Real Name: Melanie Richards Griffith Was Born: August 9, 1957. New York City, New York, United States Bio: Griffith began work at just nine
months old in a commercial and later became an extra on Smith! (1969) and The
Harrad Experiment (1973). Her first major role was in Arthur Penn's Night Moves
(1975), which drew attention to her and typecast her as a sexy nymphet. Substance
abuse problems derailed her career for nearly a decade. Her comeback started
with Brian De Palma's Body Double (1984). It also led to her starring role in
Jonathan Demme's Something Wild (1986). That led to her playing the title role
in Mike Nichols' Working Girl (1988), which became a hit...