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Overview (2)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Height 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Jennifer Grey is an American actress who starred in the film Dirty Dancing (1987) opposite Patrick Swayze, a sleeper hit that would become one of the biggest films of the 1980s. She had previously appeared with Patrick Swayze in John Milius's cold war drama Red Dawn (1984) as 'Toni', one of the 'Wolverines', a group of renegade teenagers fighting for their country during World War III.

She then starred in Francis Ford Coppola's The Cotton Club (1984) and the John Badham project American Flyers (1985). By this time she had been linked in with the 'so-called' Brat Pack and unsurprisingly won a starring role in John Hughes's hit comedy Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) playing the older sister of Matthew Broderick and love interest of Charlie Sheen.

As the 1980s drew to a close, Jennifer headlined Howard Brookner's romantic drama Bloodhounds of Broadway (1989), which again teamed her with Alan Ruck, and also Matt Dillon and Madonna. Since then she has worked steadily, starring in over 34 Film and TV appearances including If the Shoe Fits (1990), Wind (1992), and Bounce (2000).

Jennifer will nevertheless be best remembered as 'Baby' in Dirty Dancing (1987), a role that earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Matt Lee-Williams

Jennifer Grey has a career that's spanned almost 30 years. After acclaimed supporting performances in such films as The Cotton Club and Red Dawn, Grey became a star with her portrayal of the jealous sister,Jeannie, in the John Hughes comedy Ferris Bueller's Day Off opposite Matthew Broderick. This led to her now-iconic performance as Frances "Baby" Houseman in the beloved classic Dirty Dancing opposite Patrick Swayze -her work in that film earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. Other major film roles followed, including Wind, Bloodhounds of Broadway, Bounce and Red Belt. On television, Grey played herself on the hit sitcom It's Like You Know by Seinfeld co-producer Peter Mehlman. She starred in numerous TV movies including The Westside Waltz with Shirley MacLaine, Liza Minnelli and Kathy Bates, HBO's Fallen Angels -A Dime a Dance (Cable Ace Nomination, Best Actress), Murder in Mississippi (as Rita Shwerner), and The Road to Christmas. She appeared in a recurring role in David Milch's HBO series, John From Cincinnati, and has also guest starred on Friends and The New Adventures of Old Christine opposite husband Clark Gregg. Grey also appeared as a guest star on the Fox hit House. Grey was recently featured in the Lifetime TV movie Bling Ring and Joss Whedon's upcoming In Your Eyes. The daughter of Broadway legend Joel Grey and the granddaughter of famed Yiddish musician/ comedian Mickey Katz, Grey got her start in the NY theater, starring first in the off-Broadway hit Album, and later on Broadway in The Twilight of the Golds. Grey lives in Los Angeles with her husband and 13-year-old daughter.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Amazon Video X-Ray

Spouse (1)

Clark Gregg (21 July 2001 - present) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trivia (16)

Daughter of Broadway actor/dancer/choreographer Joel Grey and Jo Wilder.
Granddaughter of Mickey Katz.
Mother of a daughter named Stella Gregg, with husband Clark Gregg, born on December 3rd 2001.
Was previously engaged to Matthew Broderick and Johnny Depp.
Was cast as Gene Wilder's wife in the 1994 sitcom Something Wilder (1994) in 1994, but was replaced when test audiences disapproved of the two lead characters' age difference in the pilot.
Studied acting at New York City's prestigious "Neighborhood Playhouse" under legendary acting coach, Sanford Meisner.
Classmate of Tracy Pollan at the private Dalton School in New York City.
In a recent interview for Channel 5 (UK), she said that having plastic surgery to her nose was the worst mistake she had ever made. This was because she was no longer recognizable as the girl from the film Dirty Dancing (1987), just somebody who looked a bit like her.
Her father, Joel Grey, sang "Razzle-Dazzle", from "Chicago", when he hosted The Muppet Show (1976) in 1976. In Dirty Dancing (1987), her character's father is played by Jerry Orbach, who originated the role of "Billy Flynn" in "Chicago", which includes singing the song "Razzle-Dazzle".
Began her career as a dancer in a Dr. Pepper TV commercial.
2010 Winner of Dancing with the Stars (2005).
Was with Matthew Broderick in a car crash in 1987. She suffered whip-lash, which caused damage to her vertebrate. Has suffered constant pain since then but has recently found some relief with the aid of doctors and exercise.
As of March 2010 was living in Los Angeles with family.
Her parents are both from Jewish families (from Lithuania, Latvia, Russia, and Ukraine).
Jointly made the decision to divorce with husband Clark Gregg and filed in June 2020, just the month before what would have been their 19th wedding anniversary.
Separated from husband Clark Gregg in January 2020, after almost 19 years of marriage.

Personal Quotes (1)

On the death of Patrick Swayze, she stated, "When I think of him, I think of being in his arms when we were kids, dancing, practicing the lift in the freezing lake, having a blast doing this tiny little movie we thought no one would ever see. He was a real cowboy with a tender heart. Which is why it was not surprising to me that the war he waged on his cancer was so courageous and dignified. Patrick was a rare and beautiful combination of raw masculinity and amazing grace. My heart goes out to his wife and childhood sweetheart, Lisa Niemi, to his mom, Patsy Swayze, and to the whole family.

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