Since then, her writing experience has grown--topped by a submission
to the Sundance Film Festival's writing jury, cowritten when she was
"Kat" in 1999's big screen smash "Ten Things I Hate
About You," Julia Stiles inspired men everywhere to take a
second look at the bit... er, tempestuous women in their lives.
Sadly, most just turned out to be the nasty shrews we thought they
were instead of a tasty hottie hidden behind a rough vaneer, as
in 1981, Stiles took to the arts at a young age. Early experiences
included contributing to the now-defunct, New York-based
children-written magazine "ZuZu." She chronicled her own
experiences in performing arts, including first-hand tales of
appearing in a Cyndi Lauper
the only formal acting training Stiles has had was through a YWCA
course, she has used her girl-next-door looks and ample talent to
land a number of film roles--and some awards! In 1998, Julia was
named Best Actress at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
for her role in Michael Steinberg's "Wicked," which also
starred Rosie O'Donnell and the equally delicious Claire Danes.
addition to her modern-day spin on Shakespeare's "The Taming of
the Shrew," Stiles has gone all medireview on us by appeared in
"O," an update on "Othello," and opposite Ethan
Hawke in a revised "Hamlet." You might also remember her as
one of the few saving graces in the Brad Pitt/Harrison Ford silver
screen snooze "The Devil's Own." It was "Ten
Things," though, that cemented her place in movie-goers' hearts
. . . and thoughts.
those not hip to the neo-Shakespearean vibe, check out Stiles this
coming January in the youth-oriented flick, "Save the Last
Dance." Looking hotter than ever, and maybe recapturing some of
the sexiness we glimpsed during her drunken table dance in "Ten
Things," Stiles portrays a white girl struggling to make it in
the world of hip-hop dance. Oh, man . . . we can't wait!
of legal age for our lusty thoughts, "Last Dance" heads up
a full plate of forthcoming films serving Julia for our viewing
pleasure. Until she's back on the big screen, though, she's our
holiday gift to you . . . as she garners our "MVP of the
it, Gentlemen. "Ten Things" left you saying, "That's
one shrew my trouser ferret would love to tame!"