Jami Gertz

Jami Gertz

Highest Rated: 86% I Want You Back (2022)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Oct 28, 1965

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

A wide-eyed, dark-haired performer, Jami Gertz won a nationwide talent search sponsored by producer Norman Lear and was cast at age 16 in the breakout role of preppy Muffy Tepperman in the short-lived CBS sitcom "Square Pegs" (1982-83) featuring Sarah Jessica Parker. With her parents' permission, the young actress left her home in Illinois and settled in L.A. to play the snobbish Muffy. Following the demise of "Square Pegs," Gertz went on to a recurring role on NBC's "The Facts of Life" in 1983 and a co-starring berth on the equally short-lived John Stamos vehicle "Dreams" (CBS, 1984). Although she had made her feature film debut in the notorious bomb "Endless Love" (1981) and had supporting roles in "Sixteen Candles" and "Alphabet City" (both 1984), the actress landed her first starring role opposite Kevin Bacon in "Quicksilver" (1986). Later that year, Gertz was seen both on stage (in "Out of Gas on Lover's Leap" in L.A.) and on screen (in "Solarbabies") opposite Jason Patric, with whom she also co-starred in "The Lost Boys" (1987), Joel Schumacher's stylish vampire thriller. She went on to do fine work in films that didn't click with either critics or the public. Gertz was impressive as a vacuous, rich party girl in the drug-soaked world of "Less Than Zero" (1987), as Kirk Cameron's fellow college debate team member in "Listen to Me" (1989) and as Kirstie Alley's critical sister in "Sibling Rivalry" (1990).

Highest rated movies

I Want You Back Sixteen Candles
The Lost Boys
Seven Girlfriends
Less Than Zero




86% 72% I Want You Back Unknown (Character) - 2022
37% 30% Dealin' With Idiots Rosie (Character) $15.3K 2013
85% 79% A Better Life Producer $1.8M 2011
No Score Yet 52% Lost Holiday: The Jim and Suzanne Shemwell Story Unknown (Character) - 2007
36% 38% Keeping Up With the Steins Joanne Fiedler (Character) $4.3M 2006
No Score Yet 90% Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story Marilyn Gambrell (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 68% Undercover Christmas Brandi O'Neill (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gilda Radner: It's Always Something Gilda Radner (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lip Service Kat (Character) - 2001
50% 51% Seven Girlfriends Lisa (Character) - 1999
63% 58% Twister Dr. Melissa Reeves (Character) $241.7M 1996
No Score Yet 60% Jersey Girl Toby (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 60% Don't Tell Her It's Me Emily Pear (Character) $1.1M 1990
20% 29% Sibling Rivalry Jeanine (Character) $16.8M 1990
20% 71% Listen to Me Monica Tomanski (Character) $3.8M 1989
33% 28% Renegades Barbara (Character) $7.9M 1989
No Score Yet 67% Silence Like Glass Eva Martin (Character) - 1989
75% 85% The Lost Boys Star (Character) $31.7M 1987
50% 63% Less Than Zero Blair (Character) $10.8M 1987
0% 43% Solarbabies Terra (Character) $1.3M 1986
75% 82% Crossroads Frances (Character) $5.2M 1986
13% 38% Quicksilver Terri (Character) $5.6M 1986
57% 66% Mischief Rosalie (Character) - 1985
81% 85% Sixteen Candles Robin (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 30% Alphabet City Sophia (Character) - 1984
26% 52% Endless Love Patty (Character) - 1981


94% 78% This Is Us Marin Rosenthal (Guest Star) 2016
31% 82% The Neighbors Debbie Weaver (Character) 2012-2014
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2011 2013
No Score Yet 66% The Chew Guest 2012
85% 89% Modern Family Laura (Guest Star) 2011
65% 82% Entourage Marlo Klein (Guest Star) 2009-2010
52% 60% Shark Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Still Standing Judy Miller (Character) 2002-2006
61% 75% Ally McBeal Unknown (Guest Star) 2000 2002
No Score Yet 84% ER Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
54% No Score Yet Hudson Street Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
89% 92% Seinfeld Jane (Guest Star) 1994
50% No Score Yet Sibs Lily Ruscio (Character) 1991-1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dreams Martha Spino (Character) 1984
No Score Yet 100% Family Ties Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet 100% The Facts of Life Boots St. Clair (Guest Star) 1983-1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diff'rent Strokes Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
81% No Score Yet Square Pegs Muffy Tepperman (Character) 1982-1983