|Net Worth||$ 6,000,000|
|Real name||Judith Therese Evans|
|Source of Wealth||Acting career|
|Spouse/Partner||Married to Dean E. Johnsen|
|Date of Birth||Jul 20, 1975|
|Height||173 cm / 5 ft 8 inch|
Judith Therese Evans, better known by her stage name Judy Greer is an actress with more than 150 credits to her name related to television and movies.
Greer’s rich acting portfolio mainly consists of supporting roles in several fun favorite movies, including “Jawbreaker” (1999), “Love & Other Drugs” (2010), “What Women Want” (2000), “Elizabethtown” (2005), “13 Going on 30” (2004), and “27 Dresses” (2008).
Although she hasn’t played any major leading roles, Judy has risen to prominence as a character actress - a supporting role actress who has played in a variety of movies as quirky and interesting characters.
Some of the character roles Greer she’s played were in popular movies such as “The Descendants” (2011), “Carrie” (2013), “Uncle Frank” (2020), and “Hollywood Stargirl” (2022).
She placed herself on the celebrity who’s who list after appearing in the blockbusters “Jurassic World” (2015), “Planet of the Apes” reboot series (2014–2017), and Marvel Cinematic Universe’s “Ant-Man” (2015), and “Ant-Man and the Wasp” (2018).
Despite the impressive number of credits, Greer’s net worth doesn’t rank among those of A-list actors. Her net worth is estimated at $6 million.
Judy Greer was born just outside of Detroit, Michigan. Her father, Richard Evans, is a mechanical engineer, and her mother, Mollie Ann, is a hospital administrator and a former nun, before being expelled from the convent for her wild behavior.
She went to Churchill High School and joined the Creative and Performing Arts Program, where she practiced classical Russian ballet.However, Greer switched from ballet to acting when she enrolled in the prestigious Theatre School at DePaul University.
Greer took her mother’s maiden name as a stage name to avoid being confused with other actresses with the last name Evans.
During college, Greer worked miscellaneous jobs such as telemarketer and oyster shucker. She debuted in her first on-screen role just three days after graduating.
Her first role was in the horror film “Stricken” (1998), where she played the role of a student who suffered in a prank that ends tragically. The following role was in the comedy “Kissing a Fool” (1998) and the cult dark comedy “Jawbreaker” (1999).
At the beginning of the 2000s, Greer’s career took off after she started landing roles in romantic comedy movies. Although she played supporting parts, she got her name associated with star actors such as Jennifer Lopez in “The Wedding Planner” (2001), Jennifer Garner in “13 Going on 30” (2004), and Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt in “What Women Want” (2000).
“13 Going on 30” turned out a huge success, gaining $96.5 million worldwide and boasting mostly positive criticism.
The 2004-2010 period is known as the ‘Best friend’ roles in Judy Greer’s career, as she mostly appeared in supporting roles as the best friend to the main characters. She played Katherine Heigl's character's best friend in “27 Dresses.”
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Although the movie received negative criticism, it did well commercially, earning $162.6 million worldwide.
In 2009, Judy played a similar best friend role in “Love Happens,” appearing alongside Jennifer Aniston.
Apart from supporting roles, Greer starred in the “Visioneers,” next to Zach Galifianakis.
In addition to her film roles, she appeared in several TV series. Judy played the main role in the ABC sitcom “Miss Guided” and played the character of Lina Bowman in the sitcom “Married.”
She also has appeared in several classic sitcoms - “The Big Bang Theory,” “Arrested Development,” “Two and a Half Men,” “It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Kidding,” and “Reboot.”
Greer lent her voice to the character of Cheryl Tunt in the FXX animated comedy series “Archer.”
In 2010, Judy’s performance in the comedy-drama Peep World was assessed as the most genuine among the whole cast by The New York Times and New York Daily News.
This recognition opened the doors to Greer for more serious projects. She was given a supporting role in the drama “The Descendants” starring George Clooney.
She played the role of a woman who learns about her husband’s affair with a woman in a coma. Greer was praised for her performance by film critics and was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture.
In 2015, Greer's career was embellished with roles in two significant franchises: “Jurassic World” and Marvel Cinematic Universe’s “Ant-Man” and the sequel “Ant-Man and the Wasp.”
Other appearances that elevated Judy’s name in Hollywood were the sci-fi movie “Tomorrowland,” the comedy “Entourage,” Clint Eastwood's biographical drama “The 15:17 to Paris,” the slasher movie “Halloween” next to Jamie Lee Curtis.
In 2017, Greer tried her hand at directing the comedy-drama “A Happening of Monumental Proportions.”
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The 2019-2022 period saw Greer in several important roles, predominantly in comedy dramas, including “Buffaloed,” “Where'd You Go, Bernadette” starring Cate Blanchett, “Uncle Frank,” and “Lady of the Manor.”
In 2022, Greer mainly took on streaming projects roles in “Three Months,” “Family Squares,” and “Hollywood Stargirl” and lent her voice to Netflix animated film “My Father's Dragon” and the adult animated comedy “America: The Motion Picture.”
She reappeared in the role of Karen Nelson in “Halloween Kills,” the sequel of “Halloween.”
Currently, Judy is starring in Hulu’s comedy series “Reboot.” She appears in place of Leslie Bibb in the role of Bree Marie Jensen.
Regarding upcoming projects, we’ll see Greer in the sports drama film “Flint Strong” and the HBO miniseries “White House Plumbers.”
Judy Greer is married to Dean E. Johnsen, the executive producer of the talk show “Real Time with Bill Maher.”
The couple doesn’t have their own children, but Judy has stated that she enjoys being a stepmom to Dean’s two children Lucas, 19, and Emilee, 25, and it’s been the greatest gift for her.
Apart from acting, Greer is also passionate about chimpanzees. Together with her husband, she’s on the board of the chimpanzee sanctuary “Project Chimps.”
Judy has also written an autobiography titled “I Don't Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star,” written in a collection of comic essays on many aspects of her life, such as stepmotherhood, Hollywood, the Academy Awards, going to the pharmacy at midnights, etc.
Judy Greer is a famous American actress and director. She has more than 150 movie and TV credits connected to her name.
Greer is most famous for her supporting roles in romantic comedies. However, she’s also appeared in significant blockbuster movies such as “Jurassic World,” “Planet of the Apes” reboot series, and “Ant-Man,” “Ant-Man and the Wasp” and “Descendants,” among others.
Despite her prolific acting career, Greer’s net worth is humbler compared to other Hollywood stars. Her net worth is estimated at $6 million.
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