Julia Stiles

(Julia O'Hara Stiles)

Julia Stiles
Julia Stiles
  • Born: March 28, 1981
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actress

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Julia O'Hara Stiles is an American actress. Born and raised in New York City, Stiles began acting at age 11 and made her screen debut as Erica Dansby in six episodes of the television series Ghostwriter (1993–1994). Her first film role was in I Love You, I Love You Not (1996), followed by a leading role in the thriller Wicked (1998), for which she was awarded the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Award for Best Actress. She went on to gain prominence for her lead roles in teen films such as 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) for which she won MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance and was nominated for two Teen Choice Awards, Down to You (2000), for which she was nominated for another two Teen Choice Awards, and Save the Last Dance (2001), winning the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress and was nominated for the MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance.

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Even after such milestones as Kathryn Bigelow winning an Oscar, there still seem to be few women in leadership roles. Women ;Leaders & Leadership
I always feel like a goofy little kid.
I am a big fan of horror movies but I had never thought that I had wanted to act in one because I don't think that actors get to do much in them. They're usually just reacting. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I like analyzing human behavior. It's complex. That's what keeps me going.
I met this homeless man who had never owned a shirt in his life. He had taken his pants and worn them as a shirt and I thought it was so creative. He was liberated from the conventions of fashion. Life
I pretty much grew up in public.
I think audiences, producers and directors included, develop crushes on actors (actresses in particular) and then lose interest and move on to the next one.
I think that ultimately I just have to be myself. You know, I don't do anything that outlandish anyway.
I think women get caught up too much in having a plan - 'I'm going to get married at this age; I'm going to have a kid at this age' - and then they just try to find a guy who will fit into that picture. I don't want my life to be based on that. Life ;Women
I was gonna throw the first pitch at a Mets game, but there was a rain delay. So I'm waiting for it to stop, and the team's manager, Willie Randolph, comes by. Now he's already intimidating to begin with. But he comes over to me and says, 'If you screw this up, they will boo you.' And I said 'Thanks.'
I wear everything from hip-hop baggy pants to beautiful Armani dresses. I also like to mix vintage clothing with designer pieces.
I worked regularly from very early on, and some of it was probably a bit premature.
I'm going to Columbia University but I'm trying to keep that low-profile because I don't want weird people following me there. I want the experience of normal college life. Life
It's actually really great to be a student and an actor, because I get to do this job that I love, then just when I think my head might explode, I get to go to school where they don't really care about what magazine cover I'm on. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Of course my family and friends are incredibly valuable to me. They keep me sane, they teach me things and I love spending time with them. I think that ranking what you value is a sort of western and linear way of looking at things. Time ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Families, Children & Parenting
So I am happy to have fans, especially if it enables me to keep working. And I am really grateful when people respond to my work. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Sometimes I have these abstract ideas and then lose track of myself.
There are a handful of actors who sustain interest because it's exciting to watch them get better at what they do. I want to be one of those actors.