Who is Tess Sanchez?
Tess is a casting director, but perhaps best known as the better half of famed actor and comedian Max Greenfield. He is probably best recognized for his recurring roles on ‘Veronica Mars’, ‘New Girl’ and ‘Ugly Betty’. Tess was born under the Virgo zodiac sign on September 4, 1980 in Los Angeles, California, USA. As of 2022, she will be 41 years old and hold 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 has kept her private affairs out of the public eye.
As for her education, she attended private Woodbury University, Burbank California, graduated with degrees in business management, marketing and related support services.
She launched her career in 1998 where she worked as a producer’s assistant on the comedy series ‘The Secret Diary of Diamond Pfeiffer’ before starting the new millennium by landing work with WB Television Network in the Talent and Casting division.
In 2000, Tess served as a casting assistant/consultant for the adventure/drama film “Cast Away” starring Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt and Paul Sanchez. The film follows a FedEx employee who ends up on an island after his plane crashes and undergoes a severe physical and mental transformation.
She worked with WB Television Network from 1998 to 2007, when she moved to Fox Broadcasting Company, where she was promoted to head of the casting department.
She focuses on TV projects and served as casting director for several series and TV movies, including “Revenge”, “The Untitled Rob Roy Thomas Project” and “Do Not Disturb”. After that, she helped with the 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.
Speaking of her other and more recent projects, Tess has served as casting director for popular shows such as “Empire”, “Gotham” and Brooklyn Nine-Nine”.
According to reports, Tess and Max Met in 2003 in a Hollywood bar. At the time, Max was an unemployed actor who had 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 revealed with a laugh: “He actually said, ‘I’ve got this extra, if you want it.’
After dating for five years, they tied the knot in a private ceremony in 2008. 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 support each other.
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 to prioritize and communicate
Speaking to the media outlet “Parents”, she and Max discussed parenting and managing their busy careers with two children, Tess revealed: “When Ozzie was born, Max was doing 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 a second child or ten, it’s two complicated lives. One is a job, two is a career. There is no part-time work with two children.’
Physical stats and hobbies
She is 5ft 6ins high (168 cm) and weighs about 65 kg. Her natural hair is dark brown, further decorated with brown eyes.
in a interviewshe revealed that in her spare time she enjoys watching the observational documentary series “The Dog House” with her family, as well as listening to the musical “Hamilton” and singing along.
Tess and her husband are philanthropists and have supported and collaborated with several nonprofit organizations over the years, including the “Young Storytellers Foundation,” which helps children be creative and confident.
They are also huge animal lovers and own a dog called Joey.
Tess is a member of the community platform titled “Jane Club”, which offers educational, inspirational and transformative gatherings. This private membership club focuses on inclusiveness and working moms – in simple words, it’s a community that cares for women who take care of everyone.
Want to know her net worth?
As of 2022, her estimated net worth is approximately $1 million, largely earned through her career as a casting director. On the other hand, her husband’s net value is about $4 million.
Her Instagram account has more than 35,000 followers. It turns out she doesn’t use Twitter, Facebook, or TikTok.
Briefly about Max
Max was born in a Jewish family, and spent most of his childhood and formative years in New York. After graduating 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 on series such as “Boston Public” and Gilmore Girls,” he made his film debut in 2005, playing Ethan Stuckman in the comedy film “What do We Eat?”. In the same year, he landed a recurring role in the critically acclaimed mystery series “Veronica Mars”.
His first starring role came in 2006, playing Kyle Brewster in the short-lived sitcom “Modern Men,” which lasted only 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 and then appearing in one episode on a number of shows including “Castle”, “Kath & Kim and “Hot in Cleveland”.
In 2011, he had his most notable role as Winston Schmidt in the comedy-drama series “New Girl”, alongside Zoe Deschanel, Jake Johnson and Lamorne Morris.
Upon its premiere, the show caused quite a stir and attracted a large 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 successful marketing executive earned him several nominations, including a Golden Globe Award, a Primetime Emmy and a People’s Choice Award. 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 to appear in numerous TV shows, such as “The Mindy Project”. “American Horror Story: Hotel” and “Will and Grace”. From time to time, Max switched from the usual roles to voice characters in animated films and series such as “Ice Age: Collision Course”, “Bob’s Burgers” and “Robot Chicken”.