|Date of Birth||4 August 1983, Sacramento, California, USA|
|Birth Name||Greta Celeste Gerwig|
|Height||5' 9" (1.75 m)|
Mini Bio (2)
Greta Celeste Gerwig is an American actress and filmmaker. She was born in Sacramento, California, to Christine Gerwig (nee Sauer), a nurse, and Gordon Gerwig, a financial consultant and computer programmer. She has German, Irish, and English ancestry. Gerwig was raised as a Unitarian Universalist, but also attended an all-girls Catholic school. She has described herself as "an intense child". With an early interest in dance, she intended to get a degree in musical theatre in New York. She graduated from Barnard College, where she studied English and philosophy, instead. Originally intending to become a playwright, Gerwig was cast in a minor role in Joe Swanberg's LOL (2006) in 2006, while still studying at Barnard. Mainstream success remained elusive. Yet in 2011, Gerwig received an award for Acting from the Athena Film Festival for her artistry as one of Hollywood's definitive screen actresses of her generation.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Lily S.
Born in 1986 in Sacramento, California, Greta Gerwig studied philosophy at Barnard College in New York. At the same time, with a career on the boards in view, she set up the 'Tea Part Ensemble' improv group. After graduating from Barnard and meeting young film director Joe Swanberg she became the star of of a series of intellectual low budget movies made by first-time filmmakers, a trend dubbed "mumblecore". She personally co-directed, co-wrote and co-produced one of these entitled Nights and Weekends (2008). She then worked with good quality directors such as Ti West (The House of the Devil (2009)), Whit Stillman (Damsels in Distress (2011)), or Woody Allen (To Rome with Love (2012)) but success and (international) recognition did not come until Frances Ha (2012), directed by Noah Baumbach, a film she also co-wrote. Both tall and immature, awkward and graceful, blundering and candid, annoying and engaging, Greta Gerwig has won all hearts in the title role of Frances Ha(liday).
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Guy Bellinger