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Julia Stiles is an American actress, best renowned for her roles in 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), Mona Lisa Smile (2003) , The Omen (2006), and Dexter.

Background

Encouraged to take modern dance lessons at an early age, she was introduced to Shakespeare and theater as well.

Career

At age 11, she made her debut as a child actress with the experimental off-Broadway La MaMa Theatre. . At 15, Julia Stiles made her cinematic bow with I Love You, I Love You Not (1996) with Claire Danes. Next featured as the daughter of Harrison Ford in The Devil's Own (1997), her breakout role came on TV with the hard-hitting mini-movie Before Women Had Wings (1997) (TV).After beginning her career in small parts in a New York City theatre troupe, she has moved on to leading roles in plays by writers as diverse as William Shakespeare and David Mamet. Her film career has included both commercial and critical successes, ranging from teen romantic comedies such as 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) to dark art house pictures such as The Business of Strangers (2001). She is also known for playing the supporting character Nicky Parsons in the Bourne film series and the leading role in Save the Last Dance, and for her role in Mona Lisa Smile. She guest starred as Lumen Pierce in the fifth season of the Showtime series Dexter, a role that earned her Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations.

She received a John Jay Award in 2010, the annual honorary award given to five alumni by the Columbia College Alumni Association for professional achievements.

Achievements

  • Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Actress

    Music Television Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance – Female

    Nominated — Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Performance – Female

    Nominated — Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Sexiest Love Scene (Shared with Heath Ledger)

    Nominated — YoungStar Award for Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Comedy Film

    Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cast

    Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast

    National Board of Review Award for Best Cast

Interests

  • Sport & Clubs

    An avid baseball fan, she supports the New York Mets.

    She is also an avid soccer fan and supports the New York Red Bulls.

  • Other Interests

    She is an ex-vegan, occasionally eating red meat.[36] She says she gave up veganism after she developed anemia and found it difficult to get proper nutrition while traveling. Stiles has described herself as a feminist and wrote on the subject in The Guardian.

Connections

father:
John O'Hara - businessman

mother:
Judith Newcomb Stiles - potter