Tess Sanchez | Biography

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  • Full Name Tess Sanchez
  • Occupation Casting Executive and Consultant
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace USA
  • Birth Date 4 September 1984
  • Wife Max Greenfield
Wife of 'New Girl' Actor Max Greenfield

Tess Sanchez | Biography

Former Executive Vice President Of Fox Entertainment

Tess Sanchez served at Fox Entertainment as an executive vice president from 2009 to 2020. The reason behind her departure from Fox in 2020 was the company’s decision to eliminate the EVP position she held for over eleven years. As per reports from Deadline, the decision was a cost reduction strategy taken by FOX.

Tess Sanchez was an executive vice president for Fox Entertainment from April 2009 to September 2020.

Who is Tess Sanchez?

Tess Sanchez is a former executive vice president of Fox Entertainment. She holds expertise in both corporate and independent casting. Before Fox, she worked at The WB Television Network and accumulated experience as an independent casting director. 

Sanchez is further recognized as the wife of Max Greenfield, a famous actor from New Girl (2011-2018). They got married in 2008. They have two children.

How Old Is Tess Sanchez?

Sanchez was born on 4 September 1984. She graduated from Woodbury University with a bachelor’s degree in science with a concentration in business, management, marketing, and related support services.

Career Beginnings

Sanchez has considerable casting expertise in both corporate and independent projects. From 2000 until 2007, she worked for The WB Television Network as the vice president of casting. She worked on popular series including FelicityDawson’s Creek, Buffy the Vampire SlayerSmallville, and Supernatural while at WB. Subsequently, from 2007 to 2009, she worked as an independent casting director for two years. 

Career At Fox

After that, she served at Fox Entertainment as an executive vice president of casting. Sanchez started working for Fox Entertainment in April 2009. In 2011, Sanchez became the company’s head of casting and earned a reputation as one of the youngest casting executives in the organization. In 2016, she was promoted to the position of executive vice president of casting. Sanchez worked on notable television series including Grease Live!, Gotham, EmpireBrooklyn Nine-NineWayward PinesLast Man on EarthLucifer, and The Mindy Project while at Fox Entertainment from 2009 until 2020.

Departure From Fox Entertainment

The reason behind her departure from Fox in September 2020 was the company’s decision to eliminate the EVP position she held for over eleven years. As per reports from Deadline, the decision was a cost reduction strategy taken by FOX. In addition, the production and casting on scripted shows had come to a standstill because of the pandemic. “We are reorganizing our casting department and made the difficult decision to eliminate the Executive Vice President position. We thank Tess for her many contributions and wish her the best in her future endeavors,” a spokesperson from Fox Entertainment told Deadline on 12 August 2020.

Volunteer Works 

Sanchez has also been engaged in volunteer work. From 2013 until 2020, she served as the board member of Young Storytellers. She has also been a volunteer at Girls Inc since 2018 as an honoree and mentor.

Personal Life

Sanchez has been married to Max Greenfield, an actor from New Girl (2011-2018) since 2008. Greenfield portrayed Schmidt on New Girl, a role that landed him ‘Emmy’ and ‘Golden Globe’ nominations. 

However, he says his reputed public presence is not so ruling in his home. Greenfield conveyed in an interview with ABC News in 2014 that his wife is the boss at home. “She’s the boss!” he shared. “Yeah, she’s the boss. She keeps me in the ground, as opposed to grounded,” he added with humor.

Greenfield told in the same interaction that his wife rarely compliments him about his on-screen performances. But she did once, for the first time, on his 2014 film titled About Alex. “[My wife] did turn to me after seeing this film and said, ‘I feel like you gave a strong performance,’” he revealed. “I thought, ‘I must be really good at this! She’s never done that!’”


Greenfield and Sanchez have two children together: a boy and a girl. Their daughter, Lily Greenfield, was born in 2010. Their youngest child, and son, Ozzie James Greenfield, was born in 2015. Greenfield has been spending time with their children alongside homeschooling his daughter since the COVID-19 pandemic. He also took to his Instagram to update his followers on his homeschooling his kids. 

Initially, he posted a cheerful photo of himself and her daughter at a desk in the middle of March. He captioned it, “Professor Greenfield, #HomeSchooling Please pray for us.” Ten days later, he posted another video with his daughter Lilly, throwing a sarcastic comment on Max as she was typing. “How long does it take one person to type Massachusetts?” Max asked his daughter in the video. His daughter responded with, “Hey Dad, I need your s*** like I need a whole in the head!”

Greenfield's New Children Book

Furthermore, Max even wrote his first children’s book, ‘I Don’t Want to Read This Book,’ amidst the pandemic. The book targets young readers along with his children, who despise studying. The book will release on 9 November 2021.

“Our kids don’t like to read books, so I wrote one about not wanting to read one in the hopes that they read it,” Greenfield told People in February 2021. “I hope this book will provide some relief. I hope it will give them a voice. One that’s acknowledged with empathy and, in a perfect world, with a sense of humor,” he added on why he wrote the book.


According to a Variety report published in January 2020, Sanchez-Greenfield closed on a $1.68 million LA villa in Pacific Palisades. They would keep the Palisades pad as just a holiday house while keeping their primary residence in Hancock Park.

Did You Know?

  • Sanchez does not have a Wikipedia page as of August 2021.
  • Sanchez's husband, Greenfield, has an estimated net worth of $3 million as of August 2021.

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