Julia Stiles received an Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG Award nominations for her work on Showtime's hit DEXTER opposite Michael C. Hall. Film credits include THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK opposite Bradley Cooper, Robert DeNiro, Jennifer Lawrence, the BOURNE trilogy, MONA LISA SMILE, THE OMEN, O, SAVE THE LAST DANCE, and 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU.
Julia Stiles received Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG Award nominations for her work on Showtime's hit DEXTER opposite Michael C. Hall. Film credits include THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, the BOURNE trilogy, CLOSED CIRCUIT, IT’S A DISASTER, BETWEEN US, MONA LISA SMILE, THE OMEN, STATE & MAIN, THE BUSINESS OF STRANGERS, O, SAVE THE LAST DANCE, and 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU. Theater credits include the London and Broadway revival of David Mamet's OLEANNA, Shakespeare-in-the-Park's TWELFTH NIGHT, and FRAN’S BED at Playwrights Horizons. She currently stars in BLUE on the Wigs Network, for which she also writes and directs the series PALOMA. Julia can be seen in the upcoming films THE FIRST, directed by Jennifer DeLia, and OUT OF THE DARK, directed by the Spanish filmmaker Lluis Quilez.
Called "one of the most fearless and talented actresses in Hollywood" by the Los Angeles Times, Julia Stiles continues exhibited a rare sophistication in the characters she plays on screen and on stage.
This fall, Stiles joins the cast of DEXTER, Showtimes critically acclaimed series. She will portray a mysterious woman who develops a distinct relationship with DEXTER throughout the course of the Season. She will make her debut in episode three.
Stiles will next star in the adaptation of Sylvia Plath's novel THE BELL JAR. She is also set to produce the feature with Plum Pictures in association with Killer Films. The 1950s-era drama centers on young book editor Esther Greenwood (Stiles), who grows troubled by the social trappings of her time and slowly descends into mental illness.
Over the years, Stiles has made her mark on the big screen starring in the BOURNE Trilogy opposite Matt Damon(THE BOURNE IDENTITY, THE BOURNE SUPREMACY and THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM); three Shakespearean film adaptations: Michael Almereyda's HAMLET , O, TEN THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU , for which she earned a 2000 MTV Movie Award for Best Female Breakthrough Performance and the Chicago Film Critics Award for Most Promising Actress.
She also earned critical praise starring in Patrick Stettner's independent feature, THE BUSINESS OF STRANGERS, opposite Stockard Channing. The film premiered at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival.
Additional film credits include SAVE THE LAST DANCE, for which she was nominated for two MTV Movie Awards, and David Mamet's STATE & MAIN, with William H. Macy, Alec Baldwin, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Sarah Jessica Parker. That film won a 2000 National Board of Review Award for Best Ensemble Cast. She starred opposite Liev Schreiber in the remake of the 1976 horror classic THE OMEN, as well as opposite Julia Roberts in MONA LISA SMILE.
Stiles began her career on stage at La MaMa Theatre, and has since appeared in Shakespeare-in-the-Park's TWELFTH NIGHT, both the London and Broadway revival of David Mamet's OLEANNA with Aaron Eckhart and Bill Pullman respectively; and opposite Mia Farrow in James Lapine's FRAN'S BED.
Stiles also wrote and directed a short film RAVING, for ELLE magazine's film series. RAVING is explores the emotional connection between an aimless but clever young woman (Zooey Deschanel) and a lonely, disassociated older man (Bill Irwin) after a chance encounter on a New York street corner. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and on the Sundance Channel.
She graduated from Columbia University in 2005 and spends her time between Los Angeles and New York.