Greta Gerwig

Greta Gerwig

Highest Rated: 100% LOL (2006)

Lowest Rated: 26% Arthur (2011)

Birthday: Aug 4, 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.

Highest rated movies

Frances Ha
Jackie 20th Century Women Maggie's Plan The House of the Devil
Nights and Weekends




No Score Yet No Score Yet Barbie Director,
- 2023
95% 92% Little Women Director,
$108.1M 2019
90% 87% Isle of Dogs Tracy Walker (Voice) $31.9M 2018
99% 79% Lady Bird Director,
$48.9M 2017
88% 60% Jackie Nancy Tuckerman (Character) $14.0M 2016
88% 74% 20th Century Women Abbie (Character) $5.7M 2016
74% 41% Wiener-Dog Dawn Wiener (Character) $445.4K 2016
86% 52% Maggie's Plan Maggie (Character) $3.4M 2015
82% 66% Mistress America Brooke (Character),
$2.4M 2015
84% 57% Eden Julia (Character) $63.3K 2014
53% 28% The Humbling Pegeen (Character) - 2014
93% 77% Frances Ha Frances (Character),
$4.1M 2012
46% 40% To Rome With Love Sally (Character) $16.7M 2012
36% 31% Lola Versus Lola (Character) $251.9K 2012
75% 39% Damsels in Distress Violet Wister (Character) $1.0M 2011
62% 52% The Dish & the Spoon Rose (Character) - 2011
26% 44% Arthur Naomi (Character) $33.0M 2011
48% 51% No Strings Attached Patrice (Character) $70.6M 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
85% 51% Nights and Weekends Mattie (Character),
$2.9K 2008
79% 49% Baghead Michelle (Character) $140.0K 2008
59% 45% Hannah Takes the Stairs Hannah (Character) $22.5K 2007
100% 33% LOL Greta (Character) - 2006


No Score Yet No Score Yet 73 Questions Self 2020
No Score Yet 28% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2018 2020
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2010 2013 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2018 2020
No Score Yet 45% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2017-2019
No Score Yet 6% The View Guest 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Host 2019
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2017
No Score Yet 21% The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Guest 2017
No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2015-2017
No Score Yet 45% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2017
94% 78% Portlandia Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2010-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2010