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New Girl Casts Schmidt's MIA Mother (and There's an SNL Connection)

New Girl Nora Dunn Schmidt's Mom

Holy Schmidt, Max Greenfield’s TV mom is a Sweeney sister!

New Girl has tapped Saturday Night Live vet Nora Dunn to guest-star as Schmidt’s never-before-seen mother, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Dunn’s straight-outta-Long-Island, controlling matriarch, Louise, is always ready with unsolicited advice or a piece of chocolate.

In November, Dunn appeared on another Fox sitcom, Mulaney, as the title character’s mom.

Look for mother and son to be reunited in a March episode.

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7 Comments
  1. Andrew Doehrman says:

    Finally! This is a long time coming for New Girl, and I think it will offer Max Greenfield/Schmidt great material to work with.

  2. Tom says:

    Always great to see Nora Dunn around!

  3. Joey Padron says:

    Good casting. Looking forward to see her on the show!

  4. Christine says:

    Does this mean we might also (finally!) learn his first name? I can’t imagine his mother would go around calling him Schmidt.

    • Sammi_D says:

      I was thinking the same exact thing. I would imagine this is the time that they’ll finally reveal it. I think they’ve waited long enough, and that would be the perfect time to do it. Kind of like how Kramer’s mom revealed his first name to the gang on Seinfeld.

  5. Cy says:

    Love Nora Dunn!

  6. whatupla says:

    I’m an comedic character actress. Really hoped to be part of “Schmidts family” wrote 2 spec scripts for New Girl too if anyone’s interested.