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 64, 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
64 years old
Zodiac Sign
$10 Million
Actor, Dancer, Film Actor, Television Actor, Voice Actor
Social Media
Jennifer Grey Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 64 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 Life

Jennifer Grey (born March 26, 1960) is an American actress.

She is best known for her appearances in Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) and Dirty Dancing (1987), for which Grey was given a Golden Globe Award nomination.

She appeared in the Amazon Studios comedy series Red Oaks in 2010. She won season eleven of Dancing with the Stars in 2010 and appeared in season 11.

Early life

Jennifer Grey was born in New York City on March 26, 1960, the daughter of stage and Academy Award-winning screen actor Joel Grey and former actress/singer Jo Wilder (née Brower). Mickey Katz, a comedian and singer, was her paternal grandfather. Both Grey's parents were from Jewish families.

Grey attended Dalton School, a private school in Manhattan where she studied dance and acting, as well as where she met her best friend, actress Tracy Pollan. Grey began training as an actor at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in Manhattan in 1978. She embraced herself waitressing while waiting for roles.

Personal life

Grey suffered significant whiplash in a car accident in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, on August 5, 1987, while holidaying with actor Matthew Broderick, who had begun dating in semi-secrecy during Ferris Bueller's Day Off filming. The accident, which had made their relationship public, happened when Broderick, 63, and Anna Gallagher, 28, were killed instantly. Broderick was found guilty of careless driving and fined $175. Dirty Dancing was released a few weeks after the crash, bringing Grey to prominence. However, she has stated that her grief and survivor's guilt over the film's success barred her from participating in the film's success, causing her to pull out from acting for some time.

Grey was also romantically involved with actor Michael J. Fox, Johnny Depp, William Baldwin, and then-aide to President Clinton, George Stephanopoulos. Clark Gregg, an actor/director, married her on July 21, 2001. They have a daughter. They lived in Venice, California. In 2006, the two co-starred in the Lifetime film The Road to Christmas. Grey and Gregg announced on July 3, 2020, and that they had separated amicably on January 18, 2020, and that they were in the process of divorce. On February 16, 2021, the couple's divorce became final.

Grey had recently reconnected with Judaism, adding, "I love being a Jew." according to a September Grey profile in Jewish Journal. I've become a lot more Jewish in the last five years since my daughter's bat mitzvah, and I've come to the realization that being a Jew makes me feel good."

Grey had a physical exam to ensure she was healthy enough to play before her 2010 appearances on Dancing with the Stars, and a psychiatrist was consulted by a doctor to fix persistent neck pains caused by the car accident decades ago. Her spinal cord was compressed, and her surgeon stitched a titanium plate into her neck to hold it. He also discovered a tumorous nodule on her thyroid that needed to be removed. Grey said she suspected the cancer before it had metastasizes and that she was now cancer-free.

Grey took part in the Los Angeles 2017 Women's March in January 2017.


Jennifer Grey Career


Grey's first commercial appearance appeared in a Dr Pepper commercial before her first appearance in Reckless (1984), in a small capacity. She appeared in a small part in Francis Ford Coppola's The Cotton Club (1984). She appeared in Red Dawn, a war film released in 2008. She appeared in the 1985 John Badham Foundation's American Flyers.

She appeared in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, opposite Matthew Broderick in 1986, portraying jealous sister Jeannie Bueller. The film was commercially successful and received a positive critical reception.

In Dirty Dancing, she reunited with Patrick Swayze, her co-star on Red Dawn, to play Frances "Baby" Houseman. The tale is a coming of age love tale: Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with Johnny Castle, the resort's dance instructor, throughout the summer. The low-budget film was a surprise hit, was the first film to sell one million copies on video, and is regarded as a masterpiece. The film came to define Grey's career, and she was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress for the role. She was paid $50,000 for her role.

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

Grey, despite the success of Dirty Dancing, believes that her appearances would place limitations on the types of future roles she would be considered for. She underwent two rhinoplasty procedures after consulting her mother and three plastic surgeons in the early 1990s. The second was needed to correct an anomaly caused by the first operation but it was much bigger than what Grey had anticipated. This resulted in a nose that made even close friends to fail to recognize her, and she said the dramatic change in her appearance affected her career. "I went into the operating room and became anonymous," she recalled about the experience. It was like being in a witness protection service or being invisible." Grey was reminded in a 2020 interview that an airline employee who checked her name refused to believe that she and the actress knew from Dirty Dancing were one and the same. Grey briefly considered changing her name in order to begin her career afresh, but ultimately, she did not pursue this.

Grey appeared in the short-lived ABC sitcom It's Like, You Know..., which parodyed her long-publicized nose work as a running gag from March 1999 to January 2000.

In the CBS television film The West Side Waltz, which was adapted by Ernest Thompson from his film, Grey starred Shirley MacLaine, Liza Minnelli, and Kathy Bates. Mindy, a high school friend of Jennifer Aniston's character Rachel, appeared in one episode of Friends as Mindy. With Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Affleck, she had a small part in the 2000 film Bounce. On the HBO series John from Cincinnati, Grey portrayed Daphne in 2007. In the season seven House episode "Unplanned Parenthood," she appeared Abbey, the mother of a sick child.

On season eleven of Dancing With the Stars, Grey was a contestant. She was partnered with professional dancer Derek Hough. She came out a strong at first, with most of her leadersboards being dominated. However, injuries, exhaustion, and exhaustion took their toll on Grey, and she lacked for a few weeks. However, she improved in week seven, tying with former frontrunner Brandy Norwood. Grey and her partner Hough were crowned champions of the competition on November 23, 2010.

Iris Garvey, the mother of Zack Garvey, appeared in the Lifetime film Bling Ring in September 2011. Grey performed head judge Len Goodman on BBC One's television show Strictly Come Dancing on November 5 and 6.

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

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

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

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


Revealed: YOUR fifty classic films. Our readers passionately responded after critic BRIAN VINER revealed his Top 100 films list, so here are your favourites... along with his verdict, April 6, 2024
BRIAN VINER: If I compiled my list again now I still wouldn't find room for The Italian Job, Forrest Gump, The Great Escape or Titanic, all of which moved readers to write in. That doesn't mean I don't like or even love those pictures, by the way (though not Titanic, which invariably makes me wish the iceberg would strike a bit sooner). Here then is your list of the Top 20 films you felt I should have included in my Top 100, and your reasons why... Pictured: The Shawshank Redemption (left), Mary Poppins (right) and Saving Private Ryan (inset).

Mariska Hargitay, 60, enjoys RARE outing with son August, 17, as the duo snag courtside seats to New York Knicks game, January 31, 2024
On Tuesday night, Mariska Hargitay enjoyed a rare outing with her 17-year-old son August Hermann. The actress, 60, - who recently celebrated Law & Order: SVU's 25th anniversary - snagged courtside seats to the New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden. The pair were seated next to Michael J. Jennifer Grey, Fox, his wife Tracy Pollan, and Dirty Dancing actress Jennifer Grey are among the many guests on the show.

Jennifer Grey, Kieran Culkin and Jesse Eisenberg attend screening of their upcoming film A Real Pain at Sundance in Park City, January 20, 2024
On Saturday, the stars of the forthcoming buddy film A Real Pain walked on the red carpet of the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. When visiting a concentration camp in Poland, Jesse Eisenberg, 40, who also appears as one of the cousins, produced a film about cousins experiencing generational family trauma. Kieran Culkin, 41, plays his other cousin, while Jennifer Grey, 63, plays a visitor to the concentration camp. All three of them attended the screening at the Eccles Center Theater. Jesse was casually dressed in a plaid shirt over a black t-shirt with jeans and a black sports coat over a black t-shirt. In a belted black jacket, black leather jacket, and black Doc Marten-style boots, the Succession actress wore a black crew neck sweater with black pants, while Grey kept things funkier in a belted black dress, black leather jacket, and black Doc Marten-style boots.

In Memoir, Dirty Dancing Star Jennifer Grey breaks silence on the ex-Fiancé Johnny Depp trial after being described as 'Crazy Jealous', May 6, 2022
Well, this is certainly some fresh insight into Johnny Depp as a committed spouse, and it couldn't have come at a more opportune time. Jennifer Grey published her book Out of the Corner this week, and in it she spills the tea for the first time on several fronts of her life, including her surprisingly candid relationship with Patrick Swayze on Dirty Dancing, her father (legendary Broadway actor Joel Grey) coming out, and her tumultuous friendship with Johnny.
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