What Happened to Julia Stiles?

Julia O’Hara Stiles is an actress born in 1981.

She started acting at 11 when she performed at the La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club. 

She made her acting debut in the 1996 movie I Love You, I Love You Not, after which she acted in the 1998 film Wicked for which she got the Karlovy Vary Festival Award for Best Actress. 

Stiles rose to prominence with her performance in teenage movies like t10 Things I Hate About You, Down To You, and Save the Last Dance.

Her accomplishments include Golden Globe Awards and Emmy Awards nominations. 

Many wonder what happened to the actress.

After acting in Jason Bourne in 2016, the actress got to act in the British TV series Riviera as Georgina Clios.

The show was so successful that it debuted on Ovation in 2019.

Even though many people do not know Riviera, most of its fans know that the show would be a major hit if it were aired on various streaming platforms.

The show had a massive following in the UK compared to the US, which is why iNews named it “the best TV drama series to watch in Autumn 2020.”

In 2019, the actress got to act alongside Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Keke Palmer, and Lili Reinhart in Hustlers.

According to reports, Stiles requested director Lorene Scafaria to add her to the cast; thus, she was given a chance to act as Elizabeth, a role Stiles performed well. 

She Decided to Focus More on Her Family

In 2017, Stiles tied the knot with her long-time partner Preston Cook, a camera operator known for working on War for the Planet of the Apes and Deadpool.

The two met in 2015 while filming Blackway, in which Stiles acted alongside Alexander Ludwig, Anthony Hopkins, and Ray Liotta.

The actress welcomed their first child, Strummer Newcomb, in 2017. 

This made her take a short break from acting to concentrate on her family.

She still appeared in various projects like Trouble and Riviera. 

In 2020, the actress gave birth to their second child.

She earlier revealed the news of her pregnancy when she attended the premiere of the movie Humans, in which she acted.

After the birth of her first child, she stated, “having my attention focused on my son has made me a better actress because I don’t come home every night dwelling on every little scene.” 

As of 2022, the actress is still happily married, and the two spend much time caring for their children.

Even though she decided to take some time off, she still acts. 

She is Set to Appear in Orphan: First Kill

Her next project is Orphan: First Kill, a sequel to the 2009 movie, Orphan.

She recently acted in the series DreamWorks Dragons: The Nine Realms.

Even though she is trying to spend more time away from the spotlight, it is evident that she still loves acting. 

She once stated, “I think audiences, producers, and directors included, develop crushes on actors (actresses in particular) and then lose interest and move on to the next one.

There are a handful of actors who sustain interest because it’s exciting to watch them get better at what they do. I want to be one of those actors.”

Whether she will manage to maintain her fanbase with her outstanding performances is a question for another day.

Even though her followers on Instagram are not many compared to other celebrities who got famous in the 90s, her fans are one of the most loyal.

Her current net worth is valued at around $12 million.