Greta Gerwig

Greta Gerwig

Highest Rated: 100% LOL (2006)

Lowest Rated: 26% Arthur (2011)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Not Available

Though she began her career with playwriting ambitions, Greta Gerwig soon skirted to fame as one of the preeminent actresses in "mumblecore" films. As led by the Amerindie filmmakers including Andrew Bujalski (Funny Ha Ha), Jay and Mark Duplass (The Puffy Chair), and Joe Swanberg (Hannah Takes the Stairs), this movement of early-21st century American cinema relied on shoestring budgets and characterized itself via such elements as shaky, handheld photography, loosely strung narratives, and ultra-informal, from-the-hip dialogue that sustained the illusion of complete spontaneity. Gerwig -- a graduate of Barnard College and a longtime resident and habitué of Brooklyn, NY -- first made her presence known in Swanberg's 2006 LOL (as a girl who sends pictures of herself to an admirer via cell phone), but only rocketed to fame the following year, as the lead in the same director's Hannah Takes the Stairs. In that feature, she fully evoked the complexities and contradictions of a young woman drifting through a long, hot Chicago summer and blithely but unsuccessfully attempting to fulfill her romantic yearnings. The picture (like LOL) immediately became a sensation and turned Gerwig into a screen favorite among enthusiasts of grassroots independent filmmaking. In many ways, however, 2008 represented Gerwig's breakthrough year -- the year that witnessed her essaying supporting roles in two additional mumblecore features (Yeast and Baghead) and posing a triple threat as lead actress, screenwriter, and co-director (alongside Swanberg) on Nights and Weekends. This off-center romantic comedy stars Gerwig and Swanberg as two geographically estranged lovers grappling with the impracticalities of a long-distance relationship.In 2010, Gerwig received rave reviews and critical acclaim as the female lead opposite Ben Stiller in Noah Baumbach's Greenberg. The next year, she moved to mainstream films, appearing in No Strings Attached and with Russell Brand in the remake of Arthur, and in 2012, played a supporting role in Woody Allen's To Rome With Love. Gerwig also continued to star in smaller movies, playing the title role in Lola Versus and reteaming with Baumbach for Frances Ha.


Highest Rated Movies



95% Little Women Screenwriter 2019
90% Isle of Dogs Tracy Walker 2018
99% Lady Bird Screenwriter Director $48.3M 2017
89% 20th Century Women Abbie $5.7M 2017
87% Jackie Nancy Tuckerman $14M 2016
74% Wiener-Dog Dawn Wiener $0.3M 2016
87% Maggie's Plan Maggie $3.4M 2016
82% Mistress America Producer Screenwriter Brooke 2015
82% Eden Julia $41.8K 2015
52% The Humbling Pegeen 2015
92% Frances Ha Screenwriter Frances $4M 2013
93% Side by Side Greta Gerwig $29.1K 2012
46% To Rome with Love Sally $16.6M 2012
36% Lola Versus Lola $0.3M 2012
75% Damsels in Distress Violet $1.1M 2012
58% The Dish & The Spoon Rose 2012
26% Arthur Naomi $29.3M 2011
49% No Strings Attached Patrice $70.4M 2011
76% Greenberg Florence Marr $2.3M 2010
87% The House of the Devil Megan 2009
No Score Yet Northern Comfort Cassandra 2009
No Score Yet Art House Nora 2009
85% Nights and Weekends Screenwriter Mattie Producer Director 2008
78% Baghead Michelle 2008
No Score Yet Yeast Gen 2008
59% Hannah Takes the Stairs Hannah Screenwriter 2007
100% LOL Greta 2006
No Score Yet Une aventure New-Yorkaise (A NY Thing) Actor


No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
Guest 2020
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
Guest 2020
No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio
Host 2019
No Score Yet Close Up With the Hollywood Reporter
Guest 2018
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
Appearing 2018
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The View
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
Guest 2017
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
Guest 2017
86% The Mindy Project
Sarah 2016
94% Portlandia
No Score Yet China, IL
Voice 2015
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
Guest 2013
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
Guest 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Guest 2011
No Score Yet Charlie Rose


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 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.