She has a career spanning almost three decades. But Jennifer Grey became a star in the 1980’s coming-of-age films Ferris Bueller’s Day Off opposite Matthew Broderick and Dirty Dancing opposite Patrick Swayze. That iconic performance as Frances “Baby” Houseman in the beloved classic earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. Grey’s other credits include the movies The Cotton Club, Red Dawn, and Bounce and on TV, It’s Like You Know, HBO’s Fallen Angels, Murder in Mississippi, House, and The New Adventures of Old Christine opposite real-life husband Clark Gregg. She is the daughter of Broadway legend Joel Grey.
Grey next co-stars in Amazon’s Red Oaks, a half-hour coming-of-age dramedy set in suburban New Jersey in 1985. Co-produced by Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh (Behind the Candelabra, Traffic, Ocean’s Eleven) it follows an NYU student and young man at a crossroads—conflicted about his major, confused about his relationship with his high school sweetheart, and unsure what to make of his parents’ recent confession that they may never have really loved each other. Hired as an assistant tennis pro at Red Oaks Country Club, David finds himself the recipient of unsolicited life advice from a colorful group of coworkers and wealthy club members Grey stars as David’s mother. Paul Riser also stars as a corporate raider and tennis club member.