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Max Greenfield (born September 4, 1980) is an American actor.


Max Greenfield was born on September 4, 1980 in Dobbs Ferry, New York, USA. He has been married to Tess Sanchez since 2008. They have two children together. Greenfield's first big break was on the MTV series Undressed. He appeared in recurring roles in Veronica Mars and Ugly Betty, and co-starred in the WB series Modern Men. He is a co-star in the Fox sitcom New Girl, for which he received Emmy, Critics' Choice Television, and Golden Globe awards nominations for his role as Schmidt.

Work on American Horror Story[]

Max Greenfield joined the cast of the fifth installation, AHS: Hotel as a guest in both the franchise and the disturbing Hotel Cortez as Gabriel, a junkie.

Greenfield later joined the spin-off American Horror Stories in its sophomore year, portraying Bryce Taylor, a husband terrified beyond repair.

Max Greenfield on playing Gabriel[]

Playing a Hollywood junkie named Gabriel, Greenfield has a scene with the Addiction Demon and AHS veteran Sarah Paulson that Ryan Murphy has described as "the most disturbing scene" in the history of the show. "There was a moment of pause, and then I was like, 'Okay. Let’s do it,'" Greenfield said about first reading the script. "It’s exciting to be the 'most' of anything. We really went for it. I think for what Ryan [Murphy] was trying to say with the scene and what he was trying to portray [was about] the kind of hold that addiction can have on a human being. He wanted it to be graphic, and I think he wanted it to be intense and to shock people. I haven’t seen it, but I assume since I was there when we filmed it, it sure felt like that when we filmed it. So I hope that it portrays that kind of terror and that hold that it has over people." [1]

For the role, Greenfield had to shed a lot of weight. "Ryan [Murphy] said I lost 30 pounds, which I appreciated. I would like to stick [with] that, but I don't know if I lost that much," he said. "I think at my lightest, I dropped like 24, 25. I was so happy to gain it back. What a treat!" According to Greenfield, it wasn't the weight loss regimen that was the hard part.Rather, it was gaining it back that proved to be a challenge. [2]


Episode appearances for Max Greenfield
Story or Series Character Episodes
Hotel Gabriel
American Horror Stories Bryce Taylor Aura