Birth Name: Melanie Griffith
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Born Melanie Griffith in New York City on Aug. 9, 1957, she was the only child of actress Tippi Hedren and former actor and advertising executive Peter Griffith; the couple later divorced when she was four years old. Not surprisingly, considering who her parents were, the youngster began working as a model, spending much of her childhood and adolescence shuttling between New York and Los Angeles. Griffith made her first film appearances as an extra in the modern Western "Smith!" (1969) and in the sex comedy "The Harrad Experiment" (1973). The latter project featured her mother in a co-starring role with future television heartthrob Don Johnson. The 14-year-old Griffith and 22-year-old Johnso...
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