Jami Gertz is an actor and film producer from the United States. She starred in several films and television shows throughout the 1980s, including The Lost Boys, Less Than Zero, Crossroads, Square Pegs, and The Facts of Life. Gertz is married to Anthony Ressler, a wealthy investor, and they have three children together.
Early Life of Jami Gertz
Jaimi Gertz was born on October 28, 1965, in Chicago, Illinois. Before attending NYU, she was a student at Maine East High School. Her acting career began in the early 1980s. In 1981, she made her screen debut in On the Right Track.
Career of Jami Gertz
Jami got his start in the 1980s on shows including “Square Pegs,” “Diff’rent Strokes,” “The Facts of Life,” “Family Ties,” and “Dreams.” She began acting in films in the mid-1980s, with co-starring parts in “Sixteen Candles,” “Solarbabies,” “Less Than Zero,” and “The Lost Boys.” She worked as a perfume designer for Lanvin for a few years before returning to the United States and restarting her acting career in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
She had a recurring role as Dr. Nina Pomerantz in the television series E.R. in 1997. She would go on to guest star or co-star in shows including “Sibs,” “Seinfeld,” “Ally McBeal,” “Still Standing,” and “Shark,” among others. Orman Lear spotted Jami during a countrywide talent hunt. In 1981, she made her professional acting debut in the film On the Right Track as Big Girl.
In the 1980s, she also featured in ads for products including Diet Pepsi. Her first television appearance was in Square Pegs. From 1982 to 1983, she played Muffy Tepperman in 20 episodes. In the 1987 film Less Than Zero, Jami played Blair with Robert Downing Jr. The film is one of her most well-known works to date. Ally McBeal earned Gertz a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2001. In the biographical television film “Gilda Radner: It’s Always Something,” Jami played Gilda Radner in 2002. She has a recurring role as Marlo Klein in the sitcom Entourage from 2009 to 2010. Jami had a notable cameo in the television show “Modern Family” in 2011. She appeared in 44 episodes of The Neighbors between 2012 and 2014. She’s also starred in movies including “Twister” and “Keeping Up with the Steins.”
Twister earned her a Razzie Award nomination in 1997. Aside from her acting, she’s also a successful entrepreneur. Lime Orchard Productions, which Gertz founded in 2010, is a production firm. In 2011, the business produced the film A Better Life, which was a hit. Unfortunately, after five years of attempting to make the firm successful, Gertz had to close it down, losing the millions of dollars she had invested.
Personal Life of Jami Gertz
In 1989, Jami married businessman Antony Ressler. Tony co-founded Apollo Global Management, a private equity business, a year after they married.
Net Worth of Jami Gertz
Jami Gertz has a $3 billion net worth as an actress, sports club owner, and philanthropist.
Physical Appearance of Jami Gertz
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