Jennifer Grey

  • Birth Name: Jennifer Elise Grey
  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Although she grew up in a showbiz family, her famous father forbade her from acting until she was 18.
  • First professional job was a Dr Pepper commercial.
  • Film debut was in 1984's Reckless.
  • Big break came when she snagged the role of Frances "Baby" Houseman in 1987's Dirty Dancing with Patrick Swayze; she'd appeared earlier with Swayze in Red Dawn.  
  • Underwent a botched rhinoplasty procedure in the early 1990s that required additional surgery; the result left her virtually unrecognizable even to close friends.
  • Costarred in the late '90s television series It's Like, You Know..., in which she played herself and poked fun at her celebrity status and plastic surgery.
  • Appeared as a crazy love interest to real-life husband Clark Gregg in an episode of his series The New Adventures of Old Christine.
  • Demonstrated she still had some dirty-dancing skills on Dancing With the Stars in 2010.


  • 1988, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee


  • Mickey Katz — Grandfather
  • Matthew Broderick — Ex-fiancé
  • Johnny Depp — Ex-fiancé
  • Clark Gregg — Husband
  • Jo Wilder — Mother
  • Joel Grey — Father
  • James Grey — Brother
  • Stella Gregg — Daughter

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