Claim to fame: Had the time of her life playing “Baby” alongside Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing.
Full Name: Jennifer Elise Grey
Date of Birth: March 26, 1960
Birthplace: New York, NY
Occupation: Actress best known for not being put in the corner in one of the most famous dance movies of all time, Dirty Dancing. So if there are any finale lifts, we can probably bet on Jennifer nailing them.
Daughter of Tony and Academy Award winner Joel Grey, Jennifer Grey began her career as a dancer in a Dr. Pepper commercial and eventually went on to make a splash in a lake in the Catskills on top of Patrick Swayze’s tanned shoulders. She also turned heads playing Ferris Bueller’s little sister who did not get the day off. After her DWTS Season 11 win, she proved that the success of Dirty Dancing was not all because of Swayze.
Contrary to popular belief, Grey didn’t disappear from the spotlight once the '80s sadly ended. She’s appeared in all kinds of TV shows from Friends to John from Cincinnati to an upcoming episode of House.
She currently lives in Los Angeles with her daughter and actor/director husband Clark Gregg, although she was once engaged to Johnny Depp and Ferris Bueller himself, Matthew Broderick. Sounds like she could have been Miss Carrie Bradshaw instead of a DWTS Season 11 winner.
Achievements and Awards:
Grey was nominated for a Golden Globe in 1988 for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical for Dirty Dancing. She also took home the Mirror Ball, with partner Derek Hough, on DWTS season 11.
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