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Full NameJami Beth Gertz
First NameJami
Middle NameBeth
Last NameGertz
Birth NameJami Beth Gertz
ProfessionActress, Investor
Birth CityChicago, Illinois
Birth CountryUnited States
Father NameWalter Gertz
Father ProfessionContractor & Builder
Mother NameSharyn Gertz
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseAntony Ressler
No Of Children3
FilmographySquare Pegs (1982- 1983),The Neighbors (2012- 2014),Less Than Zero (1987),Twister (1996)
EducationMaine East High School
Height165 cm
Networth$300 M
Date of BirthOctober 28,1965
Age54 years
Married DateJune 16,1989

Professional since 1981, Jami Gertz's acting career, as well as the business venture, has grabbed her a hefty fortune. She got her career breakthrough from the TV series Square Pegs (1982- 1983) & got further fame through Still Standing (2002- 2006) and The Neighbors (2012- 2014).

Along with her businessman-husband Antony "Tony" Ressler, the co-founder of Apollo Management, Gertz is part-owner of Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

What Is Jami Gertz's Net Worth In 2020?

Indeed a career spanning over 38 years in the acting industry, the Primetime Emmy nominated actress enjoys the perks of her own success.

Online sources cite that 54-year-old Jami has a net worth of $300 million as of March 2020.

Despite these facts, her married life with billionaire husband Tony Ressler also aids in her fortune growth- she is part-owner of NBA team Atlanta Hawks ever since her spouse Tony & his ownership group purchased the franchise in 2015.

American actress & investor Jami Gertz has $300 million net worth in 2020; she made hefty earnings from acting as well as from part-ownership in Atlanta Hawks of NBA
American actress & investor Jami Gertz has $300 million net worth in 2020; she made hefty earnings from acting as well as from part-ownership in Atlanta Hawks of NBA

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Together, she and her husband are worth $3 billion; the Forbes (report of March 26, 2020) states Tony's net worth at $2.7 billion.

Jami's spouse Tony Ressler is co-founder of private equity firms: Apollo Management and Ares Management. Tony's company has managed $136 billion worth of assets.

Part-Ownership In Atlanta Hawks Of NBA: What Is The Team Worth?

Tony Ressler & his ownership group bought the NBA team Atlanta Hawks in 2015 for a reported $730 million, which got Jami Gertz minority stake in the Hawks.

It became the 2nd highest-paid amount for an NBA team, after a $2 billion purchase of Los Angeles Clippers in 2014 by former Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer.

After 3 years of the purchase, the Hawks transformed their Philips Arena to State Farm Arena at a cost of $192.5 million.

Jami & her husband Antony Ressler, the Ares Management co-founder; after Tony bought Atlanta Hawks in 2015, the actress became its minority owner
Jami & her husband Antony Ressler, the Ares Management co-founder; after Tony bought Atlanta Hawks in 2015, the actress became its minority owner

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According to Forbes, the Atlanta Hawks' value as of February 2020 reported at $1.52 billion with a revenue of $251 million.

Furthermore, a member of the investment group led by Mark Attanasio, Jami Gertz and Tony are minority stakeholders of MLB franchise Milwaukee Brewers. 

Gertz's Acting Career Journey

While a student at New York University, Jami was discovered by TV writer & producer Norman Lear & soon made her on-screen debut through the films: On the Right Track and Endless Love; both in 1981.

Thereafter, the Chicago, Illinois-born got a rise to fame after portraying  Muffy Tepperman in Square Pegs (1982-1983, 20 episodes- Season 1) alongside Sarah Jessica Parker.

After notable appearances in Dreams (1984, 12 episodes), Sibs (1991- 1992, 22 episodes) and Ally McBeal (2000- 2002, 6 episodes), Gertz earned the lead role in Still Standing (2002- 2006).

There, she shared the screen with Mark Addy and Jennifer Irwin, appearing in 4 seasons & totaled 88 episodes.

With guest roles in Entourage (2009-10) and Modern Family (2011), the American actress was cast as Debbie Weaver in the sci-fi sitcom The Neighbors (2012- 2014) starring Lenny Venito and Simon Templeman.

Jami Gertz in the 1987 film The Lost Boys
Jami Gertz in the 1987 film The Lost Boys

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So far, Jami record 49 acting credits that also includes her work in movies such as:

  1. Quicksilver (1986)
  2. Crossroads (1986) starring Ralph Macchio
  3. The Lost Boys (1987)- $32.2 million in the box office (the budget was $8.5 million)
  4. Less Than Zero (1987)
  5. Twister (1996)- $494.5 million in the gross collection (over the budget of $92 million)

Did you know? She and Tom Cruise, both made their film debut through Endless Love (1981).

Donations & Philanthropic Works

She has actively associated her husband Tony's foundation, Ressler Gertz Foundation, founded in 1997, which provides grants to other non-profit organizations.

In 2011, the Giving Back Fund named the couple as top-donors in 2010, after they donated $10.569 million to their foundation that reportedly has provided grants to:

  • LA County Museum of Art- $1.7 million
  • Cedar Sinai Medical Center- $400,000
  • Bushrod H Campbell and Adah F Hall Charity Fund- $470,000
  • Alliance for College - Ready Public Schools- $750,000
  • Uja-Federation of New York- $503,000
  • Los Angeles Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2028- $333,333

Where Does She Live?

The multi-millionaire actress Jami Gertz lives in Los Angeles, California & owns a vacation home in Malibu. Though, she prefers to keep her asset detail low-key.

As per Virtual Globetrotting, she bought 13,049 sq ft estate in Los Angeles in 1993, that boasts 7 bedrooms & 10 bathrooms for an undisclosed sum.

Her 4-bedroom & 4-bathroom beachfront house in Malibu, spread on 4,016 sq ft, was purchased in 2001.

The Zillow report the median house price in LA around $859,000 while in Malibu, it values at $3.28 million.

Is Mother Of 3 Children

With her husband of over 30 years, Antony Ressler, she is the mother of 3 children. Jami and Antony married on June 16, 1989, & are together ever since.

Jami Gertz with her husband Tony & 3 children
Jami Gertz with her husband Tony & 3 children

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They are parents to 3 sons: Oliver Jordan (born on May 6, 1992), Nicholas (February 17, 1995) and Theo (born in 1998).

Short-Bio: When & Where Was Jami Born? 

Jami (birth name Jami Beth Gertz) was born on October 28, 1965, in Chicago, Illinois, the USA, to Walter Gertz & Sharyn Gertz. Her father was a builder & contractor.

Raised alongside 2 brothers: Michael and Scott, Gertz attended Maine East High School & graduated in 1983

An American by nationality, Jami hails from an Ashkenazi Jewish family.

Updated On Thu Mar 26 2020 Published On Thu Mar 26 2020 By CRM