Jennifer Grey is an American actor. She made her professional acting debut in the movie Reckless and later received worldwide acclaim for her starring role as teenage love interest Jeanie Bueller in the teenage comedy movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, which was later made into a TV series. Jennifer Grey has gone on to play different characters in both films and TV series, and she is most well known for her recurring role as Kelly Ripa in the television series The New York Girls. She also appeared in the films Edward Scissorhands (rated R) and Edward Scissorhands II: More Hilarious Revenge (rated NC-17).
Jennifer Grey’s name is synonymous with sexy women. Her many appearances in adult films like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Dirty Sexy Money has made her an interesting subject matter for writers and producers of erotic novels and movies. Many people speculate that Jennifer Grey’s appeal stems from her resemblance to the famous singer Queen Latifah. Though Jennifer Grey is fifty years old in real life, many believe that her popularity stems from her memorable role in the movie Grease, in which she played the lead role opposite eventual winner, John Ritter, as the head girl in a high school. After the show ended, Jennifer Grey went on to star in several other films including Pretty Woman, Swing Vote, Edward Scissorhands, Gidget, Bridesmaid, Teacher’s Girl, and many others. She has also been nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role and Best Score For Music in some of her films.
Jennifer Grey first appeared in a drama film called Dirty Dancing, which was made by Disney in 1980. The film was a box office hit and went on to become one of the biggest selling movies of all time, earning Jennifer a second Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. In the sequel to Dirty Dancing, Jennifer Grey plays a young woman who travels to London with her sister and brother to meet their uncle, who is dying of lung cancer.
Jennifer Grey has also had some small role in some Hollywood blockbusters including Some Like It More, Saturday Night Fever, Rosemary Clooney’s Casual Romance, Grease, Bridesmaid, and Grease 2. She was also in some TV shows such as ER, The X-Files, The Sopranos, and ERR. A very intriguing part of Jennifer Grey’s career that has been chronicled over the years is her turn as a vampire in the popular video game, Vampire Wars. The game is set in an alternate world in which a war between the Vampire society and the human population has broken out into open war. In this video game Jennifer Grey is the only human female and a vampire who can transform herself into the deadly, vampiric Dr. Abraham Van Helsing.
Jennifer Grey has not let go of her love of dancing in her acting career even though she mostly stars in independent films or independent motion pictures. She has appeared in some high profile Hollywood blockbusters such as Pretty Woman, Eat Pray Love, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Her notable supporting character in those movies was the talented dancer Trisha Yearwood, who appeared in a pair of memorable supporting roles in those movies. Yearwood was a young, talented dancer who had a devoted following among the Hollywood dancers of the time and is now one of the foremost practitioners of contemporary dance today.
Jennifer Grey continues to work today in both the theater and television industry in different capacities. In addition to her starring role in the popular television show ER, she also guest stars in some high-profile movies such as Born on the Fourth Day, Edward Scissorhands, and Don’t Worry, Be Happy. Those are only a few of the Jennifer Grey projects that she has had over the years. It’s clear that Jennifer Grey has always been interested in playing the role of a dangerous, vixen-like character and she is good at it. Her current career and love of dirty dancing definitely lend themselves to interesting character traits.