|Born||February 1, 1994|
New York City, U.S.
|Residence||New York City, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Columbia University|
Julia Garner (born February 1, 1994) is an American actress and model. She is best known for her starring role as Ruth Langmore in the Netflix crime drama series Ozark (2017–present), for which she received a nomination for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series. Garner also had roles in the FX spy drama series The Americans (2015–18), the Netflix dark comedy-drama miniseries Maniac (2018), and the Bravo true crime anthology series Dirty John (2018–19).
Garner has appeared in the films Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011), The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014), and had leading roles in the films Electrick Children (2012), We Are What We Are (2013), Grandma (2015), and Tomato Red (2017).
Garner was born in the Riverdale, Bronx, New York. 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. Garner is Jewish.
Garner considered Italian actress Monica Vitti and especially Bette Davis to be major influences on her acting style, having cited Davis's performance in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?[not in citation given]
I started doing student films at Columbia grad school, and this one student filmmaker, his girlfriend was interning at an open casting call for Susan Shopmaker. Later on, she did the stage reading for Martha Marcy May Marlene, then she cast it, and that was my first movie.
In 2012, director David Chase invited her to play a small role which he wrote specifically for her in his movie Not Fade Away. Her first starring role was in the 2012 movie, Electrick Children. 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 Marcy, a young stripper who crosses paths with another new character, Johnny (Joseph Gordon-Levitt). This marked the first time she acted against a green screen.
|2010||The Dreamer||Girl on Sidewalk #3||Short film|
|2010||One Thousand Cranes||Dorian||Short film|
|2011||Martha Marcy May Marlene||Sarah|
|2011||Our Time||Kaya||Short film|
|2011||Mac & Cheese||Mary Katherine Brown||Short film|
|2012||The Perks of Being a Wallflower||Susan|
|2012||Not Fade Away||Girl in Car|
|2013||We Are What We Are||Rose Parker|
|2013||The Last Exorcism Part II||Gwen|
|2014||I Believe in Unicorns||Cassidy|
|2014||Sin City: A Dame to Kill For||Marcie|
|2017||Tomato Red||Jamalee Merridew|
|2017||One Percent More Humid||Catherine|
|2017||Everything Beautiful Is Far Away||Rola|
|2019||You Can't Win||Chicken||Post-production|
|2015–2018||The Americans||Kimberly Breland||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||18 episodes|
|2018||Waco||Michelle Jones||6 episodes|
|2018||Maniac||Ellie Landsberg||5 episodes|
|2018–2019||Dirty John||Terra Newell||8 episodes|
|2019||Modern Love||1 episode|
Awards and nominations
|2017||Boston Globe, Best TV Performances||Best Television Performances||Ozark||Won|
|2018||25th Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series||Pending|
|Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Pending|
|9th Critics' Choice Television Awards||Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress in a Movie/Miniseries||Dirty John||Nominated|
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