Many young actors and actresses get their start in show business because of whom they know. But Julia Stiles didn t know anyone. She got her first big break all by herself. From the time she was young, Julia loved to act out scenes from her favorite movies and TV shows. When she was twelve, she was performing in off-Broadway productions. Julia has since starred in controversial films that contain teen violence and cover topics such as interracial dating. She has appeared in more than 15 films and has dreams of directing movies.