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Jennifer Grey

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Jennifer Grey (born March 26 1960) is an American actress. She is the daughter of well-known stage and screen actor Joel Grey and the granddaughter of comedian and musician Mickey Katz.

Grey had a spate of good roles in the late 1980s. She played Ferris' sister in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, but gained her greatest fame in the lead role of Baby in the 1987 hit movie Dirty Dancing. However, in the early 1990s, she had plastic surgery on her nose, changing her appearance so much that she was almost unrecognizable.

Grey later appeared in the short-lived comedy series It's Like, You Know... as a struggling actress named Jennifer Grey, in an obvious ironic comment on her own career, as the following dialog suggests:

Arthur Garment: You know, you look different somehow.
Jennifer Grey: Well, you see a movie ten years ago…
Arthur Garment: I saw it just recently.
Jennifer Grey: … on a small TV screen…
Arthur Garment: This was a revival. Huge movie screen.
Jennifer Grey: … sitting so far back…
Arthur Garment: Front row. Right up close.
Jennifer Grey: Nose job!
Arthur Garment: Oh. [pauses] Just one?

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