Gertz serves as a board director for the Melanoma Research Alliance, the largest nonprofit funder of melanoma research.
Bored with a nursing major in college, she took theatre as an elective, which landed her in Los Angeles, with a career working in film, television, and stage.
She can be seen in films such as Jason Reitman's Oscar-nominated Up in the Air and the upcoming 12 Days of Giving.
Gertz later played the recurring character Dr.
She is an actress and producer known for twister 1996 the lost boys 1987 and still standing 2002.