American actor Tracy Reiner is best known for her parts in the movies “When Harry Met Sally” and “Apollo 13.” She was adopted by Penny Marshall’s second husband, director Rob Reiner, and is the product of Penny Marshall’s first marriage to actor Michael Henry. Tracy is regarded as a gifted and intelligent actor, despite the fact that she has not been able to gain significant mainstream success. Her acting career began in 1984 the Garry Marshall, her uncle, directed the movie “The Flamingo Kid.” She then starred in the movie “The Sure Thing,” directed by her dad Rob Reiner. She had a minor part in the Bruce Willis-starring 1988 film “Die Hard” and another minor part in the 1989 film “When Harry met Sally.” She has never quite been seen as playing significant roles. She does, however, demonstrate in her interviews that she is a smart woman with a good awareness of politics and religion.
Early Childhood & Life
In Albuquerque, New Mexico, on July 7, 1964, Tracy Reiner was born to Penny Marshall, who would go on to become a well-known director. Penny’s union with Michael Henry resulted in the birth of Tracy. Tracy resided in New Mexico with her maternal grandparents. Penny, meantime, relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the motion picture business.
When Tracy was eight years old, Penny and the filmmaker Rob Reiner were already married and beginning to see success in their individual fields. Tracy later relocated to Los Angeles to live with her parents after Rob adopted her. She enrolled in dancing and acting classes when she was younger with the goal of pursuing a career in the field in which her parents worked.
She was horrified when she realized she was mingling with so many famous Hollywood elites. She studied the French language at the “Colfax Avenue School” and a French school in Los Angeles. She later attended Bennington College and studied “The History of Storytelling.”
She had begun to show an interest in philosophy, mythology, religion, and art history after graduating from high school. Her professional objective did not include acting; instead, she preferred writing. She worked odd jobs in eateries in order to make ends meet.
At the age of 13, she had her first appearance in front of the camera for the children’s program “Laverne & Shirley.” She appeared on the program for the following four years, but at first, she detested the spotlight.
Tracy Reiner’s Career
In the 1984 movie “The Flamingo Kid,” which was directed by her paternal uncle Garry Marshall, Tracy made her acting debut. She had a little, unrecognized role as “Polly.”
She acted in movies like “The Sure Thing,” “Nothing in Common,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” and “Big” during the following several years. She did not appear to be devoting enough attention to her acting profession, though, since she was primarily seen reading and studying philosophy.
She made a short appearance in the 1988 cult film “Die Hard,” which starred Bruce Willis. Despite the fact that her parts were too minor to be noticed, she was still attracting attention. She received a lot of attention from the audience and the industry’s filmmakers because she comes from one of the most prominent and accomplished Hollywood families.
She advanced her acting career by showing up in a few popular movies during the late 1980s, including “When Harry met Sally,” “Masque of the Red Death,” and “New Year’s Day.” She garnered a lot of praise for her portrayal in the comedy-drama “A League of Their Own.”
She was requested to repeat her part in the 1993 CBS comedy based on the movie “A League of Their Own.” Tracy and Megan Cavanagh co-starred in a prominent roles. Five episodes of the show were shown before it was canceled as a result of poor viewership. But this was one of the few prominent parts she had ever played.
She had a significant part in the 1995 science fiction movie “Apollo 13,” which starred Tom Hanks in the title role. The movie was hailed as one of the best of the year and was nominated for numerous accolades. Tracy’s portrayal of “Mary” received high praise from the critics and paved the way for bigger parts.
She made an appearance in the critically acclaimed and financially successful 1996 movie “The Thing That You Do!” starring Tom Hanks. She made her acting debut in the independent low-budget movie “Frame by Frame” in 1996, then in 1998, she starred in “With Friends Like These…”.
Her selection of movies suggested that she was not especially interested in pursuing an acting career. Although she had already made a name for herself as a “behind-the-camera person,” she only worked in front of the camera as a means of support.
She appeared in the lesser-known independent film “Straight Right” in 2000, and the following year she appeared in “The New Woman,” another independent.
She co-starred with Anne Hathaway in the teen romantic comedy “The Princess Diaries” in 2001. She portrayed a nurse in “Riding in Cars with Boys” that same year. In the following few years, she added more movies to her resume, including “Raising Helen” and “Saved by the Rules.”
She made an appearance in the 2004 romantic comedy “The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement,” which was a follow-up to “The Princess Diaries.” The movie, unlike the first one, received terrible reviews from critics but did well at the box office.
After starring in the movies “Stay Awake” and “State’s Evidence” in 2006, she took a significant gap from acting to focusing on her marriage and personal life.
In the 2010 film “Valentine’s Day,” which was directed by her uncle Garry Marshall, she made her screen come back. She had the role of a French photographer in a romantic comedy. Despite receiving negative reviews, the movie did well at the box office.
She took a five-year vacation from acting after the success of “Valentine’s Day” until making a comeback in the 2015 independent film “Chloe and Theo.” She portrayed a homeless woman in a drama movie. She will appear as “Mayo Methot” in the historical drama “Bogie and Bacall,” an independent movie set during the height of Hollywood.
Tracy works as a writer and producer in addition to appearing in small roles in numerous high-profile productions. She has also held a development executive position with a number of different film production firms. She is the owner of Manifesto Films Inc., a small independent film production company.
Tracy’s Individual Life
Matthew Theodore Conlan and Tracy Reiner have five kids together and reside in Los Angeles, California.
Tracy Reiner maintains that there are many more elements to film than just acting and that she is primarily intrigued by the specifics of narrative.
Estimated Net Worth
American actress Tracy Reiner has a $4 million dollar net worth. In July 1964, Tracy Reiner was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is Rob Reiner’s adopted daughter and the daughter of Penny Marshall. In 1977, Tracy Reiner made her television debut on Laverne & Shirley.