Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Juliette L. Lewis (born June 21, 1973) is an American actress and singer. She gained fame for her role in Martin Scorsese's 1991 remake of the thriller Cape Fear for which she was nominated for both an Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress. This followed with major roles in What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Natural Born Killers, Strange Days, The Evening Star, Kalifornia, From Dusk till Dawn, and The Other Sister. Her work in television has resulted in two Emmy nominations.
Lewis launched a career as a singer and musician, leading the American rock band, Juliette and the Licks, until 2009 when she launched 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 an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1991. 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, 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).
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 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.
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 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
|Home Fires||Maty||TV movie|
|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||Television film|
|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|
|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|
|My Louisiana Sky||Dorie Kay||TV movie
Nominated—Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Children's Special
|Dharma & Greg||September||TV series (1 episode: "Try To Remember This Kind Of September")|
|Armitage: Dual Matrix||Naomi Armitage (voice)||Anime film dub|
|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||Cold Creek Manor||Ruby Ferguson|
|Free for All||Paula|
|2004||Renegade||Maria Sullivan||aka Blueberry|
|Starsky & Hutch||Kitty|
|Chasing Freedom||Libby||TV movie|
|2005||Daltry Calhoun||Flora Flick|
|The Darwin Awards||Joleen|
|Lightfield's Home Videos|
|2006||My Name Is Earl||Jesse—Bounty Hunter||TV series (1 episode: "The Bounty Hunter")|
|2007||Catch and Release||Maureen|
|2008||Grand Theft Auto IV||Herself as a radio DJ||(Video game)|
|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|
|Memphis Beat||Cleo||TV series (1 episode: "Baby, Let's Play House")|
|Never Mind The Buzzcocks||Guest Host||TV series #24, episode 9|
|2012||The Firm||Tamara Inez "Tammy" Hemphill||TV series
Nominated—Golden Nymph for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
|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-present||Secrets and Lies||Detective Andrea Cornell||TV series|
|2015||Wayward Pines||Beverly Brown||TV series|
|Jem and the Holograms||Erica Raymond|