Judy Greer Biography

Birthday: 1975-07-20
Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan USA
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Wiki Biography: Greer was born and raised outside of Detroit, the daughter of a mechanical engineer and a hospital administrator. After training for nearly ten years in classical Russian ballet, Greer shifted her interest to acting and was accepted into Chicago's prestigious Theater School at DePaul University. After a variety of odd jobs during college, from telemarketer to oyster shucker, Greer landed her first on-screen role just three days after graduation -- a small part in the Jason Lee-David Schwimmer comedy Kissing a Fool (1998). She flew to Los Angeles for the film's premiere and never left. Greer quickly landed a role in the dark comedy Jawbreaker (1999), with Rose McGowan and Rebecca Gayheart. Greer starred as a school wallflower-turned-babe in a story about high school girls who accidentally kill their best friend and try to cover up the murder. She went on to play a news correspondent in David O. Russell's Three Kings (1999), landing a memorable opening love scene with George Clooney. Her performance caught the eye of Hollywood, and she appeared next in Mike Nichols's What Planet Are You From? (2000) as a flight attendant opposite Garry Shandling. Her television credits include a recurring role as Jason Bateman's assistant Kitty on Fox's "Arrested Development" (2003), as well as guest-starring roles on "Love & Money" (1999), "Maggie Winters" (1998), and "Early Edition" (1996). Greer recently starred opposite Jennifer Garner in Columbia Pictures' romantic comedy 13 Going on 30 (2004), directed by Gary Winick. Greer played an office colleague alongside Garner's character, with whom she shares a checkered past. She co-starred in writer-director M. Night Shyamalan's The Village (2004), opposite Joaquin Phoenix, Adrien Brody, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sigourney Weaver, and William Hurt. Set in 1897, the film revolves around a close-knit community that lives with the knowledge that a mythical race of creatures resides in the woods surrounding them. The Village (2004) was released July 30, 2004, by Touchtone Pictures. Greer also co-starred in director Wes Craven's Cursed (2005), a modern twist on the classic werewolf tale written by Kevin Williamson. The busy actress also landed a co-starring role opposite Orlando Bloom and Susan Sarandon in writer-director Cameron Crowe's Elizabethtown (2005). Greer will play the sister of Bloom's character and daughter of Sarandon's character. She also joined Jeff Bridges and Jeanne Tripplehorn in the independent film The Amateurs (2005) by writer-director Michael Traeger. The film revolves around a motley group of friends who band together to make an amateur porn film. Greer plays a young temptress at the local mattress store who secures a role in the movie by allowing the store to be used as a film location. Greer wrapped production in New York on a co-starring role opposite Thomas McCarthy ("The Station Agent") in Danny Leiner's The Great New Wonderful (2005) for Serenade Films/Sly Dog Films. The dark comedy tells five different stories against the backdrop of an uncertain post-September 11 New York. The cast also includes Maggie Gyllenhaal, Edie Falco and Tony Shalhoub. She also appeared in writer-director Adam Goldberg's psychological drama I Love Your Work (2003), opposite Giovanni Ribisi. The film is about a fictional movie star (Ribisi) and his gradual meltdown and increasing obsession with a young film student and his girlfriend. The stellar cast also included Franka Potente, Christina Ricci, and Jason Lee and debuted at the 2003 Toronto International Film Festival. In the film, Greer plays Samantha, the personal assistant of Ribisi's character. Greer had a starring role as the female lead role in the comedy The Hebrew Hammer (2003) as the feisty, fearless Esther, who joins forces with an Orthodox Jewish Blaxploitation hero (Adam Goldberg) to save Hanukkah from an evil son of Santa Claus (Andy Dick). The Hebrew Hammer (2003) debuted at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival and premiered on Comedy Central followed by a theatrical release. She also appeared in Adaptation. (2002), from director Spike Jonze. In the film, Nicolas Cage stars as self-loathing writer Charlie Kaufman (and twin brother Donald) as he attempts to adapt the novel "The Orchid Thief" for the big screen. Greer played Alice, the waitress with whom he becomes obsessed -- the object of his fantasies. Greer turned in a scene-stealing comedic performance in The Wedding Planner (2001), with Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey, in which she played Penny, Lopez's sweet but ditsy assistant who tries hard, but often falls a little short. Equally adept at more dramatic roles, Greer gave a standout performance opposite Mel Gibson in What Women Want (2000), playing a suicidal file clerk rescued by the one man who can hear women's thoughts. Greer's pivotal scene with Gibson is the heart of the film. With a genuine gift for comedy and an engaging on-screen presence, Judy Greer has quickly become one of Hollywood's most captivating young talents. Having appeared in such diverse films as Jawbreaker (1999), What Women Want (2000), The Wedding Planner (2001), and Adaptation. (2002), as well as a number of upcoming feature film projects, Greer turns in scene-stealing performances opposite some of the industry's biggest stars.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Love Monkey 2006 - Comedy
Miss/Guided Becky Freeley 2008 Comedy
Miss Guided Becky Freeley 2008 Comedy
Glenn Martin, DDS Wendy Park 2009 Animation
Maneater 2009
Mad Love Connie Grabowski 2011
The Village Kitty Walker 2013
Archer Cheryl Tunt 2019 Animation
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Kissing a Fool Andrea 1998 Comedy, Romance
Jawbreaker Fern 1999 Comedy, Crime
Three Kings Cathy Daitch 1999 Action, Adventure, Comedy
The Big Split Tracy 1999 Comedy, Romance
What Women Want Erin the File Girl 2000 Biography, 0
What Planet Are You From? 2000 Sport, 0, 0
The Specials 2000
The Wedding Planner Penny 2001 Biography
I Love Your Work 2003
The Hebrew Hammer Esther 2003 0
13 Going on 30 Lucy Wyman 2004 0, 0, Biography
LolliLove 2004 0
The Village Kitty Walker 2004 Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Elizabethtown Heather Baylor 2005 0, 0
The TV Set Alice 2006
American Dreamz 2006 0, 0
The Great New Wonderful 2006
The Go-Getter Better Than Toast 2008
Visioneers Michelle 2008 Comedy
In Memory of My Father Judy 2008 Comedy, Drama
27 Dresses Casey 2008 Comedy, Romance
Maneater 2009
Love Happens Marty 2009 Drama, Romance
Love & Other Drugs Cindy 2010 Biography, 0
Barry Munday Ginger Farley 2010 Comedy, Romance
Peep World Laura 2011
The Key Man Karen 2011 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Jeff, Who Lives at Home Linda 2012 Comedy, Drama
Playing for Keeps Barb 2012 Comedy, Romance, Sport
Carrie Miss Desjardin 2013 Drama, Horror
Jamie Marks Is Dead Lucy 2014
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Cornelia 2014 Action, Drama
Fresno Shannon 2015 Comedy
Grandma Olivia 2015 0
Geezer Christy 2016 Comedy, Drama, Music
All We Had Patti 2016