Greta Gerwig

Greta Gerwig

Highest Rated: 100% LOL (2006)

Lowest Rated: 27% Arthur (2011)

Birthday: Aug 04, 1983

Birthplace: Sacramento, California, USA

A uniquely soulful screen presence in numerous independent films, including many in the pared-down, character-driven "mumblecore" scene, Greta Gerwig graduated to leading roles in major independent films like "Frances Ha" (2012), as well as her own acclaimed filmmaking career with "Lady Bird" (2018) and "Little Women" (2019). Born Greta Celeste Gerwig in Sacramento, California on August 4, 1983, she and her two siblings were raised as Unitarian Universalists by their father, a loan officer at a credit union, and their mother, an OB-GYN nurse. Though interested in dance, Gerwig studied English at Barnard College, and decided to pursue a master's degree in playwriting. But after finding no purchase at MFA programs for that discipline, Gerwig turned to acting. She had already appeared in two films by seminal "mumblecore" filmmakers Joe Swanberg (2006's "LOL") and Jay and Mark Duplass (the meta-horror film "Baghead," 2008). These experiences led to her own behind-the-scenes work with Swanberg, first as co-writer on "Hannah Takes the Stars" (2007) and later, as writer-director on "Nights and Weekends" (2008), a comedy about a romantically involved couple (Gerwig and Swanberg) who must overcome the challenges of a long-distance relationship. A natural performer with a gift for embodying the anxieties and pleasures inherent in the transition from college age to adulthood, Gerwig was soon courted by mainstream adjacent filmmakers like Noam Baumbach, who cast her as the assistant to an eccentric Hollywood family in "Greenberg" (2010), and later became her significant other. Though a box office failure, "Greenberg" and her work with the mumblecore scene led to work in Hollywood features: Gerwig was part of a complex love quadrangle with Jesse Eisenberg and Ellen Page in Woody Allen's "To Rome with Love" (2012), played Natalie Portman's best friend in Ivan Reitman's "No Strings Attached" (2011) and was pursued by boyish millionaire Russell Brand in the remake of "Arthur" (2011). But Gerwig also remained connected to her indie roots through performances in Whit Stillman's "Damsels in Distress" (2011) and drew critical praise for her turns as young women in various stages of personal collapse and reconstruction in "Lola Versus" (2011) and Baumbach's "Frances Ha" (2012), which she co-wrote, and which earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical. After netting positive reviews for her stage debut in The Village Bike in 2014, Gerwig resumed her busy schedule of roles in independent features, including a turn as a gay woman who engages in a sexual relationship with aging actor Al Pacino in Barry Levinson's "The Humbling" (2015), a career woman whose desire to have a baby with a married man leads to complications in Rebecca Miller's "Maggie's Plan" (2015), and as the adult version of Heather Matarazzo's hapless Dawn Wiener in Todd Solondz's "Wiener-Dog" (2016), a sequel of sorts to his debut, "Welcome to the Dollhouse" (1995). After playing a photographer recovering from cancer in Mike Mills' autobiographical "20th Century Women" (2016), Gerwig wrote and directed "Lady Bird" (2017), a carefully crafted and painfully honest comedy-drama about an eclectic teenager with artistic ambitions and a challenging home life; the film earned near-universal acclaim, as well as a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, while Gerwig became the fifth woman in motion picture history to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Director. After voicing a character in Wes Anderson's animated "Isle of Dogs" (2018), Gerwig commenced on her next project as writer-director: an adaptation of "Little Women" (2019) which reunited her with her "Lady Bird" star, Saoirse Ronan. The film opened to universal acclaim on Christmas 2019.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barbie Screenwriter - 2020
95% 92% Little Women Director,
Screenwriter
$108.1M 2019
90% 87% Isle of Dogs Tracy Walker (Voice) $31.9M 2018
99% 79% Lady Bird Director,
Screenwriter
$48.9M 2017
74% 41% Wiener-Dog Dawn Wiener (Character) $445.4K 2016
88% 74% 20th Century Women Abbie (Character) $5.7M 2016
87% 60% Jackie Nancy Tuckerman (Character) $14M 2016
81% 66% Mistress America Brooke (Character),
Screenwriter,
Producer
$2.4M 2015
87% 52% Maggie's Plan Maggie (Character) $3.4M 2015
52% 28% The Humbling Pegeen (Character) - 2014
83% 57% Eden Julia (Character) $63.3K 2014
92% 77% Frances Ha Frances (Character),
Screenwriter
$4.1M 2012
46% 40% To Rome With Love Sally (Character) $16.7M 2012
36% 31% Lola Versus Lola (Character) $251.9K 2012
27% 44% Arthur Naomi (Character) $33M 2011
75% 39% Damsels in Distress Violet Wister (Character) $1M 2011
49% 51% No Strings Attached Patrice (Character) $70.6M 2011
58% 51% The Dish & the Spoon Rose (Character) - 2011
76% 42% Greenberg Florence Marr (Character) $4.2M 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Art House Nora Ohr (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Northern Comfort Cassandra (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 50% A NY Thing Tamera (Character) - 2009
85% 63% The House of the Devil Megan (Character) $100.7K 2009
No Score Yet 47% Yeast Gen (Character) - 2008
78% 49% Baghead Michelle (Character) $140K 2008
85% 51% Nights and Weekends Mattie (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Producer
$2.9K 2008
59% 45% Hannah Takes the Stairs Hannah (Character) $22.5K 2007
100% 33% LOL Greta (Character) - 2006

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet 73 Questions Unknown (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2020 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2020 2013 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2020 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Canada Guest 2019 2015
No Score Yet 58% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2017-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2019 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Host 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs Unknown (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet On Story Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Page Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Guest 2017
No Score Yet 25% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2015-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2017 2015 2013
No Score Yet 40% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet q Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secret Talent Theatre Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today's Take Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Unknown (Character),
Guest
2015-2016
94% 80% Portlandia Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainers: With Byron Allen Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2010-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2010

QUOTES FROM Greta Gerwig CHARACTERS

Maggie says: Does he ever walk?.

Maggie says: Does he ever walk?

Brooke says: I think I'm sick and I don't know if my ailment has a name. It's just me sitting and staring at the Internet or the television, interspersed trying not to do that, then lying about what I've been doing. And I will get so excited about something that the excitement overwhelms me. And I can't sleep or do anything and I just am in love with everything, but can't figure out how to make myself work in the world.

Brooke says: I'm an interior designer. Do you know the Bowery hotel? Well, if you go down two block I did a lazer hair removal place that is very hip.

Violet says: The scent... in this soap... is what gives me hope.

Violet says: For someone who is suicidal, like Priss, that can be a real boost.

Priss says: Oh, I'm not suicidal.

Violet says: Oh, that's good. I think it's best not to identify as a suicidal person, don't you?

Frances says: I'm so embarrassed. I'm not a real person yet.

Florence Marr says: Hurt people hurt people

Florence Marr says: Hurt people hurt people.

Mad Madge says: What do you think you're doing?!

Mad Madge says: What do you think you're doing?

Violet Wister says: I'm sorry, did I disturb you?

Mad Madge says: Why are you wearing tap shoes? Are you out of your mind?!

Mad Madge says: Why are you wearing tap shoes? Are you out of your mind?

Violet Wister says: I think that's pretty clear...

Roger Greenberg says: You’re of value.

Roger Greenberg says: You're of value.

Florence Marr says: I know that. You don’t have to say that.

Florence Marr says: I know that. You don't have to say that.

Lola says: I'm sluty but I'm a good person..

Lola says: I'm slutty, but I'm a good person...

Hobson says: did you kill minnie mouse or did she surrender her dress willingly?

Hobson says: Did you kill Minnie mouse or did she surrender her dress willingly?

Naomi says: if it helps she didnt suffer

Naomi says: If it helps she didn't suffer.

Lola says: Is your Match.com log in still, letmebeyourhole?

Lola says: I'm power eating.

Violet Wister says: Our aspirations are pretty basic. Take a guy who hasn't realized his full potential, or doesn't have much... and then help him realize it... or find more.

Violet Wister says: Do you know what's the major problem in contemporary social life? The tendency to always seek someone cooler than yourself.

Florence Marr says: I have got to stop doing things just cuz they feel good

Florence Marr says: I've gotta stop doing things just because they feel good.

Patrice says: "It's like a crime scene in my pants"

Patrice says: It's like a crime scene in my pants.

Arthur says: If you were sitting alone. I'd bring you a sandwich...

Arthur says: If you were sitting alone. I'd bring you a sandwich.

Naomi says: Then I would sit alone then...

Naomi says: Then I would sit alone then.

Florence Marr says: You like me so much more than you think you do.