Juliette Lake Lewis is an American actress and singer. She is known for her portrayals of offbeat characters, often in films with dark themes. Lewis began her career in television at age 14 before being cast in her first major film role as Audrey Griswold in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.
About Juliette Lewis in brief
Juliette Lake Lewis is an American actress and singer. She is known for her portrayals of offbeat characters, often in films with dark themes. Lewis is the daughter of character actor Geoffrey Lewis. Lewis began her career in television at age 14 before being cast in her first major film role as Audrey Griswold in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. She went on to garner international notice for her role in Martin Scorsese’s remake of Cape Fear, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2009, Lewis began releasing material as a solo artist, forming the rock band Juliette and the Licks. She has eight siblings: brothers or half-brothers Lightfield, Peter, Miles, and Matthew Lewis; and sisters orHalf-sisters Brandy, Hannah, and Dierdre Lewis. She was arrested and charged with underage drinking in 2010 for her performance as Danielle Bowden in Too Young to Die?, a crime film based on the case of Marie Cannaday, a troubled young woman who falls into prostitution and drugs. Lewis has also appeared in the television series The Firm, Wayward Pines, Secrets and Lies, and The Act. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children. She also has a son with her second husband, actor and director David O. Russell, and a daughter with her third wife, actress and producer Amy Poehler. Her son is the son of actor and singer Geoffrey Lewis and his first wife, Glenis Batley, a graphic designer.
She had a minor role in the science fiction film My Stepmother Is an Alien before landing her first big role in Home Fires. In the 1990s, Lewis co-starred with Brad Pitt in the Lifetime film Too Young To Die? She also had a guest-starring role as Wayne Delores, Delores’ girlfriend, on the series The Wonder Years. In 1999, Lewis had a leading role in The Other Sister as a woman with mental disabilities. The 2000s saw Lewis appearing in a series of supporting roles in independent features and studio films, and in 2003 she earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her roles in Hysterical Blindness and Starsky & Hutch. In 2010, Lewis starred in the comedy The Meet the Hollowheads and the sci-fi film The Runnin’ Kind of Runnin’ Kind of You. In 2012, she had a starring role on the reality TV series The X-Files, playing a young woman whose boyfriend is a serial killer. In 2013, she starred in a film about a young girl who falls in love with her stepfather, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination and a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. In 2014, she appeared in a biographical crime film, Conviction, and the drama August: Osage County. In 2015, she played a young drifter in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, which was based on a true story of a woman who fell into a world of prostitution.