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
BornJudith Therese Evans
(1975-07-20) July 20, 1975 (age 39)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
OccupationActress, Author
Years active1997–present
Spouse(s)Dean E. Johnsen (m. 2011)
 
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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
BornJudith Therese Evans
(1975-07-20) July 20, 1975 (age 39)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
OccupationActress, Author
Years active1997–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.

Personal life[edit]

Greer is married to Dean E. Johnsen, an executive producer of Real Time with Bill Maher.[20] 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]

Feature films
YearTitleRoleNotes
1998StrickenCynthia
1998Kissing a FoolAndrea
1999Reel, TheThe ReelSecretaryShort
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
2001Without CharlieVicky
2001Wedding Planner, TheThe Wedding PlannerPenny
2002Cat Returns, TheThe Cat ReturnsYuki (voice)English dub
2002Rules of LoveMaisieShort
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
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
2009WigDr. AlmayShort
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
2014Jamie Marks Is DeadLucy
2014Dawn of the Planet of the ApesCornelia
2014Men, Women & ChildrenJoan ClintPost-production
2015The Good DinosaurIvy (voice)Post-production
2015TomorrowlandPost-production
2015Jurassic WorldPost-production
2015Ant-ManFilming
Television shows
YearTitleRoleNotes
1997Early EditionCindyEpisode: "Angels and Devils"
1998Oh BabyGailEpisode: "The Hut"
1999Maggie WintersTawnyEpisode: "Girls Night Out"
1999–2000Love & MoneyPuff Conklin13 episodes
2002, 2011–2012Family GuyVarious / Pregnant Dancer / Hope (voices)3 episodes
2003Just Shoot Me!BridgetEpisode: "Rivals in Romance"
2003–2005, 2013Arrested DevelopmentKitty Sanchez9 episodes
2005CSI: MiamiPamela WarrenEpisode: "Shootout"
2006Love MonkeyBrandy 'Bran' Lowenstein8 episodes
2006My Name Is EarlMaggie LesterEpisode: "Sticks & Stones"
2007, 2011–2013Two and a Half MenMyra / Bridget Schmidt12 episodes
2007, 2011It's Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaIngrid 'Fatty Magoo' Nelson2 episodes
2007–2008, 2011–2012CalifornicationTrixie4 episodes
2008Miss GuidedBecky Freeley7 episodes
2009ERTildie MulliganEpisode: "T-Minus-6"
2009HouseMorgan WestEpisode: "Here Kitty"
2009ManeaterJoanne 'Gravy' HardgraveTV miniseries
2009WordGirlDesiree Dewey (voice)Episode: "Robo-Camping/The Stew, the Proud..."
2009–2011Glenn Martin, DDSWendy Park (voice)39 episodes
2010–presentArcherCheryl Tunt (voice)62 episodes
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 Grabowski13 episodes
2012Dan Vs.Jennifer (voice)Episode: "Dan vs. The Neighbors"
2012Royal PainsMiss Match-MakerEpisode: "You Give Love a Bad Name"
2013Robot ChickenDorothy Gale / Jane Jetson (voices)Episode: "Robot Fight Accident"
2014–presentMarriedLina BowmanLead role

Awards and 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)
201134th Denver Film FestivalJohn Cassavetes Award[21]Won
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)

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 978-0385537889. 
  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. ^ Zach Johnson (December 19, 2011). "Actress Judy Greer Marries Dean Johnsen". usmagazine.com. Retrieved 2012-02-01. 
  21. ^ "ACTOR JUDY GREER TO RECEIVE CASSAVETES AWARD AT 2011 STARZ DENVER FILM FESTIVAL". Denver Film Festival. October 25, 2011. 

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