Jennifer Grant

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Jennifer Grant
Jennifer Diane Grant

(1966-02-26) February 26, 1966 (age 54)
EducationStanford University (1987) She is a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority.
Years active1993–present
Randy Zisk
(m. 1993; div. 1996)
Parent(s)Cary Grant
Dyan Cannon

Jennifer Diane Grant (born February 26, 1966) is an American actress, the only child of actors Cary Grant and Dyan Cannon. She is best known for roles in the television series Beverly Hills, 90210 and Movie Stars.

Early life[edit]

Jennifer and Cary Grant, Gerald Ford (top center), maid Willie in 1976 at the Century Plaza Hotel President's Suite, Los Angeles.

Jennifer Grant was born on February 26, 1966, in Burbank, California. Her parents divorced when she was only two years old. The reasons given for their divorce were that her father was unable to find his "perfect wife"; in addition, there was a 33-year age difference. Jennifer had a close relationship with her father for the rest of his life. Partly because her father did not want her to become an actress, she tried other things for several years. As a teenager during high school at Brentwood School in Los Angeles and on break from college, she worked as a babysitter, stock clerk at the Village store in Pacific Palisades, grocery store checkout cashier at the Rainbow Grocery in Malibu, and waitress at the Pioneer Boulangerie restaurant in Santa Monica.[1] After graduating from Stanford University in 1987 with a degree in American Studies, she worked for a law firm, and followed that with a job as a chef at Wolfgang Puck's Spago restaurant in Beverly Hills.[1] When her father died in 1986, he left her half his estate, worth several million dollars; the other half of the estate went to her stepmother Barbara Harris Grant, with whom Jennifer has a close relationship.[2]


In 1993, seven years after her father's death, Grant played her first acting role in the Aaron Spelling television drama Beverly Hills, 90210, in the recurring role of Celeste Lundy. She appeared as a guest star in a variety of shows including Friends, and later appeared in several movies. In 1999, she was the lead actress in the WB television sitcom Movie Stars.


Her memoir, Good Stuff: A Reminiscence of My Father, Cary Grant (2011), is a portrait of her relationship with her father, who was 62 when she was born and who died 20 years later.[3] The title refers to a favorite expression of his, said in reference to things he approved of or situations he was happy about.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Grant was married to Randy Zisk for three years, but the marriage ended in divorce in 1996.

Grant gave birth to a son, Cary Benjamin Grant Page, on August 12, 2008.[4][5] She gave birth to a daughter, Davian Adele Grant, on 23 November 2011.

Volunteer work[edit]

Grant has volunteered as an actress and mentor with the Young Storytellers Foundation.[4][5]



Year Title Role Notes
1996 Savage Nicky Carter
1996 The Evening Star Ellen
1998 Erasable You Stephanie
1998 My Engagement Party Noa Roth
2000 The View from the Swing Jocelyn Whitaker
2005 Going Shopping Quinn
2005 Welcome to California Actress / Jennifer
2015 Ghost Squad Carol Post-production
2017 Becoming Cary Grant Herself


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Moon Over Miami Susie Knight Episode: "Careless Dentist Blues"
1993–1994 Beverly Hills, 90210 Celeste Lundy Recurring role (8 episodes)
1994 Robin's Hoods Episode: "To Heir Is Human"
1994 Time Trax Linda Episode: "The Crash"
1995 Super Dave's Vegas Spectacular Sandi Cosgrove TV series
1995 Friends Nina Bookbinder Episode: "The One with Two Parts: Part 1"
1997 Chicago Sons Jane Episode: "To Have and to Hold"
1997 Walker, Texas Ranger Ellen Garrett Episode: "Days Past"
1997 Ellen Erin Episode: "Roommates"
1998 Guys Like Us Leah Episode: "Maestro's First Crush"
1999–2000 Movie Stars Jacey Wyatt Main role (21 episodes)
2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Sedona Wylie Episode: "Spellbound"
2007 My Daughter's Secret Denise TV film


  1. ^ a b c Grant, Jennifer (2011). Good Stuff: a Reminiscence of My Father, Cary Grant. New York City: Alfred A. Knopf/Random House, Inc. ISBN 978-0-307-26710-8.
  2. ^ Decker, Cathleen (4 December 1986). "Cary Grant Will Leaves Bulk of Estate to His Widow, Daughter" (Home-Collections). Los Angeles Times.
  3. ^ Calhoun, Ada (June 3, 2011). "A Daughter Remembers Cary Grant". The New York Times.
  4. ^ a b "A new Cary Grant is born". USA Today. 22 August 2008.
  5. ^ a b "Update: Jennifer Grant Gives Birth to Son Cary Benjamin" (Moms and Babies). People. 25 August 2008.

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