Greta Celeste Gerwig (born August 4, 1983) is an American actress, playwright, screenwriter, and director.
Gerwig is best known for her work in "mumblecore" cinema, often seen as a codifier of the genre. She was particularly praised for her performance in Noah Baumbach's 2013 film Frances Ha, which she also co-wrote.
She also starred as the lead in a planned How I Met Your Mother spinoff, How I Met Your Dad, in 2014, but it wasn't picked up with a series order.
In 2017, her directorial debut Lady Bird (which she also wrote) was released to widespread acclaim. Semi-autobiographical in nature, Lady Bird garnered Gerwig many awards and nominations for her directing and writing, while stars Saoirse Ronan (playing a character loosely based on Gerwig herself) and Laurie Metcalf also received high marks for their performances in the film. Overall, the film received four Academy Award nominations, with Gerwig herself being nominated for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.
Works with pages on TV Tropes:
- Baghead (2008) as Michelle
- The House of the Devil (2009) as Megan
- No Strings Attached (2011) as Patrice
- Damsels in Distress (2011) as Violet Wister
- Arthur (2011) as Naomi Quinn
- To Rome with Love (2012) as Sally
- Frances Ha (2013) as Frances Halladay note
- How I Met Your Dad (2014) as Sally note
- Wiener Dog (2016) as Dawn Wiener
- 20th Century Women (2016) as Abbie
- Jackie (2016) as Nancy Tuckerman
- Isle of Dogs (2018) as Tracy
As writer and director
- Lady Bird (2018) note