Kevin and I were watching a Square Pegs marathon a few months ago (I love that show) and he mentioned to me that Jami Gertz, who played the perpetually preppy Muffy Tepperman, owns our hometown NBA team, the Atlanta Hawks. After some Googling, I discovered that he was correct. Jami’s husband, Tony Ressler, purchased the team in 2015 for $720 million. Back in May, Jami was the public face of the team at the draft lottery, freaking out fans in the process.
Just making sure you’re all aware that JAMI GERTZ OWNS THE ATLANTA HAWKS. #NBADraftLottery pic.twitter.com/J5azxUpHRR
— Mara Reinstein (@MaraReinstein) May 16, 2018
Am I the only late 40s male who is trying to process Jami Gertz (16 Candles and other 80s movie classics) owning the Hawks and being onstage at The NBA Draft lottery? pic.twitter.com/1GJEaXAq2Y
— Rob Brown (@rbb_brown) May 16, 2018
The Hollywood Reporter recently spoke with Jami about her new role – and sadly didn’t ask her where the heck her character went on This is Us. (Jami played Kate’s boss on one episode in the first season, only to disappear and never return…but, I …read more