Julia Stiles

American actress Julia Stiles

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).
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Julia Stiles writes she didn't expect people to criticize her 'ability as a mother'
ABC News - 3 months
Julia Stiles wrote on Instagram, "That's the internet for you."
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Julia Stiles Had a Secret "Shotgun" Wedding Over Labor Day Weekend
Yahoo News - 5 months
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Julia Stiles Marries Preston J. Cook In Intimate Seattle Beach Wedding
Huffington Post - 5 months
"Who doesn't love a shotgun wedding?"
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Julia Stiles: Antihero Of The 'Riviera'
NPR - 5 months
Julia Stiles tells us about playing a female antihero in the new Sundance Now series Riviera, then plays a game inspired by her role in the Bourne films and her love for the singer Morrissey. (Image credit: Mike Katzif/NPR)
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Julia Stiles 'Couldn't Resist' Finally Sharing A Photo Of Her Pregnant Belly
Huffington Post - 7 months
The actress has kept mum about her pregnancy until now.
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Review: A Psychologist Is Put in the Hot Seat in ‘The Drowning’
NYTimes - 10 months
Bette Gordon’s thriller, starring Josh Charles and Julia Stiles, is notable for its depth of psychological observation.
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'Drunk Feminist Films' Lets You Get Smashed And Smash The Patriarchy, Too
Huffington Post - about 1 year
There are films we love because they open our eyes to unseen narratives and different ways of being, through carefully woven plots and complex characters. And there are films that we love because, during that one lazy summer between fifth and sixth grade, we watched them over and over and over again, memorized all the lines and found ourselves in unhealthy relationships with the romantic leads.  It’s this latter category that brings so many to Drunk Feminist Films (DFF) ― a space for feminists to simultaneously indulge in and criticize the many Hollywood movies whose representations of race, gender, sexuality and class are so flawed or completely absent, it’s laughable. You may not have realized as a preteen, for example, how ridiculously sex work is portrayed in “Pretty Woman,” or how creepily virginity is framed in “Crossroads,” or that not a single queer person speaks in either.  DFF offers live events, as well as webisodes and other online media, that allow women to watch ...
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Tart And Honest, 'The Edge of Seventeen' Is An Increasingly Rare Must-See Teen Movie
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Several years ago, Hollywood gave up on teenagers. Well, it gave up on movies that chronicle everyday teens, the ones who aren’t boy wizards or maze runners or heroes in a televised death match. The trials of high school ― once the purview of films like “Sixteen Candles” and “She’s All That” ― have been transposed to the vampires and werewolves of “Twilight.” Even “Juno” and “Easy A” feel like relics.  Not anymore. Meet Nadine Byrd, the fiery-tongued protagonist of “The Edge of Seventeen,” a coming-of-age comedy that opens this weekend. Nadine (a career-best Hailee Steinfeld) has a Julia Stiles in “10 Things I Hate About You” quality, with a bit of Thora Birch in “Ghost World” for good measure. In other words, the world hates her, can’t understand her ― or so she’s convinced. But “The Edge of Seventeen” pushes past the brooding-girl-finds-peace trope: Like many teenagers, Nadine hates herself most of all, even if she projects that strife onto her snotty classmates. Every ill-word...
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Film Clip: 'Jason Bourne'
Wall Street Journal - over 1 year
Watch a film clip from "Jason Bourne," starring Matt Damon and Julia Stiles. Photo: Universal Pictures
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Stars go through the motions in the lethargic 'Blackway'
LATimes - over 1 year
Gray and listless, the Anthony Hopkins/Ray Liotta-starrer “Blackway” is a vengeance tale set in a cold, foggy Pacific Northwest logging town where clichés are as prevalent as trees. Hopkins plays Lester, an old, stoic logger who accepts Julia Stiles’ request for help deterring an abusive stalker...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Julia Stiles
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 34
    On January 3, 2016, she announced her engagement to camera assistant Preston J. Cook, with whom she worked on 2015's Go With Me.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2010
    Age 28
    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.
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  • 2009
    Age 27
    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.
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  • 2004
    Age 22
    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.
  • 2002
    Age 20
    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.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2001
    Age 19
    Rolling Stone pronounced her "the coolest co-ed", putting her on the cover of its April 12, 2001, issue.
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  • 1999
    Age 17
    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.
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  • 1998
    Age 16
    Critic Joe Balthai wrote she was "the darling of the 1998 Sundance Film Festival."
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1981
    Born
    Born on March 28, 1981.
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