Julia Stiles

Julia O'Hara Stiles (born March 28, 1981) is an American actress. After beginning her career in small parts in a New York City theatre troupe, she has moved on to leading roles in plays by writers as diverse as William Shakespeare and David Mamet. Her film career has included both commercial and critical successes, ranging from teen romantic comedies such as 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) to dark art house pictures such as The Business of Strangers (2001). She is also known for playing the supporting character Nicky Parsons in the Bourne film series and the leading role in Save the Last Dance, and for her role in Mona Lisa Smile. She guest starred as Lumen Pierce in the fifth season of the Showtime series Dexter, a role that earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination. Description above from the Wikipedia article Julia Stiles, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

EmotionalRomanticUpliftingBeautiful

After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  Bradley Cooper  •  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Robert De Niro  •  Jacki Weaver

After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  Bradley Cooper  •  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Robert De Niro  •  Jacki Weaver

The Bourne Identity (2002)

Action-packedSmartThrillingGripping

Wounded to the brink of death and suffering from amnesia, Jason Bourne is rescued at sea by a fisherman. With nothing to go on but a Swiss bank account number, he starts to reconstruct his life, but finds that many people he encounters want him dead. However, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Doug Liman
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Franka Potente  •  Chris Cooper  •  Clive Owen

Wounded to the brink of death and suffering from amnesia, Jason Bourne is rescued at sea by a fisherman. With nothing to go on but a Swiss bank account number, he starts to reconstruct his life, but finds that many people he encounters want him dead. However, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Doug Liman
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Franka Potente  •  Chris Cooper  •  Clive Owen

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

Action-packedFast pacedSuspensefulThrilling

Bourne is brought out of hiding once again by reporter Simon Ross who is trying to unveil Operation Blackbriar, an upgrade to Project Treadstone, in a series of newspaper columns. Information from the reporter stirs a new set of memories, and Bourne must finally ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Greengrass
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Julia Stiles  •  David Strathairn  •  Scott Glenn

Bourne is brought out of hiding once again by reporter Simon Ross who is trying to unveil Operation Blackbriar, an upgrade to Project Treadstone, in a series of newspaper columns. Information from the reporter stirs a new set of memories, and Bourne must finally ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Greengrass
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Julia Stiles  •  David Strathairn  •  Scott Glenn

The Bourne Supremacy (2004)

Fast pacedIntenseSmartPowerful

When a CIA operation to purchase classified Russian documents is blown by a rival agent, who then shows up in the sleepy seaside village where Bourne and Marie have been living. The pair run for their lives and Bourne, who promised retaliation should anyone from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Greengrass
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Brian Cox  •  Julia Stiles  •  Joan Allen

When a CIA operation to purchase classified Russian documents is blown by a rival agent, who then shows up in the sleepy seaside village where Bourne and Marie have been living. The pair run for their lives and Bourne, who promised retaliation should anyone from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Greengrass
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Brian Cox  •  Julia Stiles  •  Joan Allen

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

RomanticCuteCharmingFun

On the first day at his new school, Cameron instantly falls for Bianca, the gorgeous girl of his dreams. The only problem is that Bianca is forbidden to date until her ill-tempered, completely un-dateable older sister Kat goes out, too. In an attempt to solve his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gil Junger
CAST:  Heath Ledger  •  Julia Stiles  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Larisa Oleynik

On the first day at his new school, Cameron instantly falls for Bianca, the gorgeous girl of his dreams. The only problem is that Bianca is forbidden to date until her ill-tempered, completely un-dateable older sister Kat goes out, too. In an attempt to solve his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gil Junger
CAST:  Heath Ledger  •  Julia Stiles  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Larisa Oleynik

A Little Trip to Heaven (2005)

Insurance investigator Abraham Holt travels to a tiny town in rural Minnesota to look into a particularly unusual insurance claim stemming from a horrific car accident. As Holt examines the scene of the wreck, it all seems a bit too perfect. And when he interviews ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baltasar Kormákur
CAST:  Forest Whitaker  •  Julia Stiles  •  Peter Coyote  •  Jeremy Renner

Insurance investigator Abraham Holt travels to a tiny town in rural Minnesota to look into a particularly unusual insurance claim stemming from a horrific car accident. As Holt examines the scene of the wreck, it all seems a bit too perfect. And when he interviews ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baltasar Kormákur
CAST:  Forest Whitaker  •  Julia Stiles  •  Peter Coyote  •  Jeremy Renner

Edmond (2005)

Seemingly mild-mannered businessman Edmond Burke visits a fortuneteller and hears a remark that spurs him to leave his wife abruptly and seek what is missing from his life. Encounters with strangers and unsavory people weaken the barriers encompassing his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Gordon
CAST:  William H. Macy  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Denise Richards  •  Mena Suvari

Seemingly mild-mannered businessman Edmond Burke visits a fortuneteller and hears a remark that spurs him to leave his wife abruptly and seek what is missing from his life. Encounters with strangers and unsavory people weaken the barriers encompassing his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Gordon
CAST:  William H. Macy  •  Joe Mantegna  •  Denise Richards  •  Mena Suvari

Hamlet (2000)

Modern day adaptation of Shakespeare's immortal story about Hamlet's plight to avenge his father's murder in New York City.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Almereyda
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Kyle MacLachlan  •  Diane Venora  •  Sam Shepard

Modern day adaptation of Shakespeare's immortal story about Hamlet's plight to avenge his father's murder in New York City.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Almereyda
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Kyle MacLachlan  •  Diane Venora  •  Sam Shepard

Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

Thought provokingSlow movingMindlessBeautiful

The story of Katherine Ann Watson, a feminist teacher who studied at UCLA graduate school and in 1953 left her boyfriend behind in Los Angeles, California to teach at Wellesley College, a conservative women's private liberal arts college in Massachusetts, United States.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Kirsten Dunst  •  Julia Stiles  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal

The story of Katherine Ann Watson, a feminist teacher who studied at UCLA graduate school and in 1953 left her boyfriend behind in Los Angeles, California to teach at Wellesley College, a conservative women's private liberal arts college in Massachusetts, United States.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Kirsten Dunst  •  Julia Stiles  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal

O (2001)

Even though he's the only black student at the elite Palmetto Grove Academy, star basketball player and future NBA hopeful Odin James has the adoration of all, including the team's coach and the Dean's beautiful daughter Desi. Odin's troubled friend Hugo, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Blake Nelson
CAST:  Mekhi Phifer  •  Josh Hartnett  •  Andrew Keegan  •  Julia Stiles

Even though he's the only black student at the elite Palmetto Grove Academy, star basketball player and future NBA hopeful Odin James has the adoration of all, including the team's coach and the Dean's beautiful daughter Desi. Odin's troubled friend Hugo, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Blake Nelson
CAST:  Mekhi Phifer  •  Josh Hartnett  •  Andrew Keegan  •  Julia Stiles

Save the Last Dance (2001)

Sara (Julia Stiles) wants to be a ballerina, but her dreams are cut short by the sudden death of her mother. She moves in with her father (Terry Kinney), who she has not seen for a long time, in Chicago, mainly the ghetto. She gets transferred to a new school where ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Carter
CAST:  Julia Stiles  •  Sean Patrick Thomas  •  Kerry Washington  •  Fredro Starr

Sara (Julia Stiles) wants to be a ballerina, but her dreams are cut short by the sudden death of her mother. She moves in with her father (Terry Kinney), who she has not seen for a long time, in Chicago, mainly the ghetto. She gets transferred to a new school where ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Carter
CAST:  Julia Stiles  •  Sean Patrick Thomas  •  Kerry Washington  •  Fredro Starr

State and Main (2000)

A movie crew invades a small town whose residents are all too ready to give up their values for showbiz glitz.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Alec Baldwin  •  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  William H. Macy  •  Sarah Jessica Parker

A movie crew invades a small town whose residents are all too ready to give up their values for showbiz glitz.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mamet
CAST:  Alec Baldwin  •  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  William H. Macy  •  Sarah Jessica Parker

The Devil's Own (1997)

Frankie McGuire, one of the IRA's deadliest assassins, draws an American family into the crossfire of terrorism. But when he is sent to the U.S. to buy weapons, Frankie is housed with the family of Tom O'Meara, a New York cop who knows nothing about Frankie's real ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan J. Pakula
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Harrison Ford  •  Julia Stiles  •  Margaret Colin

Frankie McGuire, one of the IRA's deadliest assassins, draws an American family into the crossfire of terrorism. But when he is sent to the U.S. to buy weapons, Frankie is housed with the family of Tom O'Meara, a New York cop who knows nothing about Frankie's real ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan J. Pakula
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Harrison Ford  •  Julia Stiles  •  Margaret Colin

The Omen (2006)

A diplomatic couple adopts the son of the devil without knowing it. A remake of the classic horror film of the same name from 1976.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Moore
CAST:  Liev Schreiber  •  Julia Stiles  •  Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick  •  David Thewlis

A diplomatic couple adopts the son of the devil without knowing it. A remake of the classic horror film of the same name from 1976.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Moore
CAST:  Liev Schreiber  •  Julia Stiles  •  Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick  •  David Thewlis

The Business of Strangers (2001)

A dark thriller about a successful businesswoman and her young assistant who toy with a slow-witted businessman while stuck at an airport hotel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Stettner
CAST:  Julia Stiles  •  Stockard Channing  •  Frederick Weller  •  Marcus Giamatti

A dark thriller about a successful businesswoman and her young assistant who toy with a slow-witted businessman while stuck at an airport hotel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Stettner
CAST:  Julia Stiles  •  Stockard Channing  •  Frederick Weller  •  Marcus Giamatti

Wide Awake (1998)

The tale of a ten-year-old boy in a Catholic school who, following the death of his beloved grandfather, embarks on a quest to discover the meaning of life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Denis Leary  •  Joseph Cross  •  Rosie O'Donnell  •  Dana Delany

The tale of a ten-year-old boy in a Catholic school who, following the death of his beloved grandfather, embarks on a quest to discover the meaning of life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Denis Leary  •  Joseph Cross  •  Rosie O'Donnell  •  Dana Delany

The Prince & Me (2004)

A fairy tale love-story about pre-med student Paige who falls in love with a Danish Prince "Eddie" who refused to follow the traditions of his parents and has come to the US to quench his thirst for rebellion. Paige and Edward come from two different worlds, but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Julia Stiles  •  Luke Mably  •  Ben Miller  •  Miranda Richardson

A fairy tale love-story about pre-med student Paige who falls in love with a Danish Prince "Eddie" who refused to follow the traditions of his parents and has come to the US to quench his thirst for rebellion. Paige and Edward come from two different worlds, but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martha Coolidge
CAST:  Julia Stiles  •  Luke Mably  •  Ben Miller  •  Miranda Richardson

A Guy Thing (2003)

Paul Morse is a good guy. When his friends throw him a wild bachelor party, he just wants to keep his conscience clean -- which is why he's shocked when he wakes up in bed with a beautiful girl named Becky and can't remember the night before. Desperate to keep his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Koch
CAST:  Jason Lee  •  Julia Stiles  •  Selma Blair  •  James Brolin

Paul Morse is a good guy. When his friends throw him a wild bachelor party, he just wants to keep his conscience clean -- which is why he's shocked when he wakes up in bed with a beautiful girl named Becky and can't remember the night before. Desperate to keep his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Koch
CAST:  Jason Lee  •  Julia Stiles  •  Selma Blair  •  James Brolin

Carolina (2003)

A young woman escapes her wildly eccentric family in search for a life of normalcy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marleen Gorris
CAST:  Julia Stiles  •  Alessandro Nivola  •  Shirley MacLaine  •  Mika Boorem

A young woman escapes her wildly eccentric family in search for a life of normalcy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marleen Gorris
CAST:  Julia Stiles  •  Alessandro Nivola  •  Shirley MacLaine  •  Mika Boorem

Down to You (2000)

College coeds in New York City, Al, the son of a celebrity chef, and Imogen, a talented artist, become smitten the second they lay eyes on one another at a bar. However, the road to happiness is not a smooth one. Outside forces, including a predatory porn star who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kris Isacsson
CAST:  Freddie Prinze Jr.  •  Julia Stiles  •  Selma Blair  •  Shawn Hatosy

College coeds in New York City, Al, the son of a celebrity chef, and Imogen, a talented artist, become smitten the second they lay eyes on one another at a bar. However, the road to happiness is not a smooth one. Outside forces, including a predatory porn star who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kris Isacsson
CAST:  Freddie Prinze Jr.  •  Julia Stiles  •  Selma Blair  •  Shawn Hatosy
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