Julia Stiles is the Holy Trinity: natural beauty, talent and intelligence all rolled into one tiny, and might we add stunning, package. Julia isn't the hottest actress on the market, but she still manages to deliver one hell-of-a-punch every time we see her. A young Julia Roberts to many, Julia Stiles took matter into her own hands at age eleven when she personally wrote a letter to the La Mama Theater asking for an audition. Not only did they give her an audition, but they snatched her up as one of their prestigious students, quickly booking her spots in small theater productions where she could show off her undeniable talents.
After appearing as a guest star in the popular teen TV series "Ghostwriter," Julia went on to pursue a television career and gained critical recognition for her role in the NBC miniseries "The 60's" in 1999. Julia effortlessly began her budding film career in the Shakespearean hit "10 Things I Hate About You," winning a MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Female Performance. Julia may not be considered a star, but she definitely has the rare qualities needed to make it in Hollywood today, named as one of Teen People's 21 Hottest Stars Under 21 and currently attending Ivy-league Columbia University on her downtime.
Julia Stiles on the Web
Julia Stiles at Maxim
Julia Stiles disappeared for a while, but she made a strong return to film with her role in the Bourne Trilogy alongside Matt Damon. Maxim has a galley of Stiles from her work on the three films.
Julia's official website isn't as great as some of the listed fan sites, but hey, it's official.
A database listing of Julia's film and television appearances.
TV Guide: Julia Stiles
Julia Stiles Videos, Interviews and More on TV Guide's Online Video Guide
Slice of the Day
Julia doesn't like to smile much, but when you see these pictures, it's not going to make a difference.
A brief profile on the teen queen.
A great collection of articles, news and photos
Julia Stiles Online
An awesome, in-depth fan site with a biography, facts, trivia, quotes and an updated calendar with news regarding her latest projects and TV appearances.
Another great fan site full of cataloged articles from 1998-2003
Julia Stiles on the Screen
Julia exploded on to the teen film scene with her breakthrough hit "10 Things I Hate About You," a present day retelling of the Shakespeare classic "The Taming of the Shrew." Julia continued to appear in the modern day Shakespeare classics "Hamlet" and "O," before finally making her mark with the critics in "Save the Last Dance." She has also most recently appeared in the romantic comedy "A Guy Thing," "The Bourne Identity" and "Mona Lisa Smile" with Julia Roberts.
While Julia has appeared in a number of successful films in the past, she keeps her work schedule simple. Julia's down-to-earth lifestyle has kept her out of the Hollywood limelight for the most part, but now that's graduated from Columbia University, Julia has lined up a nice selection of upcoming films, including the thriller "A Little Trip to Heaven" (December 29), the David Mamet-scripted "Edmond" (December 20), "Going Down," and the romance film "Burns."
On her career as an actress:
"I like analyzing human behavior. It's complex. That's what keeps me going."
On appearing in numerous Shakespeare films:
"Just because I had done (''10 Things''), I wasn't going to turn down the acting experiences of my life."