Julia Garner

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Julia Garner
Garner in 2020
Born (1994-02-01) February 1, 1994 (age 30)
OccupationActress
Years active2010–present
Spouse
(m. 2019)

Julia Garner (born February 1, 1994[1]) is an American actress. She is best known for her starring role as Ruth Langmore in the Netflix crime drama series Ozark (2017–2022), for which she received critical acclaim and won three Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2019, 2020, and 2022, and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2023.[2]

Garner also had roles in the FX drama series The Americans (2015–2018), the Netflix miniseries Maniac (2018), and the Bravo true crime series Dirty John (2018–2019). In 2022, she portrayed Anna Sorokin in the Netflix miniseries Inventing Anna, for which she received nominations for another Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe for Best Actress.

In films, she has starred in Grandma (2015), and The Assistant (2019), as well as having appeared in Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011), The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014).

Early life[edit]

Garner was born in the Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx, New York.[3] Her mother Tami Gingold is a therapist who had a successful career as an actress and comedian in Israel. Her father Thomas Garner is a painter and an art teacher, originally from Shaker Heights, Ohio.[4] Garner is Jewish as is her mother.[5][6] Her older sister is artist Anna Garner.[1][7] She understands modern Hebrew because her mother speaks it, but is not fluent in speaking it herself.[8][9]

Garner attended Eagle Hill School in Greenwich, Connecticut.[10] She began taking acting lessons at age 15 to overcome her shyness.[11]

Career[edit]

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

Garner made her film 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 he had written specifically for her in his film Not Fade Away.[4] Her first starring role was in the 2012 film, Electrick Children.[4] 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).[12] This marked the first time she acted against a green screen.[4]

In 2015, Garner starred in the Paul Weitz-directed comedy film Grandma alongside Lily Tomlin. Garner played a teenaged student eliciting the help of her lesbian poet grandmother (Tomlin) for an abortion. In 2016, she appeared in an episode of Lena Dunham's HBO comedy series Girls titled "The Panic in Central Park".

Garner continued acting in television and was cast in a recurring role in the third season of the FX period spy-thriller series The Americans.[13] 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.[14]

Beginning in 2017, Garner starred as Ruth Langmore in the Netflix crime drama series Ozark, opposite Jason Bateman and Laura Linney.[15] The role gained her critical acclaim and three 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.[16] Garner also made regular appearances in the Bravo true crime anthology series Dirty John (2018–19). She starred as Terra Newell, the daughter of Connie Britton's character.[17]

Garner at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival in 2020

In 2019, Garner appeared in the Amazon anthology series, Modern Love. She was featured in two episodes of its first season as a woman who has a crush on a much older man, played by Shea Whigham. In the same year, she starred in the independent drama film The Assistant as a production assistant in a toxic work environment. The film which was directed by Kitty Green, addressed the current culture surrounding the MeToo movement. The film premiered at the 2019 Telluride Film Festival to critical acclaim. Garner received acclaim for her performance as well as an Independent Spirit Award nomination.[18]

Garner also co-stars in the Netflix miniseries Inventing Anna, playing the title role of fraudster Anna Delvey. The series was created and produced by Shonda Rhimes, based on the New York article "How Anna Delvey Tricked New York's Party People" written by Jessica Pressler.[19] It was released on Netflix on February 11, 2022.[20][21]

In 2022, Garner was cast in thriller film Apartment 7A which serves as a prequel to 1968's Rosemary's Baby, directed by Natalie Erika James.[22] Her company Alma Margo also signed a first look deal with Tomorrow Studios.[23] In June of the same year, Garner was chosen by Madonna to play her in her self-produced biopic; the project was, however, put on hold.[24]

In 2023, she starred in The Royal Hotel directed by Kitty Green.[25]

Personal life[edit]

Garner married singer Mark Foster, lead vocalist of Foster the People, in a December 2019 ceremony at New York City Hall,[26][27] eight months after they got engaged.[28]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Martha Marcy May Marlene Sarah
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 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
2023 The Royal Hotel Hanna
TBA Apartment 7A Post-production
You Can't Win Chicken

Television[edit]

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
2017–2022 Ozark Ruth Langmore Main role
2018 Waco Michelle Jones Miniseries
2018 Maniac Ellie Landsberg Miniseries
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"
2022 Inventing Anna Anna (Sorokin) Delvey Miniseries
2023 RuPaul's Drag Race Guest judge Episode: "The Crystal Ball: Episode 200"
2023 RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked Herself Episode: "Untucked - The Crystal Ball: Episode 200"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref
2019
Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Ozark Nominated [29]
Gold Derby Television Awards Best Drama Supporting Actress Nominated [30]
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Won [31]
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated [32]
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
2020
Dorian Television Awards Best Supporting TV Performance - Actress Nominated [33]
Gold Derby Television Awards Best Drama Supporting Actress Nominated [34]
Online Film and Television Association Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nominated [35]
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Won [36]
2021
Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nominated [37]
Golden Globe Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film Nominated [38]
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated [39]
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
2022
Gold Derby Television Awards Best Drama Supporting Actress Nominated [40]
Hollywood Television Critics Association Best Supporting Actress in a Streaming Series, Drama Nominated [41]
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Won [42]
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie Inventing Anna Nominated
2023
Golden Globe Awards Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film Nominated
Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film Ozark Won
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated [43]
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series Inventing Anna Nominated

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