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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 10 January 1961Bridgeton, Missouri, USA
Birth NameJanet Marie Jones
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Janet Jones was born on January 10, 1961 in Bridgeton, Missouri, USA as Janet Marie Jones. She is known for her work on A League of Their Own (1992), Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach (1988) and Alpha Dog (2006). She has been married to Wayne Gretzky since July 16, 1988. They have five children.

Spouse (1)

Wayne Gretzky (16 July 1988 - present) (5 children)

Trivia (13)

Enjoys kickboxing, weight training and rock wall climbing. Assists her favorite charity, Mobility Opportunities Via Education (M.O.V.E.) for disabled children.
13 May 1989: Appeared in a "Wayne's World" skit when Gretzky hosted Saturday Night Live (1975). In it, the Wayne character has a dream sequence where he beats Gretzky one-on-one in hockey and wins Janet.
Was 4 months pregnant with daughter Paulina when she married Gretzky in a lavish ceremony the press dubbed "The Royal Wedding" at St. Joseph's Basilica in Edmonton. Broadcast live throughout Canada, it reportedly cost Gretzky over $1,000,000. Janet's gown, which she is reportedly saving for Paulina to wear at her own wedding, cost $40,000. The reception was hosted by Alan Thicke.
Was engaged to Vitas Gerulaitis for 3 years, and attended his funeral.
First met Gretzky in 1984 when he was a judge on Dance Fever (1979) and she was one of the dancers, but they didn't become an item until 1987.
On the cover of Cigar Aficionado magazine with Gretzky. [February 1997]
Knocked unconscious and suffers a cut lip when she is hit on the head by a pane of plexiglass following a collision along the boards during a Rangers-Blackhawks game at Madison Square Garden. Gretzky continued to play while she was taken to the hospital. He later defended his actions by saying the officials who were tending to Janet told him there was nothing he could do. [October 1997]
The Gretzky children attend private schools and study 2 languages- French and Spanish and take piano lessons as well.
Hosts late-night infomercial for Jackie Chan's CableFlex Personal Gym. [2002]
Janet's mother, Jean, is the Gretzkys' live-in nanny.
She and daughter Paulina became the first mother-daughter to appear on the Canadian cover of Flare Magazine when Paulina posed for the August 2005 cover and mom Janet had been on the cover 17 years ago - before marrying Paulina's father Wayne Gretzky. On the inside of the magazine, mom and dad along with younger brother Tristan also were photographed for the issue.
On the cover of Playboy and featured in a semi-nude pictorial (March 1987).

Personal Quotes (1)

"I kind of stopped the impact with my face." - on being knocked unconscious by a pane of plexiglass during a 22 October 1997 New York Rangers-Chicago Blackhawks game.

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