Date of Birth : Mar 26th 1960
American actress. She is best known for playing Frances “Baby” Houseman in the hit film Dirty Dancing and Jeanie Bueller in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
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, whom she had played opposite in Red Dawn, for her biggest role ever, Frances “Baby” Houseman in Dirty Dancing.
In the early 1990s, Grey underwent a rhinoplasty procedure 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 affected her career. Of the experience she said, “I went in the operating room a celebrity – and come out anonymous. It was like being in a witness protection program or being invisible.” She briefly considered starting over with a new name to go with the new face, Wanda West, but then stuck with her original name. In 1999, she reappeared in the short-lived ABC sitcom It’s Like, You Know… portraying a variation of herself, a struggling actress named Jennifer Grey. In an episode of the series, she poked fun at herself with a storyline about a much-publicised nose job.