Julia Garner (born February 1, 1994) is an American actress. She has appeared in the films Martha Marcy May Marlene, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and We Are What We Are (the latter a starring role).
Garner was born in the Riverdale neighborhood in Bronx, New York. Her mother, Tami Gingold, a therapist, had a successful career in Israel around 30 years ago as a comedian, and her father is an art teacher. She has an older sister who is a producer. Garner is Jewish.
Garner resides with her parents in their house in New York City. She considers actress Bette Davis to be a major influence on her acting style and citing Davis's performance in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?.
She started taking acting lessons at the age of 15 to overcome her shyness problem. She had her theatrical debut at the age of 17 in Sean Durkin's Martha Marcy May Marlene, playing the role of Sarah.
In 2013, she starred alongside Ashley Bell in the horror film The Last Exorcism Part II, and played the lead in the American remake of the Mexican horror film We Are What We Are.
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