Melanie Griffith

A celebutante with a regal pedigree.

Melanie Griffith
Full NameMelanie Richards Griffith


The illustrious Lady Melanie Griffith of New York City was born on an auspicious day, August 9, 1957. Her illustrious parents, the incomparable Tippi Hedren, former model and future actress, and the esteemed Peter Griffith, former child actor and advertising executive, gave Lady Melanie a prestigious upbringing. Lady Melanie's parents divorced when she was four years old, and her mother Tippi, catching the eye of the eminent director Alfred Hitchcock, was cast in The Birds (1963) and Marnie (1964). Lady Melanie was raised with three stepbrothers, two more siblings from her father's subsequent marriage, and even tigers and lions as her mother and stepfather raised them for the movie Roar (1981) in which the family starred. Lady Melanie's career in the entertainment industry began at a mere nine months old with a commercial and she has since remained dedicated to her craft.

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  • Golden Globe1989
    Working GirlBest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical


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  • Raising Hope
  • Biography
  • Hawaii Five-0
  • Nobody's Fool
  • The Disaster Artist
  • The Path
  • Carly Simon: Let the River Run
  • The 84th Annual Academy Awards
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  • Night Moves
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  • RKO 281
  • Something Wild
  • The Star Maker
  • The 70th Annual Academy Awards
  • The Milagro Beanfield War
  • Working Girl
  • Call Me Crazy: A Five Film
  • Body Double
  • Carter Country
  • Now and Then
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  • The 82nd Annual Academy Awards
  • Paradise
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  • Buffalo Girls
  • The Drowning Pool
  • One on One
  • Shining Through
  • The 62nd Annual Academy Awards
  • Pacific Heights
  • The High Note
  • Searching for Debra Winger
  • Shade
  • Mulholland Falls
  • My First Time
  • Crazy in Alabama
  • Cecil B. Demented
  • Roar
  • A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures
  • Automata
  • Golden Gate
  • Twins

Family Tree

Royalty of reel and real life, Tippi Hedren, of Swedish, Norwegian, and German descent, has had a distinguished career in the showbiz industry. She began as a New York fashion model, giving birth to her only child, Melanie Griffith, in 1957, who went on to develop her own successful acting career. Tippi was then cast in the famed Alfred Hitchcock movies The Birds (1963) and Marnie (1964). In addition to Melanie, she raised three stepbrothers from her first husband, Peter Griffith, and a stepson from her second husband, Noel Marshall. Antonio Banderas, born José Antonio Domínguez Banderas, is also of Spanish descent, and is a renowned international movie star known for his role as Zorro. He was raised with a Roman Catholic upbringing, and was a successful soccer player until his career was cut short due to a broken foot. His daughter, Dakota Mayi Johnson, is also an actress, having made her debut in the film Crazy in Alabama in 1999. Don Johnson, father to Dakota and Jesse Johnson, is most famous for his role in the hit series Miami Vice (1984). He has appeared in a grand total of 110 episodes, and is known for his stoic, cool demeanor. Jesse Johnson is a multi-instrumentalist who combines his love of the outdoors with his creativity, starring in the indie film Chapman (2013). Lastly, Patti D'Arbanville, mother to Jesse Johnson, has steadily appeared in supporting roles in films, starting with a lesbian love-scene in Flesh (1968). This illustrious royal family has graced the showbiz industry with their talent, charm and charisma.

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