Who is Jennifer Grey?
Jennifer Grey is a well-known American actress. She made her acting debut with the film Reckless (1984) and had her breakthrough with the teen comedy film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986). Subsequently, she earned worldwide fame for starring in the romantic drama film Dirty Dancing (1987) as Frances “Baby” Houseman. For her role in this film, she earned herself a Golden Globe Award nomination.
Grey’s other feature films include; Red Dawn (1984), The Cotton Club (1984), Bloodhounds of Broadway (1989), Bounce (2000), Redbelt (2008), The Wind Rises (2013), In Your Eyes (2014), Duck Duck Goose (2018), and Bittersweet Symphony (2019). Moreover, her early television work includes the made-for-TV films Murder in Mississippi (1990), Criminal Justice (1990), and If the Shoes Fits (1990) as Kelly Carter/Prudence.
From 1999 to 2001, she starred as herself in the series It’s Like You Know…, she won season eleven of the dancing competition series Dancing with the Stars (2010). And starred in the Amazon Prime Video comedy Red Oaks (2014 to 2017) as Judy Meyers. In addition, she has done voice work in film and television, providing her voice in the 2018 film Duck Duck Goose and 2008 to 2014 animated television series Phineas and Ferb.
How Old Is Jennifer Grey?
She is 62 years old as of April 2022, having been born on March 26, 1960, in New York City, U.S. Grey shares her birthdate with celebrities such as; Gavin Magnus, Ella Anderson, Danielle Bregoli, Paige Taylor, and many more.
Jennifer Grey Family
Who are Jennifer Grey’s Parents?
She was born to Joel Grey (Father born on April 11, 1932) an American actor, singer, dancer, photographer, and theatre director. And Jo Wilder (Mother) a former actress/singer.
Does Jennifer Grey have Siblings?
She has a brother by the name of James Katz. Her brother is a chef.
Jennifer Grey Education
She received her education at Dalton School, a private school in Manhattan. There, she studied dance and acting and met her best friend, actress Tracy Pollan. She then after graduating in 1978, enrolled at Manhattan’s Neighbourhood Playhouse School of the Theatre. She trained for two years as an actress.
Jennifer Grey Marital Status
She is currently single. However, she was previously married to actor/director Clark Gregg on July 21, 2001. But divorced on February 16, 2021.
Jennifer Grey Kids
She has a kid with her ex-husband Clark Gregg. A daughter by the name of Stella Gregg was born on December 3, 2001. Her daughter is also an American actress.
Jennifer Grey Career
At the age of 19, she made her commercial debut in an ad for Dr. Pepper, before making her film debut in Reckless (1984). She also appeared in a small role in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Cotton Club (1984). That same year too, she starred in the war film Red Dawn. And then appeared in the 1985 John Badham project American Flyers. In 1986, she starred in the John Hughes comedy film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. She played the role of jealous sister Jeannie Bueller opposite Matthew Broderick. The following year in 1987, she reunited with her co-star in Red Dawn, Patrick Swayze, to play Frances “Baby” Houseman in Dirty Dancing.
The low-budget film was a surprise hit, and also was the first film to sell one million copies on video, it is also considered a classic. Furthermore, the film also defined Grey’s career and she was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress for the role. Her sole Broadway theatre credit is her 1993 appearance in The Twilight of the Golds. In the early 1990s, she underwent two rhinoplasty procedures. The second was necessary to correct the problems arising from the first. This resulted in a nose that caused even close friends to fail to recognize her, and the major change in her appearance affected her career. Grey starred as herself from March 1999 until January 2000 in the short-lived ABC sitcom It’s Like, You Know…, which satirized her much-publicized nose job as a running gag.
She then appeared with Kathy Bates, Liza Minnelli, and Shirley MacLaine in the CBS television movie The West Side Waltz adapted by Ernest Thompson from his play. She also appeared as Mindy, a high school friend of Jennifer Aniston‘s character Rachel in one episode of Friends. Also, she had a small role with Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Affleck in the 2000 film Bounce. In 2007, she portrayed Daphne on the HBO series John from Cincinnati. And in 2010 played Abbey, the mother of a sick child in the season seven House episode “Unplanned Parenthood”. Grey was a contestant on season eleven of Dancing with the Stars. Where she partnered with professional dancer Derek Hough. At first, she came out very strong, frequently topping the leaderboard.
However, injuries, stress, and exhaustion took their toll on her and for a couple of weeks, she fell behind. Nevertheless, in week seven, she improved tying with previous frontrunner Brandy Norwood. She and her partner Hough on November 23, 2010, won the competition. Grey appeared in September 2011, in the Lifetime movie Bling Ring as Iris Garvey, the mother of Zack Garvey. She then stood in for head judge Len Goodman on the BBC One TV show Strictly Come Dancing on November 5 and 6, 2011. She voiced Mrs. Kurokawa in the English duo version of Hayao Miyazaki’s film The Wind Rises. Grey from 2014 to 2017, portrayed Judy Meyers on Red Oaks. And in 2018 co-starred in the film Untogether, the film was released on February 8, 2019.
Jennifer Grey Height and Measurements
Adding up to her well-curved and beautiful body, she stands at a height of 5ft 3inches (1.6m) and a weight of 50kg (110lbs)
Jennifer Grey’s Salary and Net Worth
She has an annual salary of $1.7 million and a net worth of $10 million.