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Julia Stiles Of Acting

Barely 23 years old, Julia Stiles is already a 10-year acting veteran with credits that include "Save The Last Dance," "State And Main" and "Mona Lisa Smile."

In her latest film, the romantic comedy "The Prince & Me," she plays a coed that falls in love with a fellow student, who has a secret identity.

"The Prince And Me" is being released by Paramount Pictures, which is owned by the same parent company as CBS.

Stiles is scheduled on Wednesday's The Early Show to discuss her new movie with co-anchor Hannah Storm.

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In "The Prince & Me," Paige (Stiles) is a pre-med student from Wisconsin, who is pursuing her dream of becoming a doctor. Edward (played by Luke Mably), the Crown Prince of Denmark, is trying to escape the life of royalty. So, Edwards poses as "Eddie," a college student. As a love relationship develops between Paige and Edward, the aspiring doctor must decided what future road to take -- become a princess or pursue her medical dreams.

Some Facts About Julia Stiles

  • Julia O'Hara Stiles was born in New York City on March 28, 1981.
  • At the age of 11, Stiles was prescient enough to write a letter to a stage director convincing him to hire her for an avant-garde production.
  • In 1997, Stiles began her film career with a small part in "I Love You, I Love You Not" and "The Devil's Own."
  • Also in 1997, Stiles acted in the Oprah Winfrey-produced "Before Women Had Wings," after developing her own script at the Sundance Institute's Screenwriters Lab.
  • In 1998, Stiles landed her breakthrough role in the dark comedy "Wicked."
  • In 1999, Stiles had a role in NBC's miniseries "The 60s"; she returned to the big screen in "10 Things I Hate About You," a modern adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy "The Taming of the Shrew"
  • In 2000, Stiles co-starred in the romance "Down to You"; the actress co-starred in "Hamlet;" and she co-starred in "State and Main."
  • In 2001, Stiles acted in another film adaptation of Shakespeare's play. This time, she played Desi in "O," a retelling of "Othello" set in a prep school; the actress portrayed an aspiring ballerina who falls in love with a black student in "Save the Last Dance"; Stiles was cast opposite veteran Stockard Channing as an ambitious (and potentially destructive) young businesswoman in the controversial independent "The Business of Strangers."
  • In 2002, Stiles had a featured role in "The Bourne Identity."
  • In 2003, Stiles co-starred with Jason Lee in "A Guy Thing"; Stiles then appeared opposite Kirsten Dunst and Maggie Gyllenhaal as the '50s-era students of liberal-minded Wellesley instructor Julia Roberts in "Mona Lisa Smile."
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