Actress DIERDRE FRIEL stars alongside Golden Globe-nominated Rose Byrne in Apple TV+’s dark comedy, “Physical” as Greta’, the friend of Sheila (Byrne) and client who is going through her own personal struggles with her weight and marital issues. The 2nd season just returned on Apple TV+ with a new episode airing weekly on Fridays. No stranger to television and film, Friel has recently been seen on such hit shows as “New Amsterdam” and “Search Party” as well as the feature films SECOND ACT opposite Jennifer Lopez. In addition to Physical, Dierdre also star in Ray Romano's directorial debut film SOMEWHERE IN QUEENS which just premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Starring and executive produced by Rose Byrne and creator, writer and EP Annie Weisman, season 2 will find Sheila (Byrne) having successfully launched her first fitness video only to encounter some new and bigger obstacles on her path. She is torn between loyalty to her husband (Scovel) and the values he represents, and a dangerous attraction to someone else. And since she’s no longer the only game in town, she finds herself having to outrun some fierce new competitors on the road to building a full-fledged fitness empire
Friel has had an illustrious career in entertainment, having appeared in such film and television projects as “New Amsterdam”, “Little America”, SECOND ACT, “Search Party”, LITTLE BOXES, DIANE, “Tales of the City”, and “The Sopranos.” The has also graced the stage in Broadway and acclaimed regional theatre productions of Our Lady of 121st Street, Mary Poppins, Sister Act, Doubt, King Lear, Richard III, Don Juan, Cinderella, Golden Age, and Leap of Faith. Friel received her BFA from Rutgers University and also attended Mason Gross School of the Arts Globe Theatre in London, England.