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JULIETTE LEWIS (Debbie) has been recognized as one of Hollywood's most talented and versatile actors of her generation since she first stunned audiences and critics alike with her Oscar®-nominated performance as Danielle Bowden in "Cape Fear.” To date, she has worked with some of the most revered directors in the industry, including Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, Lasse Hallström, Oliver Stone and Garry Marshall. Whether lending dramatic authenticity or a natural comedic flair to her roles, Lewis graces the screen with remarkable range and an original and captivating style.

Lewis was born in Hollywood, and by the age of 6, she knew she wanted to be a performer. At 12, Lewis landed her first leading role in the Showtime miniseries "Home Fires.” After appearing in several TV sitcoms including "The Wonder Years,” she made her move to film, starring with Chevy Chase in "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation” and with Jennifer Jason Leigh in the drama "Crooked Hearts.” At 16, Lewis starred in the critically acclaimed television movie "Too Young to Die?” and caught the attention of Martin Scorsese, who cast her in his thriller "Cape Fear.” Her powerful scenes with Robert De Niro captured the quiet complexities of adolescence and earned her an Oscar® nomination and Golden Globe® nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Her auditorium scene with De Niro goes down in movie-making history as one of cinema's classic scenes.

Lewis next worked with Woody Allen in "Husbands and Wives,” playing a self-assured college coed with a penchant for older men and, particularly, her married professor. She quickly followed suit with a succession of starring roles in a variety of blockbusters and critically acclaimed projects including "Kalifornia,” "Romeo Is Bleeding,” "What's Eating Gilbert Grape” and "Natural Born Killers,” Oliver Stone's controversial media satire about two mass murderers who become legendary folk heroes. Lewis' other credits include the Nora Ephron comedy "Mixed Nuts,” with Steve Martin and Adam Sandler; the sci-fi action film "Strange Days,” with Ralph Fiennes and Angela Bassett; Quentin Tarantino's vampire tale "From Dusk Till Dawn,” with George Clooney; "Evening Star,” with Shirley MacLaine; the Garry Marshalldirected "The Other Sister”; and "Old School,” co-starring opposite Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn and Will Ferrell.

In addition to her film career, Lewis has continued to add roles to her growing list of television credits with a performance in Showtime's "My Louisiana Sky,” for which she secured an Emmy® nomination, and a starring role in the Mira Nair-directed HBO film "Hysterical Blindness,” alongside Uma Thurman and Gena Rowlands.

After a three-year hiatus from film to pursue her burgeoning music career exclusively, Lewis returned to acting and was seen in "Whip It,” the tenth production from Drew Barrymore's film company, Flower Films. Directed by Barrymore, the film tells the story of an ex-beauty pageant contestant who leaves her crowns behind after joining a roller derby team. Lewis plays Dinah Might, the star of a top derby team. The film also stars Ellen Page, Marcia Gay Harden, Kristen Wiig, Jimmy Fallon and Eve.

Lewis also completed work on "Sympathy for Delicious,” Mark Ruffalo's directorial debut, which won the Special Jury Prize at Sundance. The film follows a paralyzed DJ struggling to survive on the streets of LA, who turns to faith healing and mysteriously develops the ability to cure the sick. Lewis co-stars alongside Orlando Bloom, Ruffalo and Laura Linney.

In February 2009, Juliette Lewis joined the cast of the indie drama "Betty Anne Waters,” which stars Hilary Swank, Melissa Leo, Minnie Driver and Sam Rockwell. Lewis plays Roseanne Perry in the true story of an unemployed single mother (Swank) who saw her brother begin serving a life sentence in 1983 for murder and robbery. Convinced that he was innocent, she earned a law degree and challenged the conviction with DNA evidence, resulting in her brother being freed in 2001.

Juliette Lewis resides in Los Angeles and recently released her third studio album, "Terra Incognito.”

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