Julia Garner

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Julia Garner
Julia Garner in 2020, cropped.jpg
Garner in 2020
Born (1994-02-01) February 1, 1994 (age 28)
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Alma materIndiana University
OccupationActress
Years active2010–present
Spouse(s)
(m. 2019)

Julia Garner (born February 1, 1994[1]) is an American actress. She is 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 two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series,[2] in 2019 and 2020, in addition to one Golden Globe Award nomination in 2020 for Best Supporting Actress – Television.

Garner also had roles in the FX drama series The Americans (2015–2018), the Netflix miniseries Maniac (2018), the Bravo true crime series Dirty John (2018–2019), and plays the title role in the Netflix miniseries Inventing Anna (2022). In films, she has starred in Electrick Children (2012), We Are What We Are (2013), 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 her native 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 has relatives on her mother's side who reside in Israel, whom Garner visits frequently.[8][9] She understands Hebrew, thanks to her mother speaking it around their household, although Garner is not fluent.[8][9]

She attended Eagle Hill School in Greenwich, Connecticut.[citation needed] She began taking acting lessons at age 15 to overcome her shyness.[10] Garner graduated with a degree in psychology from Indiana University in 2015.[1]

Career[edit]

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

Garner had 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 which he wrote 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).[11] 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 teenage 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 as a recurring role in the third season of the FX period spy thriller series The Americans.[12] 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.[13]

Starting in 2017, Garner starred as Ruth Langmore in the Netflix crime drama series Ozark, opposite Jason Bateman and Laura Linney.[14] The role garnered her critical acclaim and two consecutive 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.[15] 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.[16]

In 2019, Garner appeared in the Amazon anthology series, Modern Love. She was featured in two episodes of its first season including, "So He Looked Like Dad. It Was Just Dinner, Right?" as a woman who has a crush on a much older man, played by Shea Whigham. The episode was directed by Emmy Rossum. That same year she starred in the independent drama film The Assistant as a production assistant in a toxic work environment. The film, 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.[17]

Garner also co-stars in the Netflix miniseries Inventing Anna, playing the titular antagonistic role of Russian-born German fraudster Anna (Sorokin) 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" by Jessica Pressler.[18] It was released on Netflix on February 11, 2022.[19][20]

In 2022, Garner was cast in thriller film Apartment 7A, directed by Natalie Erika James[21] and was set to star in The Royal Hotel directed by Kitty Green.[22]

In June 2022, it was reported that Garner has been offered to portray Madonna in the singer's biopic, produced by Universal Pictures.[23]

Personal life[edit]

Garner married singer Mark Foster, lead vocalist of Foster the People, in a December 2019 ceremony at the New York City Hall,[24][25] eight months after they got engaged.[26]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Martha Marcy May Marlene Sarah
2012 Electrick Children Rachel McKnight
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
2013 Hair Brained Shauna Holder
2014 I Believe in Unicorns Cassidy
2014 Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Marcie
2015 Grandma Sage
2016 Good Kids Tinsley
2017 Tomato Red Jamalee Merridew
2017 One Percent More Humid Catherine
2017 Everything Beautiful Is Far Away Rola
2019 The Assistant Jane
TBA You Can't Win Chicken Post-production
TBA Little Sparrow Madonna Pre-production

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 Main role

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Work Award Category Result Ref.
2011 Martha Marcy May Marlene Gotham Independent Film Awards Best Ensemble Performance Nominated [27]
2013 We Are What We Are Fantastic Fest Best Actress – Horror Features Won [28]
2014 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated [29]
2019 Dirty John Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Movie/Miniseries Nominated [30]
Ozark Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
Gold Derby Television Awards Best Drama Supporting Actress Nominated [31]
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Won [32]
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series Nominated [33]
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated
2020 The Assistant Boston Society of Film Critics Best Actress Nominated
Columbus Film Critics Association Best Actress Nominated
Independent Spirit Awards Best Female Lead Nominated [34]
Ozark Gold Derby Television Awards Best Drama Supporting Actress Nominated
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Won [35]
2021 Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nominated [36]
Golden Globe Awards Best Supporting Actress – Television Nominated [37]
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series Nominated [38]
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated

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