Max Greenfield

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Max Greenfield
Max Greenfield.jpg
Greenfield in March 2012
Born (1980-09-04) September 4, 1980 (age 34)
Dobbs Ferry, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2000–present
Spouse(s) Tess Sanchez (m. 2008)
Children 1

Max Greenfield (born September 4, 1980)[1][2] is an American actor. He appeared in recurring roles in Veronica Mars and Ugly Betty, and co-starred in the short-lived WB series Modern Men. He is a co-star in the Fox sitcom New Girl, for which he was nominated for Emmy, Critics' Choice Television, and Golden Globe awards for his role as Schmidt.

Personal life[edit]

Greenfield was born and raised in Dobbs Ferry, New York. He is Jewish and had a Saturday Night Live-themed Bar Mitzvah.[3] As of 2011, he lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife, Tess Sanchez (a casting director). The couple has one child.[4][5]

Career[edit]

Greenfield began pursuing his acting career in 1998 after he graduated from high school. He landed guest stints on dramas such as Boston Public, Gilmore Girls and The O.C. Greenfield scored his first lead role on the short-lived series Modern Men as one of three bachelors who hire a life coach to help them understand and manage women. Greenfield had more success in supporting roles on Veronica Mars (reprising the role in the film adaptation in 2014) and Greek. In 2007, he landed a recurring role on Ugly Betty. He continued his television career with a slew of guest starring roles on primetime series such as The CW's remake of Melrose Place, the short-lived No Ordinary Family, and Castle.

He created, produced and starred in the comedy series The Gentlemen's League for the Audience Network in 2010, which followed the real-life fantasy football league he ran with actor Jerry Ferrara.[6] As for film, Greenfield had his feature film debut in the Cross Bronx. Greenfield had a featured role in When Do We Eat?, as an Internet tycoon who, after losing his fortune, becomes a Hasidic Jew.[6] In 2011, Greenfield began playing the role of Schmidt in the sitcom New Girl alongside Zooey Deschanel. The role earned him nominations for both a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Cross Bronx Ike Green
2005 When Do We Eat? Ethan
2014 They Came Together Jake
2014 Veronica Mars Leo D'Amato
2014 About Alex Josh
TBA Hello, My Name Is Doris Filming
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2000 Undressed Victor 3 episodes
2002 Boston Public Sean Tallen Episode: "Chapter Thirty-Five"
2003 Gilmore Girls Lucas Episode: "Chicken or Beef?"
2005–2007 Veronica Mars Leo D'Amato 11 episodes
2005 Sleeper Cell Teen #2 Episode: "Al-Faitha"
2006 Modern Men Kyle Brewster Main cast; 7 episodes
2007 O.C., TheThe O.C. Young Sandy Cohen Episode: "The Case of the Franks"
2007–2008 Ugly Betty Nick Pepper 8 episodes
2007 Life Bradley Sloane Episode: "Tear Asunder"
2008 Greek Michael 5 episodes
2008 Kath & Kim Bar fight guy Episode: "Gay"
2009 Raising the Bar David Steinberg 4 episodes
2009 Melrose Place Mickey Richards Episode: "Cannon"
2010 Castle David Nicolaides Episode: "Food to Die For"
2010 Lie to Me Damien Musso Episode: "The Whole Truth"
2010 No Ordinary Family Mr. Robbins Episode: "No Ordinary Quake"
2010–2011 Gentlemen's League, TheThe Gentlemen's League Max 2 episodes
2010 Whole Truth, TheThe Whole Truth Joseph Tucci Episode: "Cold Case"
2010 Undercovers Redman Uncredited; episode: "The Key to It All"
2011 Hot in Cleveland Steve Episode: "I Love Lucci, Part 1"
2011 Happy Endings Ian Episode: "You've Got Male"
2011–present New Girl Schmidt Main cast
Nominated – Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Scene Stealer – Male
2012 NTSF:SD:SUV:: Alistair McQueen Episode: "Lights, Camera, Assassination"
2013 Bob's Burgers Boo Boo Voice; episode: "Boyz 4 Now"
2014 Mindy Project, TheThe Mindy Project Lee Episode: "Think Like a Peter"
2014 Hot in Cleveland Doug Episode: "The One with George Clooney"
2014 Robot Chicken N/A Voice; episode: "Super Guitario Center"

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