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Justine Tanya Bateman
Rye, New York, United States
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Justine Bateman Fast Facts:
Appeared in a number of theatrical productions starting when she was 11.
Bitten by the acting bug when younger brother, Jason, joined the cast of
Little House on the Prairie
during the show's final season; signed with her brother's agency and landed roles in commercials at the age of 15.
Originally read for a small role in the pilot of
and was then asked to audition for the part of underachiever Mallory Keaton, which she ultimately landed.
Forayed into professional theater in 1984 in the drama
Journey to the Day,
playing a suicidal woman in a mental institution. Brother Jason was also in the cast, and their father, Kent Bateman, directed the play.
Taught acting classes and directed a play at Otis Parson's in downtown L.A. during the summer of 1986.
In a November 9, 1996, article of
magazine, discussed her struggles with eating disorders during
and how she was able to overcome them.
An avid knitter, she took a break from acting and founded Justine Bateman Design in 2000.
Sold a script to the Disney Channel sitcom
Wizards of Waverly Place
In 2008, appeared before a U.S. Senate committee hearing promoting "net neutrality" of the Internet.
Is a licensed pilot and certified scuba instructor .
Served on the National Board of Directors on the Screen Actors Guild.
Justine Bateman Relationships:
Mark Fluent - Husband
Leif Garrett - Ex-significant Other
Kent Bateman - Father
Olivia Fluent - Daughter
Jason Bateman - Brother
Duke Kenneth Fluent - Son
Victoria Bateman - Mother
Justine Bateman Awards:
1987 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
1986 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
1987 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
Attends University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States
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