I want to thank the people of Sacramento who gave me roots and wings, and who helped me get to where I am today.
-Greta Gerwig, Writer & Director of Golden Globe Award Winner Lady Bird
Lady Bird, a film written and directed by Sacramento native Greta Gerwig, won 2 awards at the Golden Globes on Sunday January 6. The epic film, based in Sacramento and gleaned from Gerwig’s childhood memories of growing up in Sacramento, won Golden Globe Awards for Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
Greta Gerwig grew up in Sacramento and attended St. Francis High School. She attended Barnard College of Columbia University, graduating with a degree win English and Philosophy. In addition to being a writer and director, Gerwig is also an actress. As an actress in Frances Ha, she earned a previous Golden Globe Nomination in 2012. Gerwig also wrote the film Frances Ha. Lady Bird is her solo directorial debut.
Saoirse Ronan is the Golden Globe Award winning actress who plays the main character in Lady Bird. Born in the United States but raised in Ireland, Ronan also has had 2 Academy Award nominations and 3 British Academy Film award nominations.