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Jennifer Grey

Highest Rated:   88% The Wind Rises (2014)
Lowest Rated:   48% Red Dawn (1984)
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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
No Score Yet Dirty Dancing 30th Anniversary
  • Baby Houseman
2017
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
55% 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
72% Dirty Dancing
  • Frances
$1.9M 1987
81% Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • Jeanie Bueller
1986
65% American Flyers
  • Leslie
1985
75% The Cotton Club
  • Patsy Dwyer
1984
48% Red Dawn
  • Toni
1984
No Score Yet Reckless
  • Cathy Bennario
1984

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are?
2010
  • Appearing
  • 2017
79% Red Oaks
2014
  • Judy Myers Judy Meyers
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2012
No Score Yet Phineas and Ferb
2007-2014
  • Voice
  • 2012
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet House
2004-2012
  • Abbey
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
  • Reality cast member
  • Appearing
  • Actor
  • 2010
  • 2006
No Score Yet The New Adventures of Old Christine
2006-2010
  • Tracey
  • 2009

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