Character: Iris Garvey
Jennifer Grey recently won Season 11 of the hit ABC show “Dancing With the Stars.” Grey is best known for her now-iconic performance as Frances “Baby” Houseman in the beloved classic film “Dirty Dancing,” opposite Patrick Swayze. Her work in that film earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. Grey’s varied career has spanned almost 30 years, with credits in films such as “The Cotton Club,” “Red Dawn,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Bloodhounds of Broadway,” “Bounce” and David Mamet’s “Red Belt.” On television, Grey portrayed herself on the sitcom “It’s Like, You Know,” by “Seinfeld” co-producer Peter Mehlman. She starred in numerous television movies, including “The Westside Waltz” with Shirley MacLaine, Liza Minnelli and Kathy Bates; HBO’s “Fallen Angels — A Dime a Dance,” for which she received a Cable Ace Nomination for Best Actress; “Murder in Mississippi” and “The Road to Christmas,” opposite her husband, Clark Gregg.
Grey appeared in a recurring role in David Milch’s HBO series “John From Cincinnati” and has also guest-starred on “Friends” and “The New Adventures of Old Christine.” Jennifer most recently appeared as a guest star on the FOX hit series “House.” The daughter of Broadway legend Joel Grey, and the granddaughter of famed Yiddish musician-comedian Mickey Katz, Jennifer Grey got her start in the New York theater, starring first in the off-Broadway hit “Album” and later on Broadway in “The Twilight of the Golds.”
Grey lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their daughter.
Iris Garvey is a mother and wife with wholesome family values and a desire to see her son, Zack, reach his potential. When she meets Zack’s new friend, Natalie, she’s relieved that girls are showing interest in him. But, as his behavior changes, their relationship suffers. Iris suspects that Zack is engaging in illegal activities, but she has no idea how far he’s gone.