Richard Ridge to Host SAG Foundation Chat with Judy Greer, 12/10
Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an inaugural filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The kick-off event, a two hour career Conversations with Judy Greer moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge of "Backstage with Richard Ridge," will be held on Monday, December 10 (2:30 to 4:30 pm) at NYIT Auditorium.
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.
She is currently making 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. A $27 million secret proves that the truth can be complicated.
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 just wrapped production on the remake of the 1976 film, “Carrie,” directed by Kimberly Peirce. She will star as Miss Desjardin, the gym teacher, alongside Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne More. She will also return voicing 'Cheryl' on the fourth season of FX's animated hit series "Archer,” which became an instant cult classic after its television debut in 2010. The show comes back this January. She's also currently in production on “Arrested Development” in which she is reprising her role as Kitty Sanchez, George Bluth's (Jeffrey Tambor) assistant/girlfriend, in the fourth season.
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). 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 year, Greer has also starred opposite Ed Helms, Jason Segel, and Susan Sarandon in "Jeff, Who Lives at Home" for directors Jay and Mark DuplasS. Greer will then be seen in screenwriter Robbie Fox's "Playing the Field," for director Gabriele Muccino opposite Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Uma Thurman, Dennis Quaid, and Catherine Zeta Jones. In the comedy, which follows former professional athlete George' (Butler) after he agrees to coach his son's soccer team only to find himself fending off the romantic advances of his players' mothers, Greer stars as recent divorcee Barb,' one of George's' many pursuers. FilmDistrict will release the film December 25, 2012.
Greer's numerous past film credits include 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;" "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, Judy 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.