who plays â€˜Ginny,' Slim's fellow waitress and loyal friend in Enough,
is one of the most captivating performers of her generation. Bringing an
emotional rawness and authenticity to every one of her film roles, she has
proven her ability to embody a broad spectrum of characters.
It was in l991 that the
actress amazed audiences and critics alike for her riveting work in Martin
Scorsese's remake of "Cape Fear," co-starring Robert De Niro, Nick
Nolte and Jessica Lange. Her performance earned both Academy Award and Golden
Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actress. She next joined the cast of the
Woody Allen comedy "Husbands and Wives," in which she played a college
student with a penchant for older men, followed by "That Night,"
co-starring C. Thomas Howell.
Other roles quickly
followed, including "Kalifornia" with Brad Pitt, and Lasse Hallstrom's
"What's Eating Gilbert Grape" with Leonardo DiCaprio and Johnny Depp.
She stirred up screen controversy in the Oliver Stone satire, "Natural Born
Killers," with Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones and Robert Downey, Jr.,
then re-teamed with Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Basketball Diaries." She
went on to star opposite Steve Martin in the Nora Ephron comedy "Mixed
Nuts," with Ralph Fiennes in the futuristic "Strange Days," and
with George Clooney in the vampire tale "From Dusk Til' Dawn." She
also starred opposite Shirley MacLaine in "The Evening Star" and with
Giovanni Ribisi in "The Other Sister," directed by Garry Marshall.
Lewis recently appeared
in a trio of diverse movie roles: the western "The Way of the Gun,"
co-starring Benecio Del Toro and James Caan; Susan Siedelman's "Gaudi
Afternoon," and the independent film "Room to Rent." Her upcoming
projects include Mira Nair's "Hysterical Blindness" with Uma Thurman
and Gena Rowlands; Todd Phillip's comedy "Old School" with Luke
Wilson and Vince Vaughn; and Adam Arkin's "My Louisiana Sky," for
which she has received an Emmy nomination.
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