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Melanie Griffith

Melanie Richards Griffith (born August 9, 1957) 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. Griffith was born in New York City to actress Tippi Hedren and producer, former actor, and advertising executive Peter Griffith. Her parents divorced when she was four years old, after which her father married model/actress Nanita Greene and had two more children: actress Tracy Griffith and set designer Clay A. Griffith. Her mother married agent and producer Noel Marshall, and Griffith grew up with three stepbrothers. During her childhood and adolescent years, she divided her time between living in New York with her father and in Antelope Valley, California, where her mother formed the animal preserve Shambala. She also skipped a grade and graduated from Hollywood Professional School when she was 16 years old. Griffith began work at just nine months old in a commercial and made her film debut as an extra in Smith! (1969). Her first credited roles were in Smile, The Drowning Pool, and Night Moves (all 1975), in which she

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Kris Jenner -- About Those Fifty Shades ... Crashes Dakota Johnson & Melanie Griffith's Vacation

Kris Jenner
About Those Fifty Shades Crashes Dakota & Melanie's Vacay

Kris Jenner's now tailing other people's famous kids around the world -- instead of her own -- and her latest target is "Fifty Shades of Grey" star Dakota Johnson and her mom, Melanie… READ MORE >

Melanie Griffith -- Swears to Fake It ... FUR-ever

Melanie Griffith
Swears to Fake It ... FUR-ever

Melanie Griffith just made Aspen a little less fabulous and a lot more animal friendly -- she's vowing to stop wearing real deal furs ... and opt for high quality fakes instead. Our… READ MORE >

- 185 days ago
Melanie Griffith -- My Daughter Ordered Me ... Don't See 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Melanie Griffith
My Daughter Ordered Me Don't See 'Fifty Shades'

"Fifty Shades of Grey" will fall short by $14 ... because the star's mom, Melanie Griffith will NOT be seeing the movie. Melanie was leaving Madeo Tuesday night when our photog asked if she… READ MORE >

- 212 days ago
Melanie Griffith -- I Found A Way To Get Antonio Banderas Off My Body

Melanie Griffith
I Found a Way to Get Antonio Off My Body!

Melanie Griffith has a problem ... she's divorcing the husband whose name is emblazoned on her arm and she wants it removed ... which takes time, so Melanie has now figured out a shortcut.Antonio… READ MORE >

- 375 days ago
Melanie Griffith & Antonio Banderas Divorce -- She Wants Custody ... of the Dogs!

Melanie & Antonio Divorce
She Wants Custody ... of the Dogs!

Melanie Griffith thinks she's a better parent than Antonio Banderas -- a dog parent, that is -- and she's dead set on getting custody of their three dogs in the divorce ... TMZ has… READ MORE >

- 383 days ago
Melanie Griffith -- Still Walking Around with Antonio Banderas on Her Arm

Melanie Griffith
Still Walking Around With Antonio on Her Arm

Melanie Griffith is still carrying Antonio Banderas in the form of a tattoo on her right arm ... and she flat out showed it off yesterday in Santa Monica.As TMZ first reported, the… READ MORE >

- 387 days ago
Melanie Griffith -- It's Hard to Let Go

Melanie Griffith
It's Hard to Let Go

Melanie Griffith may have filed the divorce papers, but the symbol of marriage to Antonio Banderas is still firmly in place.The "Working Girl" star left a hair salon in Beverly Hills on Monday,… READ MORE >

- 388 days ago
Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas Divorcing

Melanie Griffith
Divorcing Antonio Banderas

Melanie Griffith has filed for divorce from Antonio Banderas ... TMZ has learned.Griffith's legal docs cite irreconcilable differences as the reason for ending her 18-year marriage.In the docs --… READ MORE >

- 392 days ago
Melanie Griffith to Govt. -- YOU SHOULD ALL BE FIRED!!! (Except Obama)

Melanie Griffith to Govt.
YOU SHOULD ALL BE FIRED!!! (Except Obama)

Melanie Griffith says she knows how to fix all of the problems in Washington ... FIRE ALL THE POLITICIANS ... except for Obama ... she thinks he's cool. Griffith and her fancy black Bentley pulled… READ MORE >

- 637 days ago
Melanie Griffith -- I'm So Proud My Daughter's a Sex Slave

Melanie Griffith
I'm So Proud My Daughter's a Sex Slave

Melanie Griffith couldn't be happier for her daughter Dakota Johnson ... saying she's the "proudest mom ever" now that Dakota's playing a nymphomaniac sex slave in the "Fifty Shades of Grey"… READ MORE >

- 668 days ago

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