Julia Stiles Undressed
Julia O'Hara Stiles (born March 28, 1981) is an American stage and screen actress. After beginning her theatre 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). When Stiles is not acting, she actively supports a variety of progressive causes.
Stiles was born in New York City to John O'Hara, an Irish American teacher and businessman, and Judith Stiles, a potter of English and Italian ancestry. She has two younger siblings, Jane and Johnny. Stiles was raised in SoHo by liberal, lapsed Catholic parents. She started acting at age eleven, performing with New York's La MaMa Theatre Company and securing work by submitting photographs of herself in costume to the company and asking that she be kept in mind for juvenile roles.
Stiles told Gotham Magazine in 2005 that "I'd never be in Playboy or anything close to that, not that anyone would ask" and in fact hates being photographed. Julia is also an avid baseball fan. Her favorite team is the New York Mets.
2007 The Bourne Ultimatum (In production)
2006 A Little Trip to Heaven
2006 The Omen
2004 The Bourne Supremacy
2004 The Prince and Me
2003 Mona Lisa Smile
2003 A Guy Thing
2002 The Bourne Identity
2001 Save the Last Dance
2000 State and Main
1999 10 Things I Hate About You (First lead role)
1996 I Love You, I Love You Not