"The more particular you make something, the more universal it becomes."
Greta Celeste Gerwig (born August 4, 1983) is an American actress, writer, and director.
She rose to fame 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 and co-directed.
She has collaborated with Noah Baumbach on several films, including Greenberg (2010), Frances Ha (2012), for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination, and Mistress America (2015). Gerwig has also had starring roles in the films such as Damsels in Distress (2011), To Rome with Love (2012), Jackie (2016), and 20th Century Women (2016), the latter of which earned her a nomination for the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Gerwig wrote and made her solo directorial debut with the critically acclaimed comedy-drama film Lady Bird (2017), which won the award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy at the 75th Golden Globe Awards and was nominated for Best Screenplay. She was also nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the 71st British Academy Film Awards