Greta Gerwig


Greta Celeste Gerwig (born August 4, 1983) is an American actress and filmmaker. She first garnered attention after working on and appearing in several mumblecore films. Between 2006 and 2009, she appeared in a number of films by Joe Swanberg, some of which she co-wrote or co-directed, including Hannah Takes the Stairs (2007) and Nights and Weekends (2008). Since the early 2010s, Gerwig has collaborated with her partner Noah Baumbach on several films, including Greenberg (2010), with Ben Stiller, Rhys Ifans, Brie Larson and Jennifer Jason Leigh; Frances Ha (2012), with Adam Driver; for which she received a Golden Globe Award nomination, and Mistress America (2015).

She also appeared in Whit Stillman’s Damsels in Distress (2011), with Adam Brody, Analeigh Tipton, Alia Shawkat, and Aubrey Plaza, Daryl Wein’s Lola Versus (2012), with Joel Kinnaman, Zoey Lister-Jones, Bill Pullman, and Debra Winger; Woody Allen‘s To Rome with Love (2012), with Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penélope Cruz, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, and Elliot Page; Rebecca Miller‘s Maggie’s Plan (2015), with Ethan Hawke, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, Travis Fimmel, Wallace Shawn, and Julianne Moore; Todd Solondz’s Weiner-Dog (2016), with Ellen Burstyn, Kieran Culkin, Julie Delpy, Danny DeVito, Tracy Letts, and Zosia Mamet; Pablo Larraín’s Jackie (2016), and Mike Mills’ 20th Century Women (2016), with Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Lucas Jade Zumann and Billy Crudup.

She also did voice work Wes Anderson‘s stop-motion film Isle of Dogs (2018), with Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber, Bill Murray, Bob Balaban, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johansson, Kunichi Nomura, Tilda Swinton, Ken Watanabe, Akira Ito, Akira Takayama, Frances McDormand, F. Murray Abraham, Courtney B. Vance, Yojiro Noda, Fisher Stevens, Mari Natsuki, Nijiro Murakami, Yoko Ono, Harvey Keitel, and Frank Wood.

Gerwig has had two solo directorial ventures, the coming-of-age films Lady Bird (2017), with Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein, Stephen McKinley Henderson, and Lois Smith; and Little Women (2019), with Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothée Chalamet, Meryl Streep, Letts, Bob Odenkirk, James Norton, Louis Garrel, and Chris Cooper; both of which earned nominations for the Academy Award for Best Picture. For the former, she received Academy Award nominations for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, and for the latter, she was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Each review will be linked to the title below.

(*seen originally in theaters)

(**seen rereleased in theaters)


  • Nights and Weekends (2008) – co-wrote & co-directed with Joe Swanberg – also actress
  • Ladybird (2017)* – director, writer
  • Little Women (2019) – director, co-writer


  • LOL (2007) – directed by Joe Swanberg
  • Hannah Takes the Stairs (2007) – directed by Joe Swanberg – also co-writer
  • Baghead (2008) – directed by Mark & Jay Duplass
  • Yeast (2008) – directed by Mary Bronstein
  • Quick Feet, Soft Hands (2008) – directed by Paul Harrin – short
  • 2008
  • I Thought You Finally Completely Lost It (2008) – directed by Rod Webber
  • You Wont Miss Me (2009) – directed by Ry Russo-Young
  • The House of the Devil (2009) – directed by Ti West
  • Greenberg (2010) – directed by Noah Baumbach
  • Art House (2010) – directed by Victor Fanucchi
  • Northern Comfort (2010) – directed by Rod Webber – also co-writer
  • The Dish & the Spoon (2010) – directed by Alison Bagnall
  • No Strings Attached (2011) – directed by Ivan Reitman
  • Damsels in Distress (2011) – directed by Whit Stillman
  • Arthur (2011) – directed by Jason Winer
  • Lola Versus (2012) – directed by Daryl Wein
  • To Rome with Love (2012) – directed by Woody Allen
  • Frances Ha (2012) – Noah Baumbach – also co-writer
  • Eden (2014) – directed by Mia Hansen-Løve
  • The Humbling (2014) – directed by Barry Levinson
  • Mistress America (2015) – directed by Noah Baumbach – also co-writer
  • Maggie’s Plan (2015) – directed by Rebecca Miller
  • Wiener-Dog (2016) – directed by Todd Solondz
  • Jackie (2016) – directed by Pablo Larraín
  • 20th Century Women (2016) – directed by Mike Mills
  • The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) – directed by Noah Baumbach – uncredited voice
  • Isle of Dogs (2018)* – directed by Wes Anderson