Jennifer Grey

Jennifer Grey

  • Highest Rated: 88% The Wind Rises (2014)
  • Lowest Rated: 36% Untogether (2019)
  • Birthday: Mar 26, 1960
  • Birthplace: New York, New York, USA
  • American actress Jennifer Grey grew up among the sort of people who'd be her co-workers later in life. She was the granddaughter of comedian Mickey Katz and the daughter of Broadway star Joel Grey and actress Jo Wilder. Childhood dance lessons helped her get a start dancing in television commercials. After spending time with the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater in New York, Grey appeared in the off-Broadway production Album. More theatrical experience followed. Grey made her screen debut in the 10th-billed role of Cathy Bennario in the 1984 romantic drama Reckless. That year, she also played small roles in The Cotton Club and Red Dawn. Her first real break came when she played Matthew Broderick's sister in the hit teen comedy Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986). Grey followed up that success with an even bigger one starring opposite Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing (87): coincidentally, the film was set in a Catskill Mountains resort, the same kind of establishment where Grey's father and grandfather began their careers. Though her performance won her accolades, Grey subsequently experienced the all too common difficulty that many teen actors faced, attempting to enter the ream of adult acting. She would appear in a handful of films like Bloodhounds of Broadway (1989) and Portraits of a Killer (1996), before finding her footing with films like Bounce and Redbelt, as well as TV series like It's Like You Know, John from Cincinnati, and The New Adventures of Old Christine.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

75% The Cotton Club Encore Actor 2019
36% Untogether Actor 2019
No Score Yet Bittersweet Symphony Actor 2019
No Score Yet I Am Patrick Swayze Actor 2019
No Score Yet Duck Duck Goose Actor 2018
88% The Wind Rises Mrs. Kurokawa 2014
61% In Your Eyes Diane #1 2014
No Score Yet The Bling Ring Iris Garvey 2011
No Score Yet Keith Caroline 2008
68% Redbelt Lucy Weiss $2.3M 2008
No Score Yet The Road to Christmas Claire 2006
No Score Yet Voodoo Asesino Dr. Alice Dodgson 2001
52% Bounce Janice Guerrero 2000
No Score Yet Outrage Sally Casey 1998
No Score Yet Red Meat Actor 1998
No Score Yet The Player Actor 1997
No Score Yet Red Meat Candice 1996
No Score Yet Lover's Knot Megan Forrester 1996
No Score Yet Portraits of a Killer Elaine 1996
No Score Yet The West Side Waltz Robin Ouiseau 1995
No Score Yet A Case For Murder Kate Weldon 1993
50% Wind Kate 1992
No Score Yet Eyes of a Witness Christina Baxter 1991
No Score Yet Cindy Eller Actor 1991
No Score Yet If the Shoe Fits Kelly Carter / Prudence 1990
No Score Yet Murder in Mississippi Rita Schwerner 1990
No Score Yet Stroke of Midnight Kelly Carter 1990
No Score Yet Criminal Justice Liz Carter 1990
No Score Yet Bloodhounds of Broadway Lovey Lou 1989
No Score Yet Gandahar (Light Years) Airelle 1988
69% Dirty Dancing Frances Baby Houseman Frances $1.9M 1987
80% Ferris Bueller's Day Off Jeanie Bueller 1986
65% American Flyers Leslie 1985
75% The Cotton Club Patsy Dwyer 1984
46% Red Dawn Toni 1984
No Score Yet Reckless Cathy Bennario 1984

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

81% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Carol Dickinson
  • 2019
No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are?
2010
Appearing
  • 2017
93% Red Oaks
2014-2017
Judy Myers Judy Meyers
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2012
No Score Yet Phineas and Ferb
2007-2015
Voice
  • 2012
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
2008
Guest
  • 2011
  • 2010
91% House
2004-2012
Abbey
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
Appearing Reality cast member
  • 2010
  • 2006
No Score Yet The New Adventures of Old Christine
2006-2010
Tracey
  • 2009
46% It's like, You Know...
1999-2000
Herself
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet The Equalizer
1985-1989
Valerie
  • 1986

QUOTES FROM Jennifer Grey CHARACTERS

Johnny Castle
I'll never be sorry.
Frances "Baby" Houseman
Neither will I.
Frances "Baby" Houseman
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
So I did it for nothing. I hurt my family, you lost your job anyway, I did it for *nothing*!
Johnny Castle
No, no, not for nothin', Baby! Nobody has ever done anything like that for me before.
Frances "Baby" Houseman
You were right, Johnny. You can't win no matter what you do!
Johnny Castle
You listen to me. I don't wanna hear that from you. *You* can!
Frances "Baby" Houseman
[pause] I used to think so.
Lisa Houseman
Oh, my God. Look at that! Ma, I should have brought those coral shoes. You said I was taking too much!
Marjorie Houseman
Well, sweetheart, you brought ten pairs.
Lisa Houseman
But the coral shoes match that dress!
Dr. Jake Houseman
This is not a tragedy. A tragedy is three men trapped in a mine, or police dogs used in Birmingham.
Frances "Baby" Houseman
Monks burning themselves in protest.
Lisa Houseman
Butt out, Baby.
Max Kellerman
Max, our Baby's gonna change the world.
Max Kellerman
[to Lisa] And what are you gonna do, missy?
Frances "Baby" Houseman
Oh, Lisa's going to decorate it.
Robbie Gould
She already does.
Frances "Baby" Houseman
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
You make me sick. Stay away from me, stay away from my sister or I'll have you fired.
Frances "Baby" Houseman
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
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
That-that's alright, I understand. You were just using them, that's all.
Johnny Castle
No, no that's not it. That's the thing, Baby, see it wasn't like that. They were using me.
Frances "Baby" Houseman
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
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
I carried a watermelon.
Johnny Castle
What's your name, Baby.
Frances "Baby" Houseman
Frances. The first woman in the cabinet.
Johnny Castle
Frances, that's a grown-up name.
Frances "Baby" Houseman
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
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
I carried a watermelon.
Frances "Baby" Houseman
I carried the watermelon. I carried a watermelon.