Greta Gerwig - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 4, 2022

Greta Gerwig
Profession: Actress, Director
Best Known For: Lady Bird (film), Little Women (film)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $4 million

Personal Details

Born on : August 4, 1983 (age 40)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Greta Celeste Gerwig
Birth Place: Sacramento, California, USA
Horoscope: Leo
Father's Name: Gordon Gerwig
Mother's Name: Christine Gerwig
Siblings: 2

older brother

High School: St. Francis High School
University: Barnard College
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (German, Irish, English)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In Relationship
Boyfriend Name: Noah Baumbach
Children: 1

Harold Ralph Gerwig Baumbach (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.75 meter (5 feet 9 inch)
Weight: 61 kg (134.48 lb)
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Hazel
Shoe Size: 9 US
Dress Size: 6 US
Breast Size: 36 inch
Waist Size: 27 inch
Hip Size: 37 inch
Bra Size: 36
Cup Size: B

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Who is Greta Gerwig?

Greta Gerwig is an actress, filmmaker by profession, and American by nationality. She is best known for starring in Greenberg, Frances Ha, and directing Lady Bird, Little Women.

Greta Gerwig in Greenberg (Image: Wilson Webb)

Greta Gerwig – Age, Parents, Siblings

Greta Gerwig’s birth took place on August 4, 1983, in Sacramento, California, USA. She was born as Greta Celeste Gerwig to mother Christine Gerwig, an Ob-Gyn nurse, and father Gordon Gerwig, who worked in finance. 

She is not the only child of her parents and has two siblings – an older brother, who is now a landscape architect, and a sister, who works as a manager at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Greta Gerwig attended St. Francis High School. After graduation she went on to study at Barnard College, earning a degree in English and philosophy. She is of German, Irish, and English ethnicity.

Greta Gerwig – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

She has been dating her longtime boyfriend Noah Baumbach since late 2011, having first met in 2013. Although they are not yet married and Baumbach is not her husband yet, they have been living together for years in Brooklyn. 

In March 2019 it was reported that Greta Gerwig welcomed her first child with Baumbach. The date of birth of their son Harold was not confirmed. This is the second child for Baumbach, who has a son from his marriage with actress Jennifer Jason Leigh, which had ended in divorce. 

Greta Gerwig, Noah Baumbach (Image: Vanity Fair)

Greta Gerwig – Career

Early Career

Gerwig wanted to pursue a career as a playwright. But as she was not admitted to playwriting MFA programs, she turned to act. During this time, she worked with Joe Swanberg in co-writing and co-directing Hannah Takes the Stairs (2007) and Nights and Weekends (2008). 

In 2010 Greta Gerwig starred in Greenberg followed by an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and an appearance in the 2012 film To Rome with Love. Finally, in 2012 she co-wrote Frances Ha with Noah Baumbach, in which she played the title role. This role gave her mainstream attention.

Films, Series

Since then Greta Gerwig has starred in several films including The Humbling (2014), Maggie's Plan (2015), 20th Century Women (2016), and Isle of Dogs (2018). Moreover, she has co-written and co-produced Mistress America (2015) as well as directed and written Lady Bird (2017), and Little Women (2019).

Also in TV series, she has had guest appearances in Portlandia (2015), The Mindy Project (2016), Saturday Night Live (2017), etc.


On Little Women, Greta Gerwig has worked with actors Timothée Chalamet, Eliza Scanlen, Louis Garrel, Maryann Plunkett, and Tracy Letts.

Greta Gerwig with the Little Women cast (Image: Cnet)

Greta Gerwig – Awards, Nominations

For her work in films, Greta Gerwig has earned more than 60 nominations including 3 Academy Awards and 3 Golden Globe Awards. She won Golden Globe Award in 2018 for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.

Greta Gerwig – Net Worth, Salary

Her net worth has been estimated at around $4 million while the figure on her annual salary has not been publicized.

Greta Gerwig – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Greta Gerwig is publicly absent.

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