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Julia Stiles Biography

Birth Name:
Julia O'Hara Stiles
Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States

Fast Facts

  • Requested and received an audition at New York's Ridge Theater Company at the age of 11
  • Wrote for ZuZu, a New York-based children's magazine, as a teenager
  • Volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and helped to build homes for families in Costa Rica
  • Said she suffered from nightmares while filming the remake of The Omen
  • An avid fan of works by Shakespeare, performed in Gil Junger's adaptation of The Taming of the Shrew, 10 Things I Hate About You in 1999; she has continued her appreciation of the Bard on stage and screen in the roles of Ophelia (Hamlet), Desi (Othello adaptation, O) and Viola (Twelfth Night) Is an former vegan


  • 2011Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2010Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1999Chicago Film Critics Association-Most Promising Actress: winner