Greta Gerwig

Biography

Greta Celeste Gerwig (born August 4, 1983) is an American actress and filmmaker. Gerwig first came to prominence through her association with the mumblecore film movement. She has collaborated with director Joe Swanberg on several projects, including the film Nights and Weekends, which the two co-wrote, co-directed and in which they co-starred. Gerwig made her mainstream debut in 2010, co-starring alongside Ben Stiller in Greenberg, directed by Noah Baumbach. A native of Sacramento, California, Gerwig is the daughter of Christine, a nurse, and Gordon Gerwig, a financial consultant and computer programmer.] She has German ancestry. Gerwig graduated from Barnard College. where she studied English and philosophy. Originally intending to become a playwright, Gerwig was cast in a minor role in Joe Swanberg's LOL in 2006 while still studying at Barnard, and from there began a partnership with the director and an association with other mumblecore filmmakers. Commenting on her work in Greenberg and other films, New York Times critic A. O. Scott described her as "ambassador of a cinematic style that often seems opposed to the very idea of style" and said that "Ms. Gerwig, most likely without intending to be anything of the kind, may well be the definitive screen actress of her generation . . . She seems to be embarked on a project, however piecemeal and modestly scaled, of redefining just what it is we talk about when we talk about acting." She made her first TV appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in 2010.

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Birth Name

Greta Celeste Gerwig

Birth Place

Sacramento, Californie, États-Unis

Birth Date

8/4/1983
Known For
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Isle of Dogs

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Greenberg

Florence Marr

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Arthur

Naomi Quinn

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Frances Ha

Frances

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Maggie's Plan

Maggie

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Lola Versus

Lola

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Damsels In Distress

Violet

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Baghead

Michelle

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Wiener-Dog

Dawn Wiener

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Hannah Takes the Stairs

Hannah

Starring In
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White Noise

Babette

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Isle of Dogs

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20th Century Women

Abbie

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Jackie

Nancy Tuckerman

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Wiener-Dog

Dawn Wiener

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Maggie's Plan

Maggie

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Mistress America

Brooke

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Eden

Julia

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The Humbling

Pegeen Mike Stapleford

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To Rome With Love

Sally

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Lola Versus

Lola

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Frances Ha

Frances

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Damsels In Distress

Violet

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The Dish & the Spoon

Rose

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Arthur

Naomi Quinn

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No Strings Attached

Patrice

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Greenberg

Florence Marr

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The House of the Devil

Megan

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Baghead

Michelle

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Hannah Takes the Stairs

Hannah

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LOL

Greta

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