After starring in some of the biggest productions on both television and film, one would expect an actor to be very familiar to fans. However, despite their enormous talent, some actors manage to still fly under the radar. This is the case with the remarkably talented and beautiful Judy Greer. Greer has starred in shows like Arrested Development, Californication, and Archer. She has also appeared in films like What Women Want and 13 Going on 30.
Greer’s career shows no signs of slowing down, as she has appeared in several productions already in 2017 and has many booked for coming years. Despite such high profile work, many fans do not know a great deal about who she is as a person. For fans who want to know more about her, here are five of the most interesting facts about Judy Greer.
5. She is a trained dancer
Obviously, Greer has earned fame and fortune with her remarkable abilities as an actor. However, she is a skilled performer in other arts as well. Most notably, she is a highly trained dancer. She spent almost a decade training in Russian ballet before shifting her focus to acting. After making this decision, she would go on to graduate from the prestigious Theater School at DePaul University in Chicago.
4. She helps people get fit
Most of Greer’s work has been acting in movies and shows, but she has also done some surprising work. One of the most interesting aspects of her career is her experience hosting Reluctantly Healthy, a series of online workouts. The series was so popular that Litton Entertainment developed it into a series on The CW.
3. She studied under one of her Arrested Development co-stars
Many young actors turn to more experienced performers to help them develop their skills in front of the camera. Very few, however, end up working with their mentors. Greer is one of these actors. Before achieving the success she enjoys today, she took acting lessons from Jeffrey Tambor. The two would go on to act together in Arrested Development, with Greer portraying Tambor’s mistress.
2. She has an interesting experience with religion
Greer was raised in a Catholic home, but has since moved away from the religion. When she was only 10, she persuaded her parents to allow her to attend mass at a Presbyterian church. While her parents thought she wanted to connect with God in a different way, she actually thought there were cuter boys there. Today, she is more interested in personal meditation than organized religion.
1. She saw success almost immediately after graduating
The vast majority of actors struggle for years before landing significant parts. A select few have the talent, charisma, and luck to find success out of the gate. Such was the case for Greer, as she landed a part only 3 days after graduating. Although it was a small part, landing a role in Kissing a Fool was certainly a huge confidence-booster for the young actor. Even more impressive is the fact that she has managed to find consistent success since this early role.
While most people would recognize her, few know just how interesting her background is. From her years of training as a ballet dancer to her unique religious experience, Greer has had a highly interesting life. She is also one of the few actors who began landing parts right out of college. Given her heavy schedule in the coming year, fans will have no shortage of opportunities to watch this gifted actor perform.
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