Melanie Griffith
Actress
Melanie Griffith
Melanie Richards Griffith is an American actress. She is an Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner for her performance in the 1988 film Working Girl. She is the daughter of actress Tippi Hedren, and the wife of actor Antonio Banderas.
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Best Films Books Of 2016
Huffington Post - 3 months
It’s been a surprisingly good year for film books. Whether you are into biographies, film history, pictorials, “making of” books, or critical studies, there was something for just about everyone. This year’s list may top last year’s, which was also bountiful. As a matter of fact, there were so many worthwhile books in 2016 that I was forced to split this article into two pieces. In the coming days, I will post another article with just as many recommendations, if not more. A House Divided With Newt Gingrich’s call for a new House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), there may be no relevant book than Hollywood Divided: The 1950 Screen Directors Guild Meeting and the Impact of the Blacklist (University Press of Kentucky) by Kevin Brianton. This new title centers on a now legendary meeting held by the Screen Directors Guild in 1950 (at the height of the anti-communist “Red Scare”) to consider the adoption of an industry loyalty oath. Among those present at the meeti ...
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Actress Tippi Hedren Describes The 'Brutal' Way Alfred Hitchcock Ruined Her Career
Huffington Post - 4 months
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PHOTOS: Melanie Griffith Shares a Squeeze With Salma Hayek
ABC News - 4 months
Some celebrities never seem to age.
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Melanie Griffith: I'm 'Lonely' After Split With Antonio Banderas
ABC News - 7 months
The actress split from Antonio Banderas in 2014.
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PHOTOS: Melanie Griffith Hits the Red Carpet
ABC News - 7 months
Some celebrities never seem to age.
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Eva Longoria And Jose Bastón Tie The Knot At Star-Studded Wedding Ceremony
Huffington Post - 9 months
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Top Divorce Lawyer Dishes On Celebrity Divorce Secrets
Huffington Post - 12 months
If you're a celebrity and you are getting divorced, there's a good chance Laura Wasser is your lawyer.  She is one of the top lawyers in her field -- negotiating prenups, divorce settlements and custody arrangements for the Hollywood elite, including Angelina Jolie, Denise Richards, Nick Lachey, Britney Spears, Jennifer Garner, Gwen Stefani, Melanie Griffith, and the Kardashian sisters.  Her A-list clientele means that her name pops up frequently in the tabloids, but it's in a new profile from Bloomberg Business that she's spilling the secrets of how celebrities really get divorced: Breaking up is hard (and expensive) to do Celebrities shell out $850 an hour for Wasser's services, and she also requires a "$25,000 retainer and rarely represents people who have less than $10 million."  Celebrities often need to be convinced of what's at stake when they get married Wasser is often brought in when a star's team wants to protect their client financially, but the star is ...
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The LA Art Show Attracts More Celebrities With Each New Year!
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The LA art scene is booming. As the LA Art show celebrates its 21st year, more and more celebrities will attend the annual art fair. Last year's attendees included Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Melanie Griffith, Barbara Streisand, James Brolin, Leonardo DiCaprio, James Franco, Lily Collins, Eli Broad, Gayle Rossi, Shepard Fairey, and more. This year's hosts are Anne Hathaway and Adam Schulman with the beneficiary being St Jude's Hospital. See image courtesy of the LA Art Show; Anne Hathaway and Adam Schulman In addition to the LA Art Show's contemporary and modern section, this year's art fair will also feature the Los Angeles Fine Art show. Founder Kim Martindale explained, "Both shows will be co-located and take place in tandem, however, the LA Art Show will be curated to showcase modern and contemporary galleries and the Los Angeles Fine Art Show will be curated to include historic and traditional works." He went on to say that this separation creates a more honed curatorial / col ...
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Hollywood's finest turn out for Stella McCartney extravaganza
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow in a pair of eye-catching blue bootsies and pop star Katy Perry headlined the A-listers who turned out for the presentation of Stella McCartney's Fall 2016 collection Tuesday in the heart of Hollywood. The fashion designer turned the record store Amoeba Music into a gigantic nightclub, where the sounds of David Bowie rang out in tribute to the late great and some of the biggest names in Tinseltown rubbed shoulders among aisles of CDs. Actresses Kate Hudson and Melanie Griffith, and British singer-songwriter Kelly Osbourne, were also in attendance, as was Kiernan Shipka, of "Mad Men" fame.
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Dakota Johnson Sticks Up For Mom, Bashes 'Brutal' Hollywood
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Dakota Johnson -- daughter of 58-year-old actress Melanie Griffith and granddaughter of 85-year-old actress Tippi Hedren -- sees only black and white when it comes to ageism in Hollywood. The star of Fifty Shades of Grey, featured on the February cover of British Vogue, said the entertainment industry was "f___ing brutal" when it comes to its treatment of older women. Johnson, 26, asked “Why isn’t my mother in movies? She’s an extraordinary actress! Why isn’t my grandmother in movies?" She said that "No matter how tough you are, sometimes there’s the feeling of not being wanted. It’s absurd and cut-throat." Other actors, too, have lamented the lack of roles for older women and men. A research paper found that a "broader range of images exists for older women in the real world than does for those in the reel world." But while we're waiting for the universe to catch up with us, it's nice to see some daughterly love and shared outrage! Also on HuffPost:     -- This ...
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Kate Hudson And Dakota Johnson Pose For Adorable Pic With Their Famous Moms
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Melanie Griffith
    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 58
    In 2016, she filmed with Caan's father James Caan and Jon Voight in a TV-movie titled J.L. Ranch.
    More Details Hide Details After that, she will act with Al Pacino in the film Where the White Man Runs Away.
  • 2014
    Age 56
    The couple remained friends, and Griffith appeared alongside Banderas in the 2014 film Automata, which they filmed amidst their divorce proceedings.
    More Details Hide Details Griffith is a registered member of the Democratic Party.
    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. In December 2015, their divorce was finalized.
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    In 2014, Griffith reunited onscreen with Banderas in the science fiction film Automata directed by Gabe Ibanez.
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    She played Caan's mother again during 2014–16 in a recurring role on his television show Hawaii Five-0.
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  • 2012
    Age 54
    She also participated in the hospital's 2012 Noche de Niños gala as a presenter of a Courage to Care Award. 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.
    More Details Hide Details She was later romantically linked to actors Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty, and Ryan O'Neal. In her autobiography, A Paper Life, Tatum O'Neal alleged that Griffith dragged her into an orgy with Maria Schneider and a male hairdresser during the time of her father's relationship with Griffith.
    Her 2012 television pilot, This American Housewife (produced by Banderas), was not picked up by Lifetime.
    More Details Hide Details In the interim, Griffith guest-starred on Nip/Tuck and Hot in Cleveland.
  • FORTIES
  • 2007
    Age 49
    Prior to Hawaii Five-0, Griffith's television work included the short-lived WB sitcom Twins (2005–06), and the 2007 series Viva Laughlin, which was canceled after two episodes.
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  • 2003
    Age 45
    In 2003, Griffith made her Broadway debut playing Roxie Hart in the musical Chicago.
    More Details Hide Details Untrained in song and dance, she still impressed New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley, who wrote: "Ms. Griffith is a sensational Roxie, possibly the most convincing I have seen" and "the vultures who were expecting to see Ms. Griffith stumble will have to look elsewhere". Griffith's celebratory reviews made it a box office success. She returned to the stage in 2012 in a play written by Scott Caan, titled No Way Around but Through, in which she played his mother.
    After acting on stage in London, in 2003 she made her Broadway debut in a revival of the musical Chicago, receiving celebratory reviews that made it a box office success.
    More Details Hide Details Griffith was born in New York City to actress Tippi Hedren and Peter Griffith, a former child stage actor and advertising executive. She is of Swedish, Norwegian, German, and English descent. Griffith's parents divorced when she was 4 years old, after which her father married model-actress Nanita Greene and had two more children: Tracy Griffith, who also became an actress, and Clay A. Griffith, a set designer. Her mother married agent and producer Noel Marshall. During her childhood and adolescent years, she lived part of the time in New York with her father and part-time in Antelope Valley, California, where her mother formed the animal preserve Shambala. Griffith appeared in advertisements and briefly worked as a child model before abandoning the career, citing extreme shyness as the reason. While attending the Hollywood Professional School, Griffith was advanced in her studies, which allowed her to skip a grade level and graduate at age sixteen.
  • 2002
    Age 44
    In 2002, she voiced the character of Margalo the bird in Stuart Little 2.
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  • 2000
    Age 42
    In 2000, Griffith returned to rehab for treatment of a painkiller addiction.
    More Details Hide Details 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 2000, she co-starred with Stephen Dorff in Cecil B. Demented and Patrick Swayze in Forever Lulu.
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  • 1999
    Age 41
    Also in 1999, Griffith made her stage debut at the Old Vic in London, England, where she acted with Cate Blanchett in The Vagina Monologues.
    More Details Hide Details In the HBO made-for-TV film RKO 281, she played 1920s and 1930s movie star Marion Davies, and received an Emmy nomination for her portrayal.
    In 1999, Griffith starred in Crazy in Alabama, a film directed by Banderas and produced by Greenmoon Productions, the company that she and Banderas formed together.
    More Details Hide Details In the film, Griffith played an eccentric woman who kills her husband and heads to Hollywood to become a movie star.
  • 1998
    Age 40
    In 1998 she appeared in Woody Allen's Celebrity which featured an all-star cast.
    More Details Hide Details Later that year, she starred as a free-spirited heroin user in the independent film Another Day in Paradise (1998), a performance that some critics described as the best of her career.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1996
    Age 38
    After their respective divorces were finalized, Griffith and Banderas married on May 14, 1996.
    More Details Hide Details Their daughter, Stella del Carmen Banderas, was born on September 24, 1996.
  • 1989
    Age 31
    They remarried on June 26, 1989.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • 1988
    Age 30
    Griffith's subsequent performance in Something Wild (1986) garnered critical acclaim before she was cast in 1988's Working Girl, which earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress and won her a Golden Globe.
    More Details Hide Details 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 John Schlesinger's Pacific Heights (1990), Milk Money (1994), the neo-noir film Mulholland Falls (1996), as Charlotte Haze in Adrian Lyne's Lolita (1997), and Another Day in Paradise (1998). 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.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1981
    Age 23
    On September 8, 1981, Griffith married Steven Bauer, her co-star from the TV film She's in the Army Now. They had a son, Alexander Bauer, born on August 22, 1985. The couple divorced in 1989 after a long separation.
    More Details Hide Details Griffith later admitted to having problems with cocaine and liquor after her split 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 reconnected with Johnson.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1957
    Born
    Born on August 9, 1957.
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