New Girl cast: Where are they now?

NEW GIRL: L-R: Max Greenfield, Hannah Simone, Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson and Lamorne Morris. NEW GIRL premieres Tuesday, Sept. 20 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Brian Bowen Smith/FOX, Acquired From Fox Flash
NEW GIRL: L-R: Max Greenfield, Hannah Simone, Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson and Lamorne Morris. NEW GIRL premieres Tuesday, Sept. 20 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Brian Bowen Smith/FOX, Acquired From Fox Flash /
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New Girl - Max Greenfield
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 23: Max Greenfield reads from his book “I Don’t Want to Read This Book” on stage at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at the University of Southern California on April 23, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images) /

Max Greenfield movies and shows after New Girl

If you think you didn’t know Max Greenfield before starring as Schmidt on New Girl, chances are you are plain wrong. Greenfield kept quite busy on the small screen from as early as 2000. In 2003, he appeared in an episode of Gilmore Girls, and he also played a pivotal recurring role on Veronica Mars. He appeared in multiple episodes of Greek and Ugly Betty, but one of his most serendipitous guest roles was in an episode of The O.C. as young Peter Gallagher, who later played his father on New Girl.

For his role as Schmidt, Greenfield went for absolute broke and became a fan-favorite in spite of the incorrigible character’s necessity for a “douchebag jar.” He earned an Emmy and Golden Globe nomination for his performance in the first season, though he was a standout throughout all seven seasons. During his time on the series, Greenfield popped up in other shows such as Bob’s Burgers, Hot in Cleveland, The Mindy Project, American Horror Story: Hotel, and Will & Grace. In 2015, he starred alongside Sally Field in the film Hello, My Name Is Doris.

Greenfield appeared in the latest season of American Crime Story, playing Ronnie for three episodes of The Assassination of Gianni Versace ahead of New Girl’s final season. In 2019, he appeared in What Men Want, a remake of the 2000 film What Women Want, and in 2020, he was in the films Promising Young Woman and Cats & Dogs 3.

Greenfield made a speedy return to the small screen in the 2018 CBS sitcom The Neighborhood also starring Cedric the Entertainer and 2 Broke Girls star Beth Behrs. As of 2022, the series has been renewed for a fifth season. Greenfield also appeared in such series as BoJack Horseman, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Hoops, and Doogie Kameāloha, M.D. post-New Girl.

In 2008, he married casting director Tess Sanchez and together they have two children, Lilly and Ozzie. Greenfield published his first children’s book titled I Don’t Want to Read This Book in November 2021 and will release the follow-up, This Book Is Not a Present, in October 2022.