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Juliette Lewis

Highest Rated:   100% Fearless Freaks (2005)
Lowest Rated:   5% Hick (2012)
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Birthplace:   Los Angeles, California
An actress with a face that, like it or not, burns itself into your memory, not to be forgotten once initially exposed, feisty young actress Juliette Lewis once commented that her ability to look alternately attractive and repellant was a key element to her success, claiming that many attractive actresses simply can't be ugly if needed. Ugly she was as a viscously sadistic serial killer in Oliver Stone's notorious Natural Born Killers, in sharp contrast with her role as the virtually seductive cyberpunk-siren in the futuristic Strange Days. Born June 21, 1973, in Los Angeles, CA, Lewis had a distinct wild streak from her earliest days. Daughter of graphic artist/actor Geoffrey Lewis, Lewis realized her dreams of becoming an actress at the age of seven, turning those dreams into reality by becoming a professional actress at the age of 12. Distressed at the obstacles refraining her from fully immersing herself in her dreams (namely school and her parents), Lewis became legally emancipated at 14, gaining exemption from child-labor laws and the ability to work more than five hours a day. The final obstacle, high school, Lewis hurdled by dropping out at the age of 15, earning her equivalency exam with the aid of a tutor. That same year, she was arrested for being underage in an underground disco.Moving to Hollywood and living for a short period with actress Karen Black while seeking work, Lewis moved into an apartment with friends, finally finding the independence she had so diligently pursued. The payoff for her persistence was not far behind, as Lewis soon landed a role in the Showtime-produced Home Fires (1987). Following up with light comedic roles in the suburban extraterrestrial comedy My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988), and taking the role of Audrey in the third installment in the vacation series National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Lewis was well on her way to fully achieving her dreams of stardom. Her dramatic turn as Amanda Sue Bradley in Too Young to Die, the true story of the first minor to receive the death penalty, earned Lewis well-deserved praise and the recognition that would carry her forward into more challenging territory.Lewis' breakthrough role came in the form of the awkward and rebellious daughter flirting with a psychotic Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese's Cape Fear, a role that earned her an Oscar nomination. More mature roles began to follow such as Johnny Depp's love interest in What's Eating Gilbert Grape and in her first foray into the mind of a serial killer, Kalifornia (both 1993). Her most notorious role to date, as the homicidal Mallory to Woody Harrelson's psychopathic Micky in the controversial and numbingly hyperkinetic ode to excess Natural Born Killers, displayed her remarkably enthusiastic ability for boundless exorbitance. With a few exceptions, namely 1999's The Other Sister, Lewis' post-Natural Born Killers career was filled with supporting roles and ensemble parts. She was the pregnant kidnapping victim in the noirish The Way of the Gun and played Jennifer Lopez's best friend in the domestic-violence thriller Enough. In 2003, Lewis played Luke Wilson's excessively unfaithful wife in Old School. Director Todd Phillips enjoyed working with her so much he cast her in 2004's high-profile comedic retooling of TV's Starsky and Hutch.She kept working steadily in a variety of projects including The Darwin Awards, Catch and Release, Drew Barrymore's rollerderby comedy Whip It, and she teamed up again with Todd Philips for his 2010 comedy Due Date. She appeared in the ensemble drama August: Osage County, an adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, in 2013. Lewis then joined two television series at the same time, playing a detective in Secrets and Lies and a bartender in Wayward Pines, from executive producer M. Night Shyamalan. Both shows premiered in the spring of 2015.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
65% Nerve
  • Nancy
$38.6M 2016
No Score Yet The Second Sound Barrier
  • Actor
2016
93% Janis: Little Girl Blue
  • Actor
$0.5M 2015
19% Jem and the Holograms
  • Erica Raymond
2015
77% Kelly & Cal
  • Kelly
2014
59% Hellion
  • Aunt Pam
$46.6k 2014
64% August: Osage County
  • Karen Weston
$29.3M 2013
40% Foreverland
  • Aunt Vicky
2013
5% Hick
  • Tammy McMullen
2012
No Score Yet Open Road
  • Jill
2012
No Score Yet Derby Baby: A Story of Love, Addiction and Rink Rash
  • Actor
2012
32% Sympathy for Delicious
  • Ariel
$13.6k 2011
40% Due Date
  • Heidi
$100.5M 2010
67% Conviction
  • Roseanna Perry
$6.8M 2010
51% The Switch
  • Debbie
$27.4M 2010
50% Metropia
  • Nina
2010
84% Whip It
  • "Iron Maven"
$13.1M 2009
No Score Yet The Heart Is a Drum Machine
  • Actor
2009
21% Catch and Release
  • Maureen
$15.3M 2007
68% Aurora Borealis
  • Kate
2006
25% The Darwin Awards
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Grilled
  • Suzanne
2006
7% Daltry Calhoun
  • Flora
2005
100% Fearless Freaks
  • Actor
2005
64% Starsky & Hutch
  • Kitty
$87.2M 2004
25% Renegade
  • Maria
2004
No Score Yet Chasing Freedom
  • Libby Brock
2004
12% Cold Creek Manor
  • Ruby
2003
60% Old School
  • Heidi
$74.7M 2003
No Score Yet My Louisiana Sky
  • Dorie Kay
2002
No Score Yet Armitage - Dual Matrix
  • Actor
2002
22% Enough
  • Ginny
$39.2M 2002
70% Hysterical Blindness
  • Beth
2002
29% Gaudi Afternoon
  • April Schauer
2001
No Score Yet Picture Claire
  • Claire Beaucage
2001
No Score Yet Room to Rent (Una cama a cualquier precio)
  • Linda
2000
48% The Way of the Gun
  • Robin
$5.3M 2000
29% The Other Sister
  • Carla
1999
No Score Yet The 4th Floor
  • Jane Emelin
1999
No Score Yet Some Girl
  • April
1998
88% Full Tilt Boogie
  • Actor
1997
23% The Evening Star
  • Melanie Horton
1996
64% From Dusk Till Dawn
  • Kate Fuller
1996
63% Strange Days
  • Faith Justin
1995
46% The Basketball Diaries
  • Diane Moody
1995
7% Mixed Nuts
  • Gracie
1994
46% Natural Born Killers
  • Mallory
1994
89% What's Eating Gilbert Grape
  • Becky
1993
67% Kalifornia
  • Adele Corners
1993
80% That Night
  • Sheryl O'Conner
1993
22% Romeo Is Bleeding
  • Sheri
1993
97% Husbands and Wives
  • Rain
1992
76% Cape Fear
  • Danielle Bowden
1991
No Score Yet Crooked Hearts
  • Cassie Warren
1991
No Score Yet Too Young to Die
  • Amanda Sue Bradley
1990
64% National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
  • Audrey Griswold
1989
No Score Yet Meet the Hollowheads
  • Cindy Hollowhead
1989
No Score Yet The Runnin' Kind
  • Actor
1989
19% My Stepmother Is an Alien
  • Lexie
1988

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
36% Secrets and Lies
2015-2016
  • Det. Andrea Cornell
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
58% Wayward Pines
2015-2016
  • Beverly
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet RuPaul's Drag Race
2009
  • Judge
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2010
  • 2009
41% The Firm
2012
  • Tammy
  • 2012
50% Memphis Beat
2010-2011
  • Cleo Groves
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2000
No Score Yet The Facts of Life
1979-1988
  • Terry
  • 1988

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