JULIETTE LEWIS Biography - Actors and Actresses


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Name: Juliette Lewis                                                                   
Born: 21 June 1973 Los Angeles, California, United States                             
Juliette L. Lewis (born June 21, 1973) is an Academy Award-nominated American         
actress and musician.                                                                 
Lewis was born in Los Angeles, California. Her father is actor Geoffrey Lewis         
and her mother, Glenis Batley (née Duggan), is a graphic designer; her parents       
divorced when she was two years old. She has two brothers, Lightfield and Peter,       
and two sisters, Dierdre and Brandy. Her uncle is the late composer, Peter Tod         
Lewis. She wanted to act since she was six years old, and got her start in TV at       
the age of twelve.                                                                     
Juliette Lewis with Juliette and the Licks at the Eurockéennes 2007                   
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Lewis has appeared in over forty films and made-for-TV movies. She starred in         
the video for the Melissa Etheridge song "Come To My Window", and has also             
appeared in a GAP commercial which she was dancing with Daft Punk to the tune of       
the song "Digital Love." She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best               
Supporting Actress in 1992 for Cape Fear. She received an Emmy nomination for         
her performance in "Hysterical Blindness" in 2003. She also appeared in the HIM       
music video for "Buried Alive By Love" in 2003.                                       
Lewis has also launched a career as a solo singer and musician, leading a group       
called Juliette and the Licks which has released a number of recordings. She is       
working with rock songwriter Linda Perry, among others. Lewis has also appeared       
on three tracks by Electronic Music group The Prodigy's 2004 CD Always                 
Outnumbered, Never Outgunned ("Spitfire", "Get Up Get Off", and "Hot Ride").           
In 2006 Blender Magazine included her in their hottest women of rock music list       
while saying, "[She] delivered sonically varnished melodic punk replete with           
purring vocals and lyrics that bash porn, pharmaceutical companies and rotten         
lovers (in no particular order)".