actress is a style icon in Hollywood, and debuted even in Broadway Theater and played the character of Roxie Hart in the musical Chicago. She is not a trained dancer and singer, but yet she stole the show by her performance.
She is known for a TV movie Buffalo Girls (1995), and later on, she appeared in sitcom series too. She has acted in over 9 TV movies, and one TV mini-series, one television film and often appeared in one episode of some TV sitcoms.
She received nominations for Golden Globe Award and Emmy Awards for her character in the show as the best-supporting actress for her role as Dora Davies in RDK 281. She also received a nomination for Golden Globe Award for 'Buffalo Girls' which is]]was a 1995 miniseries aired on CBS network.
Melanie Richards Griffith was born on August 9, 1957, and had married thrice and has one son out of her second marriage, her first marriage was with American actor, producer, director Don Johnson and it lasted for few months.
At age 14, Griffith dated Don Johnson, her mother's co-star, who was 22 years old. The marriage lasted for six months. On September 8, 1981, Griffith married Steven Bauer, who was her co-star on the TV film ‘She’s in the Army Now.’ They had a son and named him Alexander Griffith Bauer. He was born on August 22, 1985. The couple divorced in 19 after a long separation. her last marriage was with Antonio Banderas, the marriage took place in 1996, and the couple got divorced in 2015.