Judy Greer was born in Kingston, Jamaica. She grew up in the northern part of the Caribbean Sea and was known for her beauty and passion for life. It was said that Greer once had a heart condition and because of this, she was forced to give up acting. However, she was a constant source of inspiration for those who loved her work and went on to enjoy numerous roles throughout her career.
The first role that Judy Greer ever did was in the hit movie, Grease. She played the title role, playing the character of an aging female who was the love interest of a teenage boy. Over the years, she went on to have other successful roles in movies such as Pretty Woman and eventually became an even respected and well sought after actress in her own right. She went on to have varying degrees of success throughout the course of her career but always returned to her love of performing, even if it was for television.
Throughout the course of her career, Greer became primarily known for her supporting roles in films such as Swing Vote, Everybody Loves Raymond, and Edward Scissorhands. She also appeared in a number of well known films including Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Money Pit, and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. It was also noted that she appeared in some lesser known films such as Good Dudes Don’t Do Whiners, and Swing Vote.
Among her notable supporting roles were the characters of Maxie and Judy in the television series, Everybody Loves Raymond. She also appeared in the later seasons of the same show, forming a best friend with her colleague, Hazel Benally. In the fourth season, she was featured in the spin-off, Pet School, as the dim view of Yancy Frye. She additionally appeared in the final season of Pet School, as an integral member of the study group that followed Peter. Some of Greer’s most memorable supporting roles were the roles of Jeanette Mathison in the 1993 film, Pretty Woman, and David Strathairn as Dr. Robinson in the TV movie, Out of Time.
Greer’s filmography also included some important comedic-drama roles. She appeared in the comedies Everybody Loves Raymond, Edward Scissorhands, and Dog Day Afternoon. All of these films featured prominent supporting casts featuring Jennifer Aniston, Matt Damon, and George Clooney.
Additionally, Greer also appeared in a number of less well-known films that were produced by Sundance Film Festival favorite directors like Wes Anderson and Joel Coenberg. These roles ranged from romantic comedies to suspense and horror films and occasionally featured comedic elements. The first film premier of Judy Greer is the aforementioned Edward Scissorhands, which debuted in theaters earlier this month.