Judy Greer

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Judy Greer
Judy Greer, Comic-Con 2010.jpg
Greer at Comic-Con International in July 2010.
Born(1975-07-20) July 20, 1975 (age 38)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
OccupationActress, voice artist
Years active1997–present
Spouse(s)Dean E. Johnsen (m. 2011)
 
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Judy Greer
Judy Greer, Comic-Con 2010.jpg
Greer at Comic-Con International in July 2010.
Born(1975-07-20) July 20, 1975 (age 38)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
OccupationActress, voice artist
Years active1997–present
Spouse(s)Dean E. Johnsen (m. 2011)

Judy Greer (born July 20, 1975) is an American actress 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.[1]

Early life[edit]

Greer was born in Detroit, Michigan on July 20, 1975, and grew up in Redford Township and Livonia. She was raised Catholic.[2] Greer attended Churchill High School[3] and Bunny Sanfords Academy of Dance in Livonia. In 1997 she graduated from The Theatre School at DePaul University.[4]

Career[edit]

Greer had a recurring role on the Fox comedy series Arrested Development (2003–2006), 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.[5] She had supporting roles in Jawbreaker (1999), The Wedding Planner (2001), 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.[6] She also starred in the indie satire Visioneers (2008).

In April 2008, Greer appeared as a yoga instructor in the "Get a Mac" ad series alongside John Hodgman and Justin Long.[7] Greer starred in a CBS sitcom entitled Mad Love, which premiered in February 2011 as a midseason replacement 2010–2011.[8] The show was canceled after the first season.[9]

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,[10] and the character of Wendy Park on the stop-motion animated sitcom Glenn Martin, DDS.[5] 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.[11]

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.[12] She was announced as female chimp Cornelia in the upcoming sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.[13] She also played gym teacher Miss Desjardin in the 2013 film adaptation, Carrie, starring alongside Chloë Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore.

Personal life[edit]

Greer is married to Dean E. Johnsen, an executive producer of Real Time with Bill Maher.[14]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Greer at the premiere of 27 Dresses, January 2008
YearTitleRoleNotes
1998StrickenCynthia
1998Kissing a FoolAndrea
1999Reel, TheThe ReelSecretaryShort film
1999JawbreakerFern Mayo
1999Three KingsCathy Daitch
1999Big Split, TheThe Big SplitTracy
2000What Planet Are You From?Rebecca
2000Sunset StripYounger Waitress
2000Specials, TheThe SpecialsDeadly Girl
2000Desperate But Not SeriousMolly
2000What Women WantErin the File Girl
2001AuditJulie LeerShort film
2001Without CharlieVicky
2001Wedding Planner, TheThe Wedding PlannerPenny
2002Cat Returns, TheThe Cat ReturnsYukiVoice
2002Rules of LoveMaisieShort film
2002AdaptationAlice the Waitress
2003Hebrew Hammer, TheThe Hebrew HammerEsther Bloomembergensteinenthal
2003I Love Your WorkSamantha
200413 Going on 30Lucy Wyman
2004Village, TheThe VillageKitty Walker
2004Last Shot, TheThe Last ShotGirl with Emily French at Movie Premiere
2004LolliLoveJudy
2005CursedJoanie
2005Amateurs, TheThe AmateursEllie
2005Great New Wonderful, TheThe Great New WonderfulAllison BurbageSegment: "David and Allison's Story"
2005In Memory of My FatherJudy
2005ElizabethtownHeather Baylor
2005Full DisclosureBrinnShort film
2006American DreamzAccordo
2006TV Set, TheThe TV SetAlice
2007Go-Getter, TheThe Go-GetterBetter Than Toast
2007Grand, TheThe GrandSharon Andrews
200827 DressesCasey
2008VisioneersMichelle
2009Casting Director, TheThe Casting DirectorThe Casting AgentShort film
2009WigDr. AlmayShort film
2009Love HappensMarty
2010Barry MundayGinger Farley
2010MarmadukeDebbie Winslow
2010Henry's CrimeDebbie Torne
2010Peep WorldLaura
2010Love & Other DrugsCindy
2011Key Man, TheThe Key ManKaren
2011Descendants, TheThe DescendantsJulie Speer
2011Jeff, Who Lives at HomeLinda
2012Republicans, Get in My VaginaWoman #2Video short
2012Playing for KeepsBarb
2013CarrieMiss Desjardin
2014Dawn of the Planet of the ApesCorneliaPre-production
2014Men, Women & ChildrenFilming
2015The Good DinosaurIvyVoice

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1997Early EditionCindyEpisode: "Angels and Devils"
1998Oh BabyGailEpisode: "The Hut"
1999Maggie WintersTawnyEpisode: "Girls Night Out"
1999–2000Love & MoneyPuff ConklinMain role (13 episodes)
2001Silicon FolliesTV film
2002, 2011–2012Family GuyHope, Pregnant Dancer, VariousVoice, 3 episodes
2003Other People's BusinessTV film
2003Just Shoot Me!BridgetEpisode: "Rivals in Romance"
2003–2005, 2013Arrested DevelopmentKitty SanchezRecurring role (9 episodes)
2004Nevermind NirvanaElizabethTV film
2005CSI: MiamiPamela WarrenEpisode: "Shootout"
2006Love MonkeyBrandy 'Bran' LowensteinMain role (8 episodes)
2006My Name Is EarlMaggie LesterEpisode: "Sticks & Stones"
2007It's Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaIngrid 'Fatty Magoo' NelsonEpisode: "The Aluminum Monster vs. Fatty Magoo"
2007Two and a Half MenMyraEpisodes: "Smooth as a Ken Doll", "Aunt Myra Doesn't Pee a Lot"
2007–2008, 2011–2012CalifornicationTrixieGuest star, (4 episodes)
2008Miss GuidedBecky FreeleyMain role (7 episodes)
2008Suburban ShootoutRebeccaTV pilot
2009ERTildie MulliganEpisode: "T-Minus-6"
2009HouseMorgan WestEpisode: "Here Kitty"
2009ManeaterJoanne 'Gravy' HardgraveTV miniseries
2009WordGirlDesiree DeweyEpisode: "Robo-Camping/The Stew, the Proud..."
2009–2011Glenn Martin, DDSWendy ParkVoice, Regular role (39 episodes)
2010–presentArcherCheryl TuntVoice, Main role (49 episodes)
2010Tax ManTV film
2010Modern FamilyDeniseEpisode: "Truth Be Told"
2010Big Bang Theory, TheThe Big Bang TheoryDr. Elizabeth PlimptonEpisode: "The Plimpton Stimulation"
2010How I Met Your MotherRoyceEpisode: "The Wedding Bride"
2010Warren the ApeMrs. HansonEpisode: "Crash Course"
2011Mad LoveConnie GrabowskiMain role (13 episodes)
2011It's Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaIngrid 'Fatty Magoo' NelsonEpisode: "The High School Reunion Part 2: The Gang's Revenge"
2011–presentTwo and a Half MenBridget SchmidtRecurring role (9 episodes)
2012American JudyJudyTV film
2012Dan Vs.JenniferVoice, Episode: "Dan vs. The Neighbors"
2012Royal PainsMiss Match-MakerEpisode: "You Give Love a Bad Name"
2013Robot ChickenDorothy Gale / Jane JetsonVoice, Episode: "Robot Fight Accident"

Awards/Nominations[edit]

Awards
YearAwardCategoryProductionResult
2004Teen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Sleazebag13 Going on 30Nominated
2011Gotham AwardsBest EnsembleThe DescendantsNominated
2011Satellite AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting RoleThe DescendantsNominated
2011Denver Film Critics SocietyBest Supporting ActressThe DescendantsNominated
2011Southeastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest EnsembleThe DescendantsWon (2nd place)
2012Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureThe DescendantsNominated
2012Annie AwardsVoice Acting in a Television ProductionArcherNominated
2012Broadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleThe DescendantsNominated
2012Central Ohio Film Critics Association AwardsBest EnsembleThe DescendantsWon (2nd place)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reluctantly Healthy Video". Yahoo!. Retrieved July 2012. 
  2. ^ Henbest, Danielle. "Judy Greer - 13 Going on 30". DVD Talk. Retrieved October 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ Toby, Mekeisha (July 1, 2010). "Judy Greer is eager to work in Detroit". The Detroit News. Retrieved July 30, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Awards For Excellence In The Arts". The Theater School at DePaul University. Retrieved July 30, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b Goldman, Eric (August 14, 2009). "Judy Greer Gets Animated with Glenn Martin, DDS and Archer". IGN. Retrieved July 30, 2010. 
  6. ^ Seidman, Robert. "The Defenders, S#*! My Dad Says and Mad Love Cancelled by CBS" www.tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com. May 15, 2011
  7. ^ Foresman, Chris (2008-04-02). "New Get a Mac ads feature some geek chic co-stars". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2013-01-17. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ "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. 
  10. ^ Lasker, Jake (July 23, 2010). "SDCC 2010: ARCHER Interviews with Judy Greer, Chris Parnell, and Creator Adam Reed". Collider.com. Retrieved July 30, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Greer to star on Two and a Half Men". September 2, 2011. Retrieved August 29, 2011. 
  12. ^ Cangialosi, Jason (November 4, 2011). "An Evening With Judy Greer at Starz Denver Film Festival". Yahoo! Movies News. Retrieved November 8, 2011. 
  13. ^ Judy Greer Joins Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ... As a Chimp!
  14. ^ Zach Johnson (December 19, 2011). "Actress Judy Greer Marries Dean Johnsen". usmagazine.com. Retrieved 2012-02-01. 

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