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 80 roles across film and television to date.
Greer was most 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). When Matt and his daughters travel to the neighboring island of Kauai to confront Speer, they also meet the broker's affable wife, a role “indelibly etched” by Greer, according to Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter. 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.
No stranger to the small screen, Greer appeared in a multi-episode arc on the much-anticipated latest 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, Two and a Half Men, E.R., My Name is Earl, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Californication and Love Monkey. Greer is also known for her hilariously memorable portrayal of ‘Kitty Sanchez’ on Mitch Hurwitz's critically-acclaimed comedy Arrested Development. On stage, Greer 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.