Jennifer Grey

Highest Rated: 88% The Wind Rises (2014)
Lowest Rated: 38% 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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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
38% Untogether 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 Criminal Justice Liz Carter 1990
No Score Yet Stroke of Midnight Kelly Carter 1990
No Score Yet Bloodhounds of Broadway Lovey Lou 1989
No Score Yet Gandahar (Light Years) Airelle 1988
71% Dirty Dancing 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

CREDIT
80% 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
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2012
No Score Yet Phineas and Ferb
2007-2015
Voice
  • 2012
  • 2009
  • 2008
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
No Score Yet It's like, You Know...
1999-2000
Herself
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet The Equalizer
1985-1989
Valerie
  • 1986

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