31 Facts About Julia Stiles

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Julia Stiles rose to prominence with leading roles in teen films such as 10 Things I Hate About You, Down to You, and Save the Last Dance .

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Julia Stiles transitioned to adult roles with films such as The Business of Strangers, Mona Lisa Smile, and The Omen, and became known to audiences worldwide with her portrayal of Nicky Parsons in the Bourne franchise .

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Outside of film, Julia Stiles played Lumen Pierce on the fifth season of Dexter, earning nominations for the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress and the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress.

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Julia Stiles was born in New York City to parents Judith Newcomb Julia Stiles, a Greenwich Village artist, and John O'Hara, an elementary school teacher.

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Julia Stiles is the oldest of three children; her siblings are John Junior and Jane .

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Julia Stiles started acting at the age of 11 performing with New York's La MaMa Theatre Company.

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Julia Stiles had small roles as Harrison Ford's character's daughter in Alan J Pakula's The Devil's Own and in M Night Shyamalan's Wide Awake .

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8.

Julia Stiles won an MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Female Performance for the role.

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Julia Stiles told Rolling Stone that she performed all her own dancing in the film, though the way the film was shot and edited might have made it appear otherwise.

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10.

Julia Stiles appeared opposite Stockard Channing in the dark art house film The Business of Strangers as a conniving, amoral secretary who exacts revenge on her boss.

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11.

Julia Stiles played a Wisconsin college student who is swept off her feet by a Danish prince, played by Luke Mably in The Prince and Me which was directed by Martha Coolidge.

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12.

Julia Stiles told an interviewer that she was very similar to her character Paige Morgan.

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13.

Critic Dennis Harvey wrote that Julia Stiles was "wasted" and Stephen Holden called her "a serious actress from whom comedy does not seem to flow naturally".

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14.

In 2005, Julia Stiles was cast opposite her Hamlet co-star Liev Schreiber in The Omen, a remake of the 1976 horror film.

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15.

Julia Stiles returned to the Bourne series with a much larger role in The Bourne Ultimatum in 2007 which is her highest-grossing film to date.

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16.

Julia Stiles began filming Between Us in May 2011 with co-stars Taye Diggs, David Harbour, and Melissa George.

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17.

In 2012, Julia Stiles starred alongside David Cross and America Ferrera in the dark comedy It's a Disaster.

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18.

Julia Stiles had a small but pivotal role as a reporter in the 2013 British-American film Closed Circuit.

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19.

In 2015, Julia Stiles signed on to reprise her role as Nicky Parsons in Jason Bourne, the fifth installment of the Bourne franchise.

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20.

In 2019, Julia Stiles appeared in the movie Hustlers as the journalist, Elizabeth.

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21.

Julia Stiles 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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22.

Julia Stiles was to play Jeannie in a production of Neil LaBute's Fat Pig directed by the playwright beginning in April 2011, but the show was postponed indefinitely.

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23.

Julia Stiles appeared in the video for Cyndi Lauper's single "Sally's Pigeons" in 1993.

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24.

Julia Stiles made her writing and directorial debut with Elle magazine's short Raving starring Zooey Deschanel.

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25.

In May 2010, Julia Stiles was cast in a major role in the Showtime series Dexter and signed for 10 episodes.

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26.

Julia Stiles graduated from Columbia University with a degree in English literature in 2005.

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27.

Julia Stiles has worked for Habitat for Humanity, building housing in Costa Rica, and has worked with Amnesty International to raise awareness of the harsh conditions of immigration detention of unaccompanied juveniles.

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28.

Julia Stiles says she gave up veganism after she developed anemia and found it difficult to get proper nutrition while traveling.

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29.

Julia Stiles has described herself as a feminist and wrote about the subject in The Guardian.

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30.

Julia Stiles is a fan of baseball and the New York Mets.

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31.

In January 2022, Julia Stiles announced on Instagram that she had given birth to a boy named Arlo.

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