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Ozark's Julia Garner in Bathing Suit Enjoys A Pool Day 

The actress shared a new video to Instagram.

Ozark's fourth and final season just hit Netflix today, and while we don't know what happens in the big finale, we can guarantee Julia Garner—who plays Ruth—will make a splash. The breakout star—who heads up another Netflix show coming soon, Inventing Anna—is a genuine scene stealer. It reminded us of a post she shared shortly after the New Year started: "Dipping out of 2021 like." Read on to see 5 ways Julia Garner stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


She's An Activist

Garner has never been afraid to stand up for what she believes in. She has spoken out about several causes on her Instagram account. She has supported the Black Lives Matter movement, the Stop Asian Hate movement, and encouraged her followers to vote.   


She Spends Time Outside

Garner is a fan of going outside and getting fresh air. She has posted a lot of photos of nature on her Instagram account. She even posted this stunning set of photos of herself going for a hike in Costa Rica.


She Has A Strong Family Support

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Garner told The Cut that her strength and success is inspired by the women in her family. Garner says that they inspire her to represent their qualities in her characters. "All the women in my life are very strong — my grandma, my mother, my sister. My grandparents are German Jews but they left Berlin because of the war — that's why I have a German passport. There are very strong women in my life. I think it's just important to represent that."


She's Taking Time For Herself

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Garner told Vanity Fair that the pandemic and having to quarantine has helped her learn to take time for herself. "I've been working pretty full on since I was 16, so having this downtime is something I'm not used to," she says. "It's been a good reminder to slow down and enjoy the quiet things around me. I'm very lucky to have everything I need."


She Cooks A Lot

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Garner also told Vanity Fair that the pandemic has required her to start cooking more often, especially since her favorite restaurants were closed. She says, "I LOVE TO COOK and have been cooking a lot! I've found something I love other than acting!" While Garner admits some of her favorite recipes aren't always the healthiest, she says that she only makes them on special occasions. She added: "I make a really good lasagna that my grandmother taught me how to make, but it's not the healthiest, so that's for a special occasion. I cooked mussels and shakshuka recently. My mother is Israeli, so I really love Middle Eastern foods and have been cooking a lot of that lately. I also made key lime pie! I don't really like to bake as much. I've loved Ina Garten since I was a little girl, so I get a lot of my recipes from her."

Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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