Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Juliette L. Lewis (born June 21, 1973) is an American actress and singer. She is known for her portrayals of offbeat characters, often in films with dark themes. She began her career with small roles in film and on television during the late 1980s. In 1991, she received acclaim for her performance in Cape Fear, which earned Lewis nominations for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe.
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). Subsequent television work has included series' such as The Firm (2012), Wayward Pines (2015), and Secrets and Lies (2015-16).
In 2004, Lewis launched a career as a singer and musician, leading the American rock band Juliette and the Licks. She has since embarked on a solo career.Lewis was born in Los Angeles, California, to Geoffrey Lewis, an actor, and his second wife, Glenis (Duggan) Batley, a graphic designer. She has eight siblings - brothers Lightfield (an actor who starred in The New WKRP in Cincinnati), Peter, Miles, and Matthew; and sisters Brandy, Hannah, Dierdre Lewis, and Emily Colombier.
Lewis 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 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.
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 will appear in the premier season of The Conners as Blue, girlfriend of Darlene Conner's ex-husband David Healy.
Lewis launched a career as a solo singer and musician, leading American rock band Juliette and the Licks until 2009 when she went solo and released the album entitled Terra Incognita.
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.Lewis performing with the Licks at the Eurockéennes 2007
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.
In 2015, Lewis contributed vocals to the song "Stickup" by electronic artists Karma Fields & Morten, which was released on Monstercat.
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.
Lewis married professional skateboarder Steve Berra in 1999; they divorced in 2003.
Lewis identifies herself as both a Christian and a Scientologist.
|1987||I Married Dora||Kate Farrell||TV series|
Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress Starring in a New Television Comedy Series
|1988||My Stepmother Is an Alien||Lexie, Jessie's Friend #1|
|1989||National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation||Audrey Griswold|
|Meet the Hollowheads||Cindy Hollowhead|
|The Runnin' Kind||Amy Curtis|
|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—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture
Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss
Nominated—National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
|1992||Husbands and Wives||Rain|
|That Night||Sheryl O'Connor|
|1993||What's Eating Gilbert Grape||Becky|
|Romeo Is Bleeding||Sheri|
|1994||Natural Born Killers||Mallory Knox||Pasinetti Award for Best Actress|
Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss
Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo
US release delayed until 1994
|Mixed Nuts||Gracie Barzini|
|1995||Strange Days||Faith Justin|
|The Basketball Diaries||Diane Moody|
|1996||The Evening Star||Melanie Horton||Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actress - Drama|
|From Dusk till Dawn||Katerine Fuller||Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|Welcome to Woop Woop||Crazy alleyway extra|
|1999||The Other Sister||Carla Tate||Nominated—Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress|
|The 4th Floor||Jane Emelin|
|2000||Room to Rent||Linda|
|The Way of the Gun||Robin|
|2001||Picture Claire||Claire Beaucage|
|Armitage: Dual Matrix||Naomi Armitage (voice)||Anime film dub|
|2003||Cold Creek Manor||Ruby Ferguson|
|Free for All||Paula|
|2004||Renegade||Maria Sullivan||aka Blueberry|
|Starsky & Hutch||Kitty|
|2005||Daltry Calhoun||Flora Flick|
|The Darwin Awards||Joleen|
|Lightfield's Home Videos|
|2007||Catch and Release||Maureen|
|2009||Whip It!||Iron Maven|
|2010||Sympathy for Delicious||Ariel Lee|
|The Switch||Debbie Epstein|
|Conviction||Roseanna Perry||Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|August: Osage County||Karen Weston||Hollywood Film Award for Best Ensemble|
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
|Kelly & Cal||Kelly|
|2015||Jem and the Holograms||Erica Raymond|
|TBA||Back Roads||Bonnie Altmyer||Post-production|
|A Million Little Pieces||Post-production|
|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|
|2008||Grand Theft Auto IV||Herself as a radio DJ|