About Jennifer Grey
Jennifer Grey is an American actress. She is best known for playing Frances "Baby" Houseman in the hit film Dirty Dancing (1987) and Jeanie Bueller in Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986).
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 "brat pack" film 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's subsequent career failed to live up to its earlier promise and has relegated her to fare such as Bloodhounds of Broadway (1989) and made-for-television films like Portraits of a Killer (1996). Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide -------------------- Jennifer Grey (born March 26, 1960) is an American actress. She is best known for playing Frances "Baby" Houseman in the hit film Dirty Dancing (1987) and Jeanie Bueller in Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986). Born in New York City, Grey is the daughter of stage and screen actor Joel Grey and the former actress/singer Jo Wilder. Grey is the granddaughter of comedian and musician Mickey Katz. She is an alumna of the Dalton School, a private school in Manhattan, and studied both dance and acting. Following engagements to Matthew Broderick (her on screen brother in Ferris Bueller's Day Off) and Johnny Depp, and after dating George Stephanopoulos, Grey married actor/director Clark Gregg (The New Adventures of Old Christine) on July 21, 2001. They have a daughter Stella (b. December 3, 2001) together. The couple co-starred in the Lifetime movie Road to Christmas. Grey lives in Los Angeles, California, with her family.