The strange appearance of Baby From ‘Dirty Dancing’
Jennifer Gray is a cute girl with many notable roles in the Ferris Bueller’s Day Off or Red Dawn movies. But when it comes to Jennifer Gray, people often refer to Dirty Dancing’s Frances “Baby” Houseman in 1987, a good movie. There was a remake of this movie in 2017, but Dirty Dancing in 1987 was really the most loved movie of all ages. And people are curious about Jennifer Gray after 30 years, let’s find out!
She had a car accident
It was a car accident with Matthew Broderick. In the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Gray is Broderick’s older sister but they have a relationship in real life. Before the time of Dirty Dancing was released, the couple had a car accident while on vacation in Ireland. The accident killed two people! But they are not Gray and Broderick.
Gray has scratches and bruises but it’s not serious. However, she had interesting thoughts after the accident. Gray said she was American and she loved America, and she was happy to be a small town’s toast, information from People in 2010.
In fact, Gray gave up her popularity. She did not want to do the work she had done. Gray shared that there were effects on her feelings and body – through People. Gray said she now feels the difference in her head, her body, and her ambition has changed!
Jennifer Gray is with Madonna in Bloodhound of Broadway
Ignoring the car accident, did you know that Gray had a movie she co-starred with Matt Dillon and Madonna? It was Bloodhound of Broadway in 1989 with arguments about Gray’s role. They said that she had a good role (by Variety) but others said it was a bad movie (via New York Times). However, with Madonna, Gray told the world that they were beautiful women, good at dancing, and even good at singing!
Our girl was dating Johnny Depp
A source said that Johnny Depp met Gray, then he wooed her. They really loved each other for a year and they even got engaged, even though we only saw them in a single photo. However, if you look at Johnny Depp at this point, we must be happy for Gray because she was right to leave him! What no one can predict at the time that Gray and Johnny Depp love each other!
The nose job
1989 was Gray’s noisy year when people talked about her film with Madonna, about her love with Johnny Depp, all criticism. However, for those who don’t know, 1989 was also the year that Gray fixed her nose. This is a reckless decision as it will change Gray’s appearance, especially when she is a celebrity – information from People. Perhaps other celebrities will not do so, as Gray did not because her thoughts were different after the car accident. Through an interview on People, Gray said that she wanted to be a wife and a mother!
When TV movies grow strongly…
In the field of Hollywood movies, Gray was not successful. However, she still wants to film, and she participates in movies TV projects. Those are the films about the murder case in the Ku Klux Klan or the role of Mickey Schwerner’s wife … In 1964, Gray starred in the If the Shoe Fits and Criminal Justice projects. In 1991 with Eyes of a Witness, Gray played a doctor and she became a female lawyer in A Case for Murder 1993.
You know, Gray did theater
Besides participating in TV movie projects, Gray is seen in comedy shows at theaters. In 1993, Gray had a role in The Twilight of the Golds. However, once again, popularity did not really reach Gray, and she continued her work at the theaters!
The 2nd nose job of Gray
For the fans of Baby Houseman, they were disappointed because they couldn’t remember the lovely faces of their idols. In the 90s, VHS announced the cartilage pieces from Gray’s surgery, which was the 2nd time that she fixed her nose. The NY Daily News said that Gray had to take a sedative because this “second nose job” was really crazy, it changed Gray’s face and everyone was hard to recognize her.
Gray continued to work, but she was no longer a celebrity!
After the second time that Gray fixed her nose, she continued working despite the change in appearance. It is possible that during this time, Gray was not known for her famous roles.
Gray was involved in projects that were low-cost, and she was also in TV shows. In 1995, she had a role in the movie Friends. She also had a small role in Fallen Angels, and another comedy was also in 1995. Since then, she has been involved in many movie projects, but all of them are worth playing!
Gray wanted to change her name, she wants the name “Wanda West”
Jennifer Gray of Dirty Dancing is really the peak of her career. And Gray realized that she was no longer a celebrity. Her roles no longer caught the attention. So, she wants a new name for her career.
According to a Newsweek reporter, Gray chose the name Wanda West (an old street in Hollywood). Gray shared that with her new name, she would have a better life. People will not know who she is and a new face will be what she wants. However, Gray did not change her name. Later, Gray stated that she had thrown away a chance!
There was a drama about Gray herself!
From 1999-2001, Gray participated in a TV drama that talked about herself, which was “It’s Like, You Know” on ABC. If you have a chance to film a movie about yourself, what would you think? That was amazing. Gray had the opportunity to talk about her life, and talk about her nose job, information from Washington Post. However, once again, it was an unlucky show, it didn’t have a second season!
In 2001, she married her husband, Clark Gregg
Gray’s life and relationships in Hollywood are topics for tabloids. However, she later found the man of her life, Clark Gregg. They married in 2001. Clark Gregg met Gray in 2000 and they fell in love. Five months after marriage, Gray and Gregg’s daughters were born. Gray says that she rarely leaves her house because she loves her family, she loves the life she has!
Gray spent her time on her TV series and family. From 2001 to 2008, she participated in Ritual, The Road to Christmas (with her husband), John from Cincinnati, or Keith and Redbelt. And she also had a milestone in her career since she came to voice work.
Gray said she liked this job. People may not see her face but can still hear her voice. Gray voiced the various characters of Phineas and Ferb, Louisa Patel, Gevaarlijk, and Dockpoint.
Spinal surgeries and the war on cancer of Gray
Since the 1987 car accident, Gray has wounds and they become serious after a long time. Information from People revealed that Gray had endured pain for four days due to ligaments. While being treated with the Advil and ice packs, Gray had a contract with “Dancing with the Stars”. Encouraged by Michael J. Fox and Jamie Lee Curtis, Gray decided to join the project. However, the most important thing is her health condition!
Gray’s doctors said her spinal cord was compressed, and it could lead to paralysis symptoms with a fall or something similar. Gray needed to do two spinal surgeries to remove a tumor, which is a complete thyroid. And in fact, she needed two more surgeries.
After four surgeries, Gray had a titanium plate in her neck but she was safe. And when health is restored, Gray needs to complete the DWTS. Through an interview with Good Morning America, Gray said that movement was a great thing, it was an important change in her life.
The winner of “Dancing with the Stars” is Gray!
At the 11th season Dancing with the Stars, Gray became the winner. She told People that behind this victory was one week with seven days of practice, six hours a day. When Gray danced, she felt that she had missed too many things, she said it was like the feeling that you had a delicious food after 23 years of not eating anything!
Before becoming the winner of Dancing with the Stars, Gray answered the reporter that if she made mistakes while dancing, it did not tell her true self. After that, she won the contest with the highest score! A wonderful and worthy result for Gray’s efforts. Congratulations Gray!
Did you know that, before the “final night”, Gray broke a disc in her spine. Through People, Gray said that she didn’t think of winning. She has three months to learn to dance. She felt that she was a lucky person and the experience of the Dancing with the Stars competition was too great!
Amazon’s Red Oaks
In 2014, Gray joined the Amazon’s Red Oaks TV series. In this film, she plays Judy, David’s mother, a tennis coach. In an interview with After Ellen, Gray talks about her character in Amazon’s Red Oaks who has interesting thoughts about marriage, maybe her love is a woman, maybe not a man. This idea is too new and she has never experienced it before!
Gray and the LA Women’s March
In January 2017, Gray attended L.A. Women March. Before the parade, Gray posted an image on Instagram that she wore an interesting shirt. Gray’s shirt has many meanings, it is related to the leaked tape of President Donald Trump, it is about Dirty Dancing and feminism. And Lance Bass of ‘N Sync said that it was March’s most beautiful shirt.
Gray refused a role in the remake of Dirty Dancing
Why did she make such a decision? Gray said that she had received an offer with Dirty Dancing’s remake project and she was happy because it was a wonderful memory in her life. But really, this project is not suitable for Gray, she shares with The Hollywood Reporter. She said that she really wanted to see Baby again and new inspiration from a young actor.
However, it is an unappreciated film. Entertainment Weekly said that if Gray joined the movie, everything could be better!
Gray and new projects
Gray is really a talented artist. Ignoring the mess about her “nose job”, Gray proved her talent from dancing to singing and voice acting. So people continue to be curious about Gray’s next projects!
Although we don’t have the exact information about what Gray will do in the near future, she’s ready and she won’t stop at this point.