Greta Gerwig (Greta Celeste Gerwig)
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BiographySacramento, California, USA
Greta Celeste Gerwig is an American actress and filmmaker. She was born in Sacramento, California, to Christine (Sauer), a nurse, and Gordon Gerwig, a financial consultant and computer programmer. She has German, Irish, and English ancestry. Gerwig was raised as a Unitarian Universalist, but also attended an all-girls Catholic school. She has described herself as "an intense child". With an early interest in dance, she intended to do a degree in musical theatre in New York. She graduated from Barnard College, where she studied English and philosophy instead. Read more... Joe Swanberg's LOL in 2006, while still studying at Barnard. Mainstream success remained elusive. Yet in 2011, Gerwig received an award for Acting from the Athena Film Festival for her artistry as one of Hollywood's definitive screen actresses of her generation.