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Juliette Lewis

Lewis at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week
Born June 21, 1973 (1973-06-21) (age 36)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress/Musician
Years active 1987–present
Spouse(s) Steve Berra (1999–2003; divorced)

Juliette Lewis (born June 21, 1973)[1] is an American actress and musician.


Life and career

Lewis was born in Los Angeles, California to Geoffrey Lewis, an actor, and Glenis Duggan Batley, a graphic designer. She has four siblings – brothers Lightfield and Peter, and sisters Dierdre and Brandy.

Juliette Lewis wanted to act since she was six years old, and has appeared in over forty films and made-for-TV movies. She appeared in The Wonder Years as Wayne's girlfriend in Episodes 24, 34 and 36. 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. Over the next few years, she won further critical support in Peter Medak's Romeo Is Bleeding, and as 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.[2] She played a rock singer in the film Strange Days, doing her own singing on covers of two songs written by PJ Harvey, giving fans an early look at her musical prowess.

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 appeared 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".

Music career

Juliette Lewis with Juliette and the Licks at the Eurockéennes 2007

Lewis launched a career as a solo singer and musician, leading a group called Juliette and the Licks until 2009. After splitting with the Licks, she has formed a new band called The New Romantiques, with whom she has recorded a new album entitled Terra Incognita.[3][4]

Lewis features on the track "Bad Brother" by the band The Infidels, from The Crow: Salvation Soundtrack album, which was released on April 2000. 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").[5] 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)".[6]


  • Terra Incognita (2009)

Personal life

At the age of 14, she left her parents and went to live with a family friend, actress Karen Black before moving into her own apartment. Dropping out of high school she got into trouble with the law, driving illegally at 15 and arrested in a night-club at 16 for being under-age. She also went into rehab for drug addiction in her twenties.[7]

Lewis dated actor Brad Pitt and co-starred with him in the films Kalifornia and Too Young to Die?.[8][9] She also dated Michael Dewitt, the nanny employed by musicians Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love. She married professional skateboarder Steve Berra in 1999; they divorced in 2003.

Lewis is a member of the Church of Scientology.[10][11][12]


Year Film Role Notes
1987 I Married Dora Kate Farrell (TV series)
Home Fires Maty (TV)
1988 My Stepmother Is an Alien Lexie, Jessie's Friend #1
The Facts of Life Terry Rankin (TV series)
1989 National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Audrey Griswold
Meet the Hollowheads Cindy Hollowhead
The Runnin' Kind Amy Curtis
The Wonder Years Delores (TV Series)
1990 A Family for Joe Holly Bankston #2 (TV Series)
Too Young to Die? Amanda Sue Bradley
1991 Cape Fear Danielle Bowden Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Actress
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Crooked Hearts Cassie
1992 That Night Sheryl O'Connor
Husbands and Wives Rain
1993 What's Eating Gilbert Grape Becky
Romeo Is Bleeding Sheri
Kalifornia Adele Corners
1994 Mixed Nuts Gracie Barzini
Natural Born Killers Mallory Knox Pasinetti Award for Best Actress
1995 Strange Days Faith Justin
The Basketball Diaries Diane Moody
1996 The Evening Star Melanie Horton
From Dusk till Dawn Kate Fuller Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress
1998 Some Girl April
1999 The Other Sister Carla Tate
The 4th Floor Jane Emelin
2000 Room to Rent Linda
The Way of the Gun Robin
2001 Picture Claire Claire Beaucage
My Louisiana Sky Dorie Kay (TV)
Nominated — Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Children's Special
Gaudi Afternoon April
2002 Enough Ginny
Armitage: Dual Matrix (Anime)
Dharma & Greg September "Try To Remember This Kind Of September" episode
Hysterical Blindness Beth (TV)
Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress – Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated — Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female
2003 Cold Creek Manor
Free for All Paula
Old School Heidi
2004 Renegade Maria Sullivan aka Blueberry
Starsky & Hutch Kitty
Chasing Freedom Libby (TV)
2005 Daltry Calhoun Flora Flick
The Darwin Awards Joleen
Lightfield's Home Videos
Aurora Borealis Kate
Grilled Suzanne
2006 My Name Is Earl Jesse - Bounty Hunter in "The Bounty Hunter" episode
2007 Catch and Release Maureen
2008 Grand Theft Auto IV Herself as a radio DJ (video game)
2009 Whip It! Iron Maven
Metropia Nina (voice)
Betty Anne Waters
Sympathy for Delicious Ariel Lee Post-production
2010 The Baster Post-production


  1. ^ According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California, as per Ancestry.com website.
  2. ^ "Juliette Lewis Biography". Yahoo! Movies. December 2006. http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800019350/bio. Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  3. ^ Juliette Lewis Explains Why She Sacked Her Old Band NME.com, 2009-03-04.
  4. ^ http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2009/03/22/juliette-and-the-new-romantiques-king-khan-and-the-shrines-bring-heat-to-rolling-stones-sxsw-party/
  5. ^ Bansal, Vik (2004). "The Prodigy - Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned". musicOMH. http://www.musicomh.com/albums/prodigy.htm. 
  6. ^ Errico, Mike (December 2006). "Hottest Women of…Rock!". Blender. http://www.blender.com/guide/articles.aspx?ID=2295&src=blender_ed. Retrieved 2007-06-06. 
  7. ^ Garnett, Daisy. "Rock and Role". telegraph.co.uk. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/stellamagazine/3354230/Rock-and-role.html. 
  8. ^ "Brad Pitt". People Magazine. http://www.people.com/people/brad_pitt. Retrieved 2008-03-12. 
  9. ^ "Brad Pitt". channel4.com. http://www.channel4.com/film/reviews/person.jsp?id=15123. Retrieved 2008-03-12. 
  10. ^ Shaw, William (2008-02-17). "The Science of Celebrity: Religion to Non-Believers, It Seems Barmy. But to the Faithful, Like John Travolta and Tom Cruise, Scientology is Life-Affirming, Empowering and the Secret of Their Success. What Do They Know That We Don't? William Shaw Reports". The Sunday Telegraph: p. 26. 
  11. ^ Reitman, Janet (2006-02-23). "Inside Scientology". Rolling Stone. http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/9363363/inside_scientology. Retrieved 2006-06-28. 
  12. ^ Freeman, Paul (2007-11-30). "Juliette Lewis gets her kicks with Licks". Redwood City Daily News. http://www.redwoodcitydailynews.com/article/2007-11-30-lewis-and-licks. Retrieved 2008-05-25. 

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Juliette Lewis (born June 21, 1973) is an American movie actress and singer. Her notable movies include Natural Born Killers, The Other Sister, Cape Fear and other films. She sings with the group "Juliette and the Licks".

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