Jennifer Grey

Jennifer Grey

Highest Rated: 88% The Wind Rises (2013)

Lowest Rated: 0% Reckless (1984)

Birthday: Mar 26, 1960

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

A versatile and personable screen performer who could transition easily from broad comedy to serious drama, actress Jennifer Grey's career was unfortunately encompassed - and eclipsed - by a single film, the 1987 coming-of-age movie "Dirty Dancing." Her character, Frances "Baby" Houseman, became the idol of millions of teenage girls in the late summer of that year; a shy, pampered city girl who learned to spread her wings and find joy and romance through dancing with her handsome, older "bad boy" instructor (Patrick Swayze). Like so many relative unknowns who found fame early in their careers, Grey struggled to overcome the lingering image of Baby. A botched nose job in the early 1990s made matters worse by rendering her virtually unrecognizable from her most famous role. She worked sporadically in the years that followed, often doing fine work for notable directors, but for many viewers, she remained that teenage girl, blossoming so spectacularly, in the arms of the man she loved in "Dirty Dancing."

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bittersweet Symphony Unknown (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 38% Duck Duck Goose Edna (Voice) - 2018
40% 27% Untogether Josie (Character) - 2018
61% 68% In Your Eyes Unknown (Character) - 2014
88% 85% The Wind Rises Mrs. Kurokawa (Voice) - 2013
No Score Yet 29% The Bling Ring Iris Garvey (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 81% Keith Caroline (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 45% The Road to Christmas Claire (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 29% Ritual Dr. Alice Dodgson (Character) - 2001
52% 32% Bounce Mrs. Guererro (Character) $36.8M 2000
20% 34% Since You've Been Gone Patty Reed (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 57% Outrage Sally Casey (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lover's Knot Megan Forrester (Character) $5K 1996
No Score Yet 0% Red Meat Candice (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 50% Portraits of Innocence Elaine Taylor (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 67% The West Side Waltz Robin Ouiseau (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Case for Murder Kate Weldon (Character) - 1993
50% 82% Wind Kate Bass (Character) $4.9M 1992
No Score Yet 49% If the Shoe Fits Kelly Carter/Prudence (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eyes of a Witness Christine Baxter (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 56% Murder in Mississippi Rita Schwerner (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Criminal Justice Liz Carter (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 21% Bloodhounds of Broadway Lovey Lou (Character) $25.8K 1989
No Score Yet 74% Light Years Airelle (Voice) - 1988
68% 90% Dirty Dancing Frances "Baby" Houseman (Character) $486.3K 1987
81% 92% Ferris Bueller's Day Off Jean 'Jeanie' Bueller (Character) $69M 1986
65% 65% American Flyers Leslie (Character) - 1985
46% 65% Red Dawn Toni (Character) - 1984
0% 69% Reckless Cathy Bennario (Character) - 1984

TV

Credit
89% 39% The Conners Janelle (Guest Star) 2020
83% 80% Grey's Anatomy Carol Dickinson (Guest Star) 2019
93% 94% Red Oaks Judy Meyers (Character) 2014-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are? Unknown (Character) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chew Guest 2016 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Meredith Vieira Show Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doctors Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mortified Sessions Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Steve Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Better Show Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars Contestant 2010
90% 96% House Abbey (Guest Star) 2010
89% 78% The New Adventures of Old Christine Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 95% Phineas and Ferb Unknown (Guest Voice) 2009
58% No Score Yet John From Cincinnati Daphne, Meyer's Fiancée (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2007
46% No Score Yet It's Like, You Know ... Jennifer Grey (Character) 1999-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 1999
No Score Yet 95% Friends Mindy (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1986

QUOTES FROM Jennifer Grey CHARACTERS

Johnny Castle says: I'll never be sorry.

Frances "Baby" Houseman says: Neither will I.

Frances "Baby" Houseman says: Oh, yes, as a matter of fact it is. We're supposed to do the show in two days, you won't show me the lifts, I'm not sure of the turns, I'm doin' all this to save your ass, what I really wanna do is drop you on it!

Frances "Baby" Houseman says: So I did it for nothing. I hurt my family, you lost your job anyway, I did it for *nothing*!

Johnny Castle says: No, no, not for nothin', Baby! Nobody has ever done anything like that for me before.

Frances "Baby" Houseman says: You were right, Johnny. You can't win no matter what you do!

Johnny Castle says: You listen to me. I don't wanna hear that from you. *You* can!

Frances "Baby" Houseman says: [pause] I used to think so.

Lisa Houseman says: Oh, my God. Look at that! Ma, I should have brought those coral shoes. You said I was taking too much!

Marjorie Houseman says: Well, sweetheart, you brought ten pairs.

Lisa Houseman says: But the coral shoes match that dress!

Dr. Jake Houseman says: This is not a tragedy. A tragedy is three men trapped in a mine, or police dogs used in Birmingham.

Frances "Baby" Houseman says: Monks burning themselves in protest.

Lisa Houseman says: Butt out, Baby.

Max Kellerman says: Max, our Baby's gonna change the world.

Max Kellerman says: [to Lisa] And what are you gonna do, missy?

Frances "Baby" Houseman says: Oh, Lisa's going to decorate it.

Robbie Gould says: She already does.

Frances "Baby" Houseman says: Oh, yes, as a matter of fact it is. We're supposed to do the show in two days, you won't show me the lifts, I'm not sure of the turns, I'm doing all this to save your ass, what I really want to do is drop you on it!

Frances "Baby" Houseman says: You make me sick. Stay away from me, stay away from my sister or I'll have you fired.

Frances "Baby" Houseman says: Sorry for the interruption, folks, but I always do the last dance of the season. This year somebody told me not to. So I'm gonna do my kind of dancin' with a great partner, who's not only a terrific dancer, but somebody... who's taught me... that there are people willing to stand up for other people no matter what it costs them. Somebody who's taught me about the kind of person I wanna be. Miss Frances Houseman.

Johnny Castle says: No, no. Look, you've gotta understand what it's like, Baby. You come from the streets and suddenly you're up here, and these women, they are throwing themselves at ya, and they smell so good, and they really take care of themselves. I mean, I never knew women could be like that, you know? And they're so rich, they're so goddam rich, you think they must know about everything. And they're slipping their room keys in my hands, two and three times day, different women. So, here I think I'm scoring big, right? And for a while, you think, hey, they wouldn't be doing this if they didn't care about me, right?

Frances "Baby" Houseman says: That-that's alright, I understand. You were just using them, that's all.

Johnny Castle says: No, no that's not it. That's the thing, Baby, see it wasn't like that. They were using me.

Frances "Baby" Houseman says: That was the summer of 1963 - when everybody called me Baby, and it didn't occur to me to mind. That was before President Kennedy was shot, before the Beatles came, when I couldn't wait to join the Peace Corps, and I thought I'd never find a guy as great as my dad. That was the summer we went to Kellerman's.

Frances "Baby" Houseman says: Me?. I'm scared of everything. I'm scared of what I saw, I'm scared of what I did, about who I am and most of all I'm scared of walkin' out of this and never feelin' the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I'm with you.

Frances "Baby" Houseman says: I carried a watermelon.

Johnny Castle says: What's your name, Baby.

Frances "Baby" Houseman says: Frances. The first woman in the cabinet.

Johnny Castle says: Frances, that's a grown-up name.

Frances "Baby" Houseman says: Me? I'm scared of everything! I'm scared of what I saw; I'm scared of what I did, of who I am! And most of all I'm scared of walking out of this room and never feeling my whole life the way I feel when I'm with you.

Frances "Baby" Houseman says: Me? I'm scared of everything. I'm scared of what I saw, I'm scared of what I did, of who I am, and most of all I'm scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I'm with you.

Frances "Baby" Houseman says: I carried a watermelon.

Frances "Baby" Houseman says: I carried the watermelon. I carried a watermelon.