Justine Bateman

Actress + Writer
Born Feb 19, 1966

Justine Tanya Bateman is an American actress, writer, and producer. She is best known for her regular role as Mallory Keaton on the sitcom Family Ties (from 1982 until 1989). Until recently, Justine ran a production and consulting company, SECTION 5. She will attend UCLA as a freshman in fall 2012 studying Computer Science.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Justine Bateman.


1966 Birth Born on February 19, 1966.


1982 16 Years Old Bateman's most prominent acting role began when she was a teenager, playing the role of superficial Mallory Keaton on the television sitcom Family Ties in 1982; she continued the role throughout the show's run which ended in 1989.
1984 18 Years Old In 1984, Bateman starred on the Tales from the Darkside television series, in the episode "Mookie and Pookie".


1988 22 Years Old 1 More Event
She hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live during its 13th season in 1988. … Read More


1996 30 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1996, she guest starred on Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman as the character Sarah/Zara in four episodes — two at the end of season 3, and two at the beginning of season 4.
2001 35 Years Old In 2001, Bateman married Mark Fluent, with whom she has two children.
2003 37 Years Old Bateman returned to TV with the 2003 Showtime mini-series, Out of Order, alongside Eric Stoltz, Felicity Huffman, and Bill Macy.


In the third season Arrested Development episode, "Family Ties," which was broadcast in February 2006, her character is initially believed to be Michael Bluth's sister, but she turns out to be a prostitute taken advantage of by his father, and pimped by his brother. … Read More
2007 41 Years Old In the fall of 2007, Bateman helped produce the Speechless campaign in support of the Writers Guild of America strike. … Read More
2008 42 Years Old 1 More Event
In a 2008 interview, Bateman claimed that television "is dead", and she reaffirmed this perspective with tech publication Gigaom in November 2010: … Read More
2009 43 Years Old She served on the National Board of Directors of the Screen Actors Guild, until July 2009, when she resigned just prior to the end of her initial three-year term.
2012 46 Years Old On March 24, 2012, Bateman announced on her Twitter account that she had been accepted to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and will begin taking classes in the northern autumn of 2012.
2014 48 Years Old 1 More Event
She attended Taft Charter High School in Woodland Hills, California. However, Bateman could not attend college due to her contractual obligations with Family Ties. According to Bateman in 2014, she was informed by the series' line producer Carol Himes, "You’re under contract to Paramount Studios."


2016 50 Years Old Shortly afterward, Bateman commenced an ongoing Tumblr page titled "College Life," in which she chronicles her study of a degree in digital management and computer science—Bateman is scheduled to graduate in 2016.
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