Jennifer Grey

Movie Actress

Jennifer Grey was born in New York City, New York, United States on March 26th, 1960 and is the Movie Actress. At the age of 62, Jennifer Grey biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, movies, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
Date of Birth
March 26, 1960
United States
Place of Birth
New York City, New York, United States
62 years old
Zodiac Sign
$10 Million
Actor, Dancer, Film Actor, Television Actor, Voice Actor
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Jennifer Grey Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 62 years old, Jennifer Grey has this physical status:

Hair Color
Light Brown
Eye Color
Not Available
Jennifer Grey Religion, Education, and Hobbies
She grew up in a Jewish family. However, her current religious views are unknown.
Not Available
Dalton School
Jennifer Grey Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Clark Gregg
Dating / Affair
Timothy Hutton, Michael J. Fox, Matthew Broderick, Johnny Depp (1989), William Baldwin, George Stephanopoulos, Clark Gregg (2000-2020)
Joel Grey, Jo Wilder
James Grey (Younger Brother) (Chef)
Other Family
Mickey Katz (Paternal Grandfather) (Comedian, Musician), Goldie Epstein (Paternal Grandmother), Israel Brower (Maternal Grandfather), Clara Rockoff (Maternal Grandmother)
Jennifer Grey Career

Grey's commercial debut was at the age of 19, in an ad for Dr Pepper, before making her film debut in Reckless (1984), in a small role. She appeared in a small role in Francis Ford Coppola's The Cotton Club (1984). That year she starred in the war film Red Dawn. She then appeared in the 1985 John Badham project American Flyers.

In 1986 she played the role of jealous sister Jeannie Bueller in the John Hughes comedy film Ferris Bueller's Day Off, opposite Matthew Broderick. The film was commercially successful and received a positive critical reception.

The following year, she reunited with Patrick Swayze, her co-star in Red Dawn, to play Frances "Baby" Houseman in Dirty Dancing. The story is a coming of age love story: spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the resort's dance instructor, Johnny Castle. The low-budget film was a surprise hit, was the first film to sell one million copies on video, and is considered a classic. Paid $50,000 for her role, the film came to define Grey's career, and she was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress for the role.

Grey's sole Broadway theatre credit is her 1993 appearance in The Twilight of the Golds.

Despite the success of Dirty Dancing, Grey felt that her looks would place restrictions on the type of future roles she would be considered for. After consulting her mother and three plastic surgeons in the early 1990s, she underwent two rhinoplasty procedures. The second was necessary to correct an irregularity caused by the first operation and ended up more extensive than what Grey had expected. 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. Of the experience she said, "I went in the operating room a celebrity—and came out anonymous. It was like being in a witness protection program or being invisible." Grey recalled in a 2020 interview that an airline employee who checked her identity refused to believe that she and the actress the employee knew from Dirty Dancing were one and the same. Grey briefly considered changing her name in order to start her career anew, but ultimately decided against this.

From March 1999 until January 2000, Grey starred as herself in the short-lived ABC sitcom It's Like, You Know..., which satirized her much-publicized nose job as a running gag.

Grey appeared with Shirley MacLaine, Liza Minnelli, and Kathy Bates in the CBS television movie The West Side Waltz, adapted by Ernest Thompson from his play. She appeared in one episode of Friends as Mindy, a high school friend of Jennifer Aniston's character Rachel. She had a small role in the 2000 film Bounce with Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Affleck. In 2007, Grey portrayed Daphne on the HBO series John from Cincinnati. In 2010, she 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. She was partnered with professional dancer Derek Hough. She came out very strong at first, frequently topping the leaderboard. However, injuries, stress, and exhaustion took their toll on Grey, and for a couple of weeks she fell behind. In week seven, however, she improved, tying with previous frontrunner Brandy Norwood. On November 23, 2010, Grey and her partner Hough won the competition.

In September 2011 Grey appeared in the Lifetime movie Bling Ring as Iris Garvey, the mother of Zack Garvey. On November 5 and 6, 2011, Grey stood in for head judge Len Goodman on the BBC One TV show Strictly Come Dancing.

Grey voiced Mrs. Kurokawa in the English dub version of Hayao Miyazaki's film The Wind Rises.

From 2014 to 2017, Grey portrayed Judy Meyers on Red Oaks. In 2018, Grey co-starred in the film Untogether; the film was released on February 8, 2019.

Grey also appeared at the 2015 Tony Awards alongside her father Joel, presenting a performance from the musical Fun Home.

Ballantine Books published Grey's memoir, Out of the Corner, on May 3, 2022.


Jennifer Grey, 62, opens up about how 'terrifying' it was to play Christian diet guru Gwen Shamblin, February 4, 2023
Grey portrays Shamblin in the Lifetime movie 'Gwen Shamblin: Starving for Salvation,' which premieres on February 4. She looks unrecognizable as the frosted blonde church leader (inset). The film depicts how Shamblin developed a cult following with her controversial faith-based 'Weigh Down Diet' before she founded her Remnant Fellowship Church in Tennessee. Grey told Entertainment Weekly it was a 'terrifying prospect to play somebody so dark.'

Tasha Ghouri looks sensational in a leather ensemble, January 25, 2023
The former Love Island star, 24, donned a racy leather ensemble for the evening out, comprising of a cropped black jacket and trousers. She paired her sultry look, which showed off her toned stomach, with heeled leather boots.

Real couple set to fall in love on stage again as they return for West End run of Dirty Dancing..., December 30, 2022
Michael O'Reilly and Kira Malou really have had the time of their lives after falling in love on stage - and in real life. The couple are returning to play lovers Johnny Castle and Frances 'Baby' Houseman for a West End run of Dirty Dancing, four years after they met in the audition room for the 2018 UK tour. 'When you start doing the show and you're spending every day with each other, you're falling in love on stage,' O'Reilly told the Mail. 'It was a natural process of falling in love and we got to go on this amazing adventure together.

Dirty Dancing Star Jennifer Grey Breaks Silence On Ex-Fiancé Johnny Depp Trial After Describing Him As 'Crazy Jealous' In Memoir, May 6, 2022

Well, this is certainly some new insight into Johnny Depp as a romantic partner — and it couldn’t have come at a more opportune time.

Jennifer Grey released her memoir Out of the Corner this week, and in it she spills the tea for the first time on many aspects of her life, including her surprisingly contentious relationship with Patrick Swayze on Dirty Dancing, her father (legendary Broadway star Joel Grey) coming out, and her beautiful but tumultuous relationship with Johnny.

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