Jami Gertz Net Worth 2020, Biography, Career, and Marital Life
Jami Gertz Net Worth 2020 – Known for her roles in The Lost Boys, Twister, Less Than Zero, Crossroads and Quicksilver, Jami Gertz is a celebrated American actress.
She has also appeared in various television series including Square Pegs, Still Standing and The Neighbors.
In Still Standing, she played one half of working-class couple based in Chicago who tries to teach their children good values even though they never quite outgrew their own teenage mentality.
Jami Beth Gertz was born on the 28th of October, 1965, in Chicago, Illinois. She grew up with her parents and two brothers – Scott and Michael – in Glenview, a wholesome suburb.
Her father, Walter Gertz was a builder and contractor and her mother was Sharyn Gertz.
Jami is Jewish and was raised in a Conservative Judaism household, along with her siblings.
The young actress attended Maine East High School in Park Ridge, Illinois. After High School, she studied Drama at New York University.
The actress was discovered when Norman Lear, an American television writer, and producer, set up a nationwide talent search. She was cast, alongside Andrew Dice Clay, at a young age in an episode of Diff’rent Strokes.
She later had a recurring role as a friend and schoolmate of one of the lead characters on The Facts Of Life.
Later, she was cast in Square Pegs as one of the main cast members – other cast members included Sarah Jessica Parker and Amy Linker.
The Chicago native appeared in her first film, Endless Love, in 1981. While her role was only a bit brief, things began looking up for her career when she was cast like Robert Downey Jr’s ‘friend-with-benefit’ in Less Than Zero.
Shortly after that, she appeared as a ‘half-vampire’ in 1987’s hit movie, The Lost Boysopposite Jason Patric and Kiefer Sutherland.
In the early 90s, she took a break from Hollywood and moved to Paris where she worked as a scent designer for Lanvin when she returned to Los Angeles, she was cast in a supporting but key role in 1996’s hit disaster movie, Twister, opposite Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton.
Other films she starred in include Jersey Girl, Crossroads, Solarbabies and Listen To Me, contributing to a successful career.
Many people don’t realize this but Jami is married to the billionaire, Antony Ressler.
The couple got married in 1988 and they have three sons together – Oliver Jordan Ressler who was born in 1992, Nicholas Simon Ressler who was born in 1995, and Theo Ressler born in 1998.
In 2011, Jami and her husband were named ‘the number-one donor to the charity of any celebrity’ by the Giving Back Fund. This is only proof of their very charitable nature.
Presently, they live in the very exclusive Beverly Park community which is also home to several celebrities including Denzel Washington, Reba McEntire, Samuel L. Jackson, Sylvester Stallone, Eddie Murphy, and Magic Johnson.
They also have a vacation home in Malibu, California. They are members of the Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles as well.
Jami Gertz Net Worth
Jami Gertz is an American actress and philanthropist who have a net worth of $2 billion.