Josephine Decker

Josephine Decker

Highest Rated: 88% Madeline's Madeline (2018)

Lowest Rated: 60% Uncle Kent (2011)

Birthday: Apr 2, 1981

Birthplace: Not Available

Josephine Decker was an American filmmaker and actor born on April 2, 1981. Raised in Texas, Decker grew up practicing Christianity but turned to Buddhism in her adult life. She graduated from Princeton University in 2003 and began her careering helping to produce documentaries for television channels like Discovery and A&E. Decker made her first short film, "Naked Princeton," in 2005, and co-directed her first feature with Brittany Blockman, a documentary about bisexuality titled "Bi the Way," in 2008. She received some media attention in 2010 when she was escorted out of the Museum of Modern Art by security after she undressed and exposed herself to performance artist Marina Abramovic. Decker later said she was trying to be "as vulnerable to [Abramovic] as she constantly makes herself to us." She made her film acting debut in "Uncle Kent" (2011), her first of many collaborations with indie director and actor Joe Swanberg, either with her or Swanberg in the directing chair and the other appearing on screen. In fact, she appeared in two Swanberg movies in 2011, the second being "Art History." Decker then made her second feature, "Butter on the Latch" (2013), a progenitor of her now signature dark thriller style. Touring on festival circuits the same year as her next film, "Thou Wast Wild and Lovely" (2014, which also starred Swanberg), both "Butter on the Latch" and the latter received critical acclaim; both films made it onto Richard Brody of The New Yorker's top ten films of 2014 list, at tenth and second, respectively. In 2018, Decker's film "Madeline's Madeline" premiered at Sundance Film Festival to high praise, giving her the most media attention she had received and making "Madeline's Madeline" her most high-profile film to date. Decker cited John Steinbeck's "East of Eden," frequent collaborator Swanberg, and films like "Antichrist" (2009) and "Black Swan" (2010) as influences.

Highest rated movies

Loves Her Gun
Once Upon a River
Uncle Kent




66% 61% The Sky is Everywhere Director,
- 2022
87% 55% Shirley Director - 2020
69% No Score Yet Once Upon a River Joanna Murray (Character) - 2019
88% 44% Madeline's Madeline Director,
Film Editing
$183.0K 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mask Task Director,
- 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tormenting the Hen Sarah (Character) - 2017
75% 40% Flames Self,
- 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hank Patterson and the Mystery of the Cutty Rain Brown Trout Josephine (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Collective: Unconscious Director,
Film Editing
- 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sisters of the Plague Jo (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet First Day Out Director - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Abby Singer/Songwriter Hirer (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rosehill Alice (Character) - 2015
74% 41% Thou Wast Mild and Lovely Director,
Film Editing
- 2014
78% 29% Butter on the Latch Director,
Film Editing
- 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Box Holly (Character) - 2013
75% 54% Loves Her Gun Charlotte (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 25% Saturday Morning Mystery Gwen (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 71% Richard's Wedding Phoebe (Character) - 2012
60% 44% Uncle Kent Unknown (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 25% Art History Juliette (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bi the Way Director,
- 2008


88% 50% Room 104 Unknown (Character),