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Jami Gertz Biography, Early Life, Career, Net Worth

Jami Beth Gertz is an accomplished American actress with a diverse career in film and television. Gertz gained fame for her early roles in popular movies such as Crossroads the Lost Boys Less Than Zero and Quicksilver.

She is also known for her roles as Judy Miller in the CBS sitcom Still Standing and Debbie Weaver in the ABC sitcom The Neighbors. Gertz has performance in the 1996 blockbuster movie Twister further established her as a talented actress.

In addition to her acting career, Gertz is also a part owner of the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association along with her husband Tony Ressler.

Early life 

Jami Gertz an American actress, was born on October 28, 1965, in Chicago Illinois. She grew up in Glenview and attended public schools before graduating from Maine East High School.

Her parents Sharyn and Walter Gertz were in the construction business and she has two brothers Michael and Scott. Gertz was raised in the Conservative Jewish tradition and still identifies as Jewish.

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Early Career 

Gertz began her acting career after being discovered in a nationwide talent search by Norman Lear. She studied drama at NYU and appeared in one episode of Diff’rent Strokes and had a recurring role on The Facts of Life as Blair’s friend Boots St. Clair.

Gertz made her film debut in the 1981 romance film Endless Love and followed it up with a co-starring role in the 1982-83 TV sitcom series Square Pegs. She gained attention for her starring role in 1987’s Less than Zero and also starred in The Lost Boys that same year.

After working as a scent designer for Lanvin in Paris, Gertz returned to the US and landed a key supporting role in the 1996 blockbuster Twister. She also appeared in other films including Solarbabies, Crossroads, Listen to Me, The Boyfriend School, and Jersey Girl.

In addition, she had a recurring role as Dr. Nina Pomerantz during the 1997 season of ER and made a memorable appearance on Seinfeld as one of Jerry’s girlfriends who worked as a phone sex operator.

Although she was reportedly offered the role of Rachel Green on Friends, Gertz declined the opportunity.

Career Achievement 

Jami Gertz has had a successful career as an actress with notable roles in film and television. She is known for her performances in films such as Less than Zero, The Lost Boys, and Twister. On television, she gained popularity for her roles in the sitcoms Square Pegs, Still Standing, and The Neighbors.

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In addition to her acting career, Gertz is also a philanthropist and has been involved in various charitable causes. She and her husband Tony Ressler are part owners of the Atlanta Hawks basketball team and are actively involved in community outreach and charitable initiatives.

Jami Gertz Net Worth

Jami Gertz has an estimated net worth is $3 billion, largely due to her and her husband’s investments in various industries, including sports teams as well as their philanthropic endeavors. While she has had a successful acting career her net worth is not solely attributed to that.


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