JULIETTE LEWIS (@JulietteLewis)

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Born June 21, 1973 (age 42)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation
Actress singer
Years active 1987–present
Religion Christianity and Scientology
Spouse(s) Steve Berra (1999–2003; div.)
Parent(s) Geoffrey Lewis
Glenis Duggan Batley

 

Juliette L. Lewis (born June 21, 1973) is an American actress and singer. She gained fame for her role in Martin Scorsese’s 1991 remake of the thriller Cape Fear for which she was nominated for both an Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress. This followed with major roles in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Natural Born Killers, Strange Days, The Evening Star, Kalifornia, From Dusk till Dawn, and The Other Sister. Her work in television has resulted in two Emmy nominations.

Lewis launched a career as a singer and musician, leading the American rock band, Juliette and the Licks, until 2009 when she launched a solo career.

Lewis was born in Los Angeles, California, to Geoffrey Lewis, an actor, and his second wife, Glenis (Duggan) Batley, a graphic designer. She has 8 siblings – brothers Lightfield (an actor who starred in The New WKRP in Cincinnati), Peter, Miles, and Matthew; and sisters Brandy, Hannah, Dierdre Lewis, and Emily Colombier.

After dropping out of high school, Lewis got into trouble with the law for driving illegally at age 15, then was arrested for illegally patronizing a nightclub when she was 16. From 1990 to 1993 Lewis dated Brad Pitt. While in her 20s she went into rehabilitation for drug addiction. Lewis married professional skateboarder Steve Berra in 1999; they divorced in 2003.

Lewis identifies herself as both a Christian and a Scientologist.

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