Jennifer Elise Grey (born March 26, 1960) is an American actress. She first came to prominence in successful films such as the 1984 war film Red Dawn and the 1986 comedy Ferris Bueller's Day Off. In 1987 she starred as Frances "Baby" Houseman in the hit film Dirty Dancing for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe. In the early 1990s, Grey underwent a much-publicised rhinoplasty procedure.
She became the winner of season 11 of the American version of Dancing with the Stars in 2010. Grey is the daughter of the Academy Award-winning actor Joel Grey and former actress/singer Jo Wilder.
Jennifer Grey was born in New York City, the daughter of stage and Academy Award-winning screen actor Joel Grey and former actress/singer Jo Wilder. Grey is the granddaughter of comedian and musician Mickey Katz. She is an alumna of the Dalton School, a private school in Manhattan, and studied both dance and acting.