Juliette Lewis was first seen in the 1987 television film titled ‘Home Fires’ where she played the role of ‘Maty.’ That same year, she grabbed a leading role as ‘Kate Farrell’ in the American sitcom ‘I Married Dora’ for which she earned a ‘Young Artist Award’ nomination. The show was canceled in 1988 due to poor ratings. Lewis made her film debut in the 1988 American science-fiction comedy film ‘My Stepmother Is an Alien’ directed by Richard Benjamin. The film was panned by critics and was a box office bomb.
In 1991, she earned acclaim for her performance as ‘Danielle Bowden’ in the psychological thriller film ‘Cape Fear.’ She even bagged a ‘Golden Globe Award’ nomination and an ‘Academy Award’ nomination for her role. The following year, Lewis starred in the Woody Allen-directed comedy-drama film ‘Husbands and Wives.’ The film opened to critical acclaim with critics and went on to become one of the finest works of Woody Allen.
Lewis went on to star in films like ‘What's Eating Gilbert Grape’ (1993), ‘Natural Born Killers’ (1994), ‘The Basketball Diaries’ (1995), ‘From Dusk till Dawn’ (1996), ‘Some Girl’ (1998), The ‘4th Floor’ (1999), and ‘Gaudi Afternoon’ (2001). In 2002, she starred as ‘Beth Toczynski’ in the television film ‘Hysterical Blindness’ for which she bagged an ‘Emmy Award’ nomination. The year 2004 saw the release of the buddy cop action comedy film ‘Starsky & Hutch’ where she was seen playing the role of ‘Kitty.’ The film received a lukewarm response from critics but managed to make big numbers at the box office.
In 2009, she appeared in the Drew Barrymore-directed American sports comedy-drama film ‘Whip It.‘ While the film opened to mass critical acclaim, it couldn’t perform well at the box office. The following year, she was seen in the black comedy road film ‘Due Date’ which was a massive commercial success. She was next seen in films like ‘Foreverland’ (2011), ‘August: Osage County’ (2013), ‘Jem and the Holograms’ (2015), and ‘Ma’ (2019).
Lewis was last seen in the 2021 American comedy-drama crime film ‘Breaking News in Yuba County.’ That same year, she joined the cast of the American television drama series ‘Yellowjackets.’