(Born June 21, 1973) is an American actress and musician. She gained international fame for her role in the 1991 thrillerCape Fear for which she was nominated for both an Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress. This followed with major roles in What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Natural Born Killers, The Evening Star, and From Dusk Till Dawn. Her work in television has resulted in two Emmy nominations.
Lewis launched a career as a solo singer and musician, leading American rock band Juliette and the Licks until 2009. Lewis says of her acting and music, "I was always using music in my acting to prepare for roles. To me, cinema and music go hand in hand. Now I’m just giving attention to the other side of my art.” In 2009, Juliette played at Przystanek Woodstock in Poland.
Lewis 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 in which she was dancing with Daft Punk to the tune of the song "Digital Love".She also hosted the UK pop quiz show "Never Mind the Buzzcocks" in 2010. She will star in the mid-season replacement, The Firm, on NBC as Tammy, assistant to lead character Mitch McDeere (Josh Lucas).