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Greenfield in March 2012
September 4, 1980 |
Dobbs Ferry, New York, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Tess Sanchez (m. 2008)|
Max Greenfield (born September 4, 1980) is an American film and television 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.
Greenfield was born and raised in Dobbs Ferry, New York. He is Jewish and had a Saturday Night Live-themed Bar Mitzvah. As of 2011, he lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife, Tess Sanchez (a casting director). The couple have one child.
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 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. 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. Since 2011, Greenfield has been playing the role of Schmidt in the acclaimed new sitcom New Girl alongside Zooey Deschanel. This particular role pushed his career to new heights and 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.
|2004||Cross Bronx||Ike Green|
|2005||When Do We Eat?||Ethan|
|2014||They Came Together||Completed|
|2014||Veronica Mars||Leo D'Amato||Post-production|
|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|
|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||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"|
|2010||Hot in Cleveland||Steve||Episode: "I Love Lucci: Part One"|
|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 only; episode: "Boyz 4 Now"|
- Max Greenfield profile at nwitimes.com
- Max Greenfield profile at omg.yahoo.com
- Bans, Lauren (January 2012). "The GQ&A: Max Greenfield". GQ. Retrieved January 11, 2012.
- Max Greenfield profile at goop.com
- Max Greenfield interview, elle.com
- Max Greenfield filmography at movies.yahoo.com