Juliette Marquis

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Juliette Marquis
Born Juliette Dudnik
(1980-04-16) April 16, 1980 (age 35)
Kiev, Ukraine
Years active 2001–present

Juliette Marquis (born Juliette Dudnik on April 16, 1980) is a Ukrainian born actress, model, and former ballerina.

Personal background[edit]

She moved from Ukraine to Chicago, Illinois when she was 8. She started modeling when she was 14 and lived in Paris. She later moved to New York City where she wrote and acted in plays. In 2002 she moved to Los Angeles and soon after got her first movie role.

Film career[edit]

This Girl's Life, co-starring James Woods, Rosario Dawson, Kip Pardue and Michael Rapaport, brought Marquis to the attention of numerous critics, such as Roger Ebert's “…it’s of historical value, because it centers on the first performance of an actress who is going to be a big star.” Screen International’s “…Marquis is the epitome of a movie goddess exuding as much intelligence as sex appeal.” and Variety’s “…proves to be much more than a physical knockout.” She went on to win Best Newcomer Award at the Vegas Film Festival, and a Best Actress Award at the Film Festival Internationale di Milano 2005.

Following post production, Juliette was handed a script called "Chicks with Sticks", directed by Kari Skogland (L-Word, Liberty Stands Still). Juliette opted for the role of the street kid, hockey goalie. Filming in Canada’s Calgary, the heart of the hockey capital, Juliette spent two more months working with real women Olympic players. Jessalyn Gilsig, Margot Kidder, Jason Priestley co-star.

Coming together with director Scott Dacko, "The Insurgents" project began. Filmed in New York, costarring alongside John Shea and Mary Stuart Masterson, the film won the Audience Award at the 2006 Oldenburg International Film Festival, as well as Best Screen Play Award at the Palm Beach Film Festival.

She starred in the movie "Phantom Love" released in 2007, written, directed, and produced by award winning Nina Menkes. The film premiered at Sundance to overwhelming reviews and went onto opening at the MOMA theater in New York City as well as the Disney Music Hall in Los Angeles, along with a worldwide release in over 20 countries.


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