Bateman in 2011
|Born||Justine Tanya Bateman
February 19, 1966
Rye, New York, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Mark Fluent (m. 2001)|
Justine Tanya Bateman (born February 19, 1966) is an American actress, writer, and producer. She is best known for her regular role as Mallory Keaton on the sitcom Family Ties (1982–1989). Until recently, Bateman ran a production and consulting company, SECTION 5. In the fall of 2012, she started studying computer science at UCLA.
Bateman was born in Rye, New York, to Victoria Elizabeth, a former flight attendant for Pan Am who was originally from the United Kingdom, and Kent Bateman, an American acting coach, film and television writer/director, and founder of a repertory stage in Hollywood. Her younger brother is actor Jason Bateman. She attended Taft High School in Woodland Hills, California, and graduated in 1984.
Bateman played the role of superficial Mallory Keaton on the television sitcom Family Ties from 1982 to 1989, for which she was nominated for two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. Mallory was sister to Alex (Michael J. Fox). In 1984, Bateman starred on the Tales from the Darkside television series in the episode "Mookie and Pookie". Bateman hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live during its 13th season in 1988. That same year, she starred in the lead role in the motion picture Satisfaction. The film, about an all-girl musical band, also featured Julia Roberts and Liam Neeson. Bateman starred as the lead vocalist and also performed the vocals on the soundtrack.
In the 1996–97 NBC sitcom version of the British TV comedy Men Behaving Badly with Rob Schneider and Ron Eldard, she starred as Sarah, Eldard's girlfriend. She has appeared in several made-for-TV movies and independent films. Her theater experience includes Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" (Roundabout Theater), Mamet's "Speed the Plow" (WIlliamstown Theater Fest), and Wedekind's "Lulu" (Berkeley Rep), among others.
Taking a break from the entertainment business, Bateman established a clothing design company, Justine Bateman Designs, and ran it from 2000 until 2003. She was known for her one-of-a-kind hand knits and sold to BendelsNY, Saks, and Fred Segal.
Bateman returned to TV with the Showtime series, "Out of Order" alongside Eric Stoltz, Felicity Huffman, and Bill Macy. In the third season Arrested Development episode, "Family Ties," her character is initially believed to be Michael Bluth's sister, but she turns out to be a prostitute taken advantage of by his father and pimped by his brother. Michael Bluth was played by Justine Bateman's real-life brother, Jason Bateman.
In 2006, she guest starred in the tenth episode of Men in Trees as Lynn Barstow; this turned into a recurring role for the following eight episodes. She also starred as Terry in Still Standing. Additionally, in 2006 she starred in a made-for-television movie To Have and to Hold with Sebastian Spence. In 2008, she portrayed a drug dealer who rents a room from Carlos and Gabrielle Solis, in a guest role on Desperate Housewives. That same year, Bateman appeared on an episode of Showtime's Californication. In 2009, she took on the role of Lassiter's ex-wife in USA Network's Psych. She was also in the third episode of Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior.
In the fall of 2007, Bateman helped produce the very successful Speechless campaign in support of the Writers Guild of America strike. Bateman began a digital production company, FM78.tv which then morphed into the production and consulting company SECTION 5.
Since then she has been sought after as an authority in the space for various panels including The Cannes Lion Int’l Ad Festival, Digital Hollywood, NATPE, and The Branded Content Summit and has been involved creatively in a multitude of digital projects.
She acted in John August’s (Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) web-series Remnants, Illeana Douglas’ (Cape Fear, Good Fellas) IKEA-sponsored web-series Easy to Assemble (for which she won the 2010 Streamy Award for "Best Ensemble Cast" and was nominated for a 2010 Streamy Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Web-Series) and Anthony Zuiker’s (CSI creator) digi-novel series Level 26: Dark Prophecy.
Bateman served as a producer on Easy to Assemble, created Digital Components for Level 26, co-wrote an adaptation of The Clique for a Warner Bros internet series, and produced a film short "Z". She also co-produces and co-stars with fashion maven, Kelly Cutrone, in their internet talk show, Wake Up and Get Real.
Bateman married Mark Fluent in 2001. The couple have a son, Duke, and a daughter, Gianetta.
Bateman is a licensed pilot of single-engine planes and a certified scuba diver.
On March 24, 2012, Bateman announced on her Twitter account that she had been accepted to UCLA and will begin taking classes in the fall of 2012. According to her brother, Jason Bateman, she will be studying Computer Science.
|1982-1989||Family Ties||Mallory Keaton||176 episodes
Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress in a Comedy Series
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (1986–87)
Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress in a Comedy Series
|1984||It's Your Move||Debbie||Episode: "Pajama Party"|
|1984||Tales from the Darkside||Susan 'Pookie' Anderson||Episode: "Mookie and Pookie"|
|1985||ABC Afterschool Special||Sara White||Episode: "First the Egg"|
|1985||Right to Kill?||Deborah Jahnke||Television movie|
|1985||Family Ties Vacation||Mallory Keaton||Television movie|
|1986||Can You Feel Me Dancing?||Karin Nichols||Television movie|
|1988||Mickey's 60th Birthday||Mallory Keaton||Television movie|
|1990||The Fatal Image||Megan Brennan||Television movie|
|1990||The Closer||Jessica Grant|
|1992||Deadbolt||Marty Hiller||Television movie|
|1992||In the Eyes of a Stranger||Lynn Carlson||Television movie|
|1992||Primary Motive||Darcy Link|
|1993||Beware of Dog||Linda Irving|
|1993||The Night We Never Met||Janet Beehan|
|1994||Terror in the Night||Robin||Television movie|
|1994||Another Woman||Lisa Temple||Television movie|
|1995||A Bucket of Blood||Carla||Television movie|
|1996||The Acting Thing||Unknown||Short film|
|1996||God's Lonely Man||Meradith|
|1996||Kiss & Tell||Molly McMannis|
|1996||Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman||Sarah/Zara||4 episodes|
|1996-1997||Men Behaving Badly||Sarah Stretten||22 episodes|
|1999||Rugrats||Art Patron||Episode: "Opposites Attract"/"The Art Museum"|
|1999||Say You'll Be Mine||Chelsea|
|2003||Out of Order||Annie||6 episodes
Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
|2004-2005||Still Standing||Terry||3 episodes|
|2004||Humor Me||Paula||Television movie|
|2004||The Hollywood Mom's Myster||Lucy Freers||Television movie|
|2005||Trailer for a Remake of Gore Vidal's Caligula||Attia, Imperial Courtesan||Short film|
|2006||Arrested Development||Nellie Bluth||Episode: "Family Ties"|
|2006||The TV Set||Natalie Klein|
|2006||To Have and to Hold||Meg||TV movie|
|2006-2007||Men in Trees||Lynn Barstow||10 episodes|
|2008, 2012||Desperate Housewives||Ellie Leonard||5 episodes|
|2008||Californication||Mrs. Patterson||2 episodes|
|2008-2012||Easy to Assemble||Justine Bateman||12 episodes|
|2009||Psych||Victoria||Episode: "Tuesday the 17th"|
|2009||Celebrity Ghost Stories||Herself||Episode: "1.7"|
|2010||Private Practice||Sydney||Episode: "Short Cuts"|
|2011||Criminal Minds: Suspect Behaviour||Margaret||Episode: "See No Evil"|
|2013||Modern Family||Angela||Episode: "The Future Dunphys"|
- Justine Bateman's tumbler blog "College Life. I'm Justine Bateman. I'm 46. I'm a college freshman at UCLA."
- Justine Bateman Biography (1966–)
- Jason Bateman Biography – Yahoo! Movies
- January 2, 2001 (2001-01-02). "A NEW YARN FOR JUSTINE BATEMAN - Fashion Features - Fashion". WWD.com. Retrieved 2013-01-26.
- Richard Huff (June 9, 2008). "Justine Bateman experiences career change". NY Daily News. NYDailyNews.com. Retrieved 10 March 2010.
- Easy to Assemble
- 2010 Streamy Awards
- Wake Up And Get Real
- Screen Actors Guild National Board of Directors
- Dave McNary (July 3, 2009). "Bateman exits SAG's national board". Variety. Reed Elsevier Inc. Retrieved 10 March 2010.
- Justine Bateman (November 23, 2009). "We Need To Put Our Foot Down On Net Neutrality". Huffington Post. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
- Nikki Finke (April 24, 2008). "Verrone & Bateman Testify In Support Of Net Neutrality At U.S. Senate Hearing". Deadline Hollywood. Media Corporation. Retrieved 10 March 2010.
- "Justine Bateman: Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
- "Tweet dated 12:33 AM - 24 Mar 12". Bateman's Twitter account.
- "Yahoo Tv - Jason Bateman Talks 'Arrested Development,' Sister Justine in GQ".
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