Jennifer Grey

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, 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, opposite whom she had played in Red Dawn, for her biggest role ever, Frances "Baby" Houseman in Dirty Dancing. In the early 1990s, Grey submitted to a rhinoplasty that was so botched she required a second plastic surgery to repair the damage. The result was a face so altered that even close friends failed to recognize her, and the major change in her appearance negatively impacted her career. Of the experience she said, "I went in the operating theatre a celebrity - and come out anonymous. It was like being in a witness protection program or being invisible."

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Birth Name

Jennifer Grey

Birth Place

Nueva York, Nueva York, Estados Unidos

Birth Date

3/26/1960
Known For
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Dirty Dancing

Frances 'Baby' Houseman

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Ritual

Alice Dodgson

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Wind

Kate Bass

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Mortal Kombat Legends: Cage Match

Jennifer Grey (voice)

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The Road to Christmas

Claire Jamison

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The West Side Waltz

Robin Ouiseau

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The Bling Ring

Iris Garvey

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If The Shoe Fits

Kelly Carter / Prudence

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Lover's Knot

Megan Forrester

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Outrage

Starring In
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Mortal Kombat Legends: Cage Match

Jennifer Grey (voice)

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I Am Patrick Swayze

Herself

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Untogether

Josie

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Duck Duck Goose

Edna (voice)

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In Your Eyes

Diane

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The Wind Rises

Mrs. Kurokawa (voice)

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Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen

(archive footage)

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The Bling Ring

Iris Garvey

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Redbelt

Lucy Weiss

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Keith

Caroline

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The Road to Christmas

Claire Jamison

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Ritual

Alice Dodgson

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Bounce

Janice Guerrero

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Outrage

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Lover's Knot

Megan Forrester

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Portraits of a Killer

Elaine Taylor

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The West Side Waltz

Robin Ouiseau

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Wind

Kate Bass

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Criminal Justice

Liz Carter

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Murder in Mississippi

Rita Schwerner

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If The Shoe Fits

Kelly Carter / Prudence

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Bloodhounds of Broadway

Lovey Lou

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Os Anos De Luz

Airelle (voice)

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Dirty Dancing

Frances 'Baby' Houseman

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Jeanie Bueller

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American Flyers

Leslie

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The Cotton Club

Patsy Dwyer

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Red Dawn

Toni

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Reckless

Cathy Bennario

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