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Jennifer Grey

Real name: Jennifer Grey
Birthdate: March 26, 1960
Status: Married
Partner: Clark Gregg

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Biography

Jennifer Grey (born March 26, 1960) is an American actress, best known for playing Frances "Baby" Houseman in the 1987 hit film, Dirty Dancing.

Born in New York City, Jennifer Grey is the daughter of stage and screen actor Joel Grey and the granddaughter of comedian and musician Mickey Katz. She is an alumna of The Dalton School, an elite private school in Manhattan, and studied both dance and acting. Her commercial debut was at the age of 19, in an ad for the Dr Pepper soft drink. After other small roles, she landed the part of angry sister Jeanie in the hit 1986 film Ferris Bueller's Day Off. The following year she reunited with Patrick Swayze, whom she had played opposite in Red Dawn, for her biggest role ever, Frances "Baby" Houseman in Dirty Dancing.

Grey also 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, an episode of Friends, and she had a small role in the 2000 film Bounce with Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Affleck. Her sole Broadway theatre credit is The Twilight of the Golds (1993).

Following engagements to Matthew Broderick and Johnny Depp, Grey married actor/director Clark Gregg (The New Adventures of Old Christine) on July 21, 2001, and their daughter Stella was born in December of that year. The couple co-starred in the Lifetime movie Road to Christmas.



 


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