Tess Sanchez, Max Greenfield’s Wife: What You Should Know
Tess Sanchez and Max Greenfield have been married for 13 years.
Since his role as Schmidt in New Girl in 2011, fans have been intrigued about Max Greenfield. His personal life garnered a lot of attention as a result of his role in the sitcom.
Tess Sanchez, Greenfield’s wife, has been his wife since 2008. Here are a few things you should know about her.
Max Greenfield and Tess Sanchez have two children together
Greenfield and Sanchez are the parents of two children. Their first child, daughter Lily Greenfield, was born in January 2010, two years after they married. On August 24, 2015, Sanchez gave birth to baby Ozzie James Greenfield, bringing their family of three to three.
After spending time with Busy Phillips’ children, the actor said that he had decided to have a second child.
“I vaguely remember Dylan’s candy shop. We ran into you and Birdie and Cricket. And you have such sweet kids and they were being so sweet to one another and they looked very cute and I thought, ‘Maybe I can do this.’”
Former Fox Entertainment Executive Vice President of Casting
Sanchez hasn’t worked in front of the camera, but she has played a significant role in a number of TV shows. She joined Fox Entertainment in 2009 as the network’s Executive Vice President of Casting, a position she held until 2020.
Sanchez cast for shows like Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Gotham, The Mindy Project, Grease Live, and Empire during her decade-plus tenure as the network’s talent director.
Sanchez left Fox Entertainment after the network overhauled its casting department and eliminated the executive vice president role, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Sanchez worked as a casting consultant before joining Fox Entertainment, and from 2000 to 2007, he was Vice President of Casting for The WB Television Network.
Sanchez advised him to lose his Westchester accent
Greenfield is now a tremendously successful actor, but his acting career didn’t start off smoothly. He dropped out of college in his first year with a 0.67 GPA and went to Los Angeles at the age of 18 in 1998.
The New Girl star scored his first job in a series called Undressed a year later, but his Westchester accent made it difficult for him to secure gigs for many years after that.
“When I first moved to L.A. from New York, I still had an accent. I remember auditioning for shows like Everwood and they were like, ‘No man, we can’t put you on the show.’ I remember my wife telling me at the time like, ‘You have to get rid of this [expletive] accent.’”
He hadn’t totally shed his accent when he was cast in the part of Schmidt on New Girl, but it helped Schmidt win the hearts of the show’s viewers.
Greenfield admitted that when he was nervous, especially during auditions, he would commit to a new voice. Schmidt’s efforts to hide his accent resulted in the creation of a new accent, which became a trademark for him.