The American actress can be recognized from her role in 1980’s movies like ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’, ‘Dirty Dancing’ for which she received a Golden Globe Nomination. Before coming to the film industry she was trained as an actress at Manhattan’s Neighborhood Playhouse. The actress came to be recognized as a household face in 2010, when she won ‘Dancing with the Stars’, which is an American television reality show. Jennifer has judged and participated in several TV dance reality shows. She is currently appearing in the Amazon Studios comedy series of Red Oaks.
Jennifer Grey Biography and Family
Jennifer Grey was born in 1960 on 26th March in New York. She was born in a family of former actors, her father, Joel Gray who was an Academy Award winner and an actress, singer mother Jo Wilder. Jennifer belonged to a Jewish family of big stars.
The actress has led quite a scandalous life with a handful of men on the list. She started dating Matthew Broderick during the shooting of her first hit ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’. Later she was also rumored to be dating actor Johnny Depp, Billy Baldwin and a journalist George Stephanopoulos. In 2001, she married Clark Gregg who is also an actor and director in Hollywood. They had a daughter Stella, in 2001. Currently the family happily resides in Venice, California.
Education: Grey competed her schooling from Dalton School, a private institute established near Manhattan. Here she studied dancing and acting, and befriend actress, Tracy Pollan. She completed her graduation in 1978. Later she went on to join Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater, in order to master the art of acting and dramatics, which she attended for two years. During this phase she also worked as a waitress to support her necessities while waiting for job roles.
She made her commercial debut when she turned 19, with a ‘Dr. Pepper’ ad. She made her Hollywood debut in 1984 playing a small role in ‘Reckless’. In 1986, she gave her first commercial hit film ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ opposite Matthew Broderick. In 1987, ‘Dirty Dancing’ became the game changer for Grey, earning her attention and critical acclaim. She has done over 20 Hollywood films and TV movies in her career including ‘Bloodhounds of Broadway’, ‘Portraits of a Killer’, ‘Lover’s Knot’, ‘Red Meat’, ‘In your Eyes’, ‘The road to Christmas’, ‘A Case for Murder’ and numerous more.
She regained her lost fame in 2010, when she participated and won the American version of the ‘Dancing with the Stars’ in which she partnered with dancer Derek Hough. Later she judged a dance reality in 2011 ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ which aired on BBC One.
Jennifer Grey Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $6.5 Million US Dollars
The actress is known to make millions from her movies, TV movies, television appearances, sitcom and broadways. The net worth of the actress is estimated to be worth $6.5 million US dollars as of 2017.
In 1987, the actress suffered a serious whiplash during a car accident near Northern Ireland, while traveling with Matthew Broderick, whom she was dating at the time. The people on the Volvo with whom the car crashed died on the scene. Matthew was later charged for reckless driving with a penalty fine of $100. Grey’s major hit ‘Dirty Dancing’ released a few days after the accident, but she was still grieving for death of that innocent family.
After the release of her hit Grey went through a plastic surgery in order change the shape of her nose, but the surgery end up looking a lot more dramatic, making her look unrecognizable. Grey’s spinal cord was compressed by the accident causing chronic neck problems to her. During her 2010 ‘Dancing with the Star’ physical examination, she discovered this and chose to get a titanium plate placed in her neck in order to stabilize it. They also found a white spot on her thyroid which was sensed to be cancerous and were treated and removed.
Grey actively participates in the 2017 Women’s March held in Los Angeles, showing her support for the cause and raising voice for equal rights.
The actress has been a part of the American industry since 1984, serving the people by entertaining them with her talent. The actress has done more than 20 films in her career, and has a legacy of movies that can’t be overlooked. With her evergreen charm and intuitive acting style, the ‘Dirty Dancer’ actress still manages to amaze her fans.