|Is||Actor Television actor Film actor|
|From||United States of America|
|Type||Film, TV, Stage & Radio|
|Birth||1 February 1994, The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA|
|Residence||New York City, New York, USA|
Julia Garner (born February 1, 1994) is an American actress. She is best known for her starring role as Ruth Langmore in the Netflix crime drama series Ozark (2017–present), for which she has earned critical acclaim and won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
Garner also had roles in the FX period spy-drama series The Americans (2015–18), the Netflix limited series Waco (2018), the Netflix dark comedy-drama miniseries Maniac (2018), and the Bravo true-crime series Dirty John (2018–19).
Garner has appeared in the films Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011), The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014), and had leading roles in the films Electrick Children (2012), We Are What We Are (2013), Grandma (2015), Tomato Red (2017), and The Assistant (2019).
Garner was born in the Riverdale neighborhood of The Bronx, New York. Her mother, Tami Gingold, a therapist, had a successful career as a comedian in her native Israel. Her father, Thomas Garner, is a painter and an art teacher, originally from Shaker Heights, Ohio. Garner is Jewish.
Garner began taking acting lessons at age 15 to overcome her shyness. She had her theatrical debut at age 17 in Sean Durkin's Martha Marcy May Marlene, playing the role of Sarah.
In 2012, director David Chase invited her to play a small role which he wrote specifically for her in his film Not Fade Away. Her first starring role was in the 2012 film, 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.
Garner was cast in a recurring role in the third season of the FX period spy thriller series The Americans. She continued the role through season six.
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.
Since 2017, Garner has starred as Ruth Langmore in the Netflix crime drama series Ozark, opposite Jason Bateman and Laura Linney. The role has garnered her critical acclaim and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
In 2018, Garner appeared in the Netflix miniseries Maniac as Ellie, the sister of Emma Stone's character.
Garner makes regular appearances in the Bravo true crime anthology series Dirty John (2018–19). She plays Terra Newell, the daughter of Connie Britton's character.
In October 2019, Garner was cast in a lead role in Shonda Rhimes' upcoming Netflix drama miniseries Inventing Anna.
Garner married Mark Foster, lead vocalist of Foster the People, in December 2019.
Awards and nominations
|2011||Gotham Independent Film Awards||Best Ensemble Performance||Martha Marcy May Marlene||Nominated|
|2013||Fantastic Fest||Best Actress – Horror Features||We Are What We Are||Won|
|2014||Fangoria Chainsaw Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|2018||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series||Ozark||Nominated|
|Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|Critics' Choice Television Awards||Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress in a Movie/Miniseries||Dirty John||Nominated|
|2019||Gold Derby Television Awards||Best Drama Supporting Actress||Ozark||Nominated|
|Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series||Won|