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From New Girl to The Glass Castle: Max Greenfield's career as a supporting actor

Max Greenfield, known for his Schmidt character on New Girl, is now appearing in a cinematic adaptation of Jeanette Walls' best-selling memoir.
Actor Max Greenfield of New Girl arrives at a screening of Fox TV's new Tuesday night comedies at Santa Monica College's Broad Stage on August 26, 2012 in Santa Monica, California. (Getty Images)

Max Greenfield knows what it's like to struggle — he almost walked away from acting before getting his big break starring in the sitcom New Girl.

Greenfield was nominated for a best supporting actor Emmy in 2012 for his role as Schmidt on that show, which is about to start its seventh and final season.

Before that season airs, Greenfield is set to star in The Glass Castle, a film adaptation of the best-selling memoir by Jeannette Walls. He appears alongside Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.

On q, Greenfield talks about his early struggles and reflects on saying goodbye to New Girl's obnoxious Schmidt.

— Produced by Jean Kim

* Audio for this segment will be added after the interview has aired.

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