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- Date of Birth:
- August 9, 1957
- New York City
Melanie Griffith (born August 9, 1957 in New York, New York) is an American actress. She began her acting career when she was just 9 months old in a commercial, and made a debut in film when she was 12. At just 17 she performed controversial nude scenes in film, and in 1984, she got cast in her first major role in Body Double, in which she played a porn star. Melanie continued to book leading roles, and even won a Golden Globe award and Academy Award nomination for her role in Working Girl in 1988. She continued to start in films throughout the 90s, but her movie career slowed down in the early 2000s. In 2003, she starred in Chicago, and throughout the 2000s, while she made few film appearances, she did book some television roles on shows like Nip/Tuck, Raising Hope and Hawaii Five-0.
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Melanie is best known for starring in films like Working Girl and Something Wild.
Melanie began dating Don Johnson when she was just 18 and he was 22. In 1976, they got married for six months before getting a divorce. She married Steven Bauer in 1982, and gave birth to their son, Alexander, in Aug. 1985. They divorced two years later, and in 1988, Melaine rekindled a relationship with Don. They got married (again) in 1989, and welcomed a daughter, Dakota Johnson, in October of that year. They got back together on and off, but officially separated in 1995. When the divorce was finalized, Melanie married Antonio Banderas, and they welcomed a daughter, Stella, in September 1996. She and Antonio separated in June 2014, and their divorce was finalized in July 2015. Melanie has also been to rehab multiple times, and has admittedly had a problem with cocaine, liquor and painkillers.