Max Greenfield will speak at Bailey Hall on February 2 as part of Cornell Hillel's Major Speaker Series.

January 24, 2019

‘New Girl’ Star Max Greenfield to Speak at Cornell

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With an Emmy and a Golden Globe nomination under his belt, actor and New Yorker Max Greenfield will be coming to the University on Feb. 2 to speak about his career and Jewish identity.

Greenfield is best known for his role as “Schmidt,” who played opposite actress Zooey Deschanel in the television series New Girl.

According to IMDb, Greenfield’s other notable works include supporting roles in Veronica Mars and Greek. He has also held recurring roles on Gilmore Girls, Boston Public and The O.C.

In 2010, Greenfield created, produced and starred in The Gentlemen’s League, a comedy series about a fantasy football league he ran in real life, according to IMDb.

Greenfield is also known for his work with the Young Storytellers Foundation, according to their website. The website says they use “one-on-one mentorship” to help “low-income students learn how to write original stories and see them brought to life.”

In the past, Cornell Hillel, an organization that according to its website “serves the Jewish student community with year-round social, religious and educational programming,” has hosted other notable speakers such as Aly Raisman, Josh Peck and Gloria Feldt.

A part of the Cornell Hillel Major Speaker Series, the talk is funded by donations from the Himan Brown Charitable Trust and the Cornell University Program Board.

According to Inside Philanthropy’s website, the Himan Brown Charitable Trust primarily funds grantmaking related to education, health, Jewish causes and cultural organizations.

The event, followed by a question-and-answer session, will take place in Baivley Hall at 7:30 p.m. Individuals can pick up free tickets to the event from Jan. 23 – 25 and Jan. 28 – Feb. 1 in Willard Straight Hall.