Currently starring on CBS's comedy series "Still Standing". Jami Gertz's television credits include a featured role in "Square Pegs," on CBS, and guest-starring roles in "Seinfeld," "ER" and "Dream On." She was nominated for an Emmy Award for her guest-starring role in "Ally McBeal." She also starred in the movie "Gilda Radner: It's Always Something" and, on CBS, "Undercover Christmas." Gertz is currently filming "Lucky 13." Her other feature film credits include "Twister," "The Lost Boys," "Less Than Zero" and "Jersey Girl." On stage, she appeared in the Off Broadway production of Garry Marshall's "Wrong Turn at Lungfish" with George C. Scott. She also starred in "Come Back, Little Sheba" and "Out of Gas on Lover's Leap." Gertz was born on October 28, 1965, in Chicago, Illinois. Jami Gertz was born to Walter and Sharyn Gertz. She attended Maine East High School in Park Ridge, IL, then upon graduation, received her professional training at New York University, where she majored in drama. Jami moved to Los Angeles to work on the coming-of-age television series Square Pegs and was soon cast for the leading role in the film Alphabet City. Throughout her career, this brown-eyed beauty has successfully alternated between film, television and theater roles. She made her Los Angeles stage debut in Out of Gas on Lover's Leap with Jason Patric, followed by a role opposite Tyne Daly in the Los Angeles Theater Center production of Come Back, Little Sheba. She starred in the Off-Broadway production of Wrong Turn at Lungfish with George C. Scott and Tony Danza.
Although work continued steady, Jami's presence in the Hollywood spotlight became somewhat sporadic until she landed the part of Bill Paxton's girlfriend in the 1996 hit, Twister.
She lives with her stock investor husband, Tony Ressler, in Los Angeles with their two children, Oliver (1992) and Nicholas (1995).
Jami Gertz plays cool mama in the comedy ''Still Standing''
STILL STANDING is a comedy about high scholl sweethearts Bill and Judy Miller, a blue-collar Chicago couple working to raise their three children responsibly and not lose sight of their own youthfulness. After 17 years of marriage, high school sweethearts Bill (Mark Addy) and Judy Miller (Jami Gertz) still make each other laugh and try to keep their marriage intact, even when their family pulls them in different directions. Judy's unmarried sister, Linda (Jennifer Irwin), butts heads with Bill, and the Millers' precocious teenage daughter, Lauren (Renee Olstead), thinks her parents are uncool. Meanwhile, their uptight, studious son, Brian (Taylor Ball), is just discovering girls, and their youngest child, Tina (Soleil Borda), would prefer to run around naked. In addition to spending time with his family, Bill spends a good deal of time with his best friend, Danny Fitzsimmons (Joel Murray), who is working to raise his own son, who happens to be gay. Since Bill has a far more immature approach to marriage and raising children than Judy does, they work at striking a balance and remembering why they love each other, quirks and all.
As parents who came of age in the 70s, they raise their three children more by the seats of their pants than by the book, trying to do things a bit differently with their kids than their parents did with them, trying to be cool parents. But now they have a teenage daughter, Lauren, who wants a belly-button ring and a son, Brian, who they can't pry away from his computer long enough for him to raise a little hell and enjoy his youth. Thank goodness for the youngest, Tina, who still worships them both.
Jami Gertz is a hot beauty in the ''The Lost Boys''
Director Joel Schumacher's wickedly entertaining mix of horror and comedy sizzles with high-energy music and outstanding performances to please and melt vampire enthusiasts. With detail concentrating on fast, smart and witty dialogue, morphine vampires, creepy and atmospheric mood enhancers and good old fashion gusty heroics. The Lost Boys take you into their darkened world and subject you with sex appeal, allurement, and excitement.
When Lucy Emerson (Dianne Wiest) and her two sons Michael (Jason Patric) and Sam (Corey Haim) move to Santa Carla to live with Grandpa (Barnard Hughes), nobody ever told the boys they were going to live in a place nicknamed the murder capital of the world!
If that wasn't enough to stir up some fear, Michael has the hots for a beauty named Star (Jami Gertz), whose involved with David (Kiefer Sutherland) and his gruesome bike screeching trio, Paul (Brooke McCarter), Dwayne (Billy Wirth) and Marko (Alex Winter), a group of bad seeds that have bones to pick among the residents of Santa Carla.
Lucy starts dating Max (Edward Herrmann), a local video store owner, while Sam finds a piece of Heaven in a comic book store and an unusual welcome and alliance with brothers Edgar (Corey Feldman) and Alan Frog (Jamison Newlander) who work in the store. Michael continues to get more deeply involved with David and in more trouble as his attraction grows stronger for Star and David's hunger grows for Michael. Sam realizes his brother has vamped out, and with the help of Edgar and Alan, they’re going to stake out the situation. But they just can't seem to figure out who the head vampire is.
DVD extras include soundtrack remastered in Dolby digital 5.1, interactive menus, production notes, theatrical trailer, scene access and subtitles.
The soundtrack is stellar! It sets up certain scenes of the movie just as importantly as what you are seeing. Roger Daltrey does a beautiful version of Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me, Echo and the Bunnymen sing a fantastic and trippy version of People are Strange, Tim Cappello rocks and pulsates to the song I Still Believe and Gerard McMann does a mesmerizing performance of Cry Little Sister (theme song). INXS also sing with Jimmy Barnes on two tracks.
The Lost Boys is a hip, extremely fun and classically campy vampire flick, well worth adding to your DVD collection.