Julia Stiles, also known by her maiden name, Julia O’Hara Stiles, is a well-known model and actress in the United States. She is a serious devotee of meditation, and she practises it on a consistent basis.
She made her acting debut when she was just 11 years old. During her time in New York, she was a member of the La MaMa Theatre Company. She has also worked with Amnesty International to bring light to the horrific circumstances that unaccompanied children face while being held in immigration detention facilities.
After beginning her career with performances on theatre and television, she quickly obtained important parts in adolescent films that are considered to be classics. La MaMa Theatre Company was the stage on which she made her first appearance as an actress. After then, she participated in a number of additional theatrical performances, playing notable roles in plays such as “The Vagi*a Monologues,” “Twelfth Night,” and “Oleanna.”
In the early 1990s, she appeared in an episode of the television show titled “Ghostwriter,” in which she played the character named “Erica Dansby.” She then went on to make guest appearances in individual episodes of a number of other shows, and she received nominations for both the “Primetime Emmy Award” and the “Golden Globe Award” for her role as “Lumen Pierce” in the television series Dexter, for which she was recognised.
She first appeared on the big screen in the 1996 film “I Love You, I Love You Not,” in which she had a supporting role. Her breakout performance as “Kat Stratford” in the 1999 film “10 Things I Hate About You” was the catalyst for her meteoric rise to fame.
Her acting career advanced as she continued to earn main parts in films such as “Save the Last Dance,” “The Business of Strangers,” “Mona Lisa Smile,” and “The Omen.” Her acting career developed as she continued to gain lead roles in films.
Julia Stiles Wiki
Julia Stiles was born on the 28th of March 1981, making her age 41 as of the year 2022. She was born in New York City, New York, United States, into a well-established Christian family, where she spent her childhood. Her religious beliefs align with those of the Christian faith, and her nationality is that of the United States of America.
She finished her primary and secondary education at a Local Friends Seminary School in New York City, which is located in the United States. After that, she enrolled at Columbia University, where she ultimately earned her degree and finished her studies.
Since she was a little kid, she has always been more interested in performing and participating in a wide variety of extracurricular activities than she has been in academics.
Family and Husband
Mrs. Judith Newcomb Stiles is Julia Stiles’s mother, and Mrs. John O’Hara is her artist father. Mr. John O’Hara is the name of Julia Stiles’s artist father, and Mrs. Judith Newcomb Stiles is her teacher mother.
She is the younger of two siblings. She has a sister who goes by the name of Jane Stiles, as well as a brother called Johnny Stiles.
Julia Stiles’s marital status is married. 2017 was the year that she tied the knot with Preston Cook.
The pair has a single child together. Strummer Newcomb Cook is the name of the woman’s son.
Aside from Preston Cook, she has dated David Harbour, Michael C. Hall, Jonathan Cramer, Luke Mably, Josh Hartnett, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, among others, in addition to being in a relationship with Preston Cook.
Julia Stiles Net Worth
The year 2022 finds Julia Stiles’s net worth to be 12 million dollars. She has not only been awarded, but has been nominated for a large number of accolades.
Julia Stiles Career
She began her career as an actress on stage when she was 11 years old and began performing with the “La MaMa Theatre Company.” She joined ‘Kitchen Theatre’ when she was 12 years old and appeared in pieces such as ‘The Sandlewood Box’ and ‘Matthew: School of Life’ during her time with the company. Additionally, she appeared in a number of advertisements.
Her first works, performed between 1993 and 1998, include plays that were shown at the “Ridge Theatre,” where she portrayed John Moran’s characters.
She made her debut on television in 1993 with the series “Ghostwriter,” in which she portrayed the character “Erica Dansby” over a total of six episodes of the show. From the middle of the 1990s to the early 2000s, she appeared in individual episodes of a number of different television shows. Some of these series include “Promised Land” (1996), “Chicago Hope” (1997), “Punk’d” (2004), and “The City” (2009). In addition, she has appeared on two episodes of “Saturday Night Live” (2001).
She got her start in the film industry with a supporting role in the movie “I Love You, I Love You Not” (1996). After that, she starred with Harrison Ford in the 1997 film “The Devil’s Own,” in which she portrayed the role of Bridget O’Meara.
She had previously been seen in a few of films before landing the major part of “Ellie Christianson” in the 1998 picture “Wicked.” For her performance in that film, she was awarded the “Best Actress Award” at the “Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.” She was spotted by casting agencies and garnered great feedback from reviewers, despite the fact that the picture was never shown in theatres.
Her major break came in 1999 with the cinematic adaptation of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew,” titled “10 Things I Hate About You.” The movie was a huge success, and Stiles was recognised for his work by receiving many accolades, including the “MTV Movie Award” and the “Chicago Film Critics Association Award.”
After that, she had an appearance in the comedy film “Down to You” (2000), although the movie was not a commercial success. Despite this, she and her co-star Freddie Prinze Junior were awarded the “Teen Choice Award” for “Choice Movie Chemistry” for their work in the movie.
Her next noteworthy film was “Save the Last Dance,” released in 2001, in which she played the character of “Sara Johnson.” It is generally agreed that her depiction of the character Sara is her most impressive performance to this day. The movie was a commercial success, earning her two “Teen Choice Awards” and a “MTV Movie Award” for “Best Kiss,” the latter of which she shared with Sean Patrick Thomas. Additionally, the film received many other awards.
She also had an appearance in the film “The Business of Strangers” in 2001, in which she portrayed the demanding part of “Paula Murphy.” As a result of her performance in this film, she was nominated for a “Satellite Award” in the category of “Best Supporting Actress.”
She continues to appear in theatre performances in addition to her work in movies and television programmes. She had a role in the production of Eve Ensler’s play “The Vagi*a Monologues” that ran from July to August of 2002. She also played the main role of ‘Viola’ in a production of ‘Twelfth Night’ that was staged as part of Shakespeare in the Park.
In the first instalment of the “Bourne” film series, which was released in 2002 and was titled “The Bourne Identity,” Julia Stiles had a minor but crucial part as “Nicky Parsons.” She would later make appearances in further ‘Bourne’ films, including ‘The Bourne Supremacy’ (2004) and ‘The Bourne Ultimatum,’ among others (2007). The latter picture continues to hold the title of her highest-grossing film to this day.
Her career took off in the 2000s when she began starring in a variety of films, including ‘Mona Lisa Smile’ (2003), ‘The Prince and Me’ (2004), ‘The Omen’ (2006), and ‘The Cry of the Owl’ (2008), which all demonstrated her range as an actress (2009).
In the play “Oleanna” written by David Mamet and shown at the “Garrick Theatre” in 2004, she gave a performance as “Carol.” It was her very first time performing on stage anywhere, much alone in London. In 2009, she gave another performance at the “Mark Taper Forum” in her role as “Carol,” this time under the direction of Doug Hughes.
Her first directing effort, a short film named “Raving” (2007), which she also wrote and directed, served as her introduction to the film industry. The film, which features Zooey Deschanel and Bill Irwin, had its world debut at the ‘Tribeca Film Festival,’ and it is now accessible on the website of ‘Elle’ magazine.
She appeared as “Lumen Pierce” in 10 episodes of the critically acclaimed television series “Dexter,” for which she received a nomination for both the “Primetime Emmy Award” and the “Golden Globe Award.”
She played the lead role in the online drama series ‘Blue,’ which ran from 2012 to 2015 and was also shown on television.
In the meanwhile, she had a performance as ‘Jessica Lieberstein’ in the television comedy series ‘The Mindy Project’ in the year 2014.
In addition, Julia Stiles has roles in films such as “Silver Linings Playbook” (2012), “Between Us” (2013), “Out of the Dark” (2014), and “Go with Me” (2015) between the years of 2012 and 2015. (2015).
After that, Stiles went on to reprise her part as “Nicky Parsons” in the 2015 film “Jason Bourne,” which was the fifth edition of the “Bourne” trilogy.
After that, she appeared in the comedy-drama film titled “The Great Gilly Hopkins” in 2016, in which she played the role of “Courtney Rutherford Hopkins,” the mother of “Gilly Hopkins,” who was portrayed by Sophie Nélisse.
In 2019, Stiles had a role in the film Hustlers, in which she was referred to as “Elizabeth,” and she portrayed a journalist. In the same year, she was chosen to portray the role of ‘Dr. Jordan Taylor’ in the drama film ‘The God Committee,’ which was directed by Austin Stark.