An American actress as well as an author Judy Greer was born on 20th July 1975 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. As a child, she was named as Judith Therese Evans. She is the daughter of Rich Evans who is a mechanical engineer and Mollie Ann Evans who is a hospital administrator and former nun. She was raised up as a catholic and was grown up in Redford Township and Livonia. Judy Greer attended Churchill High School. She ws an active member of the Creative And performing Arts program- CAPA. Later, she got graduated from DePaul Unievrsity’s prestigious acting program in 1997.
After completing her graduation, Judy made her TV debut appearing on an episoe of the fantasy drama Early Edition. Greer made her film debut in the year 1998 in Stricken which was a low budget horror movie shot. The same year, she found her place in the romantic comedies with Kissing a Fool starring David Schwimmer. Since then, she has appeared in over 30 films including The Village, 13 going on 30, The Reel, Jaw breaker, Sunset strip, What Women Want, Without Charlie, The Wedding Planner and many more.
Her other filmography includes Three Kings, The Big Split, What Planet Are You From?, The Specials, Desperate But Not Serious, Audit, Without Charlie, Rules of Love, Adaptation, The Hebrew Hammer, I Love Your Work, The Village, The Last Shot, LolliLove, Cursed, The Amateurs, The Great New Wonderful, In Memory of My Father, Elizabethtown, Full Disclosure, American Dreamz, The TV Set, The Go-Getter, The Grand, 27 Dresses, Visioneers, The Casting Director, Wig, Love Happens, Barry Munday, Marmaduke, Henry’s Crime, Peep World, Love & Other Drugs, The Key Man, The Descendants, Jeff, Who Lives at Home, Republicans, Get in My Vagina, Playing for Keeps, and Jamie Marks Is Dead.
In 2013, Greer portrayed the role of gym teacher Miss Desjardin in the 2013 film adaptation, Carrie starring along with Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore. She also played female chimp Cornelia in the sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes which was released in 2014. The same year in April, she joined the cast for Jurassic World. Prior to that, Judy has had several memorable guest appearances on TV shows such as My Name Is Earl and Arrested Development as Kitty Sanchez. Currently, she portrays the role of Lina Bowman in series Married.
She had also portrayed the role of Bridget Schmidt who is an ex wife of Walden Schmidt in Two and a Half Men. Her other television credits includes Oh Baby, Maggie Winters, Love & Money, Just Shoot Me!, Arrested Development, CSI: Miami, Love Monkey, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Californication, Miss Guided, ER, House, Maneater, Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Warren the Ape, Mad Love, and Royal Pains.
In addition to that, Greer is also a voice actor. She has lent her voice to The Cat Returns, The Good Dinosaur, Family Guy, WordGirl, Dan Vs., Robot Chicken and animated series Ancher and Glenn Martin, DDS. Besides, she published her first book in the year 2014 which is entitled “I Don’t Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star”. To talk about her personal life, Greer stands at the height of five feet and ten inch. She is a married woman.
She is married to Dean E. Johnsen who is an executive producer of Real Time with Bill Maher. Apart from that, Greer has been honored with the John Cassavetes Independent Spirit Award in November of 2011 at the Denver Film Festival where two films featuring Greer were in the festivals’ programming which included a red carpet screening of Alexander Payne’s The Descendants and the Jay and Mark Duplass’ Jeff, Who Lives at Home. Greer is the first actress who was honored with this award. Judy Greer is very talented actress who directors love to cast because of her amazing talent for both dramatic and comedic roles.