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Tess Sanchez’s Biography – Who is Max Greenfield’s Wife?

Tess Sanchez

Who is Tess Sanchez?

Tess Sanchez was born on 4 September 1980, in the United States of America, and is a casting director, but probably better known for being the wife of actor Max Greenfield. He is best noted for his work in the television sitcom “New Girl”, for which he received numerous nominations for his performance. He’s also worked on other projects such as “Ugly Betty” and “Veronica Mars”.

The Riches of Tess Sanchez

As of early-2020, Tess Sanchez’s net worth is estimated to be over $3 million, earned through a successful career in the entertainment industry.

She’s worked as the casting director for many projects, but probably also benefits from the success of her husband who has a net worth also reputedly over $3 million.

Career as a Casting Director

Tess lived most of her life away from the spotlight, with no details regarding her past before joining the entertainment industry. She began work as a casting director, with one of her first projects being a part of the casting team for the film “Cast Away” which starred Tom Hanks. The film which was released in 2000, follows the story of a man who becomes stranded on an island after his ‘plane crashes.

She then focused her work on television, helping with casting for the television adaptation of “10 Things I Hate About You”, which is based on the film of the same name released a decade earlier. Afterward, she also worked on another reboot, this time for “Melrose Place” which aired on the CW in 2009, but the show ran for only a season. In 2011, she was hired to take over casting for various Fox television programs; this was around the same time that “New Girl” was in production and she helped her husband land his iconic role.

Husband – Max Greenfield

Max is of Jewish descent, and grew up in New York in the village of Dobbs Ferry.

At a young age, he aspired to a career in the entertainment industry, and even celebrated his Bar Mitzvah with a “Saturday Night Live” theme. After matriculating from high school, he began his pursuit of acting, with his first projects as a guest in popular television shows, such as “The OC”, “Gilmore Girls”, and “Boston Public”.

He then got his first regular role in the television series “Modern Men”, which tells the story of bachelors who ask the assistance of a life coach to help them understand women better. He starred in the show alongside Eric Lively and Josh Braaten, but that was short-lived. After his work there, he then had a recurring role in the television show “Veronica Mars” which starred Kristen Bell, and aired for five seasons, the first three on CW.

It follows the story of the titular student who eventually becomes a private investigator; he later reprised his role in the film adaptation.

Rise to Fame – Max Greenfield

In 2007, Greenfield gained another recurring role in the show “Ugly Betty”, which aired on ABC. It is based on a popular Colombian telenovela which has been adapted internationally many times. The show ran for four years, and was canceled due to low ratings. During this period, he also made a string of guest appearances, including in shows such as “Castle”, “Melrose Place”, and “No Ordinary Family”. In 2010, he produced the series “The Gentlemen’s League” before making his film debut in “Cross Bronx”.

Max Greenfield

He also made an appearance in the film “When Do We Eat?”The following year, he got one of his most notable roles as the character Schmidt in “New Girl”. The show follows the story of the titular New Girl played by Zooey Deschanel who moves into an apartment with three men, so dealing with friends in their early 30s, as their lives and careers progress. The show got a lot of positive reviews during its entire run, with the performances of the actors receiving most of the praise. He became a star thanks to the show, and it also helped elevate the career of Jake Johnson.

Recent Projects – Max Greenfield

While working on “New Girl”, Max made a string of commercials for McDonald’s in promoting their Sirloin Third Pound Burgers, them after the show, he was cast in the lead role in the comedy show “The Neighborhood” on CBS. The series follows a white family who moves into a predominantly African-American neighborhood, and has run for two seasons though it hasn’t got a lot of positive reviews. He was also cast in the third season of the Netflix series “A Series of Unfortunate Events”. The show is based on the children’s book series of the same name written by Lemony Snicket.

The novels have been previously adapted into films, with the show going through each book in the series.

He also announced that he would be reprising his role as Leo D’Amato in an 8-episode revival of “Veronica Mars”, released in 2019. Concurrently he has also worked on several films, appearing in the biographical film “A Futile and Stupid Gesture” which is based on the book of the same name written by Josh Karp, and also had a small role in the film “Promising Young Woman”, which starred Carey Mulligan and Allison Brie.

Personal Life

Tess married Max in 2008 after being in a relationship for five years; they have two children together. He has credited his wife numerous times for helping him find his breakthrough in the entertainment industry. The couple is known to be involved in charitable endeavors during their free time. Her husband, in particular, has worked with the Young Storytellers Foundation numerous times, helping inspire children to be creative and find self-confidence.

About the author

Olivia Clarke

Joined Biography.Today in February 2020. Formerly Assistant Editor of Radar Magazine. Studied Journalism at City University.

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