Judy Greer

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Judy Greer
Judy Greer July 14, 2014 (cropped).jpg
Greer at the series premieres of You're the Worst and Married in July 2014
Born Judith Therese Evans
(1975-07-20) July 20, 1975 (age 39)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Occupation Actress, Author
Years active 1997–present
Spouse(s) Dean E. Johnsen (m. 2011)

Judy Greer (born Judith Therese Evans;[1][2] July 20, 1975) is an American actress and author, best known for portraying a string of supporting characters, including Kitty Sanchez on the Fox/Netflix series Arrested Development and Cheryl Tunt on the animated comedy series Archer. Greer has had a supporting role in a number of romantic comedy films, including The Wedding Planner, 13 Going on 30, 27 Dresses and Love and Other Drugs. She also had a supporting role in the 2011 film The Descendants. In 2011, Greer began hosting an online series of workout videos called Reluctantly Healthy.[3] 2014 saw the publication of her first book, I Don't Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star.[4]

Early life[edit]

Greer was born in Detroit, Michigan, her father, Rich Evans is a mechanical engineer and her mother, Mollie Ann Evans (née Greer), is a hospital administrator and former nun.[1][5] She was raised as a Catholic and grew up in Redford Township and Livonia.[6] Greer attended Churchill High School[7] and Bunny Sanford's School of Dance in Livonia and graduated from The Theatre School at DePaul University in 1997.[8]

Career[edit]

Greer at the premiere of 27 Dresses, January 2008

Greer had a recurring role on the Fox comedy series Arrested Development (2003–2005, 2013), playing Kitty Sanchez in 10 episodes total and appearing in each of the series' three original seasons. In an August 2009 interview, Greer said that she is most recognized for this role.[9] She had supporting roles in Jawbreaker (1999), The Wedding Planner (2001), Adaptation (2002), 13 Going on 30 (2004), The Village (2004), Elizabethtown (2005), 27 Dresses (2008), and Love Happens (2009). Greer has made guest appearances on Just Shoot Me! (2003), CSI: Miami (2005), My Name Is Earl (2006), Two and a Half Men (2007), It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2007), Californication (2007–2008, 2012), ER (2009), House (2009), Modern Family (2010), The Big Bang Theory (2010), How I Met Your Mother (2010), and Warren the Ape (2010). She took on a starring role in the ABC sitcom Miss Guided (2008), but it was canceled in its first season.[10] She also starred in the indie satire Visioneers (2008).

Greer at Comic-Con International in July 2010

In April 2008, Greer appeared as a yoga instructor in the "Get a Mac" ad series alongside John Hodgman and Justin Long.[11] Greer starred in a CBS sitcom entitled Mad Love, which premiered in February 2011 as a midseason replacement 2010–2011.[12] The show was canceled after the first season.[13]

Greer is also a voice actor, voicing the character of Cheryl on the animated comedy series Archer, a character which has been compared to her role on Arrested Development,[14] and the character of Wendy Park on the stop-motion animated sitcom Glenn Martin, DDS.[9] Greer currently portrays Bridget Schmidt, Walden Schmidt (Ashton Kutcher)'s ex-wife on Two and a Half Men. She previously played Myra, a love interest for Charlie Sheen's character, Charlie Harper, and the sister of Herb Melnick, Ryan Stiles' character, on two episodes of the show in 2007.[15]

In November 2011, Greer was honored with the John Cassavetes Independent Spirit Award at the Denver Film Festival, where two films featuring Greer were in the festival's programming, including a red carpet screening of Alexander Payne's The Descendants and the Jay and Mark Duplass' Jeff, Who Lives at Home. She is the first actress to be honored with the award.[16] She played gym teacher Miss Desjardin in the 2013 film adaptation, Carrie, starring alongside Chloë Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore, and played female chimp Cornelia in the sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014).[17] In April 2014, Greer joined the cast for Jurassic World.[18] In 2014, Greer made her directorial debut, with a short film for AOL, Quiet Time.[19] Greer stars alongside Nat Faxon in the FX comedy series Married, which premiered in July 2014.[20]

Personal life[edit]

Greer is married to Dean E. Johnsen, an executive producer of Real Time with Bill Maher.[21]

In 2014, she told Glamour, "I had been wanting to try and learn how to meditate, and I did research on the different types of meditation. TM seemed the easiest, and I liked that it wasn't religious in any way."[19]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Stricken Cynthia
1998 Kissing a Fool Andrea
1999 Reel, TheThe Reel Secretary Short
1999 Jawbreaker Fern Mayo
1999 Three Kings Cathy Daitch
1999 Big Split, TheThe Big Split Tracy
2000 What Planet Are You From? Rebecca
2000 Sunset Strip Younger Waitress
2000 Specials, TheThe Specials Deadly Girl
2000 Desperate But Not Serious Molly
2000 What Women Want Erin the File Girl
2001 Audit Julie Leer Short
2001 Without Charlie Vicky
2001 Wedding Planner, TheThe Wedding Planner Penny
2002 Cat Returns, TheThe Cat Returns Yuki (voice) English dub
2002 Rules of Love Maisie Short
2002 Adaptation Alice the Waitress
2003 Hebrew Hammer, TheThe Hebrew Hammer Esther Bloomembergensteinenthal
2003 I Love Your Work Samantha
2004 13 Going on 30 Lucy Wyman
2004 Village, TheThe Village Kitty Walker
2004 Last Shot, TheThe Last Shot Girl with Emily French at Movie Premiere
2004 LolliLove Judy
2005 Cursed Joanie
2005 Amateurs, TheThe Amateurs Ellie
2005 Great New Wonderful, TheThe Great New Wonderful Allison Burbage Segment: "David and Allison's Story"
2005 In Memory of My Father Judy
2005 Elizabethtown Heather Baylor
2005 Full Disclosure Brinn Short
2006 American Dreamz Accordo
2006 TV Set, TheThe TV Set Alice
2007 Go-Getter, TheThe Go-Getter Better Than Toast
2007 Grand, TheThe Grand Sharon Andrews
2008 27 Dresses Casey
2008 Visioneers Michelle
2009 Casting Director, TheThe Casting Director The Casting Agent Short
2009 Wig Dr. Almay Short
2009 Love Happens Marty
2010 Barry Munday Ginger Farley
2010 Marmaduke Debbie Winslow
2010 Henry's Crime Debbie Torne
2010 Peep World Laura
2010 Love & Other Drugs Cindy
2011 Key Man, TheThe Key Man Karen
2011 Descendants, TheThe Descendants Julie Speer
2011 Jeff, Who Lives at Home Linda
2012 Republicans, Get in My Vagina Woman #2 Video short
2012 Playing for Keeps Barb
2013 Carrie Miss Desjardin
2014 Jamie Marks Is Dead Lucy
2014 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Cornelia
2014 Men, Women & Children Joan Clint Post-production
2015 The Good Dinosaur Ivy (voice) Post-production
2015 Tomorrowland Post-production
2015 Jurassic World Post-production
2015 Ant-Man Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Early Edition Cindy Episode: "Angels and Devils"
1998 Oh Baby Gail Episode: "The Hut"
1999 Maggie Winters Tawny Episode: "Girls Night Out"
1999–2000 Love & Money Puff Conklin 13 episodes
2002, 2011–2012 Family Guy Various / Pregnant Dancer / Hope (voices) 3 episodes
2003 Just Shoot Me! Bridget Episode: "Rivals in Romance"
2003–2005, 2013 Arrested Development Kitty Sanchez 9 episodes
2005 CSI: Miami Pamela Warren Episode: "Shootout"
2006 Love Monkey Brandy 'Bran' Lowenstein 8 episodes
2006 My Name Is Earl Maggie Lester Episode: "Sticks & Stones"
2007, 2011–2013 Two and a Half Men Myra / Bridget Schmidt 12 episodes
2007, 2011 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Ingrid 'Fatty Magoo' Nelson 2 episodes
2007–2008, 2011–2012 Californication Trixie 4 episodes
2008 Miss Guided Becky Freeley 7 episodes
2009 ER Tildie Mulligan Episode: "T-Minus-6"
2009 House Morgan West Episode: "Here Kitty"
2009 Maneater Joanne 'Gravy' Hardgrave TV miniseries
2009 WordGirl Desiree Dewey (voice) Episode: "Robo-Camping/The Stew, the Proud ..."
2009–2011 Glenn Martin, DDS Wendy Park (voice) 39 episodes
2010–present Archer Cheryl Tunt (voice) 62 episodes
2010 Modern Family Denise Episode: "Truth Be Told"
2010 Big Bang Theory, TheThe Big Bang Theory Dr. Elizabeth Plimpton Episode: "The Plimpton Stimulation"
2010 How I Met Your Mother Royce Episode: "The Wedding Bride"
2010 Warren the Ape Mrs. Hanson Episode: "Crash Course"
2011 Mad Love Connie Grabowski 13 episodes
2012 Dan Vs. Jennifer (voice) Episode: "Dan vs. The Neighbors"
2012 Royal Pains Miss Match-Maker Episode: "You Give Love a Bad Name"
2013 Robot Chicken Dorothy Gale / Jane Jetson (voices) Episode: "Robot Fight Accident"
2014–present Married Lina Bowman Lead role
2014 BoJack Horseman Pam (voice) Episode: "BoJack Hates The Troops"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards
Year Award Category Production Result
2004 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Sleazebag 13 Going on 30 Nominated
2011 Gotham Awards Best Ensemble The Descendants Nominated
2011 Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role The Descendants Nominated
2011 Denver Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actress The Descendants Nominated
2011 Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Ensemble The Descendants Won (2nd place)
2011 34th Denver Film Festival John Cassavetes Award[22] Won
2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture The Descendants Nominated
2012 Annie Awards Voice Acting in a Television Production Archer Nominated
2012 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Acting Ensemble The Descendants Nominated
2012 Central Ohio Film Critics Association Awards Best Ensemble The Descendants Won (2nd place)

Published works[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Greer, Judy (2014). I Don't Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star. New York: Doubleday. ISBN 978-0-385-53788-9. 
  2. ^ Ahearn, Victoria (April 9, 2014). "Judy Greer laments rom-com decline while promoting new book". CTV News. Retrieved April 21, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Reluctantly Healthy Video". Yahoo!. Retrieved July 2012. 
  4. ^ Luberecki, Beth (May 14, 2014). "Judy Greer dishes on her new book 'I Don't Know What You Know Me From'". The Washingtonpost. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  5. ^ Hoby, Hermione (December 27, 2012). "Judy Greer: 'I get flashed all the time. It's mostly men'". The Guardian. 
  6. ^ Henbest, Danielle. "Judy Greer - 13 Going on 30". DVD Talk. Retrieved October 12, 2011. 
  7. ^ Toby, Mekeisha (July 1, 2010). "Judy Greer is eager to work in Detroit". The Detroit News. Retrieved July 30, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Awards For Excellence In The Arts". The Theater School at DePaul University. Retrieved July 30, 2010. 
  9. ^ a b Goldman, Eric (August 14, 2009). "Judy Greer Gets Animated with Glenn Martin, DDS and Archer". IGN. Retrieved July 30, 2010. 
  10. ^ Seidman, Robert. "The Defenders, S#*! My Dad Says and Mad Love Cancelled by CBS" www.tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com. May 15, 2011
  11. ^ Foresman, Chris (2008-04-02). "New Get a Mac ads feature some geek chic co-stars". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2013-01-17. 
  12. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 26, 2010). "Judy Greer Joins CBS' Comedy 'Mad Love,' Which Is Now A Go For A Midseason Run". Deadline.com. Retrieved June 28, 2010. 
  13. ^ "The Defenders Cancelled by CBS; $#*! My Dad Says Cancelled by CBS; Mad Love Cancelled by CBS - Ratings | TVbytheNumbers". Tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com. 2011-05-15. Retrieved 2013-01-17. 
  14. ^ Lasker, Jake (July 23, 2010). "SDCC 2010: ARCHER Interviews with Judy Greer, Chris Parnell, and Creator Adam Reed". Collider.com. Retrieved July 30, 2010. 
  15. ^ "Greer to star on Two and a Half Men". September 2, 2011. Retrieved August 29, 2011. 
  16. ^ Cangialosi, Jason (November 4, 2011). "An Evening With Judy Greer at Starz Denver Film Festival". Yahoo! Movies News. Retrieved November 8, 2011. 
  17. ^ Judy Greer Joins Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ... As a Chimp!
  18. ^ "Judy Greer Joins 'Jurassic World'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2014-04-03. 
  19. ^ a b Radloff, Jessica. "Judy Greer Has the Perfect Solution for Coping With Stress in Her New AOL Short". Retrieved 14 May 2014. "Greer is adding director to her resume as she showcases why Transcendental Meditation has become such a huge part of her life." 
  20. ^ "FX Orders Judy Greer–Nat Faxon Series". vulture.com. 1/24/2014. Retrieved August 28 2014. 
  21. ^ Zach Johnson (December 19, 2011). "Actress Judy Greer Marries Dean Johnsen". usmagazine.com. Retrieved 2012-02-01. 
  22. ^ "ACTOR JUDY GREER TO RECEIVE CASSAVETES AWARD AT 2011 STARZ DENVER FILM FESTIVAL". Denver Film Festival. October 25, 2011. 

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