Julia Stiles (Sara) debuted in motion pictures as Harrison Ford's daughter in the thriller The Devil's Own. She made a distinct impression at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival in her first starring role, as a precocious teen with a father fixation, in Michael Steinberg's thriller, Wicked. She also co-wrote the original screenplay The Anarchist's Daughter, which was chosen as one of 12 scripts included in the Sundance Institute's Writer's Lab.
Her career includes the comedy-drama 10 Things I Hate About You, a teen version of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. Two of her other projects are also loosely based on Shakespeare's works, a modern-day New York adaptation of ''Hamlet,'' with Ethan Hawke and Bill Murray, which premiered at the Sundance 2000 Film Festival, and the upcoming O, a newly tailored version of Othello. She also starred opposite Freddie Prinze, Jr. in Down to You and is part of the ensemble cast of the upcoming David Mamet's film State & Main, which premiered at 2000 Montreal Film Festival and was featured at the Toronto Film Festival.
On the small screen, Stiles co-starred opposite Ellen Barkin and Oprah Winfrey in Winfrey's dramatic telefilm, Before Women Had Wings, and in an episode of the CBS drama Chicago Hope with fellow guest-star Isabella Rossellini.
She began her career onstage at age 11, appearing in plays with the famed La Mama Theater troupe and the Kitchen Theater. Her stage credits include Jungle Movie, Everyday Newt Burman, Matthew: School of Life and The Sandalwood Box.
Stiles, a Manhattan native, graduated in 1999 from the Professional Children's School.