Jennifer Grey’s net worth has been estimated to be in the millions of dollars.
Jennifer Grey is a $10 million-wealthy American actress. Grey is most known for her roles as Frances “Baby” Houseman in “Dirty Dancing” (1987) and Jeanie Bueller in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (1986), as well as roles as herself on ABC’s “It’s Like, You Know…” (1999–2001) and Judy Meyers on Amazon Prime Video’s “Red Oaks” (2014–2017). Jennifer has acted in over 40 films and television shows, including “The Twilight of the Golds,” which she performed on Broadway in 1993. Grey won “Dancing With the Stars” in 2010, with Derek Hough as her partner.
Jennifer Grey was born in New York City on March 26, 1960. Joel Grey, a Tony and Academy Award winner for “Cabaret,” is her father, and Jo Wilder, a former actress and singer, is her mother. Jennifer has a brother named James, and she went to Dalton School in Manhattan. Grey studied acting and dancing at Dalton, where she met Tracy Pollan, who would go on to marry Michael J. Fox and become an actor. Jennifer graduated from high school in 1978 and went on to the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre for two years of training.
Grey landed her first commercial, a Dr. Pepper spot, when she was 19 years old, and she made her big screen debut in 1984’s “Reckless.
” She also starred in the films “Red Dawn” and “The Cotton Club” that year, as well as an episode of “ABC Afterschool Special” called “The Great Love Experiment.” Jennifer later appeared in the 1985 film “American Flyers” and co-starred in the 1986 adolescent comedy “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” with Matthew Broderick. She co-starred in “Dirty Dancing” with Patrick Swayze in 1987, and the picture was a huge success, generating $214.6 million on a $4.5 million budget. Grey was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in the film. After “Dirty Dancing,” she voiced Airelle in the 1988 French animated film “Gandahar,” and went on to star in the films “Bloodhounds of Broadway” (1989), “If the Shoe Fits” (1990), and “Wind” (1992), as well as the made-for-television films “Murder in Mississippi” (1990), “Criminal Justice” (1990), “If the Shoe Fits” (1990), “If the Sho (1993).
Jennifer had rhinoplasty in the early 1990s, but had to have a second treatment to remedy complications that the original procedure had caused. Grey’s look was drastically altered as a result of the surgeries, and she remarked of the experience, “I entered the operating room as a celebrity and emerged as an anonymous patient. It seemed like I was in a witness protection programme or had vanished.
I recall going to a restaurant that I had frequented for many years. I would run into folks I knew and say, “Hey.” Nothing. Because of a nose operation, I’ll always be this once-famous actress that no one recognises.” Jennifer featured in the films “Lover’s Knot” and “The West Side Waltz” in 1995, and she had a noteworthy guest role as Mindy, Rachel Green’s old best friend, on the “Friends” episode “The One with the Evil Orthodontist.” Grey went on to star in the films “Portraits of a Killer” (1996) and “Red Meat” (1997), as well as the TV movies “Outrage” (1998) and “Since You’ve Been Gone” (1998), and the sitcom “It’s Like, You Know…” from 1999 to 2001.
Grey was a passenger in a car driven by her then-boyfriend Matthew Broderick that was involved in a deadly accident in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, in 1987. When Broderick went into the wrong lane, Jennifer had severe whiplash, while Margaret Doherty, 63, and Anna Gallagher, 28, were sadly slain. The film “Dirty Dancing” was released a few weeks later, and Grey has stated that she was unable to appreciate the success of the picture due to her survivor’s guilt over the disaster.
Jennifer has dated Michael J. Fox, Johnny Depp, and George Stephanopoulos, amongst others. On July 21, 2001, she married actor Clark Gregg (well known for Marvel films and the CBS sitcom “The New Adventures of Old Christine”). Jennifer joined Clark in the “Love Means Never Having to Say You’re Crazy” episode of “The New Adventures of Old Christine” in 2009, and the pair welcomed daughter Stella on December 3, 2001. They also appeared together in the Lifetime film “The Road to Christmas” in 2006.
Grey and Gregg divorced in February 2021 after an amicable separation in January 2020. Jennifer got a health exam and saw a doctor for chronic neck difficulties caused by a vehicle accident in 1987 before competing on “Dancing with the Stars.” A titanium plate was implanted in her neck to assist stabilise her spinal cord, which was crushed. Her thyroid was found to have a white area on an MRI, which turned out to be malignant and had to be removed.
Nominations and Awards
For “Dirty Dancing,” Grey received a Golden Globe nomination in 1988 for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical. She was nominated for four Bravo Otto awards for Best Actress, won in 1988. Jennifer was nominated for a CableACE Award for Actress in a Dramatic Series for “Fallen Angels” in 1995, and she and her “Kaze tachinu” castmates were nominated for a Behind the Voice Actors Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in an Anime Feature Film/Special in 2015.