Julia Garner

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Julia Garner
Julia Garner in 2020, cropped.jpg
Born (1994-02-01) February 1, 1994 (age 26)
New York City, U.S.
Years active2010–present
(m. 2019)

Julia Garner (born (1994-02-01)February 1, 1994)[1] is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Ruth Langmore in the Netflix crime drama series Ozark (2017–present), for which she has won two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. Garner also had roles in the FX drama series The Americans (2015–18), the Netflix miniseries Maniac (2018), and the Bravo true crime series Dirty John (2018–19).

Garner has appeared in the films Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011), The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014). She had leading roles in We Are What We Are (2013), Grandma (2015), and The Assistant (2019).

Early life[edit]

Garner was born in the Riverdale neighborhood of The Bronx, New York.[2] Her mother, Tami Gingold, a therapist, had a successful career as a comedian in her native Israel. Her father, Thomas Garner, is a painter and an art teacher, originally from Shaker Heights, Ohio.[1] Garner is Jewish, as is her mother.[3]


Paul Weitz, Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner and Mo Aboul-Zelof at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival

Garner began taking acting lessons at age 15 to overcome her shyness.[4] She had her theatrical debut at age 17 in Sean Durkin's Martha Marcy May Marlene, playing the role of Sarah.

In 2012, director David Chase invited her to play a small role which he wrote specifically for her in his film Not Fade Away.[1] Her first starring role was in the 2012 film, Electrick Children.[1] In 2013, she starred alongside Ashley Bell in the horror film The Last Exorcism Part II, and played the lead in the American remake of the Mexican horror film We Are What We Are.

Garner co-starred in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) as new character Marcie, a young stripper who crosses paths with another new character, Johnny (Joseph Gordon-Levitt).[5] This marked the first time she acted against a green screen.[1]

Garner was cast in a recurring role in the third season of the FX period spy thriller series The Americans.[6] She continued the role through season six.

She was to have made her off-Broadway debut in Noah Haidle's play Smokefall at MCC Theater in 2016, but had to drop out during rehearsals because of scheduling conflicts.[7]

Since 2017, Garner has starred as Ruth Langmore in the Netflix crime drama series Ozark, opposite Jason Bateman and Laura Linney.[8] The role has garnered her critical acclaim and two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

In 2018, Garner appeared in the Netflix miniseries Maniac as Ellie, the sister of Emma Stone's character.[9]

Garner makes regular appearances in the Bravo true crime anthology series Dirty John (2018–19). She plays Terra Newell, the daughter of Connie Britton's character.

In October 2019, Garner was cast in a lead role in Shonda Rhimes' upcoming Netflix drama miniseries Inventing Anna.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Garner in 2018

Garner married Mark Foster, lead vocalist of Foster the People, in December 2019.[11][12]



Year Title Role Notes
2010 The Dreamer Girl on Sidewalk #3 Short film
One Thousand Cranes Dorian
2011 Martha Marcy May Marlene Sarah
Our Time Kaya Short film
Mac & Cheese Mary Katherine Brown
2012 Electrick Children Rachel McKnight
The Perks of Being a Wallflower Susan
Not Fade Away Girl In Car
2013 We Are What We Are Rose Parker
The Last Exorcism Part II Gwen
Hair Brained Shauna Holder
2014 Get Ready Unknown Short film
Send Girl
I Believe in Unicorns Cassidy
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Marcie
2015 Grandma Sage
2016 Good Kids Tinsley
2017 Tomato Red Jamalee Merridew
One Percent More Humid Catherine
Everything Beautiful Is Far Away Rola
2019 The Assistant Jane
TBA You Can't Win Chicken Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2015–2018 The Americans Kimberly Breland Recurring role; 10 episodes
2016 Girls Charlie's Roommate Episode: "The Panic in Central Park"
2016–2017 The Get Down Claudia Gunns 2 episodes
2017–present Ozark Ruth Langmore Main role
2018 Waco Michelle Jones Miniseries; 6 episodes
Maniac Ellie Landsberg Miniseries; 5 episodes
2018–2019 Dirty John Terra Newell Main role (season 1)
2019 Modern Love Maddy 2 episodes
2020 Robot Chicken Various voices Episode: "Callie Greenhouse in: Fun. Sad. Epic. Tragic"
TBA Inventing Anna Anna Delvey Main role

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2011 Gotham Independent Film Awards Best Ensemble Performance Martha Marcy May Marlene Nominated [13]
2013 Fantastic Fest Best Actress – Horror Features We Are What We Are Won [14]
2014 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated [15]
2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series Ozark Nominated [16]
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated
Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nominated [17]
Best Supporting Actress in a Movie/Miniseries Dirty John Nominated
2019 Gold Derby Television Awards Best Drama Supporting Actress Ozark Nominated [18]
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Won [19]
2020 Primetime Emmy Awards Won [20]


  1. ^ a b c d e Shattuck, Kathryn (March 1, 2013). "Already a Cinema Veteran at 19". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Macaulay, Scott (2012). "Julia Garner". 25 New Faces of Independent Film (story series). Filmmaker. Retrieved March 18, 2014.
  3. ^ Cusumano, Katherine (July 24, 2017). "Julia Garner Had a Hand Double For One Unexpectedly Terrifying Scene in Ozark". W. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  4. ^ "Julia Garner Discusses Netflix's "Ozark" - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved August 12, 2020.
  5. ^ Chitwood, Adam (January 29, 2013). "Eva Green to Lead SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR; Julia Garner Joins Cast". Collider.
  6. ^ Emami, Gazelle (March 2016). "Making the Americans Great, Again". Vulture.com. Retrieved March 16, 2016.
  7. ^ "Former Annie Joins MCC's Smokefall". Playbill. January 25, 2016. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  8. ^ "Netflix Drama 'Ozark' Adds Julia Garner Opposite Jason Bateman and Laura Linney". Variety. October 25, 2016. Retrieved October 26, 2016.
  9. ^ Petski, Denise (August 22, 2017). "'Maniac': Sonoya Mizuno Cast As Regular & Julia Garner To Recur In Emma Stone-Jonah Hill Netflix Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; Petski, Denise (October 31, 2019). "Anna Chlumsky & Julia Garner Among 5 Cast In Shonda Rhimes' Netflix Series Based On Anna Delvey". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  11. ^ Mizoguchi, Karen (December 29, 2019). "Julia Garner Is Married! Actress Weds Foster the People Frontman Mark Foster". People. Retrieved January 7, 2020.
  12. ^ Macon, Alexandra. "Actress Julia Garner Planned the Ideal New York City Hall Wedding". Vogue. Retrieved March 25, 2020.
  13. ^ Cox, Gordon (October 20, 2011). "Gothams name nominees". Variety. Retrieved July 7, 2020.
  14. ^ "The Fantastic Fest 2013 Award Recipients". Fantastic Fest. September 24, 2013. Retrieved July 7, 2020.
  15. ^ "The 2014 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards Results!". FANGORIA®. Archived from the original on March 25, 2015. Retrieved July 7, 2020.
  16. ^ McNary, Dave (January 27, 2019). "SAG Awards: 'Black Panther,' 'Mrs. Maisel,' 'This Is Us' Take Ensemble Prizes". Variety. Retrieved July 7, 2020.
  17. ^ Tapley, Kristopher (January 13, 2019). "'Roma,' 'The Americans' and 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Win Top Critics' Choice Honors". Variety. Retrieved July 7, 2020.
  18. ^ "Gold Derby TV Awards winners 2019: 'Game of Thrones' and 'Fleabag' rule, but voters spread the wealth". Gold Derby. September 18, 2019. Retrieved July 7, 2020.
  19. ^ "Nominees/Winners | Television Academy". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved July 7, 2020.
  20. ^ "2020 Primetime Emmy® Awards – Nomination Press Release" (PDF). Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved July 28, 2020.

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