Greta Celeste Gerwig is an American actress, screenwriter, and director, known for acting in and making dialogue-driven independent films.
31 Facts About Greta Gerwig
Greta Gerwig first garnered attention after working on and appearing in several mumblecore movies.
Since the early 2010s, Gerwig has collaborated with her partner Noah Baumbach on several films, including Greenberg, Frances Ha, for which she received a Golden Globe Award nomination, Mistress America, White Noise and Barbie.
Greta Gerwig appeared in Whit Stillman's Damsels in Distress, Woody Allen's To Rome with Love, Rebecca Miller's Maggie's Plan, Pablo Larrain's Jackie, Mike Mills' 20th Century Women, and Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs.
Greta Gerwig has had two solo directorial ventures, the coming-of-age films Lady Bird and Little Women, both of which earned nominations for the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Greta Gerwig was included in the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world in 2018.
Greta Gerwig was born in Sacramento, California, and grew up in the River Park neighborhood.
Greta Gerwig is the daughter of Christine, an OB-GYN nurse, and Gordon Gerwig, who worked for a credit union on small business loans.
Greta Gerwig is close to her parents and they make an appearance in Frances Ha as her character's parents.
Greta Gerwig has an older brother, a landscape architect, and a sister, a manager at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Greta Gerwig attended St Francis High School, an all-girls Catholic school in Sacramento, and graduated in 2002.
Greta Gerwig had intended to complete a degree in musical theatre in New York, but ended up graduating from Barnard College with a degree in English and philosophy.
Greta Gerwig originally intended to become a playwright, but she turned to acting when she was not admitted to playwriting MFA programs.
Greta Gerwig began a partnership with Swanberg, which resulted in the duo's co-writing Hannah Takes the Stairs, and sharing both writing and directing duties on Nights and Weekends.
In 2010, Greta Gerwig starred in Noah Baumbach's Greenberg with Ben Stiller, Rhys Ifans, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
In 2012, Greta Gerwig appeared in Woody Allen's film To Rome with Love in the vignette John's Story, acting alongside Jesse Eisenberg and Alec Baldwin.
In May 2014, Greta Gerwig made her stage debut as Becky in Penelope Skinner's The Village Bike at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in New York.
Greta Gerwig was nominated for the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Actress for her performance.
Greta Gerwig was cast in the lead role in a spin-off of How I Met Your Mother titled How I Met Your Dad in 2014, but it was not picked up to series.
Greta Gerwig's next starring role was in Rebecca Miller's Maggie's Plan, which premiered as an official selection of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, opening to positive reviews.
That same year, Greta Gerwig starred in Pablo Larrain's Jackie, and Mike Mills' 20th Century Women, 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, Greta Gerwig made her solo directorial debut with the coming-of-age comedy-drama film Lady Bird, which she wrote.
In 2018, following the success of Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig was part of the voice cast of Wes Anderson's stop-motion animated film Isle of Dogs, which premiered at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival to critical acclaim, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
Greta Gerwig's name was one of those featured on the outfit that actress Natalie Portman wore to the ceremony, which featured the surnames of snubbed female directors from that year's ceremony.
Greta Gerwig co-starred with Adam Driver in Baumbach's 2022 film White Noise, adapted from the novel of the same name by Don DeLillo for Netflix.
Greta Gerwig co-wrote with her partner and is directing the live-action Barbie film for Warner Bros.
In November 2021, it was reported that Greta Gerwig had done work on the screenplay for Disney's upcoming live-action film Snow White.
Greta Gerwig's films tend to be based on her own experiences.
In March 2019, it was announced Greta Gerwig had given birth to their first child, a son.
In December 2022, Greta Gerwig revealed that she was expecting their second child, a son, whom she gave birth to in early 2023.
In 2011, Greta Gerwig won an award from the Athena Film Festival for her artistry as one of Hollywood's definitive screen actresses of her generation.