Juliette Lewis


Juliette Lewis

Infobox actor



caption = Juliette Lewis at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
birthdate = birth date and age|1973|6|21
birthplace = Los Angeles, California, United States
academyawards =
spouse = Stephen Berra (1999-2005)

Juliette L. Lewis (born June 21, 1973) [According to the State of California. "California Birth Index, 1905-1995". Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California. At Ancestry.com] is an American actress and musician.

Biography

Early life

Lewis was born in Los Angeles, California. Her father is actor Geoffrey Lewis and her mother, Glenis Batley (née Duggan), is a graphic designer. They divorced when she was two years old. She has two brothers, Lightfield and Peter, and two sisters, Dierdre and Brandy. Her uncle is composer Peter Tod Lewis. She wanted to act since she was six years old and got her start in TV at the age of 12.

Career

Juliette Lewis has appeared in over 40 films and made-for-TV movies. 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 an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1992. Juliette was often known for her quirky behavior, and in 1996, she posed for a picture in "Us Weekly" which showed just a close-up of the filthy soles of her size 7 1/2 bare feet. Over the next few years, she won further critical support in Peter Medak's "Romeo is Bleeding", opposite Brad Pitt in "Kalifornia", and, in perhaps her best known role as Mallory Knox opposite Woody Harrelson in "Natural Born Killers". [cite web|url=http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800019350/bio|title=Juliette Lewis Biography|publisher=Yahoo! Movies|month=December | year=2006|accessdate=2008-07-11] In 1995 she starred in Kathryn Bigelow's "Strange Days"; in the movie she sings PJ Harvey's "Hardly Wait" from the eponymous album, anticipating her later work as a singer. She received an Emmy nomination for her performance in "Hysterical Blindness" in 2003. She also appeared in the HIM music video for "Buried Alive By Love" in 2003.

Lewis has also launched a career as a solo singer and musician, leading a group called Juliette and the Licks which has released a number of recordings. She is working with rock songwriter Linda Perry, among others. 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")Fact|date=July 2007. In 2006 Blender Magazine included her in their hottest women of rock music list while saying, " [She] delivered sonically varnished melodic punk replete with purring vocals and lyrics that bash porn, pharmaceutical companies and rotten lovers (in no particular order)". [cite web|url=http://www.blender.com/guide/articles.aspx?ID=2295&src=blender_ed|title=Hottest Women of…Rock!|first=Mike|last=Errico|publisher=Blender|month=December | year=2006|accessdate=2007-06-06] Lewis made an appearance in Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto IV, providing the voice of "Juliette", the host of fictional radio station 'Radio Broker'. She starred in the video for the Melissa Etheridge song "Come To My Window", and has also appeared in a GAP commercial which she was dancing with Daft Punk to the tune of the song "Digital Love."

Personal life

Lewis was engaged to actor Brad Pitt and co-starred with him in the movies "Kalifornia" and "Too Young to Die?".cite web| title=Brad Pitt|publisher="People Magazine"|accessdate=2008-03-12|url=http://www.people.com/people/brad_pitt] cite web| title=Brad Pitt|publisher=channel4.com|accessdate=2008-03-12|url=http://www.channel4.com/film/reviews/person.jsp?id=15123] cite web| title=Spotlight: Brad Pitt|publisher=movies.aol.com|accessdate=2008-03-12|url=http://movies.aol.com/celebrity/brad-pitt/56988/main] She also dated Michael Dewitt, the nanny employed by musicians Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love. She married professional skateboarder Steve Berra in 1999, but later divorced. She is a member of the Church of Scientology.

Lewis' sister, Brandy, is married to "My Name Is Earl" star Ethan Suplee. Lewis guest-starred on "My Name Is Earl" in 2006.

Filmography

References

External links

*imdb name|id=0000496|name=Juliette Lewis
* [http://www.julietteandthelicks.co.uk Juliette Lewis band (fansite)]
* [http://www.julietteandthelicks.com Juliette Lewis band (music)]
*MusicBrainz artist|id=607dec4a-3efc-44ae-ba52-6d5cabcdd1cc|name=Juliette Lewis
* [http://www.leftlion.co.uk/articles.cfm/id/1600 Juliette Interview with LeftLion Magazine]
* [http://news.softpedia.com/news/Juliette-Lewis-a-Scientology-Defender-5357.shtml "Juliette Lewis, a Scientology Defender" Softpedia, July 25, 2005]
* [http://www.theatre.com/story/id/3002562 2006 Interview with Juliette Lewis on Theatre.com]


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