Stella del Carmen Banderas Griffith
Hollywood Professional School
Appeared in "Day Out of Days"
Landed a small recurring role in "Hawaii Five-0"
Guest-starred on the seventh and final season of FX's "Nip/Tuck," playing porn-star Kimber Henry's mother
Played the mother of the show's main characters in the short-lived sitcom, "Twins" (WB)
Joined Sylvester Stallone and Gabriel Byrne for the film, "Shade"
Made her Broadway debut playing Roxie Hart in the musical "Chicago"
Voiced the character of Margalo in "Stuart Little 2"
Appeared as herself in Rosanna Arquette's documentary, "Searching for Debra Winger"
Portrayed a veteran movie star kidnapped by a struggling independent filmmaker in "Cecil B. Demented"; written and directed by John Waters
Played the title role of a mentally unstable woman who seeks an old sweetheart in "Forever Lulu"
Portrayed actress Marion Davies in the HBO movie, "RKO 281," about the making of "Citizen Kane"
Made London stage debut in the "Vagina Monologues" at the Old Vic theater
Played an aspiring actress who murders her husband in Antonio Banderas' feature directorial debut, "Crazy in Alabama"
Co-starred as a drug addicted criminal, opposite James Woods, in "Another Day in Paradise"
Appeared in Woody Allen's ensemble film, "Celebrity"
Selected by Revlon as spokesperson for line of cosmetics aimed at women over 35 years of age
Played the blowsy Charlotte Haze in Adrian Lyne's remake of "Lolita"; shown on Showtime in the US
Starred opposite future husband Antonio Banderas in the comedy "Two Much"
Co-starred with Anjelica Huston in the CBS miniseries, "Buffalo Girls"
Co-starred with Demi Moore, Rita Wilson, and Rosie O'Donnell in the coming-of-age drama, "Now and Then"
Co-starred in "Nobody's Fool" with Bruce Willis and Paul Newman
Undertook the role of Billie Dawn in a remake of "Born Yesterday"
Played an NYC cop who goes undercover in the Hasidic community in "A Stranger Among Us"
Made first film with then-husband Don Johnson, "Paradise"
Re-teamed with director Brian de Palma for the film adaptation of "The Bonfire of the Vanities"; co-starred with Tom Hanks and Bruce Willis
Co-starred with James Woods, as lovers facing an unwanted pregnancy, in the "Hills Like White Elephants" segment of HBO's "Women & Men: Stories of Seduction"
Played a Staten Island secretary with aspirations to succeed in Mike Nichols' "Working Girl"
Guest-starred on an episode of "Miami Vice" (NBC); episode directed by Don Johnson, her once-and-future husband
Landed breakthrough leading role in Jonathan Demme's cult favorite "Something Wild"
Cast as the female lead in Brian De Palma's "Body Double"
Starred with mother, Tippi Hedren, in "Roar" (produced by stepfather, Noel Marshall); filmed several years before release
Joined cast of the ABC series "Carter Country" as a series regular
Made TV miniseries debut, "Once an Eagle" (NBC)
Played one of the beauty contestants in the satire "Smile"
Made feature acting debut in "Night Moves" at 17 years old
Made film debut as extra in "The Harrad Experiment"; film starred her mother and future first husband, Don Johnson
In the early 1980s, Griffith studied under Stella Adler.
Griffith entered a rehabilitation clinic in the fall of 2000 to deal with a dependency on prescription medication.
Griffith's daughter with ex-husband Don Johnson, Dakota Johnson, became a breakout star after appearing in 2015's box office hit "50 Shades of Grey." Griffith and Johnson appeared during their daughter's monologue when she hosted "Saturday Night Live" shortly after the film's release.
Mike Nichols, her director on "Working Girl," calls her "That rare creature that is made for the camera. Her face, her eyes, are transparent; you can see right into her feelings, and you can see what she's thinking. She's a little like a very small, carefully shielded atomic reactor, with a kind of intense power or glow in the middle of her. She doesn't act, she just arrives alive." - From Fun magazine, Dec. 22, 1988