Born on the 28th of March 1981, Julia Stiles is an American actress born and also raised in New York to her parents; Judith Newcomb Stiles a potter and John O’Hara a businessman.
Julia is from a family of three children of whom she is the eldest, she has a sister named Jane and also a brother named after their father Jonny. The actress is of English, Irish and Italian descent. She has always had a flair for acting from a tender age and that flair drove her into making her acting debut at just the age 11 in the television series titled Ghostwriter where she starred in six episodes. She also performed with New York’s LaMaMa Theatre Company.
Julia Stiles is a graduate of the Columbia University with a degree in English literature which she obtained in 2005. In 2010 she received an honorary award from her alma mater. It was in recognition of her professional acting achievements.
Her first major film role aside from her debut at age 11 came when she was given a role in the movie I Love You, I Love You Not in 1996. Her first lead role came in the thriller suspense movie Wicked in 1998. Aside from her film career, Julia Stiles also had a very promising stage career. Her debut stage role was made possible by John Moran who is an author and composer with the group Ridge Theatre in Manhattan. The long-awaited stage debut came in the play Oleanna at the Garrick Theatre.
Is Julia Stiles Transgender?
In the early 2000’s and late ’90’s Stiles had a bright Hollywood future and everyone thought she was on her way straight to the top but over the last decade and a half, her star in Hollywood might have dimmed a little. However, one thing refusing to dim in her life are the rumors surrounding her personal life and one of such rumors are questions about her sexuality. These rumors reached their peak in 2016 when it was strongly suggested that Julia Stiles was a transgender.
Though it is possible such vile rumors were born out of spite for the beautiful blonde actress, you cannot deny the fact that she has certain male features which include her rather husky voice which is lower than that of your everyday Hollywood actress.
Her angular face which can be straightened out with makeup but looks much worse without it and her really bizarre looking muscular body which resembles the physique of a professional footballer are features that lead to uncertainties about her sexual orientation.
To add to the preexisting rumors, in 2011 she was spotted with a higher cheekbone and rounded chin on the red carpet which led writers to suggested she has undergone more surgery to achieve a more feminine look. She has been quite open about such rumors insisting not to go ahead with surgeries to make her a more appealing Hollywood star and also insisting that a Hollywood star can have a puffy face without being called transgender.
In her defense, articles online suggesting she is transgender are either baseless or inconclusive only spotting her career highs and low’s as a basis for the argument. So we have come to the conclusion that it is most likely the actress isn’t transgender.
Is She Married, Who’s Her Husband?
The American actress, on the 3rd of January 2016, announced her engagement to her camera assistant Preston J. Cook whom she worked with on Blackway.
The couple got married during the Labor Day weekend in September 2017 and prior to that, they announced that they were expecting their first child in June of that same year. The couple welcomed their son Strummer Newcomb who was born on the 20th of October 2017.
Her marriage to Preston has gone a long way to shut-down the rumors about her being a transgender.
Where Is She Now?
Presently, Julia is preoccupied with motherhood. She has taken a break from acting, obviously to focus on her baby Strummer Newcomb. She was spotted in public in March 2018 at a Yoga Class in Manhattan.
Hardly can anyone tell if it’s a temporary break from the acting profession or a permanent one. We just have to wait and see how things work out for her.
Julia’s Height, How Tall Is She?
Your speculations about the actress’ height should end here, Julia Stiles stands at 5 feet 8 inches (173 cm) and she weighs 58kg (128 lb).