Julia Stiles

Born Mar 28, 1981

Julia O'Hara Stiles is an American actress. 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).… Read More

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1981 Birth Born on March 28, 1981.


1998 17 Years Old Critic Joe Balthai wrote she was "the darling of the 1998 Sundance Film Festival."
1999 18 Years Old In 1999, she portrayed Kat Stratford, opposite Heath Ledger, in Gil Junger's 10 Things I Hate About You, an adaptation of The Taming of the Shrew set in a high school in Seattle, Washington. … Read More


2001 20 Years Old …  Rolling Stone pronounced her "the coolest co-ed", putting her on the cover of its April 12, 2001, issue. … Read More
2002 21 Years Old …  From July to August 2002, she performed on stage in Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues, and appeared as Viola, the lead role in Shakespeare in the Park's production of Twelfth Night with Jimmy Smits.
2004 23 Years Old In the spring of 2004, she made her London stage debut opposite Aaron Eckhart in a revival of David Mamet's play Oleanna at the Garrick Theatre.
2009 28 Years Old She reprised the role of Carol in a 2009 production of Oleanna, directed by Doug Hughes and co-starring Bill Pullman at the Mark Taper Forum. … Read More
2010 29 Years Old Stiles graduated from Columbia University with a degree in English literature. In 2010, she received a John Jay Award, an annual honorary award given to five alumni by the Columbia College Alumni Association for professional achievements. … Read More


2016 35 Years Old On January 3, 2016, she announced her engagement to camera assistant Preston J. Cook, with whom she worked on 2015's Go With Me.
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