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.