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Jami Gertz is a Actor and Producer American born on 28 october 1965 at Chicago (USA)

Jami Gertz

Jami Gertz
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Birth name Jami Beth Gertz
Nationality USA
Birth 28 october 1965 (53 years) at Chicago (USA)

Jami Beth Gertz (born October 28, 1965) is an American actress. Gertz is known for her early roles in the films Sixteen Candles, Crossroads, The Lost Boys, Less Than Zero and Quicksilver, the 1980s TV series Square Pegs with Sarah Jessica Parker, and 1996's Twister, as well as for her roles as Judy Miller in the CBS sitcom Still Standing, and as Debbie Weaver in the ABC sitcom The Neighbors.


Gertz and her husband Antony Ressler (b. July 16, 1959) have three sons: Oliver Jordan Ressler (b. May 6, 1992), Nicholas Simon Ressler (b. February 17, 1995), and Theo Ressler (b. 1998). Gertz and her husband are members of the investment group led by Mark Attanasio that purchased the MLB franchise Milwaukee Brewers. Gertz-Ressler High Academy, a member of The Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools, is named for Jami and her husband.

In 2011, the Giving Back Fund named Gertz and her husband the number-one donor to charity of any celebrity in 2010.

Gertz and her family currently reside in the exclusive Beverly Park community and have a vacation home in Malibu, California.

Best films

Twister (1996)
A Better Life (2011)

Usually with

Jeff Garlin
Jeff Garlin
(1 films)
Walter Hill
Walter Hill
(1 films)
John Hughes
John Hughes
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jami Gertz (25 films)

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Dealin' with Idiots
Directed by Jeff Garlin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Christopher Guest, Fred Willard, Max Wright, Jeff Garlin, Bob Odenkirk, Dave Sheridan
Roles Rosie
Rating54% 2.7057452.7057452.7057452.7057452.705745
According to a press release from IFC Films, the film's distributor, Dealin' with Idiots is about Max Morris, a famous comedian, who decides to get to know the colorful parents and coaches of his son's Little League Baseball team in an attempt to find the inspiration for his next movie.
Lost Holiday: The Jim & Suzanne Shemwell Story, 1h30
Origin USA
Themes Christmas films
Actors Jami Gertz, Dylan Walsh, Aaron Pearl, Brooklynn Proulx
Roles Suzanne Shemwell
Rating57% 2.8653452.8653452.8653452.8653452.865345
Tandis que la plupart des familles s'apprêtent à fêter Noël, Suzanne et Jim se retrouvent pour la première fois depuis leur séparation. Ils partent se promener en motoneige mais sont surpris par une tempête. Leur fille Taryn, restée à la maison, espère que les secours retrouveront vite ses parents. Pendant ce temps, Suzanne et Jim sont obligés de se rapprocher et de laisser de côté leurs différends pour tenter de survivre dans le froid et la neige.
Keeping Up with the Steins, 1h39
Directed by Scott Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Daryl Sabara, Jami Gertz, Jeremy Piven, Larry Miller, Sandra Taylor, Carter Jenkins
Roles Joanne Fiedler
Rating54% 2.7018752.7018752.7018752.7018752.701875
Benjamin Fiedler (Daryl Sabara) is the 13-year-old son of Jewish couple Adam and Joanne Fiedler (Jeremy Piven and Jami Gertz). After attending the elaborate bar mitzvah party for the son of Arnie Stein (Larry Miller) - which was done on a cruise ship, with a Titanic theme - Benjamin's parents decide to go all out for his bar mitzvah. The plan is to rent Dodger Stadium for the bar mitzvah party, complete with movie stars and everything. Adam even books Neil Diamond to sing the National Anthem. However, Benjamin does not want to go through with it, as he does not even understand the words of the haftorah he has to read as part of his bar mitzvah rite. To try to stall the planning, he secretly invites his grandfather Irwin (Garry Marshall), who is now living on an Indian reservation with a New Age woman named Sacred Feather (Daryl Hannah). When Benjamin's grandfather arrives, it puts a kink in the planning - as Irwin had a falling out with his son Adam, both for having left Adam when he was a teenager, and for Adam's own humiliating bar mitzvah. Irwin must then pull off somehow reconciling with his son while helping his grandson deal with the question of what it means to be a "man.
Twister (1996)
, 1h53
Directed by Jan de Bont
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure
Themes La fin du monde, Météorologie, Transport films, Catastrophe climatique, Road movies, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Jami Gertz, Cary Elwes, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Alan Ruck
Roles Dr. Melissa Reeves
Rating62% 3.1499953.1499953.1499953.1499953.149995
In June 1969, 5-year-old Jo Thornton (Alexa Vega), her parents, and the family dog Toby seek shelter in a storm cellar as a powerful F5 tornado. This tornado is so strong that the storm cellar door is ripped off, and Jo's father (Richard Lineback) is pulled into the storm to his death. Jo, her mother (Rusty Schwimmer), and Toby survive.
Jersey Girl, 1h35
Directed by David Burton Morris
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Jami Gertz, Dylan McDermott, Sheryl Lee, Aida Turturro, Molly Price, Star Jasper
Roles Tobi
Rating60% 3.04963.04963.04963.04963.0496
Sal est un yuppie riche et triomphant qui normalement ne ferait pas tout pour obtenir une femme. Mais cette fois c'est quelque chose de spécial et il est sur le point de renoncer à sa position pour son amour...
Sibling Rivalry, 1h28
Directed by Carl Reiner
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Kirstie Alley, Sam Elliott, Jami Gertz, Bill Pullman, Carrie Fisher, Scott Bakula
Roles Jeanine
Rating54% 2.701532.701532.701532.701532.70153
Marjorie Turner has been married for eight years and is tired of her husband Harry's neglect and his snooty relatives, most of them doctors. One day her sister, Jeanine, urges her to break out of her rut and have a fling.
Don't Tell Her It's Me, 1h41
Directed by Malcolm Mowbray
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Steve Guttenberg, Jami Gertz, Shelley Long, Kyle MacLachlan, Mädchen Amick, Beth Grant
Roles Emily Pear
Rating59% 2.952692.952692.952692.952692.95269
Gus Kubicek (played by Guttenberg) is a depressed and overweight cartoonist who recently won a battle against Hodgkin’s disease. His caring sister Lizzie Potts (Long), a nosy romance novelist, responds to his sadness by trying to set him up with a suitable woman. Yet to do so she must make him seem more dynamic and attractive. When Gus falls in love with Emily (Gertz), he adopts the persona of Lobo Marunga, a leather-clad biker from New Zealand.
Silence Like Glass, 1h43
Directed by Carl Schenkel
Origin German
Genres Drama
Actors Jami Gertz, Martha Plimpton, George Peppard, Gayle Hunnicutt, Bruce Payne, Rip Torn
Roles Eva Martin
Rating67% 3.387493.387493.387493.387493.38749
The main character of the film, Eva, is a wealthy, snobbish ballerina who is diagnosed with cancer. She is admitted into the youth cancer ward at a hospital where she is forced into humility by her disease. She rooms with fellow cancer patient Claudia (Martha Plimpton), and the majority of the film revolves around their interactions together in their hospital room. She is treated with 'concern and compassion' by Dr Burton.
Listen to Me, 1h47
Directed by Douglas Day Stewart
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Kirk Cameron, Jami Gertz, Roy Scheider, Amanda Peterson, George Wyner, Christopher Atkins
Roles Monica Tomanski
Rating53% 2.6606652.6606652.6606652.6606652.660665
Listen to Me centers around a group of college students who are members of the debate team at fictional Kenmont College. The two main characters, Tucker Muldowney (Cameron) and Monica Tomanski (Gertz), come from underprivileged backgrounds, having won scholarships to Kenmont for displaying exceptional talent for debating. Both students are taken under the wing of the debate team coach, Charlie Nichols (Scheider), who was a star debater in his youth.
Renegades (1989)
, 1h46
Directed by Jack Sholder
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Buddy films
Actors Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jami Gertz, Robert Knepper, Bill Smitrovich, Clark Johnson
Roles Barbara
Rating54% 2.7032852.7032852.7032852.7032852.703285
Buster McHenry (Kiefer Sutherland) works as an undercover agent for the local police. Currently he investigates on police corruption and is in big trouble when he gets arrested while trying to stop a carjacking. He distracts the suspect with a beer bottle and assaults an officer. His task makes him break the law, he participates in a robbery at an Auction House where a million dollars worth of diamonds are stored. Things really screw up as not only two men are shot, but also an ancient Indian spear is stolen and Buster is wounded.
The Lost Boys, 1h33
Directed by Richard Donner, Joel Schumacher
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Transport films, Motocyclette, Vampires in film, Comedy horror films, Teen movie
Actors Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Haim, Jami Gertz, Corey Feldman, Dianne Wiest
Roles Star
Rating72% 3.6483253.6483253.6483253.6483253.648325
Michael Emerson (Jason Patric) and his younger brother, Sam (Corey Haim), move with their recently divorced mother, Lucy (Dianne Wiest), to the beach community of Santa Carla, California. The family moves in with Lucy's father (Barnard Hughes), a cantankerous and eccentric old man who lives on the outskirts of town and enjoys taxidermy as a hobby.