Juliette Lewis at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival
Juliette Lake Lewis
June 21, 1973
(m. 1999; div. 2003)
|Parent(s)||Geoffrey Lewis |
Glenis Duggan Batley
Juliette Lake Lewis (born June 21, 1973) is an American actress and singer known for her portrayals of offbeat characters, often in films with dark themes. She began her career with small film and television roles in the late 1980s. In 1991 she received acclaim for her performance in Cape Fear, for which she received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations.
She has since appeared in films such as Husbands and Wives (1992), Kalifornia; What's Eating Gilbert Grape (both 1993), Natural Born Killers (1994), The Basketball Diaries; Strange Days (both 1995), From Dusk till Dawn; The Evening Star (both 1996), The Other Sister (1999), The Way of the Gun (2000), Old School (2003), Starsky & Hutch (2004), Whip It (2009), Conviction (2010), and August: Osage County (2013).
Lewis received an Emmy Award nomination for her performance in the HBO film Hysterical Blindness (2002). Her subsequent television work has included series such as The Firm (2012), Wayward Pines (2015), and Secrets and Lies (2015–16).
Lewis was born in Los Angeles, California to actor Geoffrey Lewis and his second wife, Glenis (Duggan) Batley, a graphic designer. She has eight siblings: brothers or half-brothers Lightfield (an actor who appeared in The New WKRP in Cincinnati), Peter, Miles, and Matthew Lewis; and sisters or half-sisters Brandy, Hannah, and Dierdre Lewis; and stepsister Emily Colombier.
Lewis' first on-screen appearance was an uncredited bit part in Bronco Billy, which starred her father.
She appeared in The Wonder Years as Wayne's girlfriend in Episodes 24, 34 and 36. She also played Audrey Griswold in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Lewis first garnered international attention and acclaim in 1991 with her turn as Danielle Bowden in Martin Scorsese's remake of Cape Fear, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award, as well as an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Over the next few years, she appeared in Woody Allen's Husbands and Wives, Peter Medak's Romeo Is Bleeding, and opposite Brad Pitt in Kalifornia. In 1993, she acted alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Johnny Depp in the drama film What's Eating Gilbert Grape. She played Mallory Knox in Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers. She played a rock singer in the film Strange Days, doing her own singing on covers of two songs written by PJ Harvey.
She appeared in the 2004 film Starsky & Hutch, playing the role of Kitty, as Reese Feldman's girlfriend.
Lewis appeared in Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto IV, providing the voice of "Juliette", the host of fictional radio station "Radio Broker" (on which appears the Juliette and the Licks song 'Inside the Cage)'. She appeared in a Gap commercial in which she was dancing with Daft Punk to the tune of the song "Digital Love". She also appeared in the Jan Kounen film Renegade with Vincent Cassel. In 2012 she starred in the short-lived series The Firm, on NBC as Tammy, assistant to lead character Mitch McDeere (Josh Lucas). Secrets & Lies 2015 TV Series
She reprised her role as Audrey Griswold in 2012 in a series of Old Navy holiday commercials featuring the Griswold family. In 2015, she had a small role in the television series Wayward Pines, a psychological thriller by M. Night Shyamalan.
Lewis features on the track "Bad Brother" by the band The Infidels, from The Crow: Salvation Soundtrack album, which was released on April 2000. Lewis has also appeared on three tracks by electronic music group The Prodigy's 2004 CD Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned ("Spitfire", "Get Up Get Off", and "Hot Ride"). In 2006, Blender magazine included her in their hottest women of rock music list.
In 2009, Lewis performed at the Przystanek Woodstock in Poland. In 2010, she played at the Rock for People festival in the Czech Republic. In December 2010, Lewis hosted the game television show Never Mind the Buzzcocks and repeated in January 2012.
In 2013, Lewis contributed backing vocals to the track, "Saint of Impossible Causes", on Joseph Arthur's tenth studio album, The Ballad of Boogie Christ. She then appeared in the music video for "City of Angels" by Thirty Seconds to Mars.
Lewis has supported Little Kids Rock, a US nonprofit organization that works to restore and revitalize music education in disadvantaged U.S. public schools, by painting a Fender Strat guitar and donating it to an auction to raise money for the organization.
After dropping out of high school, Lewis got into trouble with the law for driving illegally at age 15, then was arrested for illegally patronizing a nightclub when she was 16. From 1990 to 1993 Lewis dated Brad Pitt. While in her 20s she went into rehabilitation for drug addiction.
- …Like a Bolt of Lightning (2004)
- You're Speaking My Language (2005)
- Four on the Floor (2006)
- Terra Incognita (2009)
- Future Deep (2017)
|1987||Home Fires||Maty||TV movie|
|1987–1988||I Married Dora||Katie Ferrell||13 episodes|
|1988||The Facts of Life||Terry Rankin||2 episodes|
|1989–1990||The Wonder Years||Delores||4 episodes|
|1990||A Family for Joe||Holly Bankston #2||9 episodes|
|Too Young to Die?||Amanda Sue Bradley||Television film|
|2001||My Louisiana Sky||Dorie Kay||TV movie|
Nominated—Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Children's Special
|Dharma & Greg||September||Episode: "Try to Remember This Kind of September"|
|2002||Hysterical Blindness||Beth||TV movie|
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress – Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female
|2003||Free for All||Paula Wisconsin (voice)||7 episodes|
|2004||Chasing Freedom||Libby||TV movie|
|2006||My Name Is Earl||Jessie||Episode: "The Bounty Hunter"|
|2010||Memphis Beat||Cleo||Episode: "Baby, Let's Play House"|
|Never Mind The Buzzcocks||Guest Host||Season 24, episode 9|
|2012||The Firm||Tamara Inez "Tammy" Hemphill||22 episodes|
Nominated—Golden Nymph for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
|2015–2016||Secrets and Lies||Detective Andrea Cornell||20 episodes|
|2015||Wayward Pines||Beverly Brown||3 episodes|
|2017||Graves||Bailey Todd||2 episodes|
|2019||At Home with Amy Sedaris||Tandy Tucker|
|2019||The Act||Stephanie Godejohn|
|2008||Grand Theft Auto IV||Herself as a radio DJ|
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