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Jami Gertz Biography

Birth Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Fast Facts

  • Decided she wanted to be an actress when playing Dorothy in a fifth-grade production of The Wizard of Oz
  • Won a talent search sponsored by Norman Lear in the early 1980s, and was subsequently cast on the CBS sitcom Square Pegs
  • Along with Still Standing costar Mark Addy, was nominated for a 2004 Young Artist Award for Most Popular Mom & Pop in a Television Series
  • Has played recurring roles on a number of popular TV series, including Facts of Life, ER, Ally McBeal and Entourage
  • Is a part owner of the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team



    • Walter Gertz -- Father
    • Tony Ressler -- Husband
    • Sharyn Gertz -- Mother
    • Nicholas Simon Ressler -- Son
    • Oliver Jordan Ressler -- Son
    • Theo Ressler -- Son