February 1, 1994
The Bronx, New York, US
|Residence||New York City, New York|
Julia Garner (born February 1, 1994) is an American actress and model. She has appeared in the films Martha Marcy May Marlene, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and has leading roles in Electrick Children, We Are What We Are and Grandma. She has also appeared in several episodes of the television series The Americans.
Garner was born in the Riverdale neighborhood, in the Bronx, New York. Her mother, Tami Gingold, a therapist, had a successful career in Israel around 30 years ago as a comedian. Her father, Thomas Garner, is a painter and an art teacher, originally from Shaker Heights, Ohio. She has an older sister, Anna (Ani), who is a writer, producer and an artist. Garner is Jewish (her father is Protestant and her mother is Jewish).
Garner resides with her parents in their house in New York City. She considers Italian actress Monica Vitti and especially Bette Davis to be a major influence on her acting style and citing Davis's performance in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
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||One Thousand Cranes (short)||Dorian|
|2011||Martha Marcy May Marlene||Sarah|
|2011||Our Time (short)||Kaya|
|2011||Mac & Cheese (short)||Mary Katherine Brown|
|2012||Perks of Being a Wallflower, TheThe Perks of Being a Wallflower||Susan|
|2012||Not Fade Away||Girl in Car|
|2013||We Are What We Are||Rose Parker|
|2013||Last Exorcism Part II, TheThe Last Exorcism Part II||Gwen|
|2014||Sin City: A Dame to Kill For||Marcie|
|2014||I Believe in Unicorns||Cassidy|
|2014||You Can't Win||Chicken|
|2014||Send (Short film)||Girl|
|2016||Tomato Red||Jamalee Merridew||Post-production|
|2016||One Percent More Humid||Katherine||Filming|
|2015-||Americans, TheThe Americans||Kimberly Breland|
|2016||Girls||Charlie's Roommate||Episode: "The Panic in Central Park"|
|2016||The Get Down||Claudia Gunns||2 episodes|
- Shattuck, Kathryn (1 March 2013). "Already a Cinema Veteran at 19". The New York Times.
- Macaulay, Scott (2012). "Julia Garner". 25 New Faces of Independent Film (story series). Filmmaker. Retrieved 18 March 2014.
- Chitwood, Adam (29 January 2013). "Eva Green to Lead SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR; Julia Garner Joins Cast". Collider.com.
- Emami, Gazelle (March 2016). "Making the Americans Great, Again". Vulture.com. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
- "Former Annie Joins MCC's Smokefall". Playbill. January 25, 2016. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
- "Netflix Drama ‘Ozark’ Adds Julia Garner Opposite Jason Bateman and Laura Linney". Variety. October 25, 2016. Retrieved October 26, 2016.