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Jami Gertz



Brown-eyed, would-be Brat Packer Jami Gertz was discovered in a nationwide talent search by Norman Lear and she studied drama at N.Y.U. She got a tiny part in Franco Zeffirelli's Endless Love in 1981, making her film debut along with Tom Cruise. The next year she starred on the high school TV series Square Pegs along with Sarah Jessica Parker, and made several guest appearances on The Facts of Life. Supporting roles followed in Alphabet City, Quicksilver, Crossroads, and Solarbabies. In 1987 she played shy vampire girl Star in The Lost Boys, which may remain her most recognizable role. In the same year, she played the girl caught between Andrew McCarthy and Robert Downey Jr. in Less Than Zero and she got to romance teen idol Kirk Cameron in Listen to Me. The '90s marked the decline of her leading roles in teen dramas and she turned to comedies, off-Broadway theater, and mainstream dramas. She played Kirstie Alley's sister in Sibling Rivalry, Dylan McDermott's love interest in Jersey Girl, and Bill Paxton's girlfriend in Twister. Working back in television, she had recurring roles on Sibs, ER, Dream On, and Ally McBeal. After making several TV movies, she portrayed legendary comedienne Gilda Radner in the ABC special It's Always Something: The Gilda Radner Story. Living in L.A. with her husband and children, Gertz was cast as blue-collar wife and mother Judy Miller on the CBS sitcom Still Standing in 2002. In 2006 Gertz co-starred in director Scott Marshall's coming-of-age comedy Keeping Up With the Steins.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
37% Dealing With Idiots
  • Rosie
2013
85% A Better Life
  • Producer
2011
No Score Yet Lost Holiday: The Jim & Suzanne Shemwell Story
  • Actor
2007
37% Keeping Up With The Steins
  • Joanne Fiedler
2006
No Score Yet Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story
  • Marilyn Gambrell
2005
No Score Yet Undercover Christmas (L'Amour en cadeau) (Undercover Lover)
  • Brandi O'Neill
2003
No Score Yet Gilda Radner: It's Always Something
  • Gilda Radner
2002
No Score Yet Lip Service
  • Actor
2001
50% Seven Girlfriends
  • Lisa
1999
57% Twister
  • Melissa
1996
No Score Yet Jersey Girl
  • Toby Mastallone
1993
22% Sibling Rivalry
  • Jeanine
1990
No Score Yet Don't Tell Her It's Me
  • Emily Pear
1990
20% Renegades
  • Barbara
1989
No Score Yet Silence Like Glass
  • Eva Martin
1989
No Score Yet Listen to Me
  • Monica Tomanski
1989
54% Less Than Zero
  • Blair
1987
72% The Lost Boys
  • Star
1987
0% Solarbabies
  • Terra
1986
79% Crossroads
  • Frances
1986
15% Quicksilver
  • Terri
1986
60% Mischief
  • Rosalie
1985
No Score Yet Alphabet City
  • Sophia
1984
86% Sixteen Candles
  • Robin
1984
No Score Yet On the Right Track
  • Big Girl
1981
25% Endless Love
  • Patty
1981

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
67% Entourage
2004-2011
  • Marlo Klein
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Dr. Nina Pomerantz Nina Pomerantz
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Kimmy Bishop
32% The Neighbors
2012-2014
  • Debbie Weaver
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
The Facts of Life
1979-1988
  • Boots St. Clair
85% Modern Family
2009
  • Laura
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
No Score Yet Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • Jane

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