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Meet Julia Garner Who Will Play Anna Delvey in an Upcoming Netflix Drama — She Met the Fake Heiress in Prison

Laura Beatham
Jan 17, 2022
08:40 A.M.
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Julia Garner became an award-winning actress as Ruth Langmore in the Netflix hit "Ozark," Now, she will play Anna Delvey in an upcoming Netflix drama. 

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"Ozark" star Julia Garner has landed many exciting and memorable roles in her career thus far. Her next newest project, "Inventing Anna," is just as exciting and allowed her the opportunity to meet her character Anna Delvey in person while she was in prison. 

Before Garner became a household name, she was a shy teenager in the Riverdale neighborhood in the Bronx who turned to acting classes to break out of her shyness. 

Julia Garner attends The 2021 Met Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2021, New York City [Left]. Fake German heiress Anna Sorokin led away after being sentenced in Manhattan Supreme Court May 9, 2019 [Right]. | Photo: Getty Images

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She landed her first movie, "Martha Marcy May Marlene," in 2011 and has continued to feature in different films and TV shows since. A few of her early projects include "Perks of Being A Wallflower," "Sin City," and "Grandma."

Garner is most recognized for her roles in the TV show "The Americans," during seasons four to six, the 2019 film "The Assistant," and most recently, the Netflix crime drama "Ozark."

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Garner portrays Ruth Langmore, a poor and bad-mouthed 19-year-old from a family of petty criminals in the award-winning and nominated show. She stars in the show alongside Jason Bateman and Laura Linney. 

Garner's next performance will be in Shonda Rhimes's newest miniseries, "Inventing Anna." She portrays the main character, Anna Delvey, a real-life fraudster named Anna Sorokin. 

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Sorokin, originally from Moscow, Russia, moved to New York City in 2013 and began telling people she was a German heiress. She used her fake persona to con New York businesses and elites out of thousands of dollars until her arrest in 2019.

The "Dirty John" actress met Sorokin to prepare for the role and was surprised to find that she was "really funny." Garner explained to Marie Claire that she went into their meeting without judgment and felt Sorokin had her reasons for doing what she did. 

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Fans will have to wait to see Garner and the rest of the cast including, Anna Chlumski, Arian Moayed, Anders Holm, and Laverne Cox, in "Inventing Anna" later this year as Netflix has not released the series yet. 

Garner is not only focused on her career, but she has a wonderful personal life too. She is married to Mark Foster, the lead singer of the band Foster The People. The couple married in 2019 after connecting on Instagram before she landed "Ozark."

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