Max Greenfield was born on the 4th September 1980, in Dobbs Ferry, New York State, USA, and is a film and television actor, producer and philanthropist, best known for his turn as Schmidt in the sitcom “New Girl” (2011-present). His career began in 2000.
Have you ever wondered how rich Max Greenfield is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Greenfield’s net worth is as high as $3 million, an amount earned through his successful career in acting.
Max Greenfield Net Worth $3 Million
Max Greenfield was born into a Jewish family. He matriculated from high school in 1998, after which he decided to pursue an acting career. His first role came two years later, when he landed the part of Victor in the anthology series “Undressed” (2000), appearing in three episodes. A few guest-starring roles soon followed, in TV shows such as “Boston Public” (2002) and “Gilmore Girls” (2003), before he landed the recurring role of Leo D’Amato in the teen noir mystery drama series “Veronica Mars” (2005-2007), appearing occasionally as Veronica’s love interest and Officer D’Amato in all three seasons of the show. In the meantime, he also made his film debut in the 2004 feature film “Cross Bronx”, followed by the comedy “When Do We Eat?” (2005), with Michael Lerner and Lesley Ann Warren. He didn’t appear on film again until 2014, when he returned with three entries: he reprised his role as Leo D’Amato in the cinematic conclusion to the series, joined the cast of the comedy film “They Came Together” alongside Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler, and played Josh in the independent drama film “About Alex”, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. His net worth was rising steadily.
However, Greenfield is best known as a television actor, appearing in a slew of guest and recurring roles over the course of his career. Some of the most notable ones include guest-starring in hit shows “The O.C.” (2007), “Melrose Place” (2009), and “Castle” (2010), as well as landing recurring roles in “Modern Men” (2006), “Ugly Betty” (2007-2008), and “Greek” (2008). He also starred in the TV show “The Gentlemen’s League” (2010), which he created and produced. He achieved international fame and success when he was cast as Schmidt, one of the three male roommates of Zooey Deschanel’s character Jess in the sitcom “New Girl” (2011-present). Greenfield has appeared in every episode of the six-season-long TV show so far, increasing his net worth significantly. For this role, he has been nominated for several awards, including Emmy, Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice, and Teen Choice awards.
Greenfield also ventured into voice acting in recent years, lending his voice to Boo Boo in the animated sitcom “Bob’s Burgers” (2012-2016), and voicing Roger in the 2016 animated film “Ice Age: Collision Course”. He keeps busy at present, finding time to appear in two upcoming feature films, “The Glass Castle” (2017), starring Brie Larson and Naomi Watts, and “I’m Not Here” (2017) with J.K. Simmons and Sebastian Stan, despite his commitment to “New Girl”.
Regarding his personal life, Greenfield married his girlfriend Tess Sanchez, a casting director, in 2008, and together they have a daughter and a son. He is quite active on social networks, especially Twitter. He is also known for his philanthropy work with the non-profit organization Young Storytellers Foundation.
Graduated from Dobbs Ferry High School in Dobbs Ferry, NY - Class of 1998.
I just never want to be in this situation where I get to set and they're like, 'We rewrote this scene, you're now naked.' I need a little prep work.
George Wendt is a saint. And one of the finest American actors that we have.
Yeah, a lot of people ask me to take my shirt off, which is aggressive. I wish that I were just one of those guys who was just like, 'You know, look, when I was seven I had a six-pack, and it just never went away.'
Another show I really enjoyed working on was Raising the Bar (2008). I did four or five episodes of that show.
So when you go to a set and you just fully trust everybody, you know how hard everybody's working, you know that the people doing it are good and have such a strong vision - that's exactly my experience on New Girl (2011), and what my experience on Veronica Mars (2004) was like. Everybody was just so great.
When I'm in the car sometimes it's like, 'Yeah, man, just put on the pop music.' You know what I mean? I don't want to listen to 'Tom Waits'.
I love Twitter. My favorite thing to do these days is to tweet things that seem very questionable as to whether I'm joking or not.
If you knew my wife, you'd be like, 'Yeah, you're very married.' She runs the household. I refer to her as 'the greatest director I've ever worked with.'
I think L.A. gets a bad rap. L.A. is the same as everywhere else.
I'm just not one of these guys who, like, you know, woke up with a six-pack. I need Skittles. I have to eat very particularly and I have to work out like a madman. And then it looks like... okay.
Pilots are so hard because you have to introduce all these characters, you have to hook an audience, and an audience has such a smaller attention span than maybe they used to have.
It is crazy. It's our first kid, and all of a sudden, she identifies letters as what they are, and you go, 'This kid is a genius - she's obviously some sort of savant!'
In my latter years I've decided that there's too much to keep track of when you go into the lying game. That becomes stressful and it's not for me anymore.
I remember having a feeling like, 'I can't believe this is happening!' Two years ago I was auditioning for The Disney Channel, and now 'Paul Rudd' is saying, 'Hey man, congratulations on your Emmy nomination!'
During a panic attack, I remember that today is just today and that is all that it is. I take a deep breath in and I realize that in this moment I am fine and everything is okay. More importantly, I am reminded that my A.P.C. jeans are so perfectly worn in that they are appropriate for any season and I am suddenly at ease.
I'm Jewish and my wife isn't so right now we're literally decorating a Christmas tree with Jewish stars draped around it.
I love Jonathan Adler but more importantly I love throws. To clarify, a throw is not to be confused with a blanket. A blanket is to be slept under, a throw is to accent a chair or sofa and give the illusion that in some scenario someone might rest underneath it. In reality, this scenario does not exist and I never want it to.
There's nothing worse than walking around and talking about your failed relationship, all day, every day, for months on end.
Here's what's nice about life: Sometimes you have ideas and for the most part, they're not good ones. And then you'll follow through with a handful of them and sometimes you'll be pretty disappointed. And then other times you'll follow through and you'll go, 'You know what? It's nice to be right.'
For a girl, the wedding is when you're married. For a guy, it's when you get engaged. It takes a real aggressive human being to back out between the ring and the wedding.
I think the most important foundation about any relationship is just being honest. You've got to. My wife and I are honest to a fault with each other, and we're best friends on top of it, so we're very fortunate.
I literally have over a thousand emails in my inbox that need to be returned. I'm sure all of my friends and certain family members are like, 'Oh, look who got nominated for an Emmy and doesn't want to write me an email back!' I need a good few hours to just sit and get on the phone.
I always feel like people in general are much weirder and insane than anybody really wants to admit. How dare somebody watch anything and go, 'That's not real!' Go on the subway. For five minutes.