Julia Stiles

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Quotes (18)

  • Julia: (on attending college) Well, my reasons when I started were different from the reasons that I'm continuing now. My reasons for starting school had to do more with the experience of it all, and then, I ended up really just enjoying studying. There are things that I can study in school that I can't learn on a movie set. It's good to get perspective.

  • Julia: (on the film The Prince and Me) You watch two people fall in love and connect. It's the tried and true story of two people from different walks of life connecting on a really deeper level. There is a fantasy element to it and fairy tale element to it, but what's nice is that my character is really grounded and real and is believable, hopefully, if I did my job. It's not a repeat of Cinderella stories.

  • Julia: (on Jonathan Cramer) I've learned a lot from him, because he's in a totally different creative profession. And he's a wonderful human being, and I'm madly in love. But out of respect for him, I try not to talk about him when he's not here to speak for himself. Because it would be weird to read about yourself in an article.

  • Julia: (Do Dexter and Lumen fall in love?) It depends on your definition of love. There are many different ways to show love that can be interpreted in many different ways. Plus, emotions with Dexter are already so unconventional that it's hard to put the word love in there.

  • Julia: (On her character, Lumen in Dexter) She comes into Dexter's life, and she's very mysterious. You only slowly learn where she's come from, and it's clear that she's experienced a major trauma and has a really hard time moving past that and getting on with her life.

  • Julia: I think women get caught up too much in having a plan -- 'I'm going to get married at this age; I'm going to have a kid at this age' -- and then they just try to find a guy who will fit into that picture. I don't want my life to be based on that.

  • Julia: (on her inspiration behind her shirt creations which double as pants) I met this homeless man who had never owned a shirt in his life. He had taken his pants and worn them as a shirt and I thought it was so creative. He was liberated from the conventions of fashion.

  • Julia: (when asked by Conan O'Brien about her first bite of a hamburger when she stopped being a vegan) The word orgasm comes to mind.

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Trivia (22)

  • When travelling for roles, Julia has an old blanket "Blanky" that she takes with her to fight homesickness.

  • Grew up with Claire Danes and Zac Posen.

  • Julia is a die-hard New York Mets fan.

  • Awards & Nominations: -
    10 Things I Hate About You
    1999 (N) - Film - Breakout Performance, Teen Choice Awards
    1999 (N) - Film - Sexiest Love Scene, Teen Choice Awards, shared with Heath Ledger
    1999 (N) - Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Comedy Film, YoungStar Awards
    2000 (W) - Most Promising Actress, Chicago Film Critics Association Awards, tied with Émilie Dequenne (Rosetta)
    2000 (W) - Breakthrough Female Performance, MTV Movie Awards

    State and Main
    2000 (W) - Best Acting by an Ensemble, National Board of Review, shared with castmates
    2001 (W) - Best Ensemble Cast, Florida Film Critics Circle Awards, shared with castmates
    2001 (W) - Best Ensemble Cast Performance, Online Film Critics Society Awards

    Save the Last Dance
    2001 (W) - Best Kiss, MTV Movie Awards, shared with Sean Patrick Thomas
    2001 (N) - Best Female Performance, MTV Movie Awards
    2001 (W) - Film - Choice Actress, Teen Choice Awards
    2001 (W) - Film - Choice Fight Scene, Teen Choice Awards, shared with Bianca Lawson

    Others

    1998 (W) - Best Actress, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, forWicked
    2000 (N) - Film - Choice Actress, Teen Choice Awards, for Down to You
    2000 (N) - Film - Choice Chemistry, Teen Choice Awards, for Down to You, shared with Freddie Prinze, Jr.
    2002 (N) - Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Drama, Golden Satellite Award, for The Business of Strangers
    2004 (N) - Choice Movie Actress - Drama/Action Adventure, Teen Choice Awards, for both Mona Lisa Smile and The Prince & Me
    2006 (N) - Movie - Choice Scream, Teen Choice Awards, for The Omen
    2011 (N) - TV- Guest Actress In A Drama Series for Dexter

  • Film, Video, and TV Movie Credits:
    Passage (2009) as Ella
    The Cry of the Owl (2009) as Jenny Thierolf
    Gospel Hill (2008) as Rosie
    The '60s (1999) (TV) as Katie Herlihy
    Before Women Had Wings (1997) (TV) as Phoebe Jackson

  • In August 2009, Julia showcased her talent in fashion design by coming up with an eco-friendly clothing label called Styles. The designs make use of recyclable materials and are named after the films that she's done.

  • In 2007, Stiles wrote and directed the drama short, Raving featuring Zooey Deschanel.

  • She appeared in the music videos, "Sally's Pigeons" by Cyndi Lauper in 1993 and "Crazy" by K-Ci and Jo-Jo in 2000.

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