Greta Gerwig Biography
Greta Gerwig, fully known as Greta Celeste Gerwig is an American actress, writer, and director. She first gained attention after working on and appearing in several mumblecore films. Between 2006 and 2009, Gerwig appeared in a number of films by Joe Swanberg, some of which she co-wrote and co-directed.
Since 2010, Gerwig has collaborated with Noah Baumbach on several films, including Greenberg (2010), Frances Ha (2012), for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination, and Mistress America (2015). She also performed in Damsels in Distress (2011), To Rome with Love (2012), Jackie (2016), and 20th Century Women (2016), the latter of which earned her a nomination for the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress.
In 2017, Gerwig wrote and made her solo directorial debut with the critically acclaimed comedy-drama film Lady Bird. The film won the award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy at the 75th Golden Globe Awards. Due to her work on Lady Bird, Gerwig also received two Academy Award nominations, for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, as well as Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for Best Screenplay.
Greta Gerwig Age
Gerwig was born on August 4, 1983, in Sacramento, California, U.S. She is 35 years old as of 2018.
Greta Gerwig Family
Christine Gerwig (mother) and Gordon Gerwig (father). Her mother is an OB_GYN nurse and her father was working for a credit union on small business loans. She also has an older brother who is a landscape architect and a sister who is a manager at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Greta Gerwig Boyfriend
Gerwig has been in a relationship with Noah Baumbach, a writer and director since 2011. They are still together.
Greta Gerwig Height
Her height rages at 1.73m.
Greta Gerwig Career
Gerwig originally wanted to become a writer but turned to act when she was not admitted to playwriting MFA programs. In 2006, while still studying at Barnard, she was cast in a minor character in Joe Swanberg’s LOL, and she appeared in Baghead by Jay and Mark Duplass.
She then began a partnership with Swanberg, which resulted in the duo’s co-writing Hannah Takes the Stairs (2007), and sharing both writing and directing duties on Nights and Weekends (2008). Through these films, she was known as a key figure in of the rising mumblecore film movement, often referred to as an “it girl”. Although she had an association with some mumblecore filmmakers and appeared in several films, mainstream success remained elusive.
After this period in her life, Gerwig said “I was really depressed. I was 25 [in 2008] and thinking, ‘This is supposed to be the best time and I’m miserable’ but it felt like acting was happening for me, and I went back to acting classes”.
In 2010, Gerwig starred in Noah Baumbach’s Greenberg alongside Ben Stiller, Rhys Ifans, and Jennifer Jason Leigh. In an evaluation of her work in this and other films, The New York Times critic A.O. Scott described Gerwig as an “ambassador of a cinematic style that often seems opposed to the very idea of style.” “She seems to be embarked on a project,” Scott wrote, “however piecemeal and modestly scaled, of redefining just what it is we talk about when we talk about acting.”
Gerwig appeared in the Woody Allen film To Rome with Love in 2012. While promoting Lady Bird in 2018, Gerwig came under critical observation for her past work with Allen, in the midst of renewed media interest in the sexual assault allegation against him. After being publicly criticized by Dylan Farrow for ignoring her allegations, Gerwig apologized for working with Allen and she said that she “will never work with him again”. She presented in an interview with The New York Times, saying: “Dylan Farrow’s two different pieces made me realize that I increased another woman’s pain, and I was heartbroken by that realization. I grew up on his movies, and they have informed me as an artist, and I cannot change that fact now, but I can make different decisions moving forward.”
Gerwig and Baumbach co-wrote his next film, Frances Ha. The film was released in May 2013 after having toured the festival circuit since September 2012. Gerwig played the leading role, and received a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for the Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical for her performance. Her third on-screen collaboration with Baumbach, Mistress America, was released in August 2015 to generate positive reviews. Currently its’ holds an aggregated score of 75 at Metacritic, and has an 82% rating at Rotten Tomatoes.
Gerwig’s next starring role was in Rebecca Miller’s Maggie’s Plan, which came out as an official selection of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, opening to positive reviews. This film was also screened at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and the 66th Berlin International Film Festival. That same year, Gerwig starred in Jackie that was directed by Pablo Larraín, and 20th Century Women, directed by Mike Mills, earning acclaim for both performances, particularly her work in the latter, for which she earned a nomination for the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress.
In 2017, Gerwig with Bryan Cranston at the Isle of Dogs, Gerwig made her solo directorial debut (after having co-directed Nights and Weekends) with the teen comedy-drama film Lady Bird, which she had also written. The film’s cast includes Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein, Stephen McKinley Henderson, and Lois Smith. Lady Bird give first performance at the Telluride Film Festival on September 1, 2017, was theatrically released in the United States on November 3, 2017, by A24, and in the United States, it has grossed more than $50 million against its $10 million budget.
After the release, critics praised Gerwig’s screenplay and direction. Later the film was chosen by the National Board of Review, the American Film Institute, and Time as one of the top 10 films of 2017. At the 75th Golden Globe Awards, Lady Bird won the awards for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Actress – Musical or Comedy (Ronan), and also received nominations for Best Supporting Actress (Metcalf) and Best Screenplay. At the 90th Academy Awards, it was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for Gerwig, Best Actress for Ronan, and Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Metcalf. Gerwig became the fifth Actress in history to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director.
In 2018, she was part of the ensemble cast of the 2018 animated film Isle of Dogs by Wes Anderson, which premiered at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival. In late June 2018, it was reported that Gerwig would direct an adaptation of Little Women, which she was previously hired to write, with an ensemble cast including Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Timothée Chalamet, Florence Pugh, Meryl Streep, Laura Dern, Bob Odenkirk, Chris Cooper, and Louis Garrel. The film is scheduled to be released on December 25, 2019.
Greta Gerwig Net Worth
Her net worth is estimated to around 4 million dollars.
Greta Gerwig Movies
|2007||Hannah Takes the Stairs||Hannah|
|2008||Nights and Weekends||Mattie|
|2008||Quick Feet, Soft Hands||Lisa|
|2008||I Thought You Finally Completely Lost It||Greta|
|2009||You Wont Miss Me||Bridget|
|2009||The House of the Devil||Megan|
|2010||Art House||Nora Ohr|
|2010||The Dish & the Spoon||Rose|
|2011||No Strings Attached||Patrice|
|2011||Damsels in Distress||Violet Wister|
|2012||To Rome with Love||Sally|
|2012||Frances Ha||Frances Halladay|
|2014||The Humbling||Pegeen Mike Stapleford|
|2015||Mistress America||Brooke Cardinas|
|2015||Maggie’s Plan||Maggie Hardin|
|2016||20th Century Women||Abigail Porter|
|2017||The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)||Victoria (voice)|
|2018||Isle of Dogs||Tracy Walker (voice)|
Greta Gerwig TV Shows
|2011–2015||China, IL||Pony Merks (voice)|
|2012||The Corrections||Julia Vrais|
|2014||How I Met Your Dad||Sally|
|2016||The Mindy Project||Sarah Branum|
|2017||Saturday Night Live||Office Boss|