Jennifer Diane Grant
February 26, 1966
Burbank, California, U.S.
|Education||Stanford University (1987) She is a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority.|
(m. 1993; div. 1996)
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.
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. 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. 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.
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. The title refers to a favorite expression of his, said in reference to things he approved of or situations he was happy about.
Grant was married to Randy Zisk for three years, but the marriage ended in divorce in 1996.
|1996||The Evening Star||Ellen|
|1998||My Engagement Party||Noa Roth|
|2000||The View from the Swing||Jocelyn Whitaker|
|2005||Welcome to California||Actress / Jennifer|
|2017||Becoming Cary Grant||Herself|
|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"|
|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|
- 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.
- Decker, Cathleen (4 December 1986). "Cary Grant Will Leaves Bulk of Estate to His Widow, Daughter" (Home-Collections). Los Angeles Times.
- Calhoun, Ada (June 3, 2011). "A Daughter Remembers Cary Grant". The New York Times.
- "A new Cary Grant is born". USA Today. 22 August 2008.
- "Update: Jennifer Grant Gives Birth to Son Cary Benjamin" (Moms and Babies). People. 25 August 2008.