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Stiles's first theatrical roles were in works by author/composer John Moran with the group Ridge Theater in Manhattan's Lower East Side from 1993 to 1998. From July to August 2002, she performed on stage in Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues, and she appeared as Viola, the lead role in Shakespeare in the Park's production of Twelfth Night with Jimmy Smits.

In 2004, she made her London stage debut opposite Aaron Eckhart in a revival of David Mamet's play Oleanna at the Garrick Theatre. She reprised the role of Carol in a 2009 production of Oleanna, directed by Doug Hughes and co-starring Bill Pullman at the Mark Taper Forum. The production moved to Broadway's John Golden Theatre for October 11 opening night.

Stiles was to play Jeannie in a production of Neil LaBute's Fat Pig directed by the playwright beginning in April 2011, but the show was postponed indefinitely.

Stiles' 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.

Stiles moved on to more adult roles, garnering a nomination for the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture for her performance in The Business of Strangers (2001), Mona Lisa Smile (2003), and The Omen (2006). She became known to a wider audience for her supporting role alongside Matt Damon as Nicky Parsons in the Bourne film series (2002–2016). She had a recurring role as Lumen Pierce in the fifth season of the Showtime series Dexter (2010), a role that earned her the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series. As a member of the cast of Silver Linings Playbook (2012), Stiles was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
Stiles stars in the Sky Atlantic series Riviera (2018–present), and appears in the Blue web series also broadcast on television (2012–2015). Other film roles include romantic comedy The Prince and Me (2004), noir-inspired drama-thriller A Little Trip to Heaven (2005), British-Canadian co-production The Cry of the Owl (2009), Between Us (2012), Out of the Dark (2014), and with Anthony Hopkins in Blackway (2016) (also known as Go With Me).

Julia Stiles Photos


Rattlestick Theatre Prodution, 2014

Original Broadway Production, 2012

Original Broadway Production, 2009



Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]

Performer [Replacement]

Julia Stiles Movies

[1996]I Love You, I Love You Not Young Nana's Friend

[1997]The Devil's Own Bridget O Meara

[1998]Wicked Ellie Christianson

[1998]Wide Awake Neena Beal

[1999]10 Things I Hate About You Kat Stratford

[2000]State and Main Carla

[2000]Hamlet Ophelia

[2000]Down to You Imogen

[2001]O Desi Brable

[2001]Save the Last Dance Sara

[2001]The Business of Strangers Paula Murphy

[2002]The Bourne Identity Nicolette

[2003]Carolina Carolina

[2003]A Guy Thing Becky

[2003]Mona Lisa Smile Joan Brandwyn

[2004]The Bourne Supremacy Nicky

[2004]The Prince and Me Paige Morgan

[2005]A Little Trip to Heaven Isold

[2005]Edmond Glenna

[2006]The Omen Katherine Thorn

[2007]The Bourne Ultimatum Nicky Parsons

[2008]Gospel Hill Rosie

[2009]The Cry of the Owl Jenny Thierolf

[2012]Girl Most Likely Julia Stiles

[2012]Silver Linings Playbook Veronica

[2012]It's a Disaster Tracy

[2012]Between Us Grace

[2013]Closed Circuit Joanna Reece

[2014]Hits Woman at Dump

[2014]Out of the Dark Sarah

[2015]The Great Gilly Hopkins Courtney

[2015]Blackway Lillian

[2016]Jason Bourne Nicky Parsons

[2016]The Drowning Lauren Seymour

[2016]Misconduct Jane Clemente

[2016]11:55 Janine

[2017]Trouble Rachel

[2019]Hustlers Elizabeth

[2021]The God Committee Dr. Jordan Taylor

[2022]Orphan: First Kill Tricia Albright

Julia Stiles TV Shows

Blue Blue

Dragons: The Nine Realms Olivia, Olivia Kullersen

Ghostwriter Erica Dansby

Riviera Georgina Clios, Georgina Ryland

The Mindy Project Dr. Jessica Lieberstein

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Photos: Stars Arrive on the Red Carpet at Opening Night of THE WANDERERS

Roundabout Theatre Company officially opened The Wanderers by Anna Ziegler, directed by Barry Edelstein, last night, February 16. Check out photos of the stars arriving on the opening night red carpet here!

Lizzo Announces European Dates of the 'Special' Tour

Coming off her recent win for ‘Video for Good Award’ at the 2022 VMA’s for About Damn Time, along with the same track reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and the top 10 in 12 other countries, she will be hitting 15 European cities including Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester, and London, following her North American leg this fall.

VIDEO: DreamWorks Debuts DRAGONS: THE NINE REALMS Season Three Trailer

Inspired by the popular How to Train Your Dragon franchise, new episodes of DreamWorks Dragons: The Nine Realms arrive on Hulu and Peacock. The series stars Jeremy Shada, Julia Stiles, Haley Joel Osment, Marcus Scribner, Aimee Garcia, Ashley Liao, Lauren Tom, Keston John, Justina Machado and D’arcy Carden! Watch the season 3 video trailer now!

Lizzo's 'About Damn Time' Goes #1 on Billboard Hot 100

With over 1 million units sold, “About Damn Time” is also holding #1 at Top 40 radio and building #1 on Hot AC. On track to become Lizzo’s highest streaming song thus far, “About Damn Time” follows her first #1 “Truth Hurts” (which spent seven weeks at #1), and further top 10 hits “Good As Hell,” and “Rumors (Feat. Cardi B).” Plus, tour dates!


Esther’s saga continues in this prequel to the original horror hit, Orphan. After orchestrating a brilliant escape from an Estonian psychiatric facility, Esther travels to America by impersonating the missing daughter of a wealthy family. Yet, an unexpected twist arises that pits her against a protective mother. Watch the new trailer now!

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Announces 2022/23 Season Featuring World Premieres & More

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago has announced the company’s 45th anniversary ‘sapphire’ season: a dynamic mix of world premieres and revivals of company and audience favorites.

Listen: Amir Arison Talks THE KITE RUNNER and More on LITTLE KNOWN FACTS

Little Known Facts is a weekly podcast hosted by stage and film actress Ilana Levine. The latest episode features Amir Arison! Amir talked about The Kite Runner and more!

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Announces 45 Anniversary Season Featuring REFRACTION Program Debut & More

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago has announced the company’s 45th anniversary ‘sapphire’ season: a dynamic mix of world premieres and revivals of company and audience favorites. The 2022/23 Season 45: Sapphire Season begins with HSDC’s fall series Refraction at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance.

American Blues Theater to Present Reading of 17 MINUTES by Scott Organ

American Blues Theater, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, will present a live, online reading of 17 MINUTES by Scott Organ, directed by Michael Cotey as part of “The Room” series. The reading will be live on Monday, June 27 at 7pm.

Lizzo Shares New Single 'Grrrls' From 'Special' Album

3x GRAMMY® Award-winning, RIAA multi-platinum certified superstar Lizzo is dropping another infectious song with the brand-new “Grrrls,” available now via DSPs and streaming services. The track follows the newly RIAA Gold certified hit single “About Damn Time.” Plus, check out upcoming tour dates!

Lizzo Releases 'About Damn Time' (Purple Disco Machine Remix)

3x GRAMMY® Award-winning, RIAA multi-platinum certified artist Lizzo releases 'About Damn Time' (Purple Disco Machine Remix) today. New single “About Damn Time” heralds Lizzo’s highly-anticipated upcoming album SPECIAL. Lizzo recently launched her revolutionary new shapewear brand, YITTY. Plus, check out upcoming tour dates!

Comedy Series TEN PERCENT to Premiere on Sundance Now and AMC+

Sundance Now is set to release the first season of the upcoming original comedy series Ten Percent. The show's two-episode premiere is set for Friday, April 29 on Sundance Now and AMC+. An encore airing of the first episode will debut linearly on BBC AMERICA Sunday, May 1 with one episode weekly thereafter. 

St. Louis Shakespeare Festival Announces 2022 Season

St. Louis Shakespeare Festival (Tom Ridgely, Producing Artistic Director) announced today that its 22nd Shakespeare in the Park production will be Much Ado About Nothing. Find out how to get tickets.

Photos: Go Inside Ailey's #REUNITEDWEDANCE Opening Night Gala Benefit

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater kicked off its three-week 2021 homecoming season December 1 with a one-night only gala benefit complete with an inspirational performance at New York City Center and star-studded dinner-party at the Ziegfeld Ballroom. 

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's New York City Center Homecoming Season Kicks Off This Week

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater kicks off its homecoming season with a one-night only gala benefit on Wednesday, December 1 at 7pm, complete with an exceptional performance at New York City Center and dinner-party at the Ziegfeld Ballroom.

Jokes On Main Comedy Series Announced at Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) announces the launch of Jokes on Main, its new comedy series featuring the Tri-State's funniest comedians, on Friday, November 26 at 8:00pm.

BWW Review: THE GOD COMMITTEE-An Outstanding and Insightful Drama

The God Committee, written and directed by Austin Stark, is now showing in select theatres and streaming.  It’s a film that must be seen.  It deftly brings to the screen the subject of life-saving organ transplants, while telling very human stories that occur behind the scenes.

Anthology Series INNOCENT Returns June 24

AMC Networks' streaming service Sundance Now is for culture craving TV watchers looking for their next series to obsess over and offers a rich selection of original and exclusive series from engrossing true crime to heart-stopping dramas.

Chain Theatre Playwriting Lab Presents Virtual Reading Of WHITE KNUCKLE By JUAN RAMIREZ, JR.

The Chain has announced free Zoom readings of WHITE KNUCKLE by Juan Ramirez, Jr. Thursday, March 18th at 7PM and Saturday, March 20th at 7PM.

CSC and Coolidge Corner Theatre Present Shakespeare Reimagined: 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and the Coolidge Corner Theatre have teamed up to take an in-depth look at how some filmmakers have reimagined Shakespeare’s work to create compelling cinema that is as relevant today as it was four hundred years ago.


Julia Stiles has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

Julia Stiles has not appeared in the West End

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