Juliette Lewis is an American actress and musician best known for her role in the 1991 thriller Cape Fear, for which she received an Academy Award and Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
This followed with major roles in What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Natural Born Killers, The Evening Star, Strange Days and From Dusk Till Dawn.
Television series she has appeared in include I Married Dora, The Facts of Life, The Wonder Years, A Family For Joe, Dharma & Greg, My Name is Earl and Memphis Beat.
She has received two Emmy nominations for her work in television: Outstanding Performer in a Children's Special for My Louisiana Sky (2001) and Outstanding Supporting Actress – Miniseries or a Movie for Hysterical Blindness, in 2002.
Lewis launched a career as a solo singer and musician, leading American rock band Juliette and the Licks until 2009. After splitting with the Licks, she formed a new band, The New Romantiques, with whom she recorded an album entitled Terra Incognita.
At 14, she left her parents and went to live with family friend and actress, Karen Black, before moving into her own apartment.
Dropping out of high school, she got into trouble with the law for driving illegally at age 15 and then for illegally patronizing a nightclub when she was 16. She eventually went into rehab for drug addiction whilst in her twenties.
Lewis married professional skateboarder Steve Berra in 1999; they divorced in 2003.
She is a Christian and a member of the Church of Scientology.