Melanie Richards Griffith is an American actress. Griffith began her career as an adolescent in nonspeaking film roles before making her credited debut opposite Gene Hackman in Arthur Penn’s Night Moves (1975). She rose to prominence for her role in Brian De Palma’s Body Double (1984), which earned her a National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress. Griffith’s subsequent performance in Something Wild (1986) garnered critical acclaim before she was cast in 1988’s Working Girl, which earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress and won her a Golden Globe. The 1990s saw Griffith in a series of roles which received varying critical reception. She has appeared on the television series Nip/Tuck, Raising Hope, and Hawaii Five-0. After acting on stage in London, in 2003 she made her Broadway debut in a revival of the musical Chicago, receiving celebratory reviews that made it a box office success. Born August 9, 1957, Manhattan.