The Evolution of Greta Gerwig’s Career!

Greta Gerwig has recently been in the spotlight for her newest film Barbie but let’s look at how she got to where she is today. Here’s a breakdown of Greta Gerwig’s career so far!

Early Career

Did you know that Greta was an actress before her directorial debut? In 2010, she starred in Noah Baumbach’s Greenberg, and from 2011 to 2015, she voiced one of the main characters in China, IL. She is also known for Frances Ha, which she co-wrote with Noah Baumbach in 2012. Additionally, Gerwig co-directed a film called Nights and Weekends in 2008 before her directorial debut in 2017.

Lady Bird

Lady Bird is the first film Greta Gerwig directed in 2017, and she also wrote the film. The coming-of-age dramedy starring Saoirse Ronan became hugely popular for its fresh insights into adolescence. The film follows Christine, better known as Lady Bird, as she deals with the ups and downs of life as a high-school senior. Lady Bird went on to receive four nominations at the Golden Globe Awards, winning Best Motion Picture–Musical or Comedy. Ronan also snagged the award for Best Actress– Musical or Comedy.

Little Women

Gerwig went on to direct Little Women in 2019. The coming-of-age period piece is based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott. Set in the 19th century, the film follows the March sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Timothee Chalamet, Meryl Streep, and Bob Odenkirk all star in the film. Little Women received six nominations at the Academy Awards and two nominations at the Golden Globe Awards.


Greta Gerwig’s most recent film, Barbie, is in theaters now. The film stars Margot Robbie as Barbie and Ryan Gosling as Ken, and the duo has taken the world by storm as fans can’t stop buzzing about their performances. Due to its popularity, Barbie has brought in half a million dollars at the box office in just its first week.

Luckily, Greta Gerwig fans don’t have to wait too long for more content. The live-action Snow White film, which is co-written by Gerwig, is coming out in 2024. Otherwise, we can’t wait to see what’s next for Greta Gerwig!

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Samantha Bimston

Samantha Bimston is a Senior at Elon University majoring in Cinema and Television Arts with a minor in Photography. She currently interns for AfterBuzz TV and Heal Squad with Maria Menounos, and she aspires to pursue a career in the entertainment/film industry.