Anyone who loves television has probably heard the name, Justine Bateman. She is the actress who played one of the most beloved characters in the history of television, Mallory Katon from the series Family Ties. She is also known for her work as a producer, director, and writer. Her directorial debut, Five Minute, premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2017, where it received critical acclaim. Some of her most notable works as an actress includes appearances in Californication, The TV Set, Satisfaction, and Desperate Housewives.
Justine Bateman Bio (Age)
The multi-talented actress was born Justine Tanya Bateman on February 19, 1966. She was raised in Rye, New York by her parents Kent Bateman and Victoria Elizabeth. Her father worked as a movie producer, while her mother was an air hostess for Pan Am airline. She has a younger brother named Jason Bateman who is a revered actor, producer, and director in the industry. Justine caught the performance bug at a tender age and began appearing in local plays as a child. By the time she was 15, she began to land roles in commercials.
Justine Bateman attended Taft Charter High School located in Woodland Hills, California. Although she aspired to pursue a college degree, the terms of her contract with Paramount Studios precluded her from doing so as she had to focus on shooting. However, she returned to school in 2011 and five years later, she obtained a degree in computer science from UCLA.
While most people struggle for many years to land a breakthrough role on film or television, Justine was lucky to get hers while she was still a high school student. In 1982, she was cast as Mallory Keaton in the hit television sitcom, Family Ties. She played the character until 1989 when the show ended and she received one Golden Globe Award and two Emmy Awards nomination for her performance. Justine featured on an episode of Tales from the Darkside in 1984 and hosted an episode of the long-running television show Saturday Night Live in 1988. That same year, she starred in the movie Satisfaction. Justine Bateman also went on to appear in the film, Men Behaving Badly as well as the mini-series, Out of Order.
The actress went on hiatus in 2000 in order to start her own clothing line, Justin Bateman Designs, which made and sold unique hand knit apparels. She later returned to the world of acting to star in web series such as Easy to Assemble, Level 26: Dark Prophecy, and Remnants. Justine also appeared in stage productions of the plays Lulu, The Crucible, and Speed the Plow. She donned the mantle of a producer to create the Speechless Campaign as a way of supporting the 2007 Writers strike.
Her entrepreneurial spirit led her to start a production company called FM 78.tv., which she later changed to a production and consulting company going by the name SECTION 5, which soon became one of the most sought after digital production firms in the industry. Some of Justine Bateman’s work as a producer includes Five Minutes, Easy to Assemble, and Z. On the writing front, Justin wrote the script for Five Minutes, which marked her first outing as a director. She has also written scripts for Wizards of Waverly Place and The Clique. Her non-fiction debut, Fame, was published in 2018.
Her Net Worth
Justine Bateman is a renowned actress who has excelled in various capacities in the entertainment industry and has also left her mark in the world of fashion. Her career and business efforts over the years have been rewarded with a fat bank account. She is estimated to have a net worth of $5 million.
Justine Bateman’s Height and Other Facts
The award-winning actress is a woman of average height. She stands at 5 feet 6 inches without heels. Her height is complemented by her slender frame and makes her feel right at home in any outfit she wears. Justine is, without doubt, a very gorgeous woman and she doesn’t shy away from flaunting her looks. Other facts worth knowing about the actress are listed below.
1. Justine Bateman is a strong proponent for net neutrality and she has been called to testify in support of her views before the United States Senate Commerce Committee.
2. The actress has a notorious chain-smoking habit.
3. She has been married to her husband, Mark Fluent, a notable real estate developer, since January 2001.
4. Her marriage has been blessed with two children, a boy and a girl named Duke and Olivia respectively.
5. Justine is a certified scuba diver.
6. The Family Ties actress has a pilot license and has been trained to fly single-engine aircraft.
7. She suffered from compulsive eating, anorexia, and bulimia while filming Family Ties and had to undergo several treatment programs to cure her eating disorder.
8. Justine has served as a member of the Screen Actors Guild’s National Board of Directors.