Jennifer Grey

Actress + Dancer
Born Mar 26, 1960

Jennifer Grey is an American actress known for her roles in the 1980s films Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Dirty Dancing, the latter for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. She is also known for her 2010 victory in the eleventh season of the American version of Dancing with the Stars. Grey is the daughter of Academy Award-winning actor Joel Grey and former actress/singer Jo Wilder.… Read More

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1960 Birth Grey was born on March 26, 1960 in New York City, the daughter of stage and Academy Award-winning screen actor Joel Grey and former actress/singer Jo Wilder. … Read More


1978 18 Years Old Grey is an alumna of the Dalton School, a private school in Manhattan where she studied dance and acting, and where she met her best friend, actress Tracy Pollan. After graduating in 1978, Grey enrolled at Manhattan's Neighborhood Playhouse for two years of training as an actress. … Read More


1985 25 Years Old She then appeared in the 1985 John Badham project American Flyers.
1986 26 Years Old In 1986 she played the role of jealous sister Jeanie Bueller in the John Hughes comedy film Ferris Bueller's Day Off, opposite Matthew Broderick. … Read More
1987 27 Years Old On August 5, 1987, Grey suffered severe whiplash in a car accident in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, while vacationing with Matthew Broderick, whom she began dating in semi-secrecy during the filming of Ferris Bueller's Day Off. … Read More


1993 33 Years Old Grey's sole Broadway theatre credit is her 1993 appearance in The Twilight of the Golds. … Read More
1999 39 Years Old From March 1999 until January 2000, Grey starred as herself in the short-lived ABC sitcom It's Like, You Know, which satirized her much-publicized nose job as a running gag. … Read More


2000 40 Years Old She had a small role in the 2000 film Bounce with Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Affleck.
2001 41 Years Old Grey was also romantically involved with actor Johnny Depp and journalist George Stephanopoulos. She married actor/director Clark Gregg on July 21, 2001. … Read More
2007 47 Years Old In 2007, Grey portrayed Daphne on the HBO series John from Cincinnati.


2010 50 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2010, she played Abbey, the mother of a sick child in the season seven House episode "Unplanned Parenthood". … Read More
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In September 2011 Grey appeared in the Lifetime movie Bling Ring as Iris Garvey, the mother of Zack Garvey.
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