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Juliette Lewis
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Lewis in February 2010
Born June 21, 1973 (1973-06-21) (age 48)
Occupation Actress/Musician
Years active 1987–present
Spouse(s) Steve Berra
(m. 1999–2003, divorced)
Parent(s) Geoffrey Lewis (dead)

Juliette L. Lewis (born June 21, 1973) is an American actress and singer. She is known for her portrayals of offbeat characters, often in films with dark themes. She began her career with small roles in film and on television during the late 1980s.

She has appeared in films such as Husbands and Wives (1992), Kalifornia; What's Eating Gilbert Grape (both 1993), The Basketball Diaries; Strange Days (both 1995), From Dusk till Dawn; The Evening Star (both 1996), The Other Sister (1999), The Way of the Gun (2000), Old School (2003), Starsky & Hutch (2004), Whip It (2009), Conviction (2010), and August: Osage County (2013).

Lewis received an Emmy Award nomination for her performance in the HBO film Hysterical Blindness (2002). Subsequent television work has included series' such as The Firm (2012), Wayward Pines (2015), and Secrets and Lies (2015–16).

Early life and 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 eight siblings.

Lewis appeared in The Wonder Years as Wayne's girlfriend in Episodes 24, 34 and 36. She also played Audrey Griswold in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

In 1991, she received acclaim for her performance in Cape Fear, which earned her nominations for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe.

In 2004, Lewis launched a career as a singer and musician, leading the American rock band Juliette and the Licks. She has since embarked on a solo career.

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