Judy Greer


20 Jul 1975


Detroit, Michigan, USA


Judith Therese Evans


Judy Greer was born and raised outside of Detroit, Michigan, as Judith Therese Evans. She is the daughter of Mollie Ann (née Greer), a hospital administrator and former nun, and Richard Evans, a mechanical engineer. She has German, Irish, English, Welsh, and Scottish ancestry. 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 Tom 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.

Actor ( 138 credits )

War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Cornelia
Wilson (2017)
Our Souls at Night (2017) Holly
Lemon (2017) Ramona
All We Had (2016) Patti
Measure of a Man (2016) Lenore Marks
Pottersville (2016)
Ask the StoryBots (2016)  Beep (2 episodes, 2016)
The Good Dinosaur (2015) Ivy (voice)
Ant-Man (2015) Maggie
Jurassic World (2015)
Entourage (2015) Casting Director
Tomorrowland (2015)
Addicted to Fresno (2015) Shannon
Grandma (2015) Olivia
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2015-2016)
Guilty Pleasures (2015)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
Men, Women & Children (2014)
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) Cornelia
Jamie Marks Is Dead (2014) Lucy Hall
Married (2014)  Lina Bowman (10 episodes, 2014)
Off Camera with Sam Jones (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
BoJack Horseman (2014)  Pam (1 episode, 2014)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
The Meredith Vieira Show (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
Carrie (2013) Ms. Desjardin
The Arsenio Hall Show (2013)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Mom (2013)  Michelle (1 episode, 2015)
Masters of Sex (2013)  Alice Logan (1 episode, 2015)
No, You Shut Up! (2013)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
Playing for Keeps (2012) Barb
IC Places Hollywood (2012)  Herself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2012)
Larry King Now (2012)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)
Speakeasy: With Paul F. Tompkins (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Special Look (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
Comedy Bang! Bang! (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011) Linda
The Descendants (2011) Julie Speer
The Key Man (2011) Karen
Mad Love (2011)  Connie Grabowski (13 episodes, 2011)
Dan Vs. (2011)  Jennifer (1 episode, 2012)
Anderson Live (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Reluctantly Healthy (2011)  Herself - Host (1 episode, 2014)
1st Look (2011)  Herself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2012)
Screen Junkies MashUps (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Love & Other Drugs (2010) Cindy
Henry's Crime (2010) Debbie Torne
Marmaduke (2010) Debbie Winslow
Peep World (2010) Laura
Barry Munday (2010) Ginger Farley
Conan (2010)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2012-2014)
The Talk (2010)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)
Warren the Ape (2010)  Mrs. Hanson (1 episode, 2010)
In Character With... (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
Love Happens (2009) Marty
The Casting Director (2009) The Casting Agent
Modern Family (2009)  Denise (1 episode, 2010)
Archer (2009)  Cheryl Tunt / ... (62 episodes, 2009-2014)
Royal Pains (2009)  Ms. Match-Maker (1 episode, 2012)
Glenn Martin DDS (2009)  Wendy Park (39 episodes, 2009-2011)
Lopez Tonight (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
Celebrity Liar (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Wig (2009) Dr. Almay
27 Dresses (2008) Casey
Visioneers (2008) Michelle
Miss Guided (2008)  Becky Freeley (7 episodes, 2008)
Suburban Shootout (2008)  Rebecca (2008) (unknown episodes)
The Way Forward (2008) Narrator (voice)
The Grand (2007) Sharon Andrews
The Go-Getter (2007) Better Than Toast
The Big Bang Theory (2007)  Dr. Elizabeth Plimpton (1 episode, 2010)
Californication (2007)  Trixie (4 episodes, 2007-2012)
WordGirl (2007)  Desiree Dewey (1 episode, 2009)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Herself (5 episodes, 2007-2013)
Reel Junkie (2007)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
The TV Set (2006) Alice
American Dreamz (2006) Accordo
Love Monkey (2006)  Brandy "Bran" Lowenstein / ... (8 episodes, 2006)
Rachael Ray (2006)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Elizabethtown (2005) Heather Baylor
The Great New Wonderful (2005) Allison Burbage (segment "David and Allison's Story")
Behind the Fangs: The Making of 'Cursed' (2005) Herself
Cursed (2005) Joanie
The Amateurs (2005) Ellie
In Memory of My Father (2005) Judy
How I Met Your Mother (2005)  Royce (1 episode, 2010)
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005)  Ingrid 'Fatty Magoo' Nelson (2 episodes, 2007-2011)
My Name Is Earl (2005)  Maggie Lester - The Bearded Lady (1 episode, 2006)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Herself (3 episodes, 2006-2011)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Herself (4 episodes, 2010-2013)
Robot Chicken (2005)  Dorothy Gale / ... (1 episode, 2013)
Full Disclosure (2005) Brinn
LolliLove (2004) Judy Martin
The Last Shot (2004) Girl with Emily French at Movie Premiere (uncredited)
The Village (2004) Kitty Walker
13 Going on 30 (2004) Lucy Wyman
House M.D. (2004)  Morgan West (1 episode, 2009)
The Tony Danza Show (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
I Love Your Work (2003) Samantha
The Hebrew Hammer (2003) Esther Bloomenbergensteinenthal
Two and a Half Men (2003)  Bridget Schmidt / ... (12 episodes, 2007-2013)
Arrested Development (2003)  Kitty Sanchez (11 episodes, 2003-2013)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Real Time with Bill Maher (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Celebrity Poker Showdown (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
The Sharon Osbourne Show (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
The Cat Returns (2002) Yuki (voice)
Adaptation. (2002) Alice the Waitress
Rules of Love (2002) Maisie
CSI: Miami (2002)  Pamela Warren (1 episode, 2005)
Last Call with Carson Daly (2002)  Herself - Guest (2 episodes, 2011-2014)
Without Charlie (2001) Vicky
Audit (2001) Julie Leer
The Wedding Planner (2001) Penny
What Women Want (2000) Erin the File Girl
Desperate But Not Serious (2000) Molly
The Specials (2000) Deadly Girl
Sunset Strip (2000) Younger Waitress
What Planet Are You From? (2000) Rebecca
The Big Split (1999) Tracy
Three Kings (1999) Cathy Daitch
Jawbreaker (1999) Fern
Family Guy (1999)  Hope / ... (3 episodes, 2002-2012)
Love & Money (1999)  Puff Conklin (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
The Reel (1999) Secretary
Kissing a Fool (1998) Andrea
Oh Baby (1998)  Gail (1 episode, 1998)
Maggie Winters (1998)  Tawny (1 episode, 1999)
Stricken (1997) Cynthia
Just Shoot Me! (1997)  Bridget (1 episode, 2003)
Early Edition (1996)  Cindy the Pâtissière (1 episode, 1997)
ER (1994)  Tildie Mulligan (1 episode, 2009)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Herself / ... (5 episodes, 2008-2014)
Sidewalks Entertainment (1988)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
Today (1952)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Ordinary World (0) Christy
The Hebrew Hammer vs. Hitler (0) Esther / Cindy
Public-Schooled (0) Claire Heap

Producer ( 1 credit )

Reluctantly Healthy (2011) producer (1 episode, 2014)

Director ( 1 credit )

A Happening of Monumental Proportions (2017)