Kerri Green became known in the late 1980s thanks to her notable roles
on such films as “The Goonies” (1985), “Summer
Rental” (1985) and “Lucas” (1986). The latter two
films even brought her two Young Artist nominations. Despite the
promising start, Green decided to quit acting to concentrate on her
college study. She later founded the movie production company
Independent Women Artists (IWA) with Bonnie Dickenson. Though she
relatively inactive in the public scene, Green remains to write
screenplays for Hollywood.
Currently, Green resides in Los Angeles, California with husband and children.
Childhood and Family:
Kerri Lee Green was born on January 14, 1967, in Fort Lee, New Jersey.
She was raised in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey and enrolled at Pascack
Hills High School in Montvale, New Jersey. She graduated cum laude with
a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Vassar College.
Kerri Green made her feature acting debut at age 18 in “The
Goonies” (1985), an adventure/comedy film directed by Richard
Donner and scripted by Chris Columbus from a story by executive
producer Steven Spielberg. She received recognition for her portrayal
of cheerleader-turned-adventurer and Brand's love interest Andrea
“Andy” Carmichael on the film. “The Goonies”
was both a commercial and critical success.
Later that same year, Green was cast as one of John Candy and Karen
Austin's three children, Jennifer Chester, on Carl Reiner's comedy
film, “Summer Rental,” which was released on August 9,
1985. She was nominated for a Young Artist in the category of
Exceptional Performance by a Young Actress - Motion Picture for her
work on the film. In the following year, she starred with Corey Haim in
the teen tragicomedy film “Lucas” (1986), where she again
received a Young Artist nomination for Exceptional Performance by a
Young Actress Starring in a Feature Film - Comedy or Drama for her
performance as Maggie. Unfortunately, Green's next film, “Three
for the Road” (1987), a road trip themed comedy which she starred
along side Charlie Sheen, Alan Ruck, Sally Kellerman and Blair Tefkin,
did not do as well.
Green went on to appear in episodes of television series like
“Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color” (1987, playing
Calpernia), “In the Heat of the Night” (1990, playing Karen
Sevrance), “Mad About You” (1992, playing Stacey),
“Cafe Americain” (1994, playing Kelly) and “Murder,
She Wrote” (1994, playing Sara). She also appeared in the
television films “The Burden of Proof” (1992) and
“Tainted Blood” (1993), where she played Kate Granum and
Tori Pattersen, respectively. She returned to feature films with a role
as Rain, one of two seductive aliens who live inside the head of a
renegade police officer, in the independent film “Blue
Green then took an hiatus from acting to attend college. During this
period, she was roommates with Marisa Tomei's brother, Adam, and with
Bioshock developer Ken Levine.
Green finally co-founded a movie production company, Independent Women
Artists, with Bonnie Dickenson. She co-wrote and directed the film
adaptation of a play about teen pregnancy called
In 2000, Green briefly returned to television to guest star as Lynn
Parker in an episode of “ER” called “Match Made in
Heaven.” It was followed by another guest spot in an episode of
“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (2001).
In 2012, Green made her comeback to feature films in Steven R. Monroe's
drama “Complacent,” where she starred as Beth Wilkensen.