- Full name: Kerri Lee Green
- Net Worth: $2 million
- Occupation: Actress, co-founder of Independent Women Artists film Production Company
- Birthday: January 14th, 1967
- Birthplace: Fort Lee, New Jersey
- Birth Sign: Capricorn
- Marital status: Married
- Kids: Two children
What makes Kerri Green famous?
Although the name Kerri Green may not ring a bell for Millenials, people who were born in the 1970s and 1980s most likely remember her in the role of cheerleader Andrea Andy Carmichael from the cult 1985 film “The Goonies.”
She also starred in several other teen flicks from the 1980s, including the 1985 “Summer Rental,” and in the 1986 film “Lucas” where she partnered with Charlie Sheen and Corey Haim.
Read on to find out more about Kerri Green, her career, her personal life, as well as her whereabouts in 2020.
Kerri Green’s early life and education
Kerry Lee Green was born in Fort Lee, New Jersey, on January 14th, 1967. She grew up in Woodcliff Lake.
Kerry became interested in acting from a very early age, which is evident from the fact that she attended drama classes in Pascack Hills High School, where she studied and graduated.
After graduating from high school, Kerry went directly into acting.
Later, in 1994, she enrolled at Vassar College to study art. While in college, she was roommates with Marisa Tomei’s brother Adam, and with the developer of the “BioShock” videogame series Ken Levine.
The beginning of her successful career
Kerri Green decided that she will become an actress in 1984 while she was still in high school. Instead of joining her classmates to summer camp, she stayed home to go to an audition.
The audition was for “The Goonies,” and director Steven Spielberg himself was at young Kerri’s audition.
Spielberg and the casting crew gave Kerri the role of Andy, a cheerleader who turns into an adventurer.
As you probably know, “The Goonies” became a huge success when it was released in 1985. It helped make not only Kerri famous but also launched the careers of her co-stars Corey Feldman, Sean Astin and Jeff Cohen.
Following her super successful debut, Kerri went on to achieve additional fame with her next roles. She starred alongside John Candy and Richard Crenna in the 1985 “Summer Rental” movie. Then in 1986, the young actress got a lead role in “Lucas,” where she starred with Corey Haim and Charlie Sheen.
By that time, Green had become one of the most popular teenage girls in the USA and worldwide, thanks to her acting skills and the fun, adventurous roles she had landed so far.
Unfortunately, her next project – “Three for the Road” with Charlie Sheen and Alan Ruck did not have the success of her previous films.
She also appeared in an indie film titled “Blue Flame,” and on an episode of “Heat of the Night,” as well as Paul’s secretary in 2 episodes of the TV comedy series “Mad About You.”
It was then when Kerri decided to go back to school and focus on her education.
Later career and retirement from acting
In the mid-1990s, Kerri became more focused on her education and landed only minor parts in TV series, as well in “The Burden of Proof” from 1992, and in “Tainted Blood” in 1993, where she stepped into the role of Tori Patterson.
In the late 1990s, Kerri Green graduated from Vassar College, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts.
Although she remained determined to continue her career in the entertainment industry, after graduating from college, Kerri decided to start a film production company and focus on behind-the-camera roles more than on acting.
She co-founded Independent Women Artists along with Bonnie Dickenson. In 1999, she and Dickenson wrote and directed “Bellyfruit,” which is an adaptation of the play of the same name and is about teenage pregnancy.
In the early 2000s, Kerri returned to acting and appeared in several minor roles once again, including in TV series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” and in the movie “Complacent” in 2010.
Following these acting stunts, Green decided to retire from acting altogether.
Kerri Green’s personal life
Kerri Green has been very private about her personal life, so very little is known. The only thing sure is that she got married in the late 1990s and has two children. Neither the name of her partner, nor the age nor names of her children are publicly known.
Reportedly, she and her family currently live in New York.
Green’s net worth
Although she was highly successful in the 1980s, Kerri Green has been out of public view for more than a decade, which though has not affected her net worth of approximately $2 million earned from her early successful roles in “The Goonies,” “Summer Rental,” “Lucas” and others.
Plus, she has added to her income as a young actress, from her work behind the scenes at her production company – Independent Women Artists.
What is Kerri Green doing now?
Even though we couldn’t find a website for her production company, claims are that Kerri Green is still running Independent Women Artists.
She has not appeared on screen since the 2000s when she returned to acting for several small roles in a TV series and a film.
Green is most probably living a happy life with her partner and two kids, away from the spotlight.
It looks like her concerns for her privacy and the privacy of her family have led her to avoid any public events and social media networks.
Currently, Green doesn’t have an active social media profile or page, but we will be on the lookout, in case she decides to share some details from her whereabouts and her personal life in the future.
Although almost 35 years have passed since “The Goonies” premiered, Steven Spielberg’s adventure movie still has a huge following, and a growing number of fans – young and old.
We are pretty sure that they would love hearing from Kerri Green and finding out what “Andy” has been up to more than three decades later.
So, let’s hope she will lift the curtain a bit, and let us take a peek in the future.