Juliette Lewis Biography

(Actress, Musician)

Birthday: June 21, 1973 (Gemini)

Born In: Los Angeles, California, United States

Juliette Lewis is a famous American actress and singer. She became famous for portraying the role of ‘Danielle Bowden’ in the film ‘Cape Fear.’ By the age of 12, she had made her small screen debut and soon became popular on the big screen. Her versatile acting has won her nominations for ‘Golden Globe’ and ‘Academy Award.’ She is also famous for her roles on stage and television movies and series. Besides being a very talented actress, she is also a musician; she was part of the American rock band ‘Juliette and the Licks’ until 2009. Thereafter, she launched a solo career. She also became famous for her romantic association with Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt. She has worked with various famous directors like Oliver Stone, Martin Scorsese, Garry Marshall, Woody Allen, and Lasse Hallstrom. Over the years, she has captivated the audience with her performance.

Quick Facts

Also Known As: Juliette Lake Lewis

Age: 51 Years, 51 Year Old Females


Spouse/Ex-: Steve Berra (m. 1999–2005)

father: Geoffrey Lewis

mother: Glenis Duggan Batley

siblings: Brandy Lewis, Dick Murray, Dierdre Lewis, Emily Colombier, Hannah Lewis, Lightfield Lewis, Matthew Lewis, Miles Lewis, Peter Lewis

Born Country: United States

Actresses American Women

Height: 5'6" (168 cm), 5'6" Females

U.S. State: California

City: Los Angeles

Childhood & Early Life

Juliette Lake Lewis was born on June 21, 1973, in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Her father Geoffrey Lewis was an actor and her mother Glenis Duggan Batley is a graphic designer.

Her parents divorced when she was only two years. Juliette and her siblings stayed with both their parents at different times.

She has seven siblings, including half-brothers and half-sisters: Lightfield, Peter, Miles, Matthew, Brandy, Hannah, and Dierdre Lewis. She also has a stepsister named Emily Colombier.

Juliette was very interested in acting from an early age. She wanted to act on stage when she was only seven years old.

In 1987, she got her first chance to appear in the leading role in a sitcom titled ‘Home Fires,’ but got embroiled in a controversy after her parents raised an issue regarding child labor.

She started smoking marijuana at the age of 13. When she was 15 years old, she dropped out of school within three weeks from joining.

In 1988, she filed an appeal in the court seeking a legal separation from her parents in order to land more acting roles. Subsequently, she landed a role in the sitcom ‘The Wonder Years.’

In 1989, she starred in a film titled ‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’ with Chevy Chase.
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Juliette Lewis got her first big break in 1991, at the age of 18, when Martin Scorsese cast her to play the role of ‘Danielle Bowden’ in the film ‘Cape Fear.’

In 1992, she was selected for a role in ‘Husbands and Wives’ by Woody Allen. In the film, she played the role of a student with a penchant for her professor.

After ‘Husbands and Wives,’ she appeared in a number of films in 1993, such as ‘Kalifornia,’ ‘Romeo is Bleeding,’ and ‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.’

In 1994, she landed the role of a serial killer in the film ‘Natural Born Killers,’ directed by Oliver Stone.

In 1994, she also appeared in the comedy ‘Mixed Nuts’ alongside Adam Sandler and Steve Martin.

In 1995, she was seen with Angela Bassett and Ralph Fiennes in the sci-fi ‘Strange Days.’

In 1996, she appeared with George Clooney in Quentin Tarantino’s ‘From Dusk Till Dawn.’ She then appeared alongside Shirley MacLaine in ‘The Evening Star.’

She acted in Garry Marshall’s ‘Other Sister’ in 1999. In 2004, she was seen in ‘Starsky & Hutch.’ In 2009, she voiced the character of ‘Nina’ in the animation thriller ‘Metropia.’

In 2010, she was seen in ‘The Switch,’ ‘Sympathy for Delicious,’ ‘Conviction,’ and ‘Due Date.’

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In 2013, she was part of the comedy drama film ‘August: Osage County’ alongside Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts. The following year, she was seen in ‘Hellion’ and ‘Kelly & Cal.’

In the late-2010s, she was part of movies, such as ‘Nerve’ (2016), ‘Back Roads’ (2018), ‘A Million Little Pieces’ (2018), and ‘Ma’ (2019). In 2019, she was cast to play ‘Gloria Michaels’ in Tate Taylor's comedy-drama film ‘Breaking News in Yuba County.’

Stage & Television

Juliette Lewis starred in the television movie ‘Too Young To Die?’ opposite Brad Pitt in 1990, when she was 16 years old.

In 2003, she appeared in television movies like ‘Old School’ and ‘Hysterical Blindness’ produced by HBO.

In 2004, she was seen in a TV film titled ‘Chasing Freedom’ where she played the role of ‘Libby.’

She hosted the gameshow ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’ in December 2010.

In 2012, she played a role in the television series ‘The Firm,’ which ran for a very short time.

From 2015 to 2016, she played the role of ‘Detective Andrea Cornell’ in the television series ‘Secrets and Lies’ produced by ABC.

In 2017, she played ‘Bailey Todd’ in a comedy television series titled 'Graves.' The following year, she played ‘Jandice’ in eight episodes of a comedy television series titled ‘Camping.’

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From 2018 to 2019, she appeared in the TV series ‘The Conners.’ In 2019, she was seen in series like ‘At Home with Amy Sedaris’ and ‘The Act.’ The following year, she was seen in ‘Sacred Lies’ and ‘I Know This Much Is True.’

Music Career

In 2003, Juliette Lewis got involved full-time in music. She formed a band named ‘Juliette and the Licks’ and went on international tours.

After the dissolution of ‘Juliette and the Licks’ in 2009, Juliette formed another band named ‘New Romantiques.’

She performed live in Finland in 2007, Poland in 2009, and The Czech Republic in 2010.

She contributed to the vocals of ‘The Ballad of Boogie Christ’ in 2013 and ‘Monstercat’ in 2015.

‘Juliette and the Licks’ reunited in 2015 for a show in Los Angeles and has since been working together.

She has two solo studio albums to her credit. They are ‘Terra Incognita’ (2009) and ‘Future Deep’ (2017). She has also recorded three albums with her band ‘Juliette and the Licks.’

Awards & Achievements

Juliette Lewis won nominations for the ‘Golden Globe’ and ‘Academy Award’ award in 1992 for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for her role in ‘Cape Fear.’

She received a nomination for the ‘Daytime Emmy Award’ for her role in the television movie ‘My Louisiana Sky,’ which released in 2002.

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In 2003, she received a nomination for a ‘Primetime Emmy Award’ for her role in ‘Hysterical Blindness.’

Personal Life & Legacy

Juliette Lewis started dating Brad Pitt when she was 16 years old. Their relationship ended after four years.

On September 9, 1999, she married professional skateboarder Steve Berra. The couple divorced after six years in December 2005. She resides in Los Angeles, California.

When she was 15, she was arrested for going to a dance bar under age. In an attempt to get the charges dropped, her father took a mug shot of her and the picture was taken in such a way that it made her look older. The picture still hangs in Juliette’s living room.

She started driving without a license at the age of 15 and got a driving license at the age of 21 after getting arrested for driving without a license.

When she was 26, she had to spend some time at the detox center ‘Florida Church of Scientology’ to get rid of her drug addiction that she had developed after her break-up with Brad Pitt.

She preaches the detoxification process followed by the ‘Florida Church,’ supports the use of natural solutions followed by countries in the East, and is against the use of psychiatric drugs.

She has supported ‘Little Kids Rock,’ a non-profit organization engaged in establishing music education in schools.


Juliette Lewis has a very aggressive presence on stage and is sometimes compared to Iggy Pop.

Juliette Lewis Movies

1. What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)


2. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)


3. Husbands and Wives (1992)

  (Comedy, Drama, Romance)

4. Natural Born Killers (1994)

  (Drama, Crime)

5. Cape Fear (1991)

  (Crime, Thriller)

6. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

  (Action, Horror, Crime)

7. The Basketball Diaries (1995)

  (Sport, Biography, Drama, Crime)

8. Conviction (2010)

  (Drama, Biography)

9. Strange Days (1995)

  (Drama, Sci-Fi, Action, Thriller, Crime)

10. August: Osage County (2013)


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