MELANIE GRIFFITH received an Academy Award nomination, a BAFTA nomination and won a Golden Globe award for her memorable role as Tess McGill in Mike Nichol's smash hit “Working Girl.” In 2003, she made her Broadway musical debut in Chicago as the fame-hungry Roxie Hart, impressing critics and audiences alike. Griffith's performance opposite Liev Schreiber, John Malkovich and James Cromwell in the HBO movie “RKO 281” earned her both an Emmy and Golden Globe nomination. She received rave reviews for her performances in the following films – “Crazy in Alabama,” directed by Antonio Banderas, Larry Clark's “Another Day in Paradise,” and Woody Allen's “Celebrity,” opposite Kenneth Branagh. She also provided the voice of 'Margalo' in Sony's family hit, “Stuart Little 2.” Griffith has collaborated with some of the film industry's most important directors. Her career began at age sixteen in Arthur Penn's “Night Moves.” She then appeared in the murder mystery “The Drowning Pool” starring Paul Newman, gained attention as a starlet who holds the missing piece to the murder puzzle in Brian de Palma's “Body Double,” and then co-starred in Jonathan Demme's off-beat comedy-drama “Something Wild.” She received Golden Globe nominations for her roles in both “Body Double” and “Something Wild.” She went on to star in Mike Figgis' stylish film noir “Stormy Monday “with Tommy Lee Jones and Sting, Robert Redford's “The Milagro Beanfield War,” and John Schlesinger's psychological thriller “Pacific Heights” opposite Michael Keaton and Mattew Modine. Reteaming with director Brian de Palma, she starred with Tom Hanks and Bruce Willis in “Bonfire of the Vanities,” before joining Michael Douglas and Liam Neeson in the World War II espionage romance “Shining Through.” After starring in “Paradise” with Don Johnson, Griffith followed with Sidney Lumet's police drama “A Stranger Among Us,” a remake of Garson Kanin's Born Yesterday, and Robert Benton's “Nobody's Fool” opposite Paul Newman. Her other film credits include Richard Benjamin's charming comedy “Milk Money” opposite Ed Harris, a cameo role in “Now and Then,” Fernando Trueba's “Two Much,” starring Antonio Banderas and Daryl Hannah, Lee Tamahori's “Mulholland Falls” with Nick Nolte, Adrian Lyne's controversial film “Lolita,” John Waters' “Cecil B. Demented,” the crime thriller “Tempo, Shade” opposite Sylvester Stallone and Gabriel Byrne, Suri Krishnamma’s “Dark Tourist,” and “Automata.”
On television, Griffith starred in the comedy “Twins,” opposite Sara Gilbert. She also starred in the mini-series “Buffalo Girls,” which earned her a Golden Globe nomination, and starred with James Woods in the HBO film “Women & Men: Hills Like White Elephants.” She also appeared in the casino drama “Viva Laughlin.” Griffith’s other TV credits include a guest star on the TV comedy series “Raising Hope,” USA network’s TV movie “Call Me Crazy,” CBS’ “Hawaii 5-0,” and Hulu’s “The Path.”
In 2001, Griffith was honored with a Special Festival Award for her body of work at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2014, Melanie was honored with the Taormina Arte Award in Taormina, Italy. Her most recent on-screen credits include the independent feature “Day Out of Days,” for writer/director Zoe Cassavetes, as well as the Hallmark feature “JL Ranch” with Jon Voight. She can currently be seen in “The Pirates of Somalia” with Evan Peters and Al Pacino and “The Disaster Artist” with James Franco and Seth Rogen.