Juliette Lewis

Actor, Producer
One of a very small number of Academy Award-nominated actresses who also fronted a hard-edged rock band, Juliette Lewis was only 18 years old when she was thrust into the spotlight following her unforgettable ... Read more »
Born: 06/21/1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (77)

Secrets & Lies 2014 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Jem And The Holograms 2015 (Movie)

Erica Raymond (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Wayward Pines 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hellion 2014 (Movie)

Pam (Actor)

Kelly & Cal 2014 (Movie)

Kelly (Actor)

August: Osage County 2013 (Movie)

Karen Weston (Actor)

Blueberry 2013 (Movie)

Maria Sullivan (Actor)

Open Road 2013 (Movie)

Jill (Actor)

Foreverland 2012 (Movie)

Vicky (Actor)

Hick 2012 (Movie)

Tammy (Actor)

The Firm 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Sympathy for Delicious 2011 (Movie)

Ariel Lee (Actor)

Conviction 2010 (Movie)

Roseanna Perry (Actor)

Due Date 2010 (Movie)

Heidi (Actor)

Metropia 2010 (Movie)

Voice of Nina (Actor)

The Switch 2010 (Movie)

Debbie (Actor)

Punk'd 2004 - 2005, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Graham Norton Show 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Whip It 2009 (Movie)

Iron Maven (Actor)

Catch and Release 2007 (Movie)

Maureen (Actor)

Grilled 2007 (Movie)

Suzanne (Actor)

The 2006 MTV Europe Music Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Aurora Borealis 2006 (Movie)

Kate (Actor)

The Drug Years 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Daltry Calhoun 2005 (Movie)

Flora (Actor)

Dalty Calhoun 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Darwin Awards 2005 (Movie)

Joleen (Actor)

I Love the '90s: Part Deux 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

My Coolest Years 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Inside Out : Juliette Lewis 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

2004 IFP/Independent Spirit Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love the '80s Strikes Back 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Starsky & Hutch 2004 (Movie)

Kitty (Actor)

The 2003 Radio Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Cold Creek Manor 2003 (Movie)

Ruby (Actor)

Gaudi Afternoon 2003 (Movie)

April Schauer (Actor)

Old School 2003 (Movie)

Heidi (Actor)

Renegade 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Enough 2002 (Movie)

Ginny (Actor)

Picture Claire 2000 (Movie)

Claire (Actor)

Room to Rent 2000 (Movie)

Linda (Actor)

The 4th Floor 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Way of the Gun 2000 (Movie)

Robin (Actor)

The Other Sister 1999 (Movie)

Carla (Actor)

Full-Tilt Boogie 1998 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Some Girls 1997 (Movie)

April (Actor)

From Dusk Till Dawn 1996 (Movie)

Kate Fuller (Actor)

The Evening Star 1996 (Movie)

Melanie Horton (Actor)

Strange Days 1995 (Movie)

Faith Justin (Actor)

The 1995 MTV Movie Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Basketball Diaries 1995 (Movie)

Diane Moody (Actor)

Mixed Nuts 1994 (Movie)

Gracie (Actor)

Natural Born Killers 1994 (Movie)

Mallory Knox (Actor)

Romeo Is Bleeding 1994 (Movie)

Sheri (Actor)

The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Kalifornia 1993 (Movie)

Adele Corners (Actor)

That Night 1993 (Movie)

Sheryl O'Connor (Actor)

What's Eating Gilbert Grape 1993 (Movie)

Becky (Actor)

Husbands and Wives 1992 (Movie)

Rain (Actor)

Cape Fear 1991 (Movie)

Danielle Bowden (Actor)

Crooked Hearts 1991 (Movie)

Cassie (Actor)

A Family For Joe 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Meet the Hollowheads 1989 (Movie)

Cindy Hollowhead (Actor)

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 1989 (Movie)

Audrey (Actor)

The Runnin' Kind 1989 (Movie)

Amy Curtis (Actor)

I Married Dora 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

My Stepmother Is An Alien 1988 (Movie)

Lexie (Actor)

Home Fires 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Chasing Freedom (TV Show)

Actor

Hysterical Blindness (TV Show)

Actor

I Love the '80s (TV Show)

Actor

My Louisiana Sky (TV Show)

Actor

Too Young to Die? (TV Show)

Actor
Music (5)

The Unborn 2009 (Movie)

("Spitfire") (Song)

House of Wax 2005 (Movie)

("Spitfire") (Song)

Room to Rent 2000 (Movie)

("I'm Thru with Love" "My Heart Belongs to Daddy") (Song Performer)

The Other Sister 1999 (Movie)

("Come Rain or Come Shine") (Song)

Natural Born Killers 1994 (Movie)

("These Boots are Made for Walkin" "Born Bad") (Song Performer)
Producer (1)

Biography

One of a very small number of Academy Award-nominated actresses who also fronted a hard-edged rock band, Juliette Lewis was only 18 years old when she was thrust into the spotlight following her unforgettable performance in Martin Scorsese's "Cape Fear" (1991). In quick succession, Lewis co-starred as one-half of young, sexy, murderous couples for whom crime was a just a game in "Kalifornia" (1993) and Oliver Stone's "Natural Born Killers" (1994). Her way with discreetly vulnerable outlaws had audiences believing the actress herself must be unhinged, and a mounting drug problem proved there was some truth to the typecasting. Lewis had difficulty regaining her visibility in Hollywood following her detox, but shifted her focus to music where she proved to be a terrific front woman and formidable singer in her own 1970s style punk band. Lewis toured internationally for years in support of several charting albums, occasionally resurfacing in indies and cable movies, where she made an effort to expand on her well-worn image of dangerous ingénues as well as kinder and subtler characters in more domestic-oriented dramas.

Relationships

Glenis Batley

Mother
Divorced from Geoffrey Lewis when Juliette was two

Steve Berra Actor

Husband
Married Sept. 9, 1999 Divorced Dec. 11, 2005

Leonardo DiCaprio Actor

Companion
Dated in 2003 while co-starring in "What's Eating Gilbert Grape?"

Lightfield Lewis Actor

Brother
Born Sept. 8, 1970 Directed sister in "Lightfield's Home Videos" (2006)

Geoffrey Lewis Actor

Father
Born July 21, 1935; played a bartender on the series "Flo" (CBS); appeared in several of Clint Eastwood's films, including "High Plains Drifter" (1973) and "Pink Cadillac" (1989)

Peter Lewis

Half-Brother

Brandy Lewis Assistant

Sister
Born Dec. 13, 1975; worked as sister's personal assistant

Deirdre Lewis Actor

Half-Sister

Matthew Lewis Actor

Half-Brother

Brad Pitt Actor

Companion
Met on the set of the 1990 TV-movie "Too Young to Die?" (NBC) Together for three years Rumored to have been briefly engaged before they split c. 1993 Also co-starred in "Kalifornia" (1993)

EDUCATION

Dropped out after three weeks of high school at age 14; hired a tutor and passed her proficiency exam

Milestones

2012

Co-starred with Chloë Grace Moretz in the indie drama "Hick"

2010

Cast in a supporting role alongside Hilary Swank in "Conviction"

2010

Appeared in the romantic comedy "The Switch" opposite Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman

2009

Played Iron Maven, a rival roller derby player in Drew Barrymore's directorial debut "Whip It"

2009

Released first album with The New Romantiques, Terra Incognita

2006

Played Donald Sutherland's feisty home nurse in "Aurora Borealis"

2006

Made London stage debut as the heroine of Sam Shepard's classic play "Fool For Love"

2004

Featured in the big screen adaption of the 1970s cop series "Starsky & Hutch"

2003

Appeared in memorable role as Heidi, Luke Wilson's kinky ex-girlfriend in Todd Phillips' comedy feature "Old School"

2002

Co-starred with Uma Thurman in the HBO movie "Hysterical Blindness"; produced for cable and also screened at Sundance; earned Independent Spirit Award and Emmy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress

2001

Portrayed Aunt Dorie Kay in the film adaptation of "My Louisiana Sky" on Showtime; earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Performer in a Children's Special

2000

Co-starred with Ryan Phillippe, Benicio del Toro, and James Caan in "The Way of the Gun"

1999

Played a mentally-challenged female in Garry Marshall's "The Other Sister"; re-teamed with Giovanni Ribisi who played her love interest

1998

Played an unsympathetic best friend in "Some Girls," co-starring Marissa Ribisi and Giovanni Ribisi

1996

Produced and starred in brother Lightfield Lewis' "The Audition"

1996

Co-starred in "From Dusk till Dawn," directed by Robert Rodriguez and written by Quentin Tarantino

1996

Cast as Melanie Horton in "The Evening Star," a sequel to "Terms of Endearment" starring Shirley MacLaine

1995

Found an authentic note as a scuzzy hooker in "Basketball Diaries," starring DiCaprio

1995

Played a rock singer in the film "Strange Days"

1994

Teamed with Woody Harrelson as two love-thugs terrorizing the Southwest in Oliver Stone's controversial "Natural Born Killers"

1993

Co-starred with Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio in "What's Eating Gilbert Grape"

1993

Re-teamed with Pitt for "Kalifornia," delivering a harrowing portrait as his childlike, clueless trailer trash girlfriend

1992

First leading role in a feature, "That Night"

1992

Portrayed Gary Oldman's peroxide blonde moll in "Romeo Is Bleeding"

1992

Replaced Emily Lloyd in Woody Allen's ensemble feature "Husbands and Wives"

1991

Breakthrough feature, playing Nick Nolte's daughter in Martin Scorsese's remake of "Cape Fear"; earned Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress

1990

Co-starred with Brad Pitt in the TV-movie "Too Young to Die?" (NBC)

1990

Cast as a series regular on the short-lived "A Family For Joe" (NBC)

1989

Feature debut, "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"

1989

Appeared on three episodes of "The Wonder Years" (ABC) as Wayne's girlfriend

1987

Appeared as series regular on the ABC sitcom "I Married Dora"

1987

Landed first leading role in the Showtime miniseries "Homefires"

1980

Appeared uncredited in Clint Eastwood's "Bronco Billy"

Bonus Trivia

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Lewis announced in December 1996 that she was entering a drug rehabilitation facility for treatment.

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Lewis launched a career as a solo singer and musician, leading a group called Juliette and the Licks until 2009.

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She formed a new band called The New Romantiques in 2009.

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