Julia Garner is an actress from the United States. She is best known for playing Ruth Langmore in the Netflix crime drama series Ozark (2017–2022), for which she received critical acclaim and was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2019 and 2020, as well as one Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress – Television in 2020.


Garner has also appeared in the FX drama series The Americans (2015–2018), the Netflix miniseries Maniac (2018), the Bravo true crime series Dirty John (2018–2019), and the Netflix miniseries Inventing Anna, in which she plays the title role (2022).

She has appeared in several films, including Electrick Children (2012), We Are What We Are (2013), Grandma (2015), and The Assistant (2019), as well as Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011), The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2012). (2014).

Garner was born in the Bronx, New York, in the Riverdale area. Tami Gingold, her mother, is a therapist who previously worked as an actor and comedian in Israel. Thomas Garner, her father, is an artist and art instructor from Shaker Heights, Ohio.

Garner and her mother are both Jewish. Anna Garner, her older sister, is an artist. Garner has stated that she is “half-Israeli.” Garner has relatives in Israel on her mother’s side, whom she sees frequently. Garner is not proficient in Hebrew, but she understands it because her mother speaks it in their home.

She went to Greenwich, Connecticut’s Eagle Hill School.

She started taking acting classes at the age of 15 to help her overcome her shyness. Garner earned a psychology degree from Indiana University in 2015.

Who is Julia Garner’s husband?

Julia Garner married singer Mark Foster, lead vocalist of Foster the People, in a December 2019 ceremony at the New York City Hall, eight months after they got engaged.

Who is Julia Garner's husband, Mark Foster?
Julia Garner and her husband Mark Foster | credit: Vogue

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