Melanie Griffith is truly a fine American actress who has come a long way in her life. This is because she was raised around acting and started out acting at a very young age. She was only nine months old when she first worked in a television commercial and made her very first debut in a film titled Smith! at the age of just 12. Despite the fact that she was just an extra in this movie, it was something that did foretell of more roles to come, and would the roles keep on coming her way for a very long while.
What is great about the actress Melanie Griffith is very clear. She is not only talented, when it comes to acting, she is also a nice looking woman, in addition too. All of these things do come together when you are working in the entertainment field and she has truly been blessed in all of these areas too. Some of her very first really credited roles were in the movies titled Smile, The Drowning Pool, and Night Moves.
It took many years of being in the business, but she was eventually cast in her first major film role in the Brian De Palma thriller called Body Double. Griffith played the part of a porn actress in the move and her performance did garner her the National Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress. This highly successful part led to others, and some of the others, did include her very first leading of all movie roles in Jonathan Demme's Something Wild, which did become a cult classic, and Cherry 2000 that became a science fiction cult classic film, as well.
It wasn't until she was cast in the role of Tess McGill in the super hit film called Working Girl that Griffith was to experience big-time actress success as an actress. The part of the very spunky secretary did earn her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. She didn't win the Academy Award, but she walked away with a Golden Globe. Melanie Griffith has indeed come a long way with acting and she continues on her own way. She had a part of Betsy in the movie titled Dark Tourist this year and has a part in Automata that is in post production at present.