Justine Bateman

Actor, Clothing designer, TV host
This likable performer of 1980s sitcoms and TV-movies branched out from light juvenile roles to more demanding work on stage and cable TV in the 1990s. Still best known as the academic underachiever and dedicated ... Read more »
Born: 02/18/1966 in Rye, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (51)

Modern Family 2013 (Tv Show)

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Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior 2011 (Tv Show)

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The Ninth Annual TV Land Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

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Celebrity Ghost Stories 1995 - 1997, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

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Private Practice 2010 (Tv Show)

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Psych 2009 (Tv Show)

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Californication 2008 (Tv Show)

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Desperate Housewives 2008 (Tv Show)

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Hybrid 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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Men in Trees 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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The TV Set 2007 (Movie)

Natalie Klein (Actor)

Still Standing 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Out of Order 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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Highball 1999 (Movie)

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Say You'll Be Mine 1999 (Movie)

Chelsea (Actor)

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1995 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Men Behaving Badly 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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A Bucket of Blood 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Another Woman 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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God's Lonely Man 1995 (Movie)

Meradith (Actor)

Wendy's Ski Family Challenge 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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A Century of Women 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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The Death Artist 1994 (Movie)

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The Bridal Shower 1993 (Movie)

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The Night We Never Met 1993 (Movie)

Janet Beehan (Actor)

Deadbolt 1992 (Movie)

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Merry Christmas, Baby 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Primary Motive 1992 (Movie)

Darcy Link (Actor)

The Closer 1990 (Movie)

Jessica Grant (Actor)

1988 MTV Video Music Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Candid Camera Eat! Eat! Eat! 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Family Ties 1982 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Mickey's 60th Birthday Special 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Satisfaction 1988 (Movie)

Jennie Lee (Actor)

The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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The 39th Annual Emmy Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Disney's Captain EO Grand Opening 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Fame, Fortune & Romance 1985 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Whatta Year... 1986 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Can You Feel Me Dancing? (TV Show)

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Family Ties Vacation (TV Show)

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First the Egg (TV Show)

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In the Eyes of a Stranger (TV Show)

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Right to Kill? (TV Show)

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Terror in the Night (TV Show)

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The Fatal Image (TV Show)

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The Hollywood Mom's Mystery (TV Show)

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The Wild West (TV Show)

Voice

To Have and to Hold (TV Show)

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Biography

This likable performer of 1980s sitcoms and TV-movies branched out from light juvenile roles to more demanding work on stage and cable TV in the 1990s. Still best known as the academic underachiever and dedicated shopper Mallory Keaton on the hit sitcom "Family Ties" (NBC, 1982-89), Bateman entered show business after her younger brother Jason joined the final season of "Little House on the Prairie". She went to her brother's agency and soon found work in commercials by age 15. After initially reading for a small part in the pilot of "Family Ties", Bateman began her seven season stint as a sitcom regular in 1982. She garnered two Emmy nods for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work in the 1985/86 and 1986/87 seasons. While the character of Mallory did grow in complexity over the course of the series' run, Bateman displayed greater diversity in her outside projects.

Relationships

Jason Bateman Actor

Brother
Born Jan. 14, 1969 Worked together in NBC movie "Can You Feel Me Dancing?" (1986) and the comedy special "Candid Camera Eat! Eat! Eat!" (CBS, 1989)

Kent Bateman Actor

Daughter
Directed daughter on an episode of "Family Ties" (NBC); served as supervising producer on the telefilm "Can You Feel Me Dancing?" (NBC, 1986) starring Justine and son Jason; founded a repertory stage company in Hollywood with son and daughter

Victoria Bateman

Mother

Mark Fluent

Husband
Married in January 2001

Olivia Fluent

Daughter
Born in January 2004; father, Mark Fluent

Duke Fluent

Son
Born June 18, 2002; father, Mark Fluent

EDUCATION

Taft High School

Woodland Hills , California 1984

Milestones

2008

Guest-starred on a multi-episode arc on ABC's "Desperate Housewives" as a hip artist living with Gabby and Carlos

2007

Cast in the network satire "The TV Set" directed by Jake Kasdan

2006

Cast in the recurring role of a down-to-earth wildlife-photographer in ABC's "Men in Trees"

2003

Appeared in several episodes of the Showtime series "Out of Order"

2000

Founded Justin Bateman Design

1999

Earned praise for her turn in the indie feature "Say You'll Be Mine"

1996

Guest-starred as an alien princess betrothed to Superman, in the two-part season closer of "Lois and Clark" (ABC)

1996

Returned to series TV as a regular on the sitcom "Men Behaving Badly"

1993

Provided the voice of Josie Earp on "The Wild West", a syndicated Western documentary miniseries

1992

Co-starred with Patrick Dempsey in "Merry Christmas, Baby" (A&E)

1988

Feature acting debut, "Satisfaction"

1986

Credited as production consultant on the documentary "How Can I Tell If I'm Really in Love?" (also hosted)

1986

Starred in the TV-movie, "Can You Feel Me Dancing?"; also featured brother Jason; father Kent was supervising producer

1986

Debut as a TV host, "Disney's Captain EO Grand Opening"

1985

Recreated the role of Mallory Keaton for the NBC TV-movie "Family Ties Vacation"

1985

First TV-movie, "Right to Kill?" (ABC) about domestic violence

1985

First TV special, "First the Egg" part of the ABC Afterschool Specials

1984

Played the daughter of Tippi Hedren in "Mookie and Pookie" an episode of the syndicated series "Tales from the Darkside"

1982

TV series debut as Mallory Keaton, the underachieving sister of Michael J. Fox, on the hit sitcom "Family Ties" (NBC)

1981

Became interested in acting after her younger brother Jason joined the cast of "Little House on the Prairie" (NBC); on the advice of her mother, auditioned for and began working in commercials at age 15

More or less retired from acting to concentrate on fashion design; created clothes under the brand name 'Bad Baby Boy'

Bonus Trivia

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Bateman is a licensed pilot.

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In a September 18, 1996 interview with the Daily News, Bateman revealed that she had spent ten years (c. 1983-1993) battling eating disorders including bulimia, compulsive overeating and anorexia before successfully undergoing treatment.

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