Actress Judy Greer went to Winston Churchill High School in Livonia, MI, before studying theater at DePaul University. She made her film debut in Stricken, a low-budget horror movie shot on video in 1998, and, that same year, found her place in romantic comedies with Kissing a Fool, starring David Schwimmer. Continuing with comedies throughout her career, Greer then appeared with Rose McGowan in Jawbreaker and got a starring role in the independent romance The Big Split. In 1999, she showed up briefly as a reporter opposite George Clooney in Three Kings.
On television, Greer was cast in the CBS sitcom Love & Money as a member of a wealthy family with working class in-laws. Following that short-lived series, Greer worked with her TV co-star Paget Brewster again in a number of films, including Desperate but Not Serious and The Specials. She appeared in Mike Nichols’ What Planet Are You From? in 2000, giving her an opportunity to work with comedy big shots Garry Shandling and John Goodman. Greer later starred in a couple of indie titles as well as the big-budgeted What Women Want and The Wedding Planner.
After catching the eyes of many in the 2002 Charlie Kaufman/Spike Jonez comedy Adaptation, Greer saw her stock rise considerably and was soon beginning work on the Jennifer Garner vehicle 13 Going on 30 as well as Wes Craven’s highly-anticipated werewolf film Cursed, both landing in theaters in 2004.