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Overview (3)

Born in Rye, New York, USA
Birth NameJustine Tanya Bateman
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Bateman was born in Rye, New York. Her younger brother is actor/director Jason Bateman.

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. Bateman hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live during its 13th season in 1988. That same year, she starred in the lead role in Satisfaction, a film about an all-girl band that also starred Julia Roberts and Liam Neeson. Bateman starred as the lead vocalist and also performed the vocals on the soundtrack. Bateman co-starred in the 1996-97 NBC sitcom version of the British TV comedy Men Behaving Badly with Rob Schneider and Ron Eldard. She has appeared in several made-for-TV movies, indie films and plays.

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 unique one-of-a-kind hand knits and sold to BendelsNY, Saks, and Fred Segal. Justine returned to acting with Out of Order, a Showtime series with Eric Stolz, 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. 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. Also she was in the third episode of Criminal Minds:Suspect Behavior. The actress made her first script sale to Disney's Wizards of Waverly Place.

Digital career: In the Fall of 2007, Justine helped produce the very successful Speechless campaign in support of the Writers Guild of America strike. Justine began a digital production company, FM78.tv, at this time and her digital future was secured. To accommodate demand, she soon after replaced FM78 with 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, is currently writing an adaptation of The Clique for a Warner Bros web-series, producing the film short "Z", and is in talks with various Brands to produce a selection of her scripts. Justine also Co-Produces and Co-stars with fashion maven, Kelly Cutrone, in their internet talk show, Wake Up And Get Real. Personal life: She served on the National Board of Directors of the Screen Actors Guild, until July 2009, when she resigned just prior to the end of her initial 3-year term. In 2008, Bateman testified before the United States Senate Commerce Committee in support of net neutrality. A dedicated advocate for Net Neutrality, Justine serves as an Advisor to FreePress.com

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Mark Fluent (January 2001 - present) ( 2 children)

Trivia (21)

Daughter of Kent Bateman and older sister of Jason Bateman.
Was originally considered for the role of Veronica in the cult classic film Heathers (1988).
In the mid/early 1990s Justine was sometimes a camp counselor for the YMCA in the LA valley area.
Sister-in-law of actress Amanda Anka.
Attended William Howard Taft High School in Woodland Hills, California.
Is an avid knitter.
Was considered for the role of Emmeline in The Blue Lagoon (1980) that later went to Brooke Shields.
She currently runs a production and consulting company, SECTION 5.
Was listed in Vh1's 100 Greatest Teen Stars.
Aunt of Francesca (b. 2006) and Maple (b. 2012) via brother Jason Bateman.
Had left acting from 2000-2003 to start her own design firm in L.A. She had both a couture and a ready-to-wear line and sold to Saks Fifth Avenue, Bandels, etc.
Currently playing "Lynn Barstow" on the drama Men in Trees (2006). [February 2007]
Attended class at the studio of Hollywood yoga guru Bikram Choudhury, and can be seen on pages 166 and 167 of the first edition (1978) of his how-to book.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 36, a son named Duke Kenneth Fluent on June 18, 2002. Child's father is her husband, Mark Fluent.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 37, a daughter named Gianetta Fluent in January 2004. Child's father is her husband, Mark Fluent.
Her acting mentor is Meredith Baxter.
In 2001, Michael J. Fox told Emmy TV legends that he bonded with Justine, because she was "amazing" and "fantastic" and "tremendously talented". He also found it interesting that he was now seeing all these teenage girls named Mallory and Justine, names he didn't think that were part of lexicon of American girls' names, until she became popular on Family Ties (1982).
Was romantically involved with Leif Garrett from 1988 to 1990.
Her father, who is American-born, has English, Scottish, Swiss-German, Swedish, and Danish ancestry. Her mother is British, from Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
In the fall of 2012, she started studying computer science at UCLA.
Has said that she would love to do a movie with Quentin Tarantino.

Personal Quotes (7)

They couldn't wait to get me out. My dad found my place, my mom helped me pack, and my brother was making architectural plans for my bedroom. It was just what you do at 18.
When I got 'Family Ties', I wasn't even thinking about being an actress. I thought I might become a window dresser.
I'm going to be in another city when my kids are teenagers. I'll be like, 'Give me a call when you're done with all that.'
I like to go dancing, have a few beers. I like being alone, too. I have days where it's 'God, get me a shot of tequila.'
TV as we knew it is absolutely dead. There are still shows in production, still ad buys being made, but the numbers these shows get are a small fraction of the ratings these same type of shows used to command. The amount of TV shows produced annually decreases every year. The amount of people employed by TV shows is far less than it used to be. All these decreases are steady from year to year. Traditional TV is not in a slump, it has been steadily declining. (2010)
There's no way I'm not doing this [UCLA degree]. When you said, 'Why do you have to work?' ... I have to because I have to. This is my life. There are things I want to do. I see this incredible opportunity for entertainment to be using technology. I just look at where technology's going and what it's doing, and to not want to be a part of that and get on that treadmill ... Honestly, I would just want to die. I wouldn't be who I am if I didn't jump in that.
I'd like to get an MBA, but I'll be 50 when I graduate and I just want to get at it. If I get out there and realize, oh, I really need an MBA to hold the positions I want to hold, then I'll come back and do it. But, you know, I want to get in there.

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