Melanie Griffith is an American actress who started acting early in her career and gradually rose to celebrity status in Hollywood. She survived many ups and downs in her life including a lion mauling, a car accident, alcoholism and a broken relationship.
Her innumerable challenges failed to deter her progress as she managed to overcome every hurdle with steely determination. Her successful career greatly contributed to her income and her net worth rose gradually. Let us see how much she earned and what is her net worth as of 2018.
Melanie Griffith early life
Melanie Griffith was born on August 9, 1959, in Manhattan to actress Tippi Hedren and stage actor and advertisement executive Peter Griffith. After her parents divorced when she was only 4 years old, she alternatively lived with her father in New York and sometimes in Antelope Valley California with her mother.
Melanie Griffith worked as a child model but left due to extreme shyness. Later she joined Hollywood professional school where she did well and was a graduate at the young age of 16.
Melanie Griffith Career
Although she acted in some films starting in the year 1969 yet a major role came to her only in 1975 in the film ‘night moves’ in which she did some racy nude scenes. This was a beginning to her some other films in which she was typecast as a nymphet, like in the film ‘downing pool’ (1975) and ‘One on one’ (1977).
During the shooting of the film Roar (1981) she was attacked by a lion resulting in 50 stitches on her face. Her career was adversely affected by her drug and alcoholic addiction, but in 1984 she made a comeback in the film ‘Body double’ for which she was awarded best-supporting actress Award by National Society of film critics.
In 1986 she starred in the film ‘something wild’ which became a hit movie winning her wide acclaim. More success came to her with the film ‘working girl’ in 1988 for which she won Golden Globe award – best actress for her role and was also nominated for Academy award. She continued to work in mainstream films and her TV movie ‘Buffalo girls’ (1995) received a Golden Globe nomination.
Her role in the film ‘Another day in paradise’ (1998) in which she acted as a free-spirited heroin user is regarded as one of the best in her career. In 2003 she made her Broadway debut with the musical ‘Chicago’ in the role of Roxie which received wide critical acclaim.
In 2017 she co-starred with Al Pacino in the film ‘Pirates of Somalia.’
Awards and achievements
In 1975 she won Miss golden globe award.
In 1989 she won the Golden Globe award-Best performance by an actress in a motion picture for ‘Working girl’ (1988)
In 1989 she won Boston Society film critics award-Best actress for ‘working girl.’
In 1989 she was nominated-Best actress for the film ‘working girl’.
In 1992 she was the winner of Golden camera award-Best actress for the film ‘Shining through’ (1992)
In 2012 she won the Munich Film festival Cinemerit Award.
Net worth of Melanie Griffith
She is one of the richest celebrities of Hollywood with a net worth of $30 million. Her Los Angeles home is worth 5 million dollars. She owns expensive cars, boats and other vehicles. Besides her mainstream revenue from films and TV roles she also earns a handsome amount from endorsements of products.
Melanie Griffith, a born actress, was cast in a role when she was barely 9 months old. Her turbulent life had many setbacks and sufferings. Nevertheless, she progressed gradually overcoming her setbacks with a great resolve to succeed. A good human being she supports charities, and she was deeply involved in aid to a children’s hospital in Los Angeles and maintenance of a new pediatric support in the hospital.