We know him and love him as crazy Schmidt on New Girl, but Max Greenfield’s personal life is just as full of humor and sweetness. Married to his wife Tess Sanchez since 2008, Max and Tess share a daughter and son together, and they both not only complement each other in life, but also in their careers. Read on for some delightful info on one of Hollywood’s favorite pairs.
Tess’s Genius is Behind the Scenes
Max may be in front of the camera for all his work, but Tess is on the opposite side of things. Behind the scenes, Tess is a majorly successful Executive Vice President of tons of the Fox network’s shows, and she’s even done some on other entertainment networks like E!. Though she’s had plenty of chances to make guest star roles on shows like Max’s beloved New Girl, Tess definitely prefers to stay behind the scenes.
Max Wasn’t Sure About a 2nd Kid
After their boisterous daughter, Lilly, was born, Max wasn’t too thrilled about the idea of another child, though Tess really wanted one. She enlisted the help of her actress friend, Busy Phillips, to help her convince Max to get on board—and it worked! 5 years after they had Lilly, Max and Tess welcomed little Ozzie to their brood.
Tess is a Big Star, Too
Tess is not only the wife of a big star, but she’s a star herself amongst a plethora of big-name celebrity friends. She worked on so many big shows over the years, that she bumps elbows with some of the biggest A-List famous people—actors, writers, producers, etc.—in Hollywood and beyond. And it’s not just famous celebs that tend to love Tess—but also dogs! Tess is a huge dog lover, and it seems to be mutual. From her own pups to the ones belonging to her friends, canines seem to gravitate to all the cuddly love Tess has to give. In fact, in the many selfies she posts with her husband or kids, a dog usually will make an appearance as well.