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"Judy Greer"
Judy Greer
Gender Female
Birthday July 20, 1975
First Episode The Plimpton Stimulation
Role(s) Actress
Portrays Elizabeth Plimpton
All of the Big Bang Theory Staff


BiographyEdit

Judy Greer (birth name: Judith Laura Evans) was born on July 20, 1975 in Detroit, Michigan. [1] With a genuine gift for comedy and an engaging on-screen presence, Judy Greer has quickly become one of Hollywood's most captivating young talents. Having appeared in such diverse films as Jawbreaker (1999), What Women Want (2000), The Wedding Planner (2001) and Adaptation. (2002), as well as a number of upcoming feature film projects, Greer turns in scene-stealing performances opposite some of the industry's biggest stars. Greer starred opposite Jennifer Garner in Columbia Pictures' romantic comedy, 13 Going on 30 (2004), directed by Gary Winick. Greer played an office colleague to Garner's character, with whom she shares a checkered past. She co-stars in writer/director M. Night Shyamalan's The Village (2004), opposite Joaquin Phoenix, Adrien Brody, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sigourney Weaver and William Hurt. Set in 1897, the film revolves around a close-knit community that lives with the knowledge that a mythical race of creatures resides in the woods surrounding them.

The busy actress has most recently landed a co-starring role opposite Orlando Bloom and Susan Sarandon in writer/director Cameron Crowe's upcoming Elizabethtown (2005). Greer will play the sister to Bloom's character and daughter to Sarandon's character. She has also joined Jeff Bridges and Jeanne Tripplehorn in the independent film The Amateurs (2005) for writer/director Michael Traeger. The film revolves around a motley group of friends who band together to make an amateur porno film. Greer plays a young temptress at the local mattress store who secures a role in the movie by allowing the store to be used as a film location. Filming is underway in Los Angeles. Greer recently wrapped production in New York on a co-starring role opposite Thomas McCarthy ("The Station Agent") in Danny Leiner's The Great New Wonderful (2005) for Serenade Films/Sly Dog Films. The dark comedy tells five different stories against the backdrop of an uncertain post-September 11 New York. The cast also includes Maggie Gyllenhaal, Edie Falco and Tony Shalhoub.

She also appears in writer/director Adam Goldberg's psychological drama, {{w|I Love Your Work (2003), opposite Giovanni Ribisi. The film is about a fictional movie star (Ribisi) and his gradual meltdown and increasing obsession with a young film student and his girlfriend. The stellar cast also includes Franka Potente, Christina Ricci, and Jason Lee and debuted at the 2003 Toronto International Film Festival. Greer plays "Samantha", the personal assistant to Ribisi's character.

Greer most recently starred as the female lead role in the comedy, The Hebrew Hammer (2003). Greer was the feisty, fearless "Esther", who joins forces with an Orthodox Jewish private detective (Adam Goldberg) to save Hanukkah from an evil son of Santa Claus (Andy Dick). The Hebrew Hammer (2003) debuted at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival and premiered on Comedy Central followed by a theatrical release. She also appeared in Adaptation. (2002), from director Spike Jonze. In the film, Nicolas Cage stars as self-loathing writer "Charlie Kaufman" (and twin brother "Donald") as he attempts to adapt the novel "The Orchid Thief" for the big screen. Greer plays "Alice", the waitress with whom he becomes obsessed -- the object of his fantasies. Greer turned in a scene stealing comedic performance in The Wedding Planner (2001), with Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey. She played "Penny", Lopez's sweet but ditsy assistant who tries hard, but often falls a little short. Equally adept at more dramatic roles, Greer gave a standout performance opposite Mel Gibson in What Women Want (2000), playing a suicidal file clerk rescued by the one man who can hear women's thoughts. Greer's pivotal scene with Gibson is the heart of the film.

Greer was born and raised outside of Detroit, the daughter of a mechanical engineer and a hospital administrator. After training for nearly ten years in classical Russian ballet, Greer shifted her interest to acting and was accepted into Chicago's prestigious Theatre School at DePaul University. After a variety of odd jobs during college, from telemarketer to oyster shucker, Greer landed her first on-screen role just three days after graduation -- a small part in the Jason Lee/David Schwimmer comedy Kissing a Fool (1998). She flew to Los Angeles for the film's premiere and never left. Greer quickly landed a role in the dark comedy Jawbreaker (1999), with Rose McGowan and Rebecca Gayheart. Greer starred as a school wallflower-turned-babe in a story about high school girls who accidentally kill their best friend and try to cover up the murder. She went on to play a news correspondent in David O. Russell's Three Kings (1999), landing a memorable opening love scene with George Clooney. Her performance caught the eye of Hollywood, and she appeared next in Mike Nichols's What Planet Are You From? (2000) as a flight attendant opposite Gary Shandling.

Her television credits include a recurring role as Jason Bateman's assistant "Kitty" on FOX's "Arrested Development" (2003), as well as guest-starring roles on "Love & Money" (1999), "Maggie Winters" (1998), and "Early Edition" (1996).

FilmographyEdit

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1998 Stricken Cynthia None
Kissing a Fool Andrea None
1999 Jawbreaker Fern Mayo/Vylette None
Three Kings Cathy Daitch None
The Big Split Tracy None
2000 What Planet Are You From? Rebecca None
The Specials Deadly Girl None
What Women Want Erin None
Sunset Strip Waitress None
2001 The Wedding Planner Penny None
2002 Adaptation. Alice the Waitress None
The Cat Returns Yuki English Voice Over
2003 The Hebrew Hammer Esther Bloomenbergensteinenthal None
I Love Your Work Samantha None
2004 13 Going on 30 Lucy Wyman None
The Village Kitty Walker None
LolliLove Judy None
2005 The Amateurs Ellie None
Cursed Joanie None
The Great New Wonderful Allison None
In Memory of My Father Judy None
Elizabethtown Heather Baylor None
Full Disclosure Brinn None
2006 American Dreamz Accordo None
The TV Set Alice None
2007 The Key Man Karen None
The Go-Getter Better Than Toast None
The Grand Sharon Andrews None
2008 27 Dresses Casey None
Visioneers Michelle None
2009 Wig Dr. Almay None
Love Happens Marty None
2010 Barry Munday Ginger Farley None
Marmaduke Debbie Winslow None
Peep World Laura Post-Production
Love and Other Drugs TBA Post-Production
Henry's Crime Debbie Post-Production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1997 Early Edition Cindy the Pâtissière Episode "Angels and Devils"
1999 Love & Money Puff Conklin None
Maggie Winters Tawny Episode "Girls Night Out"
2001 Silicon Follies Unknown None
2002 Family Guy Various voices Episode "Family Guy Viewer Mail #1"
2003 Other People's Business Unknown None
Just Shoot Me! Bridget Episode "Rivals in Romance"
2003-2005 Arrested Development Kitty Sanchez 10 episodes
2004 Nevermind Nirvana Elizabeth None
2005 CSI: Miami Pamela Warren Episode "Shootout"
2006 Love Monkey Brandy "Bran" Lowenstein 8 episodes
My Name Is Earl Maggie Lester - The Bearded Lady Episode "Sticks & Stones"
2007 Two and a Half Men Aunt Myra 2 episodes: "Aunt Myra Doesn't Pee a Lot", "Smooth as a Ken Doll"
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Ingrid 'Fatty Mcgoo' Nelson Episode "The Aluminum Monster vs. Fatty McGoo"
Californication Trixie 2 episodes: "California Son", "No Way to Treat a Lady"
WordGirl Desiree Dewey Voice over
2008 Miss Guided Becky Freeley 7 episodes
Suburban Shootout Rebecca None
2009 House MD Morgan Episode "Here Kitty"
Archer Cheryl Voice over
ER Tildie Mulligan Episode "T-Minus-6"
Maneater Gravy Miniseries
Glenn Martin, DDS Wendy Park Voice over
2010 Modern Family Denise Episode "Truth Be Told"
The Big Bang Theory Dr. Elizabeth Plimpton Episode "The Plimpton Stimulation"
How I Met Your Mother Royce Episode "The Wedding Bride"

TriviaEdit

  • Attended Winston Churchill High School in Livonia, Michigan. She was an active member of the Creative And Performing Arts program - CAPA.
  • Graduated from DePaul University's prestigious acting program in 1997.
  • Friends with actresses Aasha Davis and Kellymarie Demaray.
  • An avid knitter, she knitted a lot on the set of the television pilot, "Dicks."
  • Her first roommate in Los Angeles was fellow DePaul classmate Sean Gunn.
  • Played a character named "Kitty" in both The Village (2004) and "Arrested Development" (2003).
  • The producers of Love Happens (2009) encouraged her to change her hair color to red because they felt that she and her co-star Jennifer Aniston looked too similar.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Bio. The biography was found on the Internet Movie Database website which was created by an Anonymous writer.

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