Who is Tess Sanchez?
Tess is a casting director, but perhaps best known as the better half of the famous actor and comedian Max Greenfield. He’s probably best recognized for his recurring roles in “Veronica Mars”, “New Girl”, and “Ugly Betty”. Tess was born under the Zodiac sign Virgo on 4 September 1980 in Los Angeles, California USA. As of 2022, she’s 41 years old and holds American nationality. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and children.
Early life and Family
Nothing is known about her family background, and early life; throughout her adult life, she’s kept her private matters away from the public eye.
Regarding her education, she attended the private Woodbury University, Burbank California, graduating with a degree in Business Management, Marketing and Related Support Services.
She launched her career in 1998, working as a producer’s assistant on the comedy series “The Secret Diary of Diamond Pfeiffer”, then kicked off the new millennium by finding employment at WB Television Network in the Talent and Casting Department.
In 2000, Tess served as a casting assistant/consultant for the adventure/drama movie “Cast Away” starring Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, and Paul Sanchez. The film follows a FedEx employee who ends up stranded on an island following his ‘plane’s crash, and undergoes a severe physical and mental transformation.
She worked at WB Television Network from 1998 to 2007, when she moved on to Fox Broadcasting Company, landing a better position as the head of the casting department.
Focusing on TV projects, she served as a casting director for several series and made-for-TV movies, including “Revenge”, “The Untitled Rob Roy Thomas Project”, and “Do Not Disturb”. She then helped with casting for the series “Kath and Kim”, “10 Things I Hate About You”, and “Melrose Place”. In 2011 Tess was hired to find actors for several Fox shows, including “New Girl”, and reportedly helped her husband Max Greenfield land the role of Winston Schmidt.
Talking of her other and more recent projects, Tess has served as a casting director for popular shows such as “Empire”, “Gotham” and Brooklyn Nine-Nine”.
According to reports, Tess and Max met in 2003 at a Hollywood bar. At the time, Max was an unemployed actor having drinks with his friends, while Tess was in the company of her girlfriends. Max approached and asked for her number, and after two dates, he won her over with the CD mix entitled “Cool Jams”. Tess disclosed, laughing: ‘He actually said, ‘I have this extra one, if you want it.’
After dating for five years, they tied the knot in 2008 in a private ceremony. In January 2010, they welcomed their first child, a girl they named Lily Greenfield, and in August 2015, Tess gave birth to a son they named Ozzie James Greenfield.
The fact that they started from scratch and built their careers together helped their union, Tess said: ‘We were there to root each other on.
We started on a level playing field and got to ride the highs and lows together.’ As they revealed, the secret to a happy marriage is setting priorities, and good communication
Talking to the “Parents” media outlet, she and Max discussed parenthood and managing their busy careers with two children, Tess revealed: ‘By the time Ozzie was born, Max was pulling crazy hours on “New Girl”, so I was the one who was up all night. I really wish someone had told me you could have one second child or ten, it’s like two complicated life. One is a job two is a career. There is not part-timing it with two kids.’
Physical Stats and Hobbies
She is 5ft 6ins tall (168cm) and weighs around 143lbs (65kgs). Her natural hair is dark brown, further adorned with brown eyes.
In an interview, she disclosed that in her free time, she likes to watch the observational documentary series “The Dog House” with her family, and they also adore listening to the musical “Hamilton” and singing along.
Tess and her husband are philanthropists, and over the years have supported and worked with various non-profit organizations, including “Young Storytellers Foundation”, which helps inspire children to be creative and confident.
They’re also huge animal lovers, and own a dog named Joey.
Tess is a member of the community platform entitled “Jane Club”, which offers educational, inspirational, and transformative gatherings. This private membership club focuses on inclusivity and working moms – in simple words, it’s a community that cares for women who care for everyone else.
Would you like to know her net worth?
As of 2022, her estimated net worth is around $1 million, earned largely through her career as a casting director. On the other hand, her husband’s net worth is around $4 million.
Her Instagram account has over 35,000 followers. It appears that she doesn’t use Twitter, Facebook, or TikTok.
Briefly about Max
Max was born into a Jewish family, and spent most of his childhood and formative years in New York. After matriculating from Dobbs Ferry High School in 1998, he began pursuing a career as an actor, making his TV debut in 2000 in three episodes of the anthology series “Underdressed”.
After minor roles in series such as “Boston Public” and Gilmore Girls”, he made his movie debut in 2005, portraying Ethan Stuckman in the comedy film “What do We Eat?”. During the same year, he landed a recurring role in the critically acclaimed mystery series “Veronica Mars”.
His first lead role came in 2006, portraying Kyle Brewster in the short-lived sitcom “Modern Men”, which ran for just one season. Focusing on his career on TV, he was cast as Nick Pepper in the well-known comedy-drama series “Ugly Betty”, appearing in eight episodes, then made one-episode appearances in a number of shows, including “Castle”, “Kath & Kim” and “Hot in Cleveland”.
In 2011 he scooped his most notable role as Winston Schmidt in the comedy-drama series “New Girl”, alongside Zoe Deschanel, Jake Johnson and Lamorne Morris.
Upon premiering, the show caused quite a commotion and drew a huge number of viewers, becoming the highest-rated fall debut for a Fox scripted show; it ran for eight seasons through 2018.
Max’s portrayal of a confident ladies’ man and a successful marketing associate landed him several nominations for a Golden Globe Award, a Primetime Emmy, and People’s Choice Award among others. While filming “New Girl”, he appeared in more than 10 movies, such as “They Came Together”, “Veronica Mars”, and “A Futile and Stupid Gesture”.
He also continued appearing in numerous TV shows, such as “The Mindy Project”. “American Horror Story: Hotel”, and “Will and Grace”. From time to time, Max switched from usual roles to voice characters in animated movies and series such as “Ice Age: Collision Course”, “Bob’s Burgers”, and “Robot Chicken”.