Janet Jones Biography
Janet Jones is an American actress best known for her roles on Police Academy 5, Assignment, Miami Beach, Alpha Dog and A league of their own.
Janet Jones Age
She was born on January 10, 1961, in Bridgeton, Missouri, USA. She is 58 years old as of 2019.
Janet Jones Husband
She is married to retired ice hockey Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky.
Janet Jones Kids
She has two daughters with husband Wayne Gretzky, Paulina Gretzky and Emma Gretzky and sons Ty Gretzky, Tristan Gretzky and Trevor Gretzky.
Janet Jones Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $10 million dollars.
Janet Jones Height
She is 1.75 m tall.
Janet Jones and Husband Gretzky
Janet Jones Career
One of her earliest appearances was as a contestant on Merv Griffin’s syndicated US television program Dance Fever in 1979, and then later as a member of the dance duo Motion, dancing choreographed routines with the show’s host, Deney Terrio.
She performed in Annie 1982, Staying Alive 1983 and Snow White Live 1980, and had a bit part in The Beastmaster 1982. She also had a small role in the musical comedy, Grease 2 1982.
Her big break came in The Flamingo Kid 1984, which was followed by the film version of A Chorus Line 1985. In 1986, she appeared in American Anthem, co-starring gymnast Mitch Gaylord and, in 1987, she appeared on the cover and in a semi-nude pictorial in the March issue of Playboy.
Other credits include 1988’s Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach and the baseball film A League of Their Own 1992 with Geena Davis, Rosie O’Donnell, and Madonna.
She served as host of an infomercial for Jackie Chan and as the “master instructor” for a workout video produced by The FIRM. She and daughter Paulina were featured in the movie Alpha Dog.
Playing on her surname, she appeared in a 1986 TV commercial endorsing Jones Sausage along with other people who shared her last name.
Janet Jones Movies
- A league of their own
- American Anthem
- The Flamingo Kid
- Police Academy 5
- A chorus line
- Alpha Dog
- Grease 2
- The Beastmaster
- Staying Alive
- The Sound and The Fury
- Two Tickets to Paradise
Janet Jones American Anthem
American Anthem is a 1986 American sports drama film produced by Lorimar Motion Pictures and released in North America by Columbia Pictures. It was directed by Albert Magnoli and starred Mitch Gaylord and Janet Jones.
The subject of the film was a football player turned gymnast who was seeking to join the United States Olympic gymnastics team. Gaylord was a member of the gold-medal U.S. men’s gymnastics team at the 1984 Summer Olympics.
Janet Jones Flamingo Kid
She acted in the 1984 movie, Flamingo Kid.
Janet Jones Police Academy 5
She acted as kate in the movie.
Janet Jones Grease 2
Janet Jones Instagram
Janet Jones Interview
INTERVIEW: JANET JONES, HAPPINESS EXPERT
What inspired you to write the book?
Janet Jones: On the day that I was to call the doctors to get an appointment, I picked up the mail before I picked up the phone, and I always say this is a little miracle that came into my life because it introduced me to the power of positive thinking. This booklet, it was bright red – I still have it – and on the front, it said: ‘Achieve the impossible and break through to an extraordinary and fulfilling life.’ I realized that was what I wanted. We’re not looking for riches or anything, we just want to be fulfilled.
It was basically an introduction to a guy called Napoleon Hill and through that, I learned these 13 principles to happiness and success, so I started to follow them, and completely changed my life.
From there I ended up hiking in Machu Picchu and came back determined to live my dream of being a photographer, so it sent me on a brand new journey. Fast forward to 2010 and the Napoleon Hill Foundation contacted me and commissioned me to make images that represented these 13 principles that had totally saved my life.
It was for a book called The Path to Riches but a lot of people were showing interest in the images and how those images could help them in life. So that took me on a backward route to becoming a happiness expert and mentor. I set up seminars and workshops, then people started asking me for my book.
I realized the time had come to write it but I also knew it was going to take quite a lot out of me because I was going to have to be honest about my story. If I could be someone else’s red booklet that would be absolutely fantastic.
Why is it that you find people respond so well to the 13 images?
Janet Jones: We know that an image speaks a thousand words but nobody really knows why. So when I started writing the book I thought: I have to explain this.
It’s actually down to the visual part of our brain, so when we see things the message of what you see is transferred to the thalamus part of the brain and the thalamus then sends that visual information to the visual cortex, which is half a billion brain cells at the back of the brain. It’s really very powerful. It’s the visual part of our brain that encourages specific actions, so we’ll take different actions on different things that we see.
Can anyone become a happiness millionaire?
Janet Jones: Yes, I believe anyone can. They have to want to do it and believe they can do it and take the actions to do it – these 13 principles. The first principle is to have a desire, to be able to see what you’re living for, and without that, we get lost and life seems meaningless. So that’s the first thing we have to focus on.
There needs to be something that wakes you up. There’s a saying: ‘When the pain is great enough you’ll take action’, and so for me when I had the breakdown the pain was great enough.
Do you believe that seasonal affective disorder is a real thing?
Janet Jones: It’s scientifically shown that when we lack Vitamin D it affects our mood. I once had someone in one of my workshops who really suffered with that and by autumn time was already dreading it. I got her to look at it completely differently and we started talking about the great opportunity to eat soup and wrap up warm with lovely scarves.
So she started knitting scarves and started looking forward to wintertime! The mind is such a powerful thing and if we can analyze how we are seeing certain scenarios – if they are causing us trouble – and then challenge how we see it, we can see it in a more helpful way.
That’s when we improve our level of happiness. Going out running, seeing pretty pictures, they keep you afloat but they don’t give you a proper route to happiness; but changing perceptions gives you a real route to fulfillment.
What happens in a happiness workshop?
Janet Jones: We go through all the principles and I’ve got exercises that I do with people because it’s about challenging people’s perceptions. I can’t tell anybody how they should see life but I can help them to view life differently. The principles give people the courage to make a difficult decision. It’s about getting on the path that’s right for you.
What makes you most happy?
Janet Jones: I wake up happy! The thing that makes me really happy is going walking around the hills. I live in the Pennines so I find that if something’s bothering me then I just put my hiking boots on and go walking in nature.
Define what it means to be happy.
Janet Jones: To define happiness is about discovering you’re true you. It’s about being authentic – and I know that word gets thrown around a lot – but when you know your true you then you stand confidently in your life and you attract what’s right for you. Altogether that makes for a happy place.
What time of the day are you most happy?
Janet Jones: Early morning when I take a walk.
What’s your favorite color?
Janet Jones: Purple – it’s my spirit color.
Last book you read?
Janet Jones: Le Petit Prince, it’s bilingual because I’m learning to speak French.
Last thing you ate?
Janet Jones: I just had a baked potato with cheese – it made me happy!
Last thing you bought?
Janet Jones: A bar of dark chocolate.