Judy Greer

Active - 1997 - Present  |   Born - Jul 20, 1975 in Detroit, Michigan, United States  |   Genres - Comedy, Comedy Drama

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Biography by Andrea LeVasseur

Actress Judy Greer went to Winston Churchill High School in Livonia, MI, before studying theater at DePaul University. She made her film debut in Stricken, a low-budget horror movie shot on video in 1998, and, that same year, found her place in romantic comedies with Kissing a Fool, starring David Schwimmer. Continuing with comedies throughout her career, Greer then appeared with Rose McGowan in Jawbreaker and got a starring role in the independent romance The Big Split. In 1999, she showed up briefly as a reporter opposite George Clooney in Three Kings.

On television, Greer would prove an uncanny knack for playing particularly memorable roles on shows with particularly rabid cult followings, like Arrested Development, Love Monkey, Mad Love, Miss Guided, Glenn Martin DDS, Archer, and Californication. She would also play a recurring role on the popular sitcom Two and a Half Men, and would appear in a number of feature films as well, like The Wedding Planner, Adaptation, The Village, 27 Dresses, and Love and Other Drugs.

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  • Landed her first film role, 1998 romantic comedy Kissing a Fool, just days after graduating from college.
  • Made her TV debut on an episode of the fantasy-drama Early Edition.
  • First roommate in Los Angeles was college classmate Sean Gunn, who went on to play the town eccentric Kirk on Gilmore Girls.
  • Took acting lessons from Jeffrey Tambor, and several months later, was cast as his mistress on the cult sitcom Arrested Development.
  • Has lent her distinctive voice to the animated series Archer and Glenn Martin, DDS.