Judy was born to a mechanical engineer and a hospital administrator. Judith Laura Evans Greer showed an affinity for acting as early as high school, when she was a member of the Creative and Performing Arts program at Winston Churchill High School in Livonia, MI (a suburb of…more
Judy roomed with DJ Colette (Colette Marino) when she was in the theater program at DePaul University.
Judy attended Bunny Sanford's School of Dance.
Judy has gray eyes.
Judy's measurements are 34-26-35.
Judy Greer appeared as a yoga instructor in the "Mac versus PC" commercials.
Her first roommate in Los Angeles was fellow DePaul classmate Sean Gunn.
Initially, Judy did not want to appear on Celebrity Poker Showdown; however, her friends (actors Sean Gunn and Joshua Mailina) and her castmates from Arrested Development convinced her to compete on the show.
In 2004, Judy was nominated for a Teen Choice award in the category of Movie Sleazebag for her role in 13 Going on 30.
Judy is 5 foot 9 and 1/2 inches (177cm).
Judy Greer has an American bulldog named Buckley. He often accompanies her to her sets.
In 2005, Judy claimed that Moguls was her favorite of her films.
Judy says the most important aspect in a guy she dates is his sense of humor.
Judy took acting classes with Jeffrey Tambor before she (or he) was cast in Arrested Development.
Greer trained 10 years in classical Russian ballet before studying acting.
An avid knitter, she knitted a lot on the set of the television pilot, "Dicks".
Judy Greer: (On what she is most recognized for as of August 14 2009) I guess I have to say it's probably a tie between Arrested Development and whatever movie happens to be on TV at the moment. Sometimes I'll get loads of, "Oh my god, you're in The Wedding Planner!" And I'll go, "Oh, that must be on TV right now?" "Yeah, I saw it on TV last night!" And then you can tell if tons of people start to be like, "Oh, 27 Dresses…" I can't say it's any one movie more than another. But I do get lots of Arrested Development. People are finally watching it! [Laughs]
Judy Greer: (On the tone of Marmaduke) The tone I feel like… It is a movie for children, but it doesn't feel like goofy or silly or over the top. The reason I wanted to be in the movie was because I thought the script was so smart. It didn't feel dumb or dumbed down for kids at all. I laughed out loud, and it's actually pretty rare that I laugh out loud when I read things.
Judy Greer: (On the animated TV series Archer) My take on it would be it's sort of like a James Bond spoof. It's sort of the bad James Bond. This character is a secret agent. He seems to be kind of accidentally good at his job and he's a total womanizer. Everyone who works in this small secret agency, I think they're all just a bunch of f**k ups. They're really, really funny. We're all a mess, all the characters. And he and his mom have this amazing dynamic. I can't wait… That is a whole different experience, because I just get these scripts and then go to a recording studio and record my lines for an hour. I know Chris Parnell and Jessica Walter and hearing them, holy poop, it's going to be hilarious. I can hear their voices doing it and it's so funny.
Judy Greer: (On what it is like working for Michael Eisner) I know! I guess I just try not to think about that. I just see him as my boss. He's just so nice. I've never seen him not smiling, and it's not like I see him every time. But when he does come by -- like when we do our table reads at our office, he's always there -- he's always smiling. I know the history of Michael Eisner, but I just think he seems like a really happy guy! I mean, I guess you would be! But he's always got a smile on his face and he's extremely generous.
Judy: (about Alexandra Kyle, who played the younger version of her in "13 Going on 30") All the producers and everyone thought that she looked so much like me, but I think she's just so cute. They all asked me, "Did you look just like her when you were that age?" and I was like, "Noooooo!" I looked like a little boy, seriously. I had long arms and braces, and she is just gorgeous. The director kept telling her to do things the way I would do them, but I was like, "No, I need to be watching her," because she was perfect. She hit it right on.
Judy: (On Jennifer Garner)
She's the best. The best. Definitely. I can't believe she can be that happy at five in the morning.
Judy: How I prepare really depends on the character, so it changes. I might go shopping and buy something I think the character might buy, things like that. I usually try to find the character from the outside in.
Judy: Well comedy certainly comes easier to me I certainly get a lot of offers, I get more of an opportunity for those. I am interested in playing dramatic roles and I've had a lot more life experience now and I feel like I have more to offer for dramatic roles. I don't think that you can really be dramatic without being a little funny.
Judy: I am the pilot killer.
Judy: Being a character actor, you do get the goofy roles, but a lot of times they're really underwritten and you're expected to breathe life into them.
Judy: (On Jennifer Garner) She's a nut. She's such a breath of fresh air. I just loved working with her.
Judy: (On the 80's) I was obsessed with Madonna and Duran Duran and John Stamos and Facts of Life and Silver Spoons and Growing Pains.
Judy: I think that the older I get, the more life experience I have to bring to roles, which give them more depth and make them more real.