In the film, Griffith played an eccentric woman who kills her husband and heads to Hollywood to become a movie star.Also in 1999, Griffith made her stage debut at the Old Vic in London, England, where she acted with Cate Blanchett in The Vagina Monologues.Griffith appeared in advertisements and briefly worked as a child model before abandoning the career, citing extreme shyness as the reason. This drew attention to her and typecast her as a nymphet in films such as Smile, The Drowning Pool (both also 1975), and One on One (1977).
She later starred as Barbara Marx in The Night We Called It a Day (2003), and has appeared on the television series Nip/Tuck, Raising Hope, and Hawaii Five-0.
After acting on stage in London, in 2003 she made her Broadway debut in a revival of the musical Chicago, receiving celebratory reviews that made it a box office success.
They had a son, Alexander Griffith Bauer, born on August 22, 1985.
The couple divorced in 1989 after a long separation.
Untrained in song and dance, she still impressed New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley, who wrote: "Ms.
Griffith is a sensational Roxie, possibly the most convincing I have seen" and "[the] vultures who were expecting to see Ms. She played Caan's mother again during 2014–16 in a recurring role on his television show Hawaii Five-0. In the interim, Griffith guest-starred on Nip/Tuck and Hot in Cleveland.after which her father married model-actress Nanita Greene and had two more children: Tracy Griffith, who also became an actress, and Clay A. Her mother married agent and producer Noel Marshall.During her childhood and adolescent years, she lived part of the time in New York with her father and part-time in Antelope Valley, California, where her mother formed the animal preserve Shambala. Her first major role was in Arthur Penn's Night Moves (1975), in which she did several racy nude scenes at the age of 17.She achieved mainstream success when Mike Nichols cast her as spunky secretary Tess Mc Gill in the box office hit Working Girl (1988), co-starring Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Alec Baldwin and Joan Cusack.Griffith's performance was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress and won her the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy.She also participated in the hospital's 2012 Noche de Niños gala as a presenter of a Courage to Care Award.