Seen stardom from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, Jennifer Grey is an American actress. She devoted almost 4 decades of her life to the entertainment sector. From starring as a model for an advertisement to being the diva of Hollywood, Grey has indeed come a long way.
The New York native turned professional in her late teens & has appeared in many movies: Lover’s Knot, American Flyers, Red Meat, The Wind Rises, Bittersweet Symphony, among others.
How Old Is Jennifer Grey?
Jennifer Grey was born on 26th March 1960 in New York City, New York, USA, hometown to many Hollywood actresses like Tika Sumpter, Kristina Klebe, and so on. Her father is Joel Grey and her mother is Jo Wilder, who both are into the entertainment field. She is American by nationality and follows Judaism.
Grey completed her schooling at Dalton School in 1978 in Manhattan. Keenly interested in acting from a young age, the brown-eyed brunette then joined “Neighborhood Playhouse” as a trainee actress.
As of 2021, the mother of one has gracefully aged to be 61 years old. She is 5 feet 3 inches tall which is 1.6 meters.
Movie Debut In Mid-80s: Notable Works In ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ and ‘Dirty Dancing’
The 80s blockbuster actress made her movie debut in “Reckless” in 1984. However, she has already appeared on camera at the age of 19, in a Dr. Pepper commercial advertisement. After debuting “Reckless”, she struggled and worked hard in many other movies until she got her career breakthrough in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”.
Grey appeared in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” as Jeanie Bueller alongside her former boyfriend, Matthew Broderick. The movie saw huge success and it was a turning point in her career that blessed her with acclaim & mass audiences.
In 1987, the “Red Dawn” actress starred as Frances “Baby” in Dirty Dancing with Patrick Swayze. It was yet another iconic performance given by Jen to the audience. She again received positive feedback from critics. For her role in this movie, she also got a Golden Globe nomination for Best actress.
So far, The “Wind” star owns 23 movie credits and 26 TV credits. Indeed, she has given many amazing movies like The Cotton Club, Gandahar, If the Shoe Fits, Bounce, Keith, Untogether, and so on.
Other notable TV works on the actress include It’s Like, You Know… (1999-2001), John from Cincinnati (2007), Red Oaks (2014-17) co-starring Gage Golightly, Grey’s Anatomy (2019), and The Conners (2020).
In 2010, Jennifer along with her dance partner Derek Hough won the Season 11 of Dancing with the Stars. She even guest-starred as a judge in another dancing reality show, Strictly Come Dancing (2011, Series 9).
Today, even at 61, she is working actively and gracefully like she used to do before.
Mother of a Daughter Ex-Husband Clark Gregg: Is Grey Dating Now?
The 61-years-old actress shared a happy married life with her former husband, Clark Gregg before they parted their ways in 2021. Clark is a popular American actor, director, and screenwriter.
The couple met each other in 2000 and started dating each other. As they thought their pair could actually be an ideal one, they hitched up on 21st July 2001. They were actually happy with each other as their profession and perception seemed quite matching. The happiness in their marriage added up with the arrival of their sweet little daughter, Stella Gregg on 3rd December 2001.
Despite spending many happiest years of their life together, the actor-couple couldn’t make their wedding work for life. They separated in January 2020 and officially divorced on 16th February 2021, a few months before marking the 20th wedding anniversary.
As of now, both of them aren’t not dating anyone. Despite the split, the former duo is on good terms with each other & share time with their daughter, Stella, now- 20 years old. Both of them share pictures of their kid on their respective Instagram profiles.
Dated Many High Profile Celebrities- Ex-Boyfriends & Past Relationship
Although the winner of Dancing With the Stars 2010 spent almost 2 decades of her life with Clark, it’s not that she didn’t have any other relationships before. The “Dirty Dancing” actress notably dated actors Matthew Broderick, Michael J. Fox, Johnny Depp and journalist, George Stephanopoulos.
Jen even went through a car accident with her ex-boyfriend as well as “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” co-star, Matthew Broderick. The couple, who were reportedly engaged at the time, met the accident on 5th August 1987 in Northern Ireland. The fatal accident caused some disorders in Jennifer’s vertebrate, for which she is still undergoing regular medication and treatment.
The “Wind” actress is active on social media platforms, especially on Instagram. She has a verified Instagram account with 292k followers and is available with the username @jennifer_grey. Her posts are mostly about her family and works. They suggest that she is a dog lover and also owns one named Winnie.
How Much Is Net Worth of Jennifer Grey?
Jennifer Grey enjoys a net worth of $10 million. It is really obvious that her incredible and long career in Hollywood is the major reason that she acquires such a huge sum of net worth.
Recent updates show that the average pay scale of an American actress ranges around $51000. However, the case is not the same for all actresses depending upon the experience, popularity & skills they have. Since Grey is a highly demanded one, there’s no doubt that her salary, for sure, amounts to a hefty 6-digit figure.
Moreover, thanks to her popularity, she collects a decent sum through brand endorsements and sponsorships. Recently, Jennifer shared a post on her Instagram where she emphasized a brand called Flu Shot Fridays, with the caption “Sponsored” on the first word. Her Instagram account has the potential to earn her $873 – $1,455 per sponsored post, as per Influencer Marketing Hub.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, her actor ex-husband Clark Gregg has a $10 million net worth.
No Divorce Alimony
Reportedly, Gregg paid $15,144 as an equalization payment to Grey in divorce alimony, which saw him a waive from spousal support. Moreover, the deal retained the American actress all of the earnings of her career while both of them agreed to equal expenses for raising their daughter.