Virginia Gardner is establishing herself as one of the industry’s most exciting young actresses on the big and small screen.
Gardner can currently be seen as ‘Vicky’ in Universal Pictures’ revival of writer John Carpenter’s well-known horror film “Halloween.” Gardner co-stars opposite Jamie Lee Curtis, Nick Castle, and Judy Greer in the highly anticipated reboot, directed by acclaimed director David Gordon Green and produced by Jason Blum. The story follows Laurie Strode (Curtis) as she comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers (Castle), the masked figure who has haunted her since his killing spree on Halloween night, four decades ago. The film had its first screening at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, and released in theaters on Friday, October 19th.
Gardner will return to her lead role as ‘Karolina Dean’ in Hulu’s original Marvel series, “Runaways,” created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (“Gossip Girl”). Based off of the Marvel comic book series, the show centers on a group of teenagers who band together to run away from their homes in order to atone for their parents’ super villain actions, and to discover the secrets of their origins. Season one was well-received by critics and fans alike. The show will return for a 13-episode second season on Friday, December 21st.
Gardner recently wrapped production on the Netflix Original drama-romance film, “All the Bright Places.” Gardner will star as ‘Amanda,’ opposite Elle Fanning, Keegan-Michael Key, Luke Wilson, and Justice Smith. Based off of the YA novel of the same name, the story centers on the relationship of Violet Markey (Fanning) and Theodore Finch (Smith), who meet and change each other’s lives forever. The feature is set to release on Netflix in 2019.
Earlier this year, Gardner completed production on director Chris von Hoffmann’s mystery-thriller “Monster Party.” She plays “Iris” in the film, which centers on three teenage thieves who infiltrate a mansion dinner party that is secretly hosted by a serial killer cult of the social elite.
In 2015, Gardner made her feature film debut as ‘Christina Raskin’ in Paramount Pictures’ “Project Almanac,” which was produced by Michael Bay. Additional film credits include “GOAT,” which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and starred Nick Jonas and James Franco; “Good Kids” opposite Ashley Judd, Julia Garner and Zoey Deutch; and the independent films, “Tell Me How I Die,” “Liked” and “Starfish.” She also recently co-starred in Sony Pictures Entertainment’s “Little Bitches” opposite Kiersey Clemons.
Gardner’s previous television credits include recurring roles on “Glee,” “Hart of Dixie” and “The Goldbergs.” She has also appeared in “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Major Crimes,” “Secret & Lies” and “The Tap.”
She hails from Sacramento and currently resides in Los Angeles.