In a modern film industry increasingly dominated by the popularity of television shows over films other than blockbusters, it is difficult to say which role played a greater part in giving Julia Garner her claim to fame – her recurring role in The Americans or her role as Ruth Langmore in Netflix’s hit show Ozark. Either way, Julia Garner is one of Hollywood’s rising stars. If you love the work of the actress and want to learn more about her professional background, read on…
Who Is Julia Garner?
Julia Garner is a Jewish woman who was born the daughter of creative parents. Her mother was a comedian in Israel before moving to the United States where she became a therapist. Her father, Thomas Garner, is an art teacher. He is also a painter. Garner is a lifelong New Yorker since he was born there, on February 1, 1994, in Riverdale, The Bronx. Information about her high school education is not available, but Garner graduated from Columbia University.
Garner’s path to acting was not a case of passion or lifelong interest. She came to professional acting at the age of 15 after she began taking acting classes to overcome her natural shyness. She continued to take acting classes until one day, at the age of 17, she decided to try out an audition for a film she heard a friend had access to when she was at Columbia Graduate School. She read for Martha Marcy May Marlene and booked her first movie.
And with that began the professional acting career of Julia Garner. In the following years, she was to appear in films like “Electrick Children”, her first leading role in a feature film. She played the leading role together with Ashley Bell in The Last Exorcism Part II and a remake of the Mexican horror movie We Are What We Are. One of Garner’s better-known feature films is Sin City: A Dame to Kill For in 2014, in which she played Marcy alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt. She also played the lead role in the critically acclaimed coming-of-age film The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
On television, Garner has found more stable and prominent roles. She made her television debut as Kimberly Breland in the FX hit show The Americans. She continued her role as a recurring character in the fourth to the sixth season of the series. In 2017 she was cast as one of the main characters in Jason Batman’s Netflix show Ozark. She repeated her role in the second season of the series, which was released the following year. In addition to The Americans and Ozark, Garner also appeared on other television shows such as Maniac, another Netflix series, and Waco, where she played Michelle Jones in the lead role of the mini-series.
Julia Garner has never had a stage appearance in her career before, as her first attempt was canceled due to scheduling conflicts. However, it is expected that she will appear on stage in the distant future. So far Julia has appeared in fifteen films, five short films, and six television series. She was nominated for an award, the Boston Globe Best TV Performance in 2017, which she won.
Is She Related To Thomas Garner?
Since her family name is Garner, Julia Garner has confusing rumors about a relationship with the actor Thomas Garner. Although Julia Garner comes from a creative family and her father is also called Thomas Garner, she is in no way related to the actor Thomas Garner. Her father is a painter and art teacher at school.
5 Quick Facts to Know About Julia
1. Julia Garner is a model
Although she is better known for her acting career, Garner is also known as a model and has stood on magazine covers for a few publications.
2. She was influenced by Monica Vitti and Bette Davis
Julia Garner has paid tribute to Monica Vitti and Bette Davis for their inspiring acting style. The actress cites their work as her muse to develop her own style of acting expression.
3. Her first green screen acting job was in 2014
The green screen is an important element of filmmaking that every actor or actress must work with at some point in his or her career. It is a test of their ability to imagine their environment and act as they would if the objects were actually there. Julia got her first test in the movie Sin City: A Dame to Kill For in 2014.
4. She’s acted alongside film veterans
Although only 24 years old with a career that began in 2010, Julia has worked alongside several veterans of the film industry. She has played alongside Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, and Emma Stone.
5. Julia is short but intimidating
Julia stands at a moderate height of 5 feet and 5 inches, but that has not stopped her from showing an intimidating presence when she enters a room. She owes her intimidating personality largely to her performance in Ozark.