Melanie Griffith is a well-known American actress who was born on 9 August 1957. She got fame with her role in Body Double (1984), and she also won National Society of Film Critics Award of best-supporting actress for it. She is also known to work in Something Wild (1986) and Working Girl (1988) where she got the awards as best actress. Here, we will take a look at the life, career and net worth of Melanie Griffith in 2018 in brief.
Early Life & Biography:
Melanie Griffith was born on 9th August 1957 in New York City, United States. Her mother Tippi Hedren was also an actress, and her father Peter Griffith was child stage actor and Advertisement executive. When she was only four years old, her parents got divorced. After that, her father got married to actress Nanita Greene, and they had two children. She also worked as a child model in the advertisements. She attended Hollywood Professional School, and she completed the graduation at the age of 16.
At the age of 14 years, she started to date Don Johnson who was a co-star of her mother in The Harrad Experiment. They also got married but it didn’t work, and they got separated after six months. After that, she was in a relationship with actors named Jack Nicholson, Ryan O’Neal, and Warren Beatty. She got married to Steven Bauer on 10 September 1981.
She also had a son named Alexander Griffith Bauer who was born in August 1985. They got divorced in the year 1989. After that, she got an addiction to drugs and alcohol, but she started a relationship with Johnson again after rehabilitation. They got married on 26th June 1989 and had a daughter in October 1989. After their divorce, she got married to Antonio Banderas in 1996.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
After starting her career with night moves in 1975, she worked in many movies, and she got an award of national Society of film critics for best-supporting actress in 1984 for Body Double. She also won the awards for her work in movies including Working Girl, Something Wild and TV series named Buffalo Girls and RKO 281.
Net Worth & Earnings:
She is known to have a total net worth of $37 million. She makes money from her work in movies, and TV shows as an actress.
She started her career as a child artist in the commercials. She got her first big role in Night Moves (1975), and she got attention because of nude scenes when she was 17 years old. After that, she worked in the movies like Smile, The Drowning Pool, One-on-one and much more. She got addicted to alcohol and drugs during her career, but she made her comeback as a porn actress in movie Body Double in 1984 at the age of 26. In her career, she walked in lots of movies and TV series, and she won many awards for her brilliant work.
Melanie Griffith had a successful career as an actress, but she went through many ups and downs in her personal life due to many relationships and her addiction to the drugs. However, she made a successful comeback, and she is living a successful life now.