Greta Celeste Gerwig is an American actress, producer, director, screenwriter and playwright. Nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Director and Screenplay for Lady Bird, as well as Golden Globe, Independent Spirit and British Academy Awards.
The creative biography of the actress Gerwig has more than seventy roles in documentary, television and film projects. She has become the star of the low-budget, intellectual mumblecore films.
The future star was born in the USA in the summer of 1983. Her mother worked as a nurse in a hospital, and her father was a programmer and financial consultant. Greta is of German, Irish and English descent. And one of her paternal great-grandmothers was born in Brazil.
Greta received her primary education at St. Francis Catholic School for Girls. One of Gerwig's hobbies was fencing. For a long time she trained in a sports club, showing decent results. But later she completely switched to creativity, sports faded into the background.
During her school years, she dreamed of becoming a ballerina and studied choreography at a ballet studio. Her idols were M. Baryshnikov and K. Kirkland.
In high school, the girl began attending acting school at musical theater in New York and studying dramatic art.
Gerwig was not very interested in the acting profession. She wanted to become a playwright. Before meeting the young independent filmmaker Joe Sounberg, Greta was going to get an education and start a career as a screenwriter and director. But it was thanks to Joe that Greta played her first role in his film LOL. And then she continued to act in independent films, becoming a real star of films of the mumblecore genre.
After graduation, Gerwig continued her studies at Barnard College, Columbia University. There she studied philosophy, English and wrote plays. Gerwig soon co-founded The Tea Party Ensemble.
After the first cinematic work in the film "LOL" Greta continued to work with director Joe Sounberg, starring in him in several more films. She also worked with the acclaimed Woody Allen in his film Roman Adventures.
Soon Gerwig met director Noah Baumbak and starred in his film Griberg.
The plot of the picture is built around the story of Roger Greenberg - a loser who lost his job and returned to his hometown of Los Angeles. Instead of trying to change something in his life, he decides to move in with his younger brother to look after his house, and at the same time get a place to stay. There Roger meets Florence, who works as his brother's personal assistant. Only she sympathizes with Roger and shares his suffering and mental crisis.
The film was nominated for the Golden Bear Berlin Film Festival, and Gerwig for the Independent Spirit Award.
The next joint work of Gerwig and Baumkak was the film "Sweet Frances", where Greta not only played the main role, but also wrote the script for the film.
The film is set in New York, where the main character, Frances, lives. She works as a dancer, although she herself admits that she does not like doing it at all. Francis lives in his fantasy world and dreams of a better life.
For her role in this project, Gerwig was nominated for a Golden Globe.
Gerwig's first independent work as a screenwriter and director took place in 2018. The film "Lady Bird" was released on the screens, which received nominations for awards: "Oscar", "Golden Globe", "Independent Spirit", the British Academy.
Gerwig has been in a relationship with director Noah Baumbak for eight years, but they have not yet become officially husband and wife.
Noah and Greta started dating while filming Greenberg. As a result, their union became not only creative, but also family.
In March 2019, the couple had a son.