Biography of Julia GarnerJulia Garner is an American actress who came into the spotlight after playing the role of Ruth Langmore in the Netflix series "Ozark". She is known for films like "The Americans", "Martha, Marcy May, Marlene", "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For", "We are what We are", "The Assistant" and the series "Inventing Anna". In 2022, the girl was approved for the role of Madonna in the upcoming biopic about the legendary singer. She has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
ChildhoodJulia Garner was born in Riverdale, one of the boroughs of the Bronx, on February 1, 1994, in a Jewish family. Her mother, Tami Gingold, lived in Israel in her youth and was a successful comedian, moved to the USA at the age of 20 and became a therapist. Her father, Thomas Garner, is an artist and art teacher originally from Ohio.
The baby grew up in a creative atmosphere. Everyone in the family adored art, especially cinema, and in the company of her parents and Anna's older sister, Julie reviewed all the classics of cinema. Her idols were movie stars of the 1930s and 40s Bette Davis and Monica Vitti.
At the age of nine, Julia's favorite movie was the drama "All about Eve" directed by Joseph Leo Mankiewicz in 1950, at the age of 11 – "Rosemary's Baby", and at 12 she first watched Martin Scorsese's crime drama "Taxi Driver" on her own laptop.
Julia did not like to study, hated school and struggled with learning disabilities all the time. She suffered from dyslexia and for a long time could not learn to read: she simply did not understand how to put words together to make a coherent text. Over time, she managed to learn to read, but even now it is difficult for her.
Julia grew up a shy child. To develop confidence, at the age of 15, on the advice of her parents, she began taking acting lessons. One day she got a small role in a short film, and Julia liked acting so much that she decided to develop her skills, get a significant role and devote herself to acting.
Acting careerIn 2011, Garner made her debut in the psychological indie film "Martha, Marcy May, Marlene", and in 2012 her childhood dream came true - she was offered the lead role in a film. The image of Rachel, a pregnant girl who escaped from the Mormon community in Rebecca Thomas's tragicomedy "Electrick Children" became the starting point in the actress' career, which pushed her to create images of girls on the verge.
World critics noted that the image of the actress is a mixture of Jean Harlow, Marlene Dietrich and Marilyn Monroe.
It was clear to me when I started acting that I wasn’t going to get the girl-next-door parts. If I auditioned for a role in a high school, I wouldn’t get the cheerleader, I was always going to get the mute girl in the corner that’s like the freak, that was my bread and butter.2012 also saw the release of the drama about teenagers "The Perks of Being a Wallflower", which starred Julia as Susan. The main characters in this film were played by Logan Lerman and Emma Watson. And 2013 was the year of the release of the thriller "We Are What We Are", where the actress played Rose Parker – a cruel cannibal killer in the guise of an angel.
Julia felt confident in the horror genre. In "The Last Exorcism Part II", she was reincarnated as Gwen, one of the residents of the house for girls possessed by a demon. This girl's work attracted the attention of Robert Rodriguez, and in 2014 he invited her to star as the stripper Marcy in the action movie "Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For."
The year 2015 turned out to be quite eventful: Julia played in the comedy drama "Grandma" by Paul Weitz, where her character is another pregnant teenager asking for money for an abortion from her grandmother; she made her television debut as a presenter and starred as Kimberly Breland, the daughter of the leader of the CIA group, in the series "The Americans" about the life of KGB officers in the USA.
2016 brought her the role of Tinsley in Chris McCoy's film about teenagers "Good Kids", and in 2017 the film "Tomato Red" was released, where her character wore a bright tomato-colored hairstyle.
It seemed that Julia's career was developing in the same way as the queens of independent cinema: Chloe Sevigny, Christina Ricci and Parker Posey. But then luck smiled on her – she got the role of desperate Ruth, who knows how to handle a shotgun and drive a speedboat, in the crime drama "Ozark".
The shooting schedule of the actress in "Ozark" ranged from 16 to 18 hours a day, and the storyline of the role was emotionally difficult: "When I first played Ruth, it was very hard. It seemed to me that every night I was beaten with a frying pan," she once admitted.
Julia's partners on the set in the series were Jason Bateman and Laura Linney, Lisa Emery and Jordana Spiro. For the role of Ruth Langmore, Julia received two Screen Actors Guild Awards and an award for Best Supporting Actor.
As Garner's fame grew, so did demand for her in the film industry. From 2018 to 2019, she starred in 6 more films, including the fantastic comedy by Cary Joji Fukunaga "Maniac", the thriller "Waco", the crime drama "Dirty John" and the social drama "The Assistant".
Personal life of Julia GarnerJulia Garner is married to musician Mark Foster, the frontman of the band Foster the People. The young people met at the Sundance Film Festival. Upon acquaintance, it turned out that the actress' grandmother and Mark's father live in the same small town located near Cleveland. For several years in a row, young people would bump into each other in Cleveland at Christmas, and then began dating.
A few weeks before the start of filming season 3 of The Ozarks, in April 2019, Julia and Mark went to Montana. One morning Mark woke the girl up and took her for a walk to Flathead Lake. There he read a poem he had written for her, and when he finished, he fell on one knee and asked Julia to marry him. The actress said yes.
For some time, the young people could not decide between a big wedding and an "escape from Vegas", eventually settling on a wedding at the New York City Hall.
The wedding took place in the middle of filming of the series in December 2019. Julia was so busy that she couldn't even find time to buy a wedding dress, so she ordered it through social media. Only the closest relatives and friends were present at the wedding.
In her rare free moments, Garner relaxes watching her favorite TV shows – she likes "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" and "The Bodyguard." She also spends a lot of time with her colleagues on Ozark, especially with Trevor Long, who played the father of her heroine – they usually watch TV together.
Julia Garner nowOn February 11, 2022, the series "Inventing Anna" premiered on Netflix. In this series, Julia Garner played the main character – the alleged heiress of a multimillion-dollar fortune, Anna Delvey.
The plot is based on real events: the real Anna Delphi, more precisely, Anna Sorokina, a German citizen with Russian roots, was arrested for fraud in 2019. Preparing for the role, Julia visited Anna in prison to learn more about the role.
Also, she will portray Madonna in the upcoming biopic about the iconic singer.
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