Judith Therese Evans, professionally known as Judy Greer, is a U.S. writer, model, director, and actress popularly known for her outstanding performances as a character actress in several dramatic and comedic films. Her first major role as an actress was Fern Mayo (Vylette) in the 1999 black comedy Jawbreaker, and in the same year, she played a supporting role in the war movie Three Kings.
Judy Greer’s Biography
Judy’s full name is Judith Therese Evans, and she was born on July 20, 1975, in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Mollie Ann and Rich Evans. Her mother, who works in a hospital and acts as an administrator, was formerly a nun who was dismissed from the convent after 8 years for wild behavior. Her father is a mechanical engineer.
She grew up in Redford Township and Livonia and was brought up Roman Catholic. Greer is a graduate of Churchill High School in Livonia and DePaul University, where she received a degree in Fine Arts in 1997. Due to several other actresses named Judy or Judi Evans, Greer took her mother’s maiden name as her stage name.
She began her acting career in 1998, and her first film appearance was in a horror movie called Knitting, in which she portrayed a college student who played a very deadly prank. In the same year, she was given a supporting role in Doug Ellin’s romantic comedy “Kissing a Fool”. This was followed in 1999 by her first leading role in which she played Fern Mayo (Vylette) – an introverted teenager who in Jawbreaker uncovered the murder of her boyfriend by her classmates. The film attained cult status.
In 2000, she played Erin in What Women Want, and the following year she starred alongside Jennifer Lopez in The Wedding Planner. The following year she was cast in an untitled project by Ken Finkleman, based on the Canadian show The Newsroom. She played in the project alongside Stephen Colbert, who played Finkleman, and her, his sister.
Judy Greer has been a recurring face in the Fox comedy series Arrested Development since 2003. She has played supporting roles in several other films, including What Women Want, The Village, 13 Going on 30, Elizabethtown, Adaptation, 27 Dresses, Love Happens.
Her other films include Carrie, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Get a Mac. In 2015 she starred in Ant-Man, Jurassic World, and Tomorrowland. Greer has also made guest appearances in several other films and shows including Just Shoot Me!, CSI: Miami, My Name Is Earl, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Californication, ER, House, Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother and Warren the Ape.
Judy also starred in the ABC sitcom Miss Guided, which was unfortunately canceled in its first season. She also starred in Visioneers. In 2016, she received her first starring role as a voice actress in the cartoon programs of Netflix, Ask the StoryBots, and StoryBots Super Songs. The following year she was to resume her role in the sequel to the film “War for the Planet of the Apes”. Her most recent role is that of Maggie Lang in the 2018 superhero movie Ant-Man and the Wasp, followed by her role as Laurie Strode’s daughter Karen Strode in the horror sequel Halloween 2018.
Greer will also give voice to the title character Luna in the animated television series Let’s Go, Luna! which is scheduled to premiere in November 2018. Her outstanding achievements have earned her several nominations, for which she has received some of awards, including the John Cassavetes Prize. In 2014, she wrote a memoir entitled “I don’t know what you know me from,” in which she told of her journey from Detriot to Hollywood.
Judy Greer may not be one of the richest in Hollywood, but she has certainly made quite a bit of money with her acting career. Her net worth is currently estimated at 5 million dollars. Most of her income comes from her acting career.
Who Is Her Husband?
The talented actress is married to TV producer Dean E. Johnsen since 2011. The couple met on a blind date, and after dating for a while, they tied the knot in 2011. However, they kept two separate houses until 2018.
The reason for the separate houses was to allow Johnsen to stay close to his two children from his previous marriage, but now that his children have grown up and left the house, the couple decided to live together in Greer’s newly renovated house. Judy Greer does not yet have children of her own, but she is the stepmother of Johnsen’s two children.
Has She Done Plastic Surgeries?
As soon as the actress turned forty, she began to worry about some of the things that were weighing so heavily on her health and aging. In an interview, she admitted that she is more focused on things she can control, such as making sure she sleeps at least eight hours a night, drinking enough water, washing her face before bed, and watching what she puts on her face.
And for the things she can’t control, she turns to plastic surgery products and gets beauty treatments for her skin from time to time. Once she had to be treated with a spotlight laser, a treatment normally used in plastic surgery. She uses Joanna Vargas products and various other products such as serums, anti-aging products, vitamin C facial washes for her face, and many others that have helped her maintain her ageless appearance.