Greta Gerwig

Actress
Greta Gerwig embodied many of the traits that indie filmmakers looked for in their leading ladies - quirky, laid-back and able to shine while exhibiting an honesty and insecurity often associated with real-life ... Read more »
Born: 08/03/1983 in Sacramento, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (23)

Maggie's Plan 2015 (Movie)

Maggie (Actor)

Eden 2014 (Movie)

Julia (Actor)

Mistress America 2014 (Movie)

Brooke (Actor)

The 2014 Independent Spirit Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Humbling 2014 (Movie)

Pegeen Mike Stapleford (Actor)

Frances Ha 2013 (Movie)

Frances (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Damsels In Distress 2012 (Movie)

Violet (Actor)

Lola Versus 2012 (Movie)

Lola (Actor)

Side by Side 2012 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The Dish & The Spoon 2012 (Movie)

Rose (Actor)

To Rome With Love 2012 (Movie)

Sally (Actor)

Arthur 2011 (Movie)

Naomi (Actor)

No Strings Attached 2011 (Movie)

Patrice (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2011 (Tv Show)

Guest

A NY Thing 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Greenberg 2010 (Movie)

Florence Marr (Actor)

The House of the Devil 2009 (Movie)

Megan (Actor)

Baghead 2008 (Movie)

Michelle (Actor)

Nights and Weekends 2008 (Movie)

Mattie (Actor)

Hannah Takes the Stairs 2007 (Movie)

Hannah (Actor)

Yeast 2007 (Movie)

Gen (Actor)

LOL 2006 (Movie)

Greta (Actor)
Writer (4)

Mistress America 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Frances Ha 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Nights and Weekends 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hannah Takes the Stairs 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (2)

Mistress America 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Nights and Weekends 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (1)

Nights and Weekends 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Greta Gerwig embodied many of the traits that indie filmmakers looked for in their leading ladies - quirky, laid-back and able to shine while exhibiting an honesty and insecurity often associated with real-life scenarios. Gerwig was an "It" girl in the Mumblecore scene, having appeared in low-budget films such as "LOL" (2006) and "Hannah Takes the Stairs" (2007). Fans and critics alike were drawn to her magnetic portrayals of offbeat and winsome characters, particularly in the 2008 romantic comedy "Nights and Weekends" in which she played one-half of a couple grappling with the realities of a long-distance love affair. In 2010, Gerwig made her mainstream debut in the critically acclaimed film "Greenberg" opposite Ben Stiller. Hollywood suddenly took notice of her memorable portrayal of a woman who is slightly insecure and clumsy yet displays a quiet confidence about her. The role suddenly thrust her into the big leagues and took Gerwig from being Mumblecore's sweetheart into one of the most definitive actresses of her time.

Relationships

Noah Baumbach Screenplay

Companion

EDUCATION

Barnard College

New York , New York

Milestones

2012

Co-starred with Adam Brody in the comedy "Damsels in Distress"

2012

Played the title character in the comedy "Lola Versus"

2012

Starred in and co-wrote "Frances Ha"

2012

Directed by Woody Allen in the romantic comedy "To Rome with Love"

2011

Played a tour guide and the title character's love interest in the remake of "Arthur" opposite Russell Brand

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead ("Greenberg")

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead

2010

Made her mainstream feature debut opposite Ben Stiller in Noah Baumbach's "Greenberg"

2008

Cast in a supporting role in the indie film "Baghead"

2008

Was the lead actress, screenwriter, and co-director (alongside Swanberg) in "Nights and Weekends"

2007

Re-teamed with Swanberg to play the lead in "Hannah Takes the Stairs"

2006

Made her acting debut in Joe Swanberg's "LOL" while still studying at Barnard College

Bonus Trivia

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Gerwig first became known for her association with Mumblecore, an independent film movement that was primarily characterized by ultra-low budget production that focused on personal relationships between twenty-somethings, improvised scripts, and non-professional actors.

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