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Overview (3)

Born in Chicago, 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 Twister (1996), The Lost Boys (1987) and Still Standing (2002). She has been married to Antony Ressler since June 16, 1989. They have three children.

Spouse (1)

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

Trivia (13)

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). Both are also mentioned in Bret Easton Ellis' 1991 novel, American Psycho.
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.
She is one of the wealthiest women in America. Her husband is a major partner in an investment firm and worth almost 1.5 billion dollars. They are also co-owners of the Milwaukee Brewers.
Jami, and her husband own the NBA team the Atlanta Hawks.

Personal Quotes (7)

[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.
There have been times when I've been in the bathroom and someone that saw me come in and says, "Can you spare a square?"
Endless Love was really the first time I ever did a movie, and I remember Brooke Shields just being so sweet to me.
I kind of missed out on part of high school. Like, my junior and senior year. And I didn't go to college, really, so I kind of missed out on all of that. Sixteen Candles was just my way to be at a big high-school party.
Jason Patric taught me how to throw a football in Madrid.
I'm just gonna say this: I had never seen 3rd Rock From The Sun or ALF. I did watch Mork & Mindy and loved it. I was a huge fan of Mork & Mindy when that was around. But there was a good 10 years where I was having my children, and I realized that, in those 10 years, I missed a lot of television.

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