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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 28 October 1965Chicago, Illinois, USA
Birth NameJami Beth Gertz
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jami Gertz was born on October 28, 1965 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Jami Beth Gertz. She is an actress and producer, known for Still Standing (2002), Twister (1996) and The Neighbors (2012). She has been married to Tony Ressler since June 16, 1989. They have three children.

Spouse (1)

Tony Ressler (16 June 1989 - present) (3 children)

Trivia (11)

Children: Oliver Jordan Ressler (b. May 6, 1992), Nicholas Simon Ressler (b. February 17, 1995) and Theo Ressler (b. 1998).
Both Jami and Tom Cruise made their film debuts in Endless Love (1981).
Has two brothers, Michael and Scott.
Caught the acting bug after winning the role of Dorothy Gale in a school production of "The Wizard of Oz" - according to herself appearing on "The Jeff Probst Show".
Originally planned on being a figure skater.
Graduated from Maine East High School in Park Ridge, Illinois in 1983.
Was discovered in high school by Norman Lear's company.
Her father, Walter Gertz, was a successful Chicago contractor.
Was considered for the role of Rachel Green on Friends (1994), which went to Jennifer Aniston.
Lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband and three sons. Is still on television and making movies. [April 2002]
She is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family.

Personal Quotes (2)

[in a 1987 interview] Most of the parts I've played have been passive girls who are just sort of there. I have trouble with that because I'm not like that and being passive gets you in big trouble personally. It's not the kind of quality that young girls should be looking up to.
I'm at a time in my life where I'm so filled up that I don't want more.

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