Jennifer Grey
Actress, dancer
Jennifer Grey
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.
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This Is What The Oscars Looked Like In 1987
Huffington Post - 5 days
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Northeast slammed by snowstorm
CNN - 18 days
The Northeast is getting slammed by a snowstorm that could bring a foot or more of snow. CNN Weather Correspondent Jennifer Gray reports.
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'Dirty Dancing' Was A Safe-Abortion Champion Wrapped In A Rom-Com Bow
Huffington Post - 24 days
Who knew, when we were watching and re-watching “Dirty Dancing” decades ago in our teenage years that it would be the one slyly feminist VHS in our collection to stand the test of time? Perhaps screenwriter Eleanor Bergstein had an inkling. “As my husband says, if I’m not happy about [the film’s longevity], I better make films on the moon,” she told The Huffington Post over the phone of the film’s 30th anniversary. Since its 1987 release, Baby’s unforgettable summer at Kellerman’s Catskills resort has been seen — and loved — worldwide. It’s also one of the few films we can point to when looking for honest depictions of abortion on the big screen, through the character of Penny, a dancer who must miss a performance in order to undergo a back-alley procedure in 1963, a decade before Roe v. Wade. It’s this event that serves as the catalyst for the rest of the plot: The wide-eyed resort guest Baby (Jennifer Grey) offers to take Penny’s place and learn a routine with ...
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Jennifer Grey Wore The Most Perfect T-Shirt To The Women's March
Huffington Post - about 1 month
On my way to #WomensMarchLA #nobodyputspussyinacorner A photo posted by Jennifer Grey (@jennifer_grey) on Jan 21, 2017 at 9:44am PST In these dark times, we need to hold onto the little moments of joy. And the t-shirt that actress Jennifer Grey, arguably best known for her starring role in “Dirty Dancing,” wore to the LA Women’s March is nothing short of pure joy. Anyone who has seen the movie “Dirty Dancing” knows the iconic line, “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” Grey, who plays Baby in the 1987 film, put a twist on the line and made a shirt that read, “Nobody puts pussy in a corner.” Pure. Brilliance. #JenniferGrey wins for best shirt!! #WomensMarchLA A photo posted by Lance Bass (@lancebass) on Jan 21, 2017 at 4:22pm PST Apparently Lance Bass was a big fan, because he posted a photo of himself with Grey on Instagram, writing “#JenniferGrey wins for best shirt!!”  We wholeheartedly agree.  -- This feed and its ...
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Jennifer Grey steps out for Women's March
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Baby, is that you?
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Night Out: Jennifer Grey Is Having the Time of Her Life
NYTimes - 4 months
A night of dirty-ish dancing with the “Red Oaks” star.
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Hurricane Matthew shifts west with US in view
CNN - 5 months
The latest forecast for Hurricane Matthew shows the monster storm shifting west and closer to the United States after threatening parts of the Caribbean with 140-mph winds and heavy rainfall. CNN meteorologist Jennifer Gray reports.
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Hurricane Matthew strengthens
CNN - 5 months
Hurricane Matthew is making its way across the Caribbean and is expected to turn North toward the US. CNN meteorologist Jennifer Gray reports.
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How to prepare for a hurricane
CNN - 6 months
If a storm is headed your way, it may be too late. Jennifer Gray explains some of the important things your family should do to prepare for a hurricane.
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Floodwater destroys thousands of Louisianan homes
CNN - 6 months
Catastrophic flooding in parts of Louisiana has caused thousands of residents to evacuate and left many without homes to return to. CNN's Jennifer Gray reports.
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CNN drone cam shows flooding in Louisiana
CNN - 7 months
At least five killed, thousands rescued after a rare flood event that dropped more than two feet of rain in Louisiana. CNN's Jennifer Gray reports.
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Tuesday's Morning Email: Another GOP Senator Denounces Trump
Huffington Post - 7 months
TOP STORIES GOP SENATOR TAKES AIM AT DONALD TRUMP Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) made one of the "strongest declarations against Trump by a sitting Republican lawmaker." Read her full column here. And 50 Republican national security advisors also penned a brutal open letter that eviscerated Trump. [Marina Fang, HuffPost] LILLY KING BRINGS HOME THE GOLD After wagging her finger at Russian Yulia Efimova for doping allegations, King was able to follow through by beating her for the gold in the 100-meter breaststroke. The media is under fire for some of its sexist coverage this Olympics. The internet loved Michael Phelps' stern pump-up face yesterday. The USA women's field hockey pulled off another huge upset. A second boxer has been arrested on sexual assault charges in the Olympic village. Here's what to watch for tonight, from the women's gymnastics team competitionto more Phelps and Katie Ledecky. And follow along with HuffPost's latest Olympics coverage here. [Lee ...
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What not to do in a heat wave
CNN - 8 months
CNN's Jennifer Gray provides four surprising tips on how to stay cool during this summer's heat waves.
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Tropical Storm Colin 5p Update
CNN - 9 months
CNN meteorologist Jennifer Gray has the latest on Tropical Storm Colin.
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Tropical storm warning issued for South Carolina
CNN - 9 months
A tropical depression formed Friday in the Atlantic Ocean, prompting National Hurricane Center forecasters to issue a tropical storm warning for the coast of South Carolina. CNN's Jennifer Gray reports.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jennifer Grey
  • 2011
    Age 50
    On November 5 and 6, 2011, Grey stood in for head judge Len Goodman on the BBC One TV show Strictly Come Dancing.
    More Details Hide Details Grey voiced Mrs. Kurokawa in the English dub version of Hayao Miyazaki's most recent film, The Wind Rises.
    In September 2011 Grey appeared in the Lifetime movie Bling Ring as Iris Garvey, the mother of Zack Garvey.
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  • 2010
    Age 49
    On November 23, 2010, Grey and her partner Hough won the competition.
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    In 2010, she played Abbey, the mother of a sick child in the season seven House episode "Unplanned Parenthood".
    More Details Hide Details Grey was a contestant on season eleven of Dancing With the Stars. She was partnered with professional dancer Derek Hough. She came out very strong at first, frequently topping the leaderboard. However, injuries, stress, and exhaustion took their toll on Grey, and for a couple of weeks she fell behind. In week seven, however, she improved, tying with previous frontrunner Brandy Norwood.
  • 2007
    Age 46
    In 2007, Grey portrayed Daphne on the HBO series John from Cincinnati.
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  • 2001
    Age 40
    Grey was also romantically involved with actor Johnny Depp and journalist George Stephanopoulos. She married actor/director Clark Gregg on July 21, 2001.
    More Details Hide Details They have a daughter Stella, born December 3, 2001. They live in Venice, California. The couple co-starred in the Lifetime movie The Road to Christmas in 2006. Prior to her 2010 appearances on Dancing with the Stars, Grey had a physical examination to ensure that she was fit enough to compete and saw a doctor to address chronic neck problems caused by the car accident years before. Her spinal cord was compressed and her surgeon placed a titanium plate in her neck to stabilize it. He also found a suspicious white spot on her thyroid via MRI. The nodule was cancerous and was removed. Grey has stated she believes the cancer was caught before it metastasized and that she is now cancer-free.
  • 2000
    Age 39
    She had a small role in the 2000 film Bounce with Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Affleck.
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  • 1999
    Age 38
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Grey appeared with Shirley MacLaine, Liza Minnelli, and Kathy Bates in the CBS television movie The West Side Waltz, adapted by Ernest Thompson from his play. She appeared in one episode of Friends as Mindy, a high school friend of Jennifer Aniston's character Rachel.
  • 1993
    Age 32
    Grey's sole Broadway theatre credit is her 1993 appearance in The Twilight of the Golds.
    More Details Hide Details In the early 1990s, Grey underwent two rhinoplasty procedures—the second of which was necessary to correct problems stemming from the first—that resulted in a nose that caused even close friends to fail to recognize her, and the major change in her appearance negatively affected her career. Of the experience she said, "I went in the operating room a celebrity—and came out anonymous. It was like being in a witness protection program or being invisible." She briefly considered changing her name in order to start her career anew, but ultimately decided against this.
  • 1987
    Age 26
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The accident, which was the event through which their relationship became public, occurred when Broderick, at the wheel of a rented BMW, crossed into the wrong lane and collided head-on with a Volvo driven by a local mother and daughter, Margaret Doherty, 63, and Anna Gallagher, 28, who were killed instantly in the accident. Broderick was later convicted of careless driving and fined $175. Dirty Dancing was released a few weeks after the accident, catapulting Grey to fame, but she has said that her grief and survivor's guilt over the crash prevented her from enjoying the film's success, and led her to withdraw from acting for some time.
  • 1986
    Age 25
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The film was quite successful and received a positive critical reception. The following year, she reunited with Patrick Swayze, whom she had played opposite in Red Dawn, to play Frances "Baby" Houseman in Dirty Dancing. The story is a coming of age drama that documents a teenage girl's rebellion against her father by starting a relationship with a dance instructor during the family's summer vacation. The low-budget film was a surprise hit, the first film to sell one million copies on video, and is considered a classic. The film also defined Grey's career, and she was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress for the role.
  • 1985
    Age 24
    She then appeared in the 1985 John Badham project American Flyers.
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  • 1978
    Age 17
    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.
    More Details Hide Details While waiting for roles, she supported herself waitressing. Grey's commercial debut was at the age of 19, in an ad for Dr Pepper before making her film debut in Reckless (1984), in a small role. She appeared in a small role in Francis Ford Coppola's The Cotton Club (1984). That year she starred in the war film Red Dawn.
  • 1960
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Her paternal grandfather was comedian and musician Mickey Katz. Grey's parents both came from Jewish families.
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