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Julia Garner’s Parents - Look inside the Family of the Actress

Titi Dokubo
Jun 09, 2022
03:10 P.M.
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Award-winning actress Julia Garner rose to prominence when she starred in the Netflix series "Ozark." The fantastic actress owes her success to her parents, who are also creative and artistic. Here is a look into the life of Julia Garner's family.


Julia Garner has been approached to play Madonna in a planned biopic on the music legend. Her team is assessing and is anticipated to accept the offer. After months of speculation, she emerged as the favorite among more than a dozen applications.

The film, produced by Universal Pictures, will follow the early years of the often-controversial artist and queen of constant reinvention. The script was won in a multi-studio bidding war by Donna Langley, head of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, and Amy Pascal is participating as a producer.

Julia Garner at the "OZARK: The Final Episodes" Los Angeles Special FYSEE Event on June 5, 2022 | Source: Getty Images


The production schedule and other main cast members are still unknown. "The Falling" actress Florence Pugh, "Euphoria" star Alexa Demie, and "Looking for Grace" actress Odessa Young were among the actresses vying for the part, as previously reported.

Singers such as Bebe Rexha and Sky Ferreira have also been mentioned. The audition procedure was complex because the musical production demands a competent singer and dancer.



Julia, the second daughter of artistic, cultured parents, watched many great movies as a child growing up in Riverdale, New York. She said:

"I used to watch with my parents, who were big movie fans."

Looking back at her childhood, Julia revealed in an interview that it was "like a Noah Baumbach film." Born and raised in New York, Julia lived with her parents.


Her father, Thomas Garner, is "a WASP" from Shaker Heights, Ohio, and an art teacher at a junior school. Her mother, Tami Gingold, became a therapist after moving to the United States.

Before relocating, Julia's mother was a famous comedian in Israel in her 20s on the Israeli equivalent of "Saturday Night Live." Their home is a full-on New York Jewish household.


Julia once described her parents as "very academic," even though she was not a fan of being in school. She described their home as being packed with books, rugs, philosophy, artwork, cactuses, antique electronics, and a Matisse poster in a silver frame from the Metropolitan Museum.

The "Inventing Anna" actress also has a sister, Anna, who is three years older and works as special education and English as a second language teacher in a Manhattan high school.


At 15, Julia started taking acting classes as a hobby because she was timid and wanted to keep busy. However, she liked how it felt and decided to make it a profession.

Julia remembered her mother's reaction when she first informed her that she wanted to act professionally. Tami asked her daughter if she was sure because acting as a profession was hard.



Julia's family includes her husband, Mark Foster, the frontman for the indie-pop band Foster The People. The couple first met in 2013 but started dating years later.

Eighteen months after they started dating, they got engaged, and on December 27, 2019, Julia and Foster tied the knot in a quiet ceremony.