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Profile of Jennifer Grey on Famous Like Me

Name: Jennifer Grey  
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Date of Birth: 26th March 1960
Place of Birth: New York, New York, USA
Profession: Actress
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Jennifer Grey (born March 26, 1960) is a Jewish-American actress. She is the daughter of well-known stage and screen actor Joel Grey and the granddaughter of comedian and musician Mickey Katz.

Grey had a spate of good roles in the late 1980s. She played Ferris' bitchy sister in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, but gained her greatest fame in the lead role of Baby Houseman in the 1987 hit movie Dirty Dancing.

Grey also appeared in the TV movie The West Side Waltz in 1995 on Thanksgiving evening on CBS television, written by acclaimed playwright Ernest Thompson, also starring Shirley Maclaine, Liza Minelli, and Kathy Bates.

Grey appeared in the short-lived ABC sitcom It's Like, You Know... (1999-2000), laughing at herself after a much publicized "nose job" (parodying Grey's own plastic surgery) as a struggling actress named Jennifer Grey, in an obvious ironic comment on her own career, as the following dialog suggests:

Arthur Garment: You know, you look different somehow.
Jennifer Grey: Well, you see a movie ten years ago…
Arthur Garment: I saw it just recently.
Jennifer Grey: … on a small TV screen…
Arthur Garment: This was a revival. Huge movie screen.
Jennifer Grey: … sitting so far back…
Arthur Garment: Front row. Right up close.
Jennifer Grey: Nose job!
Arthur Garment: Oh. [pauses] Just one?

Grey is an alumna of The Dalton School, a highly elite private school in New York City.

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