Jami Gertz has crafted a distinguished reputation in film, television and theater. Gertz most recently appeared in the NBC hit drama “This is Us.” She also starred in the ABC series “The Neighbors,” and in the Jeff Garlan’s feature “Dealin’ with Idiots.” Gertz appeared on ABC’s Emmy Award-winning comedy “Modern Family” and the hit cable series “Entourage,” opposite Jeremy Piven. She starred with Piven again in Scott Marshall’s “Keeping Up With the Steins,” as well as Gary Marshall, Darryl Hannah and Doris Roberts.
For four seasons, Gertz starred on the hit comedy “Still Standing,” opposite Mark Addy. In addition, she portrayed the title role on ABC’s “Gilda Radner: It’s Always Something,” based on Radner’s autobiography.
In 2002, Gertz received an Emmy nomination for her role on the critically acclaimed television series “Ally McBeal,” where she guest starred in a four-episode arc. She is also widely recognized for her role as a sex therapist in “Twister” opposite Bill Paxton, and for her roles with Dylan McDermott in the romantic comedy “Jersey Girl,” in “Less Than Zero” (based on the best selling novel by Bret Easton Ellis) with James Spader and Robert Downey, Jr., and in “The Lost Boys” with Kiefer Sutherland and Jason Patric.
Gertz was discovered at age 16 in a nationwide talent search for the sitcom “Square Pegs” with Sarah Jessica Parker. Since then, she has appeared on a number of hit television shows, including “Seinfeld,” “ER” and “Dream On.”
On stage she appeared in the Off-Broadway production of Garry Marshall’s “Wrong Turn at Lung Fish” with the late George C. Scott and Tony Danza. She also starred in “Come Back Little Sheba” with Tyne Daly and “Out of Gas on Lover’s Leap” with Jason Patric.
In 2007, Gertz formed Lime Orchard Productions, a television and film production company. The company produced “A Better Life” in 2011, directed by Chris Weitz and starring Demian Bichir, which earned him a Best Actor Academy Award nomination.