The city’s musical highlight Thursday night was at the Drunken Unicorn in Poncey Highlands where Juliette Lewis, American Bang and the Ettes rocked out for a couple hundred fans who took the Drunken description to heart. Ms. Lewis was born in Los Angeles on June 21, 1973 to Geoffrey Lewis, an actor, and Glenis Duggan Batley, a graphic designer. She wanted to act since she was six years old, and has appeared in over forty films and made-for-TV movies. She appeared in The Wonder Years as Wayne’s girlfriend in Episodes 24, 34 and 36. Lewis first garnered international attention and acclaim in 1991 with her turn as Danielle Bowden in Martin Scorsese’s remake of Cape Fear, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1992. Over the next few years, she won further critical support in Peter Medak’s Romeo Is Bleeding, and as opposite Brad Pitt in Kalifornia. In 1993 she acted alongside Leonardo Dicaprio and Johnny Depp in the drama film What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. She played Mallory Knox in Oliver Stone’s Natural Born Killers. Lewis played a rock singer in the film Strange Days, doing her own singing on covers of two songs written by PJ Harvey, giving fans an early look at her musical prowess.
Juliette Lewis received an Emmy nomination for her performance in Hysterical Blindness in 2003. She also appeared in the HIM music video for “Buried Alive By Love” in 2003. She appeared in Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto IV, providing the voice of “Juliette”, the host of fictional radio station “Radio Broker”. She starred in the video for the Melissa Etheridge song “Come To My Window”, and has also appeared in a GAP commercial which she was dancing with Daft Punk to the tune of the song “Digital Love”.
Juliette Lewis dated actor Brad Pitt and co-starred with him in the films Kalifornia and Too Young to Die?. She also dated Michael Dewitt, the nanny employed by musicians Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love. She married professional skateboarder Steve Berra in 1999; they divorced in 2005. Lewis is a member of the Church of Scientology.
WHICH JULIETTE LEWIS FILMS DO YOU LIKE BEST? DOES SHE HAVE TALENT AS A SINGER? (Photo Credit: Matt Alexandre/ www.robbsphotos.com)