Melanie Griffith

The daughter of actress Tippi Hedren (The Birds), Melanie Griffith was born Aug. 9, 1957, in New York City. While barely a teenager, she appeared as an extra in The Harrad Experiment (1972) and married that film's star, Don Johnson (who, after an early divorce, would later become her third husband).

Griffith's first major roles came in 1975, in Night Moves and The Drowning Pool. She then stirred critical attention as a porn star pursued by a killer in Brian De Palma's Body Double and made the A-list with the title role in 1988's Working Girl, for which she earned a Best Actress Oscar nomination.

Her subsequent films have included The Bonfire of the Vanities, Pacific Heights, Born Yesterday, Nobody's Fool, Lolita and Crazy in Alabama (directed by her fourth husband, Antonio Banderas). Griffith took a break from film in 2003 for a successful Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in "Chicago."

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