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Julia Stiles

Highest Rated:   100% 11:55 (2017)
Lowest Rated:   3% Down to You (2000)
Birthplace:   New York, New York, USA
With a number of high-profile projects, a variety of magazine covers, and a spot on Teen People's 21 Hottest Stars Under 21 list in 1999 under her belt, actress Julia Stiles has come a remarkably long way in a very short time. Born March 28, 1981, in New York City, Stiles was interested in performing from a very young age. When she was eleven years old, she wrote a letter to a Manhattan theater director asking to be cast in a production and was soon acting on-stage in avant-garde plays at both the La Mama and Kitchen Theaters. In 1996, Stiles made her film debut with a small part in I Love You, I Love You Not and the following year had her television debut in the Oprah Winfrey Presents: Before Women Had Wings, in which she played an abused child. The same year, she made a brief appearance as Harrison Ford's daughter in The Devil's Own and followed with roles in two 1998 films, Wide Awake and the Sundance entry Wicked. The year 1999 proved to be Stiles' breakthrough year, as she played a prominent part in the television miniseries The '60s and the lead role in 10 Things I Hate About You, the latest film to mine gold and produce endorsements out of William Shakespeare. The film was a hit, and Stiles was soon being heralded as one of the hottest, young actors of her generation. With her name attached to a number of future projects, it seemed that Stiles would indeed have success in living up to this label.Sure enough, Stiles was almost immediately cast in two modernized-for-MTV-generation Shakespeare flicks, namely director Michael Almereyda's Hamlet (2000) with Ethan Hawke and O, a teen-oriented adaptation of Othello starring Josh Hartnett and Mekhi Phifer. As classic literature once again fell in place behind predictable romantic comedies, Stiles could be found playing the romantic lead in Down to You with teen movie veteran Freddie Prinze Jr., and alongside Sean Patrick Thomas in Save the Last Dance, which featured Stiles in the role of a grieving ballet dancer who attends an inner-city school and eventually finds love within a primarily black high school. Though the film was not a critical success, Save the Last Dance (2001) and 10 Things I Hate About You nonetheless helped construct Stiles a respectable fan base, and the young actress -- now with a Saturday Night Live credit under her belt -- would continue to build her resumé throughout the early 2000s. In the film adaptation of novelist Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Identity, Stiles had the chance to participate in a film starring Hollywood golden boy Matt Damon and returned to the role in 2004's The Bourne Supremacy. Stiles was praised for holding her own against Stockard Channing in The Business of Strangers (2001), which was shown at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival and fared decently in A Guy Thing, a romantic comedy-of-errors co-starring Jason Lee and Stiles' fellow Down to You alumna Selma Blair. In 2003, Stiles would play opposite the Oscar-winning Julia Roberts in Mona Lisa Smile, which finds Stiles playing a conservative '50s college student whose beliefs undergo some serious scrutiny after coming in contact with an uncharacteristically progressive teacher (Roberts). The year 2004 promised more teen-styled roles; Stiles played the eccentric title character in Carolina under the direction of Dutch filmmaker Marleen Gorris and worked with director Martha Coolidge and 28 Days Later's Luke Mably in The Prince & Me. A key role in opposite William H. Macy in director Stuard Gordon's critically lauded but little seen David Mamet adaptation Edmond served well to remind audiences of Stiles acting abilities, and the following year the wholesome-looking beauty would serve as mother to the ultimate evil in the high profile horror remake The Omen. Jumping genres to action with The Bourne Ultimatum the following year, Stiles quickly ventured back into dark territory when she joined the cast of the popular Showtime series Dexter in late 2010. Cast as vengeful rape victim Lumen Ann P


Highest Rated Movies



88% Hustlers
  • Elizabeth
50% Trouble
  • Rachel
100% 11:55
  • Janine
50% The Drowning
  • Lauren Seymour
65% The Great Gilly Hopkins
  • Courtney Rutherford Hopkins
55% Jason Bourne
  • Nicky Parsons
$162.2M 2016
20% Blackway
  • Lillian
$17k 2016
7% Misconduct
  • Jane
24% Out Of The Dark
  • Sarah Harriman
35% Hits
  • Actor
$15.7k 2015
43% Closed Circuit
  • Joanna Reece
$9.7M 2013
50% Between Us
  • Grace
79% It's a Disaster
  • Tracy Scott
$57.7k 2013
No Score Yet The Makeover
  • Actor
92% Silver Linings Playbook
  • Veronica
$132.1M 2012
No Score Yet sexting
  • Actor
11% Cry of the Owl
  • Jenny
No Score Yet Passage
  • Actor
33% Gospel Hill
  • Rosie
54% Romance & Cigarettes
  • Actor
$0.4M 2007
92% The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Nicky Parsons
$227.4M 2007
33% A Little Trip to Heaven
  • Isold
No Score Yet Raving
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
26% The Omen
  • Katherine Thorn
$54.6M 2006
47% Edmond
  • Glenna
81% The Bourne Supremacy
  • Nicolette
$176.1M 2004
28% The Prince & Me
  • Paige Morgan
$28.2M 2004
No Score Yet Carolina
  • Carolina
34% Mona Lisa Smile
  • Joan Brandwyn
$63.7M 2003
24% A Guy Thing
  • Becky
$15.5M 2003
83% The Bourne Identity
  • Nicolette
$121.5M 2002
80% The Business of Strangers
  • Paula Murphy
$0.5M 2001
64% O
  • Desi Brable
$15.6M 2001
52% Save the Last Dance
  • Sara
$90.7M 2001
86% State and Main
  • Carla
$5.8M 2000
58% Hamlet
  • Ophelia
3% Down to You
  • Imogen
68% 10 Things I Hate About You
  • Katarina Stratford
No Score Yet The '60s
  • Actor
40% Wide Awake
  • Neena Beal
No Score Yet Oprah Winfrey Presents 'Before Women Had Wings'
  • Phoebe Jackson
34% The Devil's Own
  • Bridget O'Meara
No Score Yet Wicked
  • Ellie Christianson
No Score Yet Cyndi Lauper: 12 Deadly Cyns... and Then Some
  • Actor


No Score Yet The Talk
  • Guest
  • 2019
  • 2016
No Score Yet Riviera
  • Georgina Clios
  • 2017
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
  • Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
86% The Mindy Project
  • Jessica Jessica Lieberstein
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The View
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Blue
  • Blue
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Conan
  • Guest
  • 2013
72% Dexter
  • Lumen
  • 2010
No Score Yet Punk'd
  • Appearing
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
  • Guest
  • 2004
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
  • Guest
  • 2003
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
  • Guest
  • Host
  • 2001

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