Who is Kerri Green?
When the family comedy “The Goonies” was released back in 1985, one of the favorite characters was Andrea ‘Andy’ Carmichael, a red-haired girl with green eyes, a high-school cheerleader who became one of the adventurers in the search for a legendary pirate’s long-lost treasure. If you ever wanted to know more about the actress who portrayed this character and where she is now, you are in the right place. Let us introduce you to the life and career of Kerri Lee Green, whose acting debut brought her international recognition and a ‘teen-star’ mark.
Besides the mentioned role, she has 15 more acting credits, particularly well-known as a writer, producer and director of the 1999 movie “Bellyfruit”, a drama about three differing teenage girls who had the same problems dealing with pregnancy, confusion, drugs, and poverty. Although the movie had no award nominations, it was well accepted by the audience and critics.
Early life and education
Kerri Green was born under the zodiac sign of Capricorn on 14 January 1967, in Fort Lee, New Jersey USA; she holds American nationality although she comes from a family of Ashkenazi Jews.
She was raised in Woodcliff Lake, a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, by her parents about whom little is known. She also hasn’t spoken about having any siblings, thus it’s assumed that she was raised as an only child.
Kerri attended Pascack Hills High School, and upon matriculating in 1985, she enrolled at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, from which she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, in 1989.
Roles in movies
As mentioned, Kerri made her acting debut portraying Andy in “The Goonies” in 1985, and the same year, she was cast to play Jennifer Chester in the comedy movie “Summer Rental”, also starring Rip Torn, Richard Crenna and John Candy, which had three award nominations, including Kerri’s for the Young Artist Award for Exceptional Performance by a Young Actress – Motion Picture.
In the following year, Kerri portrayed Maggie in “Lucas”, a romantic comedy drama written and directed by David Seltzer, and for her performance, Kerri was again nominated, this time for the Young Artist Award for Exceptional Performance by a Young Actress Starring in a Feature Film – Comedy or Drama.
Kerri’s next role came in 1987, when cast to play Robin Kitteredge in “Three for the Road”, a comedy drama also starring Charlie Sheen and Alan Ruck, followed by her role as Tori Pattersen in the 1993 movie “Tainted Blood”, and then in the same year, she was seen as Rain in “Blue Fame”.
Her most recent role was her portrayal of Beth Wilkensen in “Complacent” written and directed by Steven R. Monroe, in 2012 – in one of her interviews, she said: ‘I have always wanted to work with Steven Monroe, and when I read his script, I was blown away! I think ‘Complacent’ hits a nerve that people try so desperately to avoid, which is what I love about Steven’s work.’ Steven said that he wrote this movie especially for Kerri n, adding that he was her fan since he saw her in “The Goonies”, and was happy to have one of the US’ finest actresses back on the big screen.
Roles in series
Kerri made her first television appearance portraying Calpernia in an episode of the series “The Magical World of Disney” in 1987, and then two years later, she guest-starred as Madeline Green in “ABC Afterschool Specials”, followed by her role as Karen Sevrance in the series “In the Heat of the Night” in 1990.
Kerri was cast to play Kate Granum in the TV mini-series “The Burden of Proof”, which was nominated for two Primetime Emmys in 1992, and concurrently with this role, she portrayed Stacey in “Mad About You”, while her next television role came in 1994, when she guest-starred as Sara Ogilvie in an episode of the series “Murder, She Wrote”.
In 2000, she was seen as Lynn Parker in the popular romantic drama “ER”, while her last appearance to date, was her portrayal of Michele Daricek in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” in 2001.
Love life and relationships
Kerri hasn’t been the subject of any rumors and controversies concerning her love life; it’s widely known that she is a married woman, but her husband’s name hasn’t been revealed ‘til today, but it’s known that the two tied the knot back in the late ’90s, and that they have two children together, whose genders and names are also unknown to the public.
As of May 2022, Kerri is still in marriage, she has two children, and lives with her family in Los Angeles, California.
What happened to her?
Since her last big-screen appearance in 2012, Kerri hasn’t been active in the entertainment business, thus many people assumed that she quit acting. Her most recent public appearance was in an episode of the reality-talk show “Reunited Apart” in 2020, and in the same year, she was seen with Steven Spielberg (who directed “The Goonies”) and the rest of the cast together for a virtual No Kid Hungry fundraiser event.
Kerri seems to have chosen to live a very private life away from the public eye, and most of her fans assume that the reason for that was her children, and her wish to be by their side while they are growing up.
She has no social media profiles, although there are several under her name, run by her fans.
It’s known that she co-founded a film production company with Bonnie Dickenson, also an actress and producer, and their company called ‘Independent Women Artist’ produced Kerri’s movie “Bellyfruit”. The company, which was founded in 1997, no longer seems to exist.
Age, height, and net worth
Kerri’s age is 55, and has brown hair (dyed) and green eyes; she weighs around 120lbs and is 5ft 4ins (1.65m), with vital statistics of 34-24-35.
According to sources, the estimated budget for “The Goonies” was $19 million, and the gross worldwide that the movie earned is over $60 million, however, details about Kerri’s salary are not disclosed. As of May 2022, her net worth has been estimated at $3 million, with most of her income earned through her acting career.