Judy Greer biography

Judy Greer

Date of Birth: July 20, 1975

Acting wasn't always the plan for Judy Greer. After spending almost 10 years training in classical Russian ballet, she decided to make the switch to show business and enrolled in Chicago's Theater School at DePaul University. Just days after graduating, Greer landed a role in the feature film Kissing A Fool (1998). The part was small but it marked the beginning of Greer's new career. She flew to L.A. for the film and never looked back. The following year she starred as a wallflower-turned-babe in Jawbreaker, a dark comedy about a group of high school girls who accidentally murder their best friend and then try to cover it up.

Greer continued to land roles in several films, although most of them were supporting as opposed to the lead, like playing the main character's best friend or co-worker. Still, it gave her the opportunity to work alongside many big names in the industry, like George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg in Three Kings (1999), Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt in What Women Want (2000) and Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey in The Wedding Planner (2001). Over the next few years, she continued to appear in popular films. Some of her more memorable titles include 13 Going on 30 (2004), Elizabethtown (2004) and 27 Dresses (2008). Along with her many films, Greer was also able to add television to her growing body of work. She had a recurring role in Arrested Development (2003 - 2005), Love Monkey (2006), Miss Guided (2008) and Mad Love (2011).

In 2011, Greer was cast in Alexander Payne's The Descendants, alongside George Clooney. She again had a supporting role but this time it earned her a Satellite Award nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. She was also part of the Screen Actors Guild nomination in the category of Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. The film also received nominations in similar categories from the Gotham Awards, the Central Ohio Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards. She also landed a recurring role on the sitcom Two and a Half Men playing Ashton Kutcher's soon-to-be ex-wife. We also got to see her in the 2012 films Jeff, Who Lives at Home and Playing for Keeps. More recently, she appeared in Tomorrowland (2015), Ant-Man (2015) and the big-budget action adventure Jurassic World (2015) with Chris Pratt.

Judy's latest projects include the comedy Wilson (2017) with Woody Harrelson and the drama Lemon (2017) with Michael Cera.

Greer is currently married to Dean Johnsen, executive producer for the HBO talk show Real Time with Bill Maher. They reportedly met on a blind date in 2010 and tied the knot in December 2011.


War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)
Lemon (2017)
Wilson (2017)
Ordinary World (2016)
All We Had (2016)
Ant-Man (2015)
The Good Dinosaur (2015)
Jurassic World (2015)
Tomorrowland (2015)
Men, Women & Children (2014)
Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2012)
Playing for Keeps (2012)
The Descendants (2011)
The Key Man (2011)
Love and Other Drugs (2010)
Peep World (2010)
Henry's Crime (2010)
Marmaduke (2010)
Barry Munday (2010)
Love Happens (2009)
Visioneers (2008)
27 Dresses (2008)
The Grand (2007)
The Go-Getter (2007)
The TV Set (2006)
American Dreamz (2006)
Elizabethtown (2005)
In Memory of My Father (2005)
The Great New Wonderland (2005)
The Moguls (2005)
Cursed (2005)
LolliLove (2005)
The Last Shot (2004)
The Village (2004)
13 Going on 30 (2003)
I Love Your Work (2003)
The Hebrew Hammer (2003)
Adaptation (2002)
The Cat Returns (2002) (voice)
The Wedding Planner (2001)
Without Charlie (2001)
What Women Want (2000)
Desperate But Not Serious (2000)
The Specials (2000)
Sunset Strip (2000)
What Planet Are You From? (2000)
The Big Split (1999)
Three Kings (1999)
Jawbreaker (1999)
The Reel (1999)
Kissing A Fool (1998)
Stricken (1998)

Judy Greer Filmography


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