Juliette Lewis (born 21.6.1973)
Juliette Lewis is an Oscar-winning American actress, as well as a musician.
Juliette Lewis: Childhood
Juliette Lewis was born in Los Angeles, in California. Her father, Geoffrey Lewis, is an actor and her mother, Glenis Batley, is a graphic designer. Juliette's parents divorced when she was just two years old.
Juliette has two brothers named Lightfield and Peter, as well as two sisters, named Dierdre and Brandy.
Juliette showed an interest in acting at the age of six. When she was 12, she landed her first television role.
Juliette Lewis: Acting Career
Juliette Lewis first became a household name in 1991, when she starred as Danielle Bowden in the Martin Scorsese remake of Cape Fear. She was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar.
Lewis went on to perform a number of roles that would win over both the critics and the movie-going public, alike, such as her role in Peter Medak's Romeo Is Bleeding. She then starred opposite Brad Pitt in the cult classic Kalifornia. Lewis also worked with Pitt on Too Young To Die?
One of Juliette Lewis' most renowned performances was in Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers, which was originally scripted by Quentin Tarantino. Lewis plays the lead female in the film, Mallory Knox, alongside Woody Harrelson.
In 1995, Lewis starred in Strange Days. In the film, she performs a cover of 'Hardly Wait', by PJ Harvey, predating Lewis's later stint as a singer in her own rock band.
Juliette Lewis: Musical Career
Juliette Lewis has her own rock band, named Juliette and the Licks. The band has found moderate success, playing a number of high profile music festivals in the US and Europe. She was teamed up with the songwriter Linda Perry, who has previously written and produced tracks for the likes of Pink and Courtney Love.
Juliette Lewis has also appeared on three tracks by The Prodigy, 'Spitfire', 'Get Up Get Off' and 'Hot Ride.'
Juliette Lewis was once engaged to her former co-star, Brad Pitt. She has also dated Michael Dewitt, the nanny employed by Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, to look after their daughter, Frances Bean Cobain.
In 1999, Lewis married Steve Berra, a skateboarder but the pair later divorced.
Juliette Lewis is a member of the Church of Scientology, the religion that counts Tom Cruise and John Travolta amongst its followers.
Jerrica Benton lives an uneventful life with her sister Kimber, Aunt Bailey and her foster daughters - but all that's about to change. Jerrica has a secret talent for music, and Kimber doesn't want her to keep it to herself. She secretly films her playing a song and uploads it on to the internet where it goes viral. Pretty soon, they are recruited by the biggest record company in the world who want to turn them, in turn, into the biggest pop group in the world. That means changing their image, their personalities and even their names as Jerrica and her sisters become Jem and the Holograms. The world of fans and touring might be amazing, but pretty soon tensions within the group start to rise as fame causes them to lose sight of who they really are underneath the facade.
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The 'Secrets and Lies' actress was speaking to People magazine when she spoke about how she was able to give up drugs nearly twenty years ago.
Juliette Lewis has been speaking about two battles in her personal life, with drugs and depression. In a frank interview, Lewis opened up about how she quit drugs nearly two decades ago with the help of her support network of family and friends.
The actress was speaking to People magazine on Friday as part of promotional material for her new ABC show ‘Secrets and Lies’ when she made the revelations. “I quit drugs at 22. I travelled a lot, I dealt with my priorities. I have such a beautiful, strong family and friends and they are like everything to me.”
Juliette Lewis at the 2015 Oscars
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Jenny Lewis isn't the only former actress to find musical success.
There seems to be a special musical buzz in the entertainment business at the moment reserved for screen actresses who are wanting to spread their wings in their career - and maybe earn some more money too. Whether it's Nickelodeon star Ariana Grande blowing everyone away with her stunning vocal range as she gears up to release her second album this summer, or indie favourite Jenny Lewis becoming ever more successful with her solo singing career after a good three years fronting a band, it appears that some actresses just can't resist testing their pipes in the recording studio. Even Hollywood sensation Scarlett Johansson dipped her toes in musical waters back in 2008 with her well-praised debut 'Anywhere I Lay My Head'.
While we're half expecting Keira Knightley to release a record any day now after singing on her latest drama 'Begin Again', we look at the film world's biggest female musical successes.
Jenny Lewis: Singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis this week released Voyager, her critically acclaimed third studio album. Although best known for her time fronting indie favourites, Rilo Kiley, music wasn't actually Lewis's first career choice, instead the Vegas native was intially known as an actress. Her early showbiz experience mainly consisted of TV roles, with small parts in the likes of 'Baywatch', 'Brooklyn Bridge' and 'The New Twilight Zone' in the 80s and early 90s as well as film stints on 'Troop Beverly Hills' and 'The Wizard'. Her last major acting venture came with 1995's black and white drama 'Don's Plum' alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire before she formed Rilo Kiley with then-boyfriend Blake Sennett.
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A big cast join the 'Sixth Sense' director on his latest project
Based on the best selling novel Pines from Blake Crouch, M. Night Shyamalan’s Wayward Pines plays on a classic: a little rural town that you cannot seem to leave.
Lewis, Melisa Leo, Dillon, Tim Griffin, Toby Jones, Terrence Howard, Shannyn Sossamon, Charlie Tahan, Reed Diamond Carla Gugino
Matt Dillon (Crash) plays a Secret Service agent on a mission to find two missing federal agents in the rustic small town of Wayward Pines, ID. As he edges closer to finding his lost agents, he gathers clues on the real truth behind this eerie settlement. But will he ever get out of Wayward Pines alive?
Juliette Lewis joins In 'mystery role'
For those of you that still don’t believe a movie adaption of Jem and The Holograms is – or at least will – exist, it just got a whole lot more believable. Deadline is reporting that Juliette Lewis and Molly Ringwald are signed on to star.
Molly Ringwald is excited to be part of the project
Lewis, the Oscar-nominated star of Natural Born Killers and Due Date, will join the live-action film adaption, which is based on the 1980s cartoon and popular line of toys in a ‘mystery role’, reports the industry site.
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Tracy Letts adapts his own prize-winning play into a blistering depiction of one of cinema's most dysfunctional families ever. It's still rather theatrical, throwing a mob of top actors into a room for what feels like a fight to the death, but it's so well written and so beautifully observed by the actors that we can't look away. And of course Meryl Streep walks off with the show.
Everything kicks off when Beverly Weston (Shepard) goes missing, leaving his ruthlessly straight-talking, pill-popping wife Violet (Streep) to assemble the family in their rambling Oklahoma home. They have three equally feisty daughters: Barbara (Roberts) is a tightly wound bundle of anger with an estranged husband (McGregor) and surly teen daughter (Breslin) in tow; Karen (Lewis) is a free-spirited floater with yet another random boyfriend (Mulroney); and Ivy (Nicholson) is fed up with being the dutiful daughter who stayed close to home. Also on hand is Violet's sister Mattie Fae (Martindale), whose husband (Cooper) is the family patriarch now that Beverly is gone, which means their son (Cumberbatch) feels even more useless than normal.
What plot there is centres on skeletons rattling out of closets and relationships imploding spectacularly. The film is a series of brutally intense encounters between people who probably still love each other in vaguely undefined ways and express it through bitter bursts of witty cruelty. Streep has the meatiest role as the imperious Violet, who knows a lot more than she's letting on. And her chief rival is Barbara, played with unnerving intensity by Roberts. The only person we even remotely like is Mattie Fae, and the always-superb Martindale finds all kinds of layers in the character.
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Popstar Katy B, former Victoria's Secret Angel Karolina Kurkova and 'Cape Fear' star Juliette Lewis were among the star arrivals at the AmfAR Gala for Milan Fashion Week Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2014.
John Wells changed the ending of Tracy Letts' script, creating a stir in Toronto.
After premiering at this week's Toronto International Film Festival, it has been speculated that the ending of the Meryl Streep-starring August: Osage County could be changed ahead of its wide release late this winter. Director John Wells adapted Tracy Letts' prize-winning play but made the unfortunate mistake of slightly changing the ending which has caused some discontent at TIFF.
The Relationship Between Streep's Vi And Roberts' Barbara Is Crucial To The Plot.
Those who have seen the play performed onstage will recall that the final scene shows the Weston family's harsh matriarch, Vi sitting alone on the stairs of her now empty house after her daughters can't deal with her constant berating and have left the house. The scene is contemplative and loaded with metaphor, but changes drastically if you take the situation from Julia Roberts' Barbara's view as she's driving away - as Wells chose to do.
Continue reading: 'August: Osage County' May Have Ending Change After TIFF Grumbles
Meryl Streep's performance as a gorgon mother has been lauded in this family drama.
August: Osage County premiered at this week's Toronto International Film Festival to a storm of excitement from early critics and Oscar nudging. However, a few days later the dust has settled around John Wells' adaptation of Tracy Letts' award-winning play and we are able to catch our breath and collect our thoughts.
Meryl Streep Shines In August: Osage County As A Ferocious Mother.
Director John Wells' movie has been praised for its immersive scene setting and its out-of-the-park performances from an all-star, yet respected cast that includes Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Juliette Lewis, Julianne Nicholson, Benedict Cumberbatch and Abigail Breslin.
Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts and Ewan McGregor star in the drama about a dysfunctional family reunited.
John Wells' August: Osage County adaptation premiered last night at the Toronto International Film Festival after years of being performed as a Pulitzer Prize-winning Tracy Letts play. The movie boasts a star-studded caast, including Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis and Sam Shepard.
Meryl Streep & Julia Roberts Serve Up Roaring Performances In August: Osage County.
The plot centres on outspoken matriarch, Violet (Meryl Streep), who is addicted to painkillers with the excuse that she has mouth cancer. Her husband Beverly (Sam Shepard) hires a Native American housekeeper (Misty Upham) to take care of his wife and he moves away. Upon her husband's absence, Violet summons her three grown-up daughters who have each moved away from the isolation of their family home, set in the desolate landscape of Oklahoma.
Date of birth
21st July, 1973