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Greta Gerwig Biography

Birth Name:
Greta Celeste Gerwig
Birth Place:
Sacramento, California, United States
Actor, playwright

Fast Facts

  • Informed her mother that she wanted to be an actress at age 14
  • Has written plays that have been produced at the Minor Latham Playhouse, the Columbia University Graduate School of the Arts, the Lion Theatre at Theatre Row Studios and the Dorset Playhouse
  • Was a writer-in-residence at Vassar College and New York Stage & Film's Powerhouse Theater Festival
  • Contributed real voice mails that she'd left for then-boyfriend Chris Wells to the 2006 film LOL


  • 2020Writers Guild Awards-Adapted Screenplay: nominated
  • 2020BAFTA Film Awards-Best Adapted Screenplay: nominated
  • 2019Oscar-Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay): nominated
  • 2019Critics' Choice Awards-Best Adapted Screenplay: winner
  • 2018BAFTA Film Awards-Best Original Screenplay: nominated
  • 2018Writers Guild Awards-Original Screenplay: nominated
  • 2018Golden Globe-Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2018Independent Spirit Awards-Best Screenplay: winner
  • 2017Critics' Choice Awards-Best Original Screenplay: nominated
  • 2017Critics' Choice Awards-Best Director: nominated
  • 2017Oscar-Best Achievement in Directing: nominated
  • 2017Oscar-Best Writing (Original Screenplay): nominated
  • 2017Directors Guild of America Awards-Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: nominated
  • 2016Critics' Choice Awards-Best Supporting Actress: nominated
  • 2014Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Actress in a Comedy: nominated
  • 2014Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical: nominated
  • 2012Detroit Film Critics Society-Best Actress: nominated
  • 2011Independent Spirit Awards-Best Female Lead: nominated