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.
OccupationActor
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)Tess Sanchez (m. 2008)
Children1
 
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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.
OccupationActor
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)Tess Sanchez (m. 2008)
Children1

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]

Greenfield is a CrossFit athlete, which he does to stay in shape.[6][7]

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.[8] 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.[8] 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.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
2004Cross BronxIke Green
2005When Do We Eat?Ethan
2014They Came TogetherJake
2014Veronica MarsLeo D'Amato
2014About AlexJosh
TBAHello, My Name Is DorisFilming
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2000UndressedVictor3 episodes
2002Boston PublicSean TallenEpisode: "Chapter Thirty-Five"
2003Gilmore GirlsLucasEpisode: "Chicken or Beef?"
2005–2007Veronica MarsLeo D'Amato11 episodes
2005Sleeper CellTeen #2Episode: "Al-Faitha"
2006Modern MenKyle BrewsterMain cast; 7 episodes
2007O.C., TheThe O.C.Young Sandy CohenEpisode: "The Case of the Franks"
2007–2008Ugly BettyNick Pepper8 episodes
2007LifeBradley SloaneEpisode: "Tear Asunder"
2008GreekMichael5 episodes
2008Kath & KimBar fight guyEpisode: "Gay"
2009Raising the BarDavid Steinberg4 episodes
2009Melrose PlaceMickey RichardsEpisode: "Cannon"
2010CastleDavid NicolaidesEpisode: "Food to Die For"
2010Lie to MeDamien MussoEpisode: "The Whole Truth"
2010No Ordinary FamilyMr. RobbinsEpisode: "No Ordinary Quake"
2010–2011Gentlemen's League, TheThe Gentlemen's LeagueMax2 episodes
2010Whole Truth, TheThe Whole TruthJoseph TucciEpisode: "Cold Case"
2010UndercoversRedmanUncredited; episode: "The Key to It All"
2011Hot in ClevelandSteveEpisode: "I Love Lucci, Part 1"
2011Happy EndingsIanEpisode: "You've Got Male"
2011–presentNew GirlSchmidtMain 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
2012NTSF:SD:SUV::Alistair McQueenEpisode: "Lights, Camera, Assassination"
2013Bob's BurgersBoo BooVoice; episode: "Boyz 4 Now"
2014Mindy Project, TheThe Mindy ProjectLeeEpisode: "Think Like a Peter"
2014Hot in ClevelandDougEpisode: "The One with George Clooney"
2014Robot ChickenN/AVoice; episode: "Super Guitario Center"

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