JULIA STILES (Joanna Reece) continues to intrigue audiences with her characterizations, whether on stage, screen, television, or online.
She received Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations recognizing her season-long guest-starring role on the hit series Dexter, opposite Michael C. Hall, and shared a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination with the ensemble that year. Ms. Stiles was again a Screen Actors Guild Award nominee, as well as a Gotham Independent Film Award nominee, with her fellow actors from David O. Russell's celebrated Silver Linings Playbook.
In addition to the latter, her memorable feature work includes starring opposite Matt Damon in The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and The Bourne Ultimatum, directed respectively by Doug Liman and Paul Greengrass; and playing lead roles in three Shakespeare updates. These were Michael Almereyda's Hamlet, opposite Ethan Hawke; Tim Blake Nelson's O, alongside Josh Hartnett and Mekhi Phifer; and Gil Junger's 10 Things I Hate About You, with Heath Ledger. Her performance in the latter brought her the MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Female Performance and the Chicago Film Critics Association's award for Most Promising Actress.
Ms. Stiles' other notable films include Patrick Stettner's The Business of Strangers, opposite Stockard Channing, for which she received a Satellite Award nomination; Thomas Carter's Save the Last Dance, for which she again won an MTV Movie Award, shared with her leading man Sean Patrick Thomas; Martha Coolidge's The Prince and Me; Alan J. Pakula's The Devil's Own, alongside Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt; Mike Newell's Mona Lisa Smile; Michael Steinberg's Wicked, for which she was named Best Actress the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival; Todd Berger's It's a Disaster, with David Cross and America Ferrera; Dan Mirvish's Between Us, with Taye Diggs, Melissa George, and David Harbour; Lluis Quilez's upcoming Out of the Dark, in which she stars with Scott Speedman and Stephen Rea; and David Mamet's State & Main, for which she shared with her colleagues the ensemble prize from the National Board of Review, among other groups.
The Columbia University graduate began her career on stage at La MaMa Theatre. Over the years, she has starred in the Shakespeare in the Park staging of Twelfth Night; in both the London and Broadway revival stagings of David Mamet's Oleanna, opposite Aaron Eckhart and Bill Pullman, respectively; and with Mia Farrow in James Lapine's Fran's Bed.
Recently, for YouTube's scripted drama channel Wigs, Ms. Stiles has starred in the title role of the online series Blue; and wrote and directed the series Paloma, starring Grace Gummer. Her other work as writer/director includes the short film Raving, for Elle Magazine's film series; the short starred Zooey Deschanel and Bill Irwin, and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and played on the Sundance Channel. Also among her short film work, she played the lead in Neil LaBute's sexting.
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