Max Greenfield/Michael Strahan Connection
New Girl star Max Greenfield is a native New Yorker and a lifelong Giants fan, but that’s not the only reason he feels a special connection to Michael Strahan. Max told a story about proposing to his wife and the Super Bowl, and how those two major events are intertwined.
Max had been with his then-girlfriend and now-wife, Tess, for five years before he decided to propose to her. He had been very nervous about making such a big commitment, but then decided to just pull the trigger and go for it. On a whim, he bought a ring and proposed to her the very next morning.
However, Max was so nervous about the proposal that he had forgotten that it was Super Bowl Sunday! Max said to himself, “if the Giants win the Super Bowl, this could be the greatest weekend ever!” Luckily, the Giants did win, so Max did have the best weekend of his life.
Max Greenfield as Schmidt in New Girl
Max is one of the stars of New Girl, a hilarious comedy also starring Zooey Deschanel, Lamorne Morris, and Jake Johnson. New Girl is currently in its second season on Fox.
For those who don’t know, Zooey plays Jess, a young teacher who moves into a loft with three guys after a bad break-up. Max’s character is Schmidt, the over-the-top, hard-partying roommate who fancies himself a womanizer. However, in flashbacks this season, we get to see Schmidt the way that he used to be–about 100 pounds overweight!
For his role as Schmidt, Max was nominated at the 2012 Emmy Awards. He said that the New Girl set is such a fun place to work, and the cast all get along so well, that he believes it’s the reason why the show is so successful.
See Max Greenfield on New Girl, which airs Tuesday nights on Fox.