Julia Garner 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 the major role of Ruth Langmore in the Netflix original series Ozark and in several episodes of the television series The Americans.
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2010–present
Born: February 1, 1994, 24 years and 4 months, The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Sun sign Aquarius
Eye color Blue
Hair color Blonde
Height 5 Feet 5 Inches, 1.65m
Measurements : 34-25-33 inches, 86.36-63.5-83.82 cm
Bra Size : 32B
Trademarks Pale skin , Red lipstick , Blonde curls
Father Thomas Garner (painter/ art teacher)
Mother Tami Gingold (therapist)
Sister Anna (writer & producer)
Columbia grad school
Garner was born in the Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx, New York. Her mother, Tami Gingold, a therapist, had a successful career in Israel 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 resides with her parents in their house in New York City. She considers Italian actress Monica Vitti and especially Bette Davis to be major influences on her acting style, having cited Davis’s performance in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
She started taking acting lessons at the age of 15 to overcome her shyness. She had her theatrical debut at the age of 17 in Sean Durkin’s Martha Marcy May Marlene, playing the role of Sarah.
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.
In 2015, Garner had a recurring role on the third season of FX’s The Americans. She continued the role on a recurring basis periodically through seasons 4 through 6.
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.
In 2017, she appeared in the Netflix series Ozark as Ruth Langmore opposite Jason Bateman and Laura Linney.
Julia is popular for her roles of Rachel in Electrick Children(2012), Rose Parker in We Are What We Are(2013) and Sage in Grandma(2015), Marcie in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For(2014).
Julia in Netflix series Ozark: Julia appeared as Ruth Langmore in the crime drama thriller web series Ozark(2017) with Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz and others. She is the care taker of a strip club named “Lickety Splitz”, she plays the associate of lead actor/ crime lord Marty.
Debut (Movies) Martha Marcy May Marlene(2011)
Julia(2009) (Short movie)
The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg
Julia Garner- Intresting Facts & Trivia
Julia’s mother Tami Gingold was a successful comedian in the Israel.
Her father Thomas Garner is of Protestant background, while mother Tami Gingold is of Jewish background.
Julia lives with her parents in New York.
Bette Davis’s character in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?(1962) inspired Julia to get into acting profession.
Julia started her acting career at the age of 15 as a hobby, she wanted to do something to get out of her shyness.
Julia made a movie debut at the age of 17 with the movie Martha Marcy May Marlene(2011).
The Americans(2015) on FX became the first recurring TV appearance of Julia.
Julia has cute Blonde curly hair.
She gets dimples in her cheeks when she smiles.
Julia got her role in Electrick Children through a self taped audition, she auditioned on Monday, got the part on Wednesday, and was shooting on Tuesday.
She found the script of “We Are What We Are” so interesting that she read all of it one go.
She looks for the scope of the character before chooses a script, “Is the character interesting? Is there stuff to do? Are there things that you can do with the character? How can you play it out?” are according to her the things that matter.
Julia had a stint on Broadway before getting busy with movies and TV series.
Julia won the best actress award at the Mumbai International Film Festival & Buster International Children’s Film Festival for her role in Electrick Children.
She won Austin Fantastic Fest Award for Best Actress for We Are What We Are(2014).
She is scared of: Bugs, rodents, Guns and stuff.
Hand double: Julia had a scene involving a mouse where she had to put a mouse in the water, she couldn’t do it herself, a double was hired at last to do the part.
she started using lipstick at the age of 14, she did it for herself and not to impress boys.
Friend of Juno Temple
Inspirations Monica Vitti (Italian Actress), Bette Davis (Actress)
Julia Garner Quotes
If you really love something just continue doing it.
The first time I fired the gun, I literally screamed.
I nearly got a panic attack the day we shot the scene with the mouse. I cannot stand rodents. I couldn’t even watch Ratatouille, which is an animated film.
There’s always something kind of wrong with my characters