Judy Greer consistently captivates both critics and audiences with her engaging performances. She is one of the most prolific actresses of her time, appearing in over 80 roles across film and television to date.
Greer is currently working on her first book, I Don't Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star, which is set for publication in 2014. This Doubleday publication will include humorous essays with titles like “Celebrities I've Peed Next To,” “I'm Not America's Sweetheart, I'm America's Best Friend" and that chronicle Greer's life.
Greer was most recently seen in the remake of the 1976 film, Carrie, directed by Kimberly Peirce starring as ‘Miss Desjardin,’ the gym teacher,
alongside Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne More. She is currently in production on Tomorrowland which will be released in 2014 where she will star
opposite George Clooney and Hugh Laurie. She is also currently working on The Good Dinosaur where she is voicing the role of ‘Ivy.‘
Greer recently finished production on two projects, both expected to be released in 2014. The first is Matt Reeves‘ Dawn on the Planet of the Apes in which she plays ‘Cornelia,’ opposite Gary Oldman, Keri Russell and Jason Clarke. The second film is Carter Smith’s Jamie Marks is Dead. Greer plays ‘Lucy,’ opposite Morgan Saylor and Liv Tyler.
Greer recently wrapped production on a new comedy pilot for FX by Andrew Gurland. The untitled project centers on a married man (Nat Faxon) and his wife (Greer), who are best friends and determined to shake things up in order to save their marriage. She is currently voicing 'Cheryl' on the fifth season of FX's animated hit series Archer, which became an instant cult classic after its television debut in 2010. She can also be seen in the fourth season of Arrested Development, where she reprised her role as ‘Kitty Sanchez,’ George Bluth's (Jeffrey Tambor) assistant/girlfriend.
Greer was also recently seen in Alexander Payne's The Descendants opposite George Clooney. The Academy Award® nominated film centers around attorney 'Matt King' (Clooney), who learns, after his wife suffers a boating accident and winds up in a coma, that she'd been having an affair with local real estate broker 'Brian Speer' (Matthew Lillard). Greer has received critical acclaim for her supporting role in the film, garnering solo nominations from both the Satellite Awards and the Denver Film Critics Society, in addition to being nominated as part of the ensemble cast for a Gotham Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Broadcast Film Critics Association Critics Choice Award.
This past year, Greer also starred opposite Ed Helms, Jason Segel and Susan Sarandon in Jeff, Who Lives at Home for directors Jay and Mark Duplass.
Greer is also currently starring in her own Yahoo! series called Reluctantly Healthy, which she started in December of 2011. Each week this webisode gives special tips and advice on how to stay healthy while on-the go, working long hours and traveling away from home.
Greer's numerous past film credits include Robbie Fox's Playing the Field alongside Gerard Butler; Barry Blaustein's Peep World opposite
Michael C. Hall, Sarah Silverman, Kate Mara, and Rainn Wilson which debuted at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival; Malcolm Venville's comedy Henry's Crime opposite Keanu Reeves, Vera Farmiga and James Caan; Magnolia Pictures' Barry Munday opposite Patrick Wilson and Chloe
Sevigny; Ed Zwick's Love & Other Drugs, opposite Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal; Love Happens, opposite Jennifer Aniston and Aaron
Eckhart; Visioneers opposite Zach Galifianakis; The Go-Getter opposite Zooey Deschanel and Jena Malone; 27 Dresses opposite
Katherine Heigl and James Marsden; The TV Set opposite Sigourney Weaver and David Duchovny; American Dreamz opposite Hugh Grant and Mandy
Moore; The Amateurs opposite Jeff Bridges; Cameron Crowe's Elizabethtown; M. Night Shyamalan's The Village; 13 Going on 30 opposite Jennifer Garner; writer/director Adam Goldberg's psychological drama I Love Your Work (which debuted at the 2003
Toronto Film Festival); The Hebrew Hammer; Charlie Kaufman's critically-acclaimed Adaptation; The Wedding Planner opposite
Jennifer Lopez; What Women Want opposite Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt; Danny Leiner's The Great New Wonderful;What Planet Are You From?; Three Kings; Jawbreaker; In Memory of My Father; The Specials and Kissing Fools.
No stranger to the small screen, Greer appeared in a multi-episode arc on the much anticipated new season of Two and a Half Men as ‘Bridget Schmidt', ex-wife of Ashton Kutcher's character ‘Walden Schmidt.’ Greer returned to the show this season after a 2007 guest appearance as a completely different character. Additional television credits include the ABC comedy Miss Guided, where she garnered rave reviews for her role as a woman who returns to her high school alma mater as a guidance counselor, and guest appearances on Modern Family,How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory, House, E.R., My Name is Earl, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Californication and Love Monkey.
On stage, Greer recently made her Broadway debut alongside Katie Holmes and Norbert Leo Butz in the Broadway show Dead Accounts by Theresa Rebeck. Dead Accounts is the story of a brother, a sister, and a surprise reunion that turns their family upside down. Greer also starred in Paul Weitz's play Show People for Second Stage opposite Ty Burrell.
Greer was born and raised in Detroit. She trained for nearly ten years in classical Russian ballet before shifting her interest to acting and gaining acceptance into The Theatre School, DePaul University's prestigious theatre conservatory program. Greer currently resides in Los Angeles.