Justine Bateman

Justine Bateman

Feb. 19th, 1966
Born in
Rye, New York, USA
5' 6"

Justine Bateman's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Family Ties TV Show
Family Ties
100 Greatest Teen Stars TV Show
100 Greatest Teen Stars

Main Movie Roles

2006 - The TV Set
1997 - Highball
1993 - The Night We Never Met
1988 - Satisfaction

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Sarah Stretten
Lynn Barstow
Ellie Leonard
Mrs. Patterson
Rota (Voiced)
[Complete List]


New York raised actress Justine Bateman is the daughter of a film producer father and flight attendant mother. She began acting at the age of eleven, appearing in numerous theatrical productions including "Up the Down Staircase," "Barefoot in the Park," and "A Midsummer's Night's Dream."

Bateman made her professional theatrical debut in 1984 in the searing drama "Journey to the Day," in which she played Katherine, a suicidal young woman forced to come to terms with herself in a mental institution. The cast included her younger brother Jason, and her father Kent directed the play while her mother Victoria assisted behind the scenes.

In 1985 she starred in the ABC-TV movie, Right to Kill? (1985) (TV) and a year later, in the NBC-TV movie Can You Feel Me Dancing? (1986) (TV) in which she played a spirited blind girl who overcomes her handicap. She hosted the original videocassette dealing with issues of teen dating, "How Can I Tell I'm Really in Love?"

  • Son, Duke Kenneth Fluent, born 18 June 2002.
  • Dated singer 'Leif Garrett' (qv).
  • Her second child, daughter, Olivia was born in January 2004.
  • Was originally considered for the role of Veronica in the cult classic film _Heathers (1988)_ (qv).
  • Was considered for the role of Emmeline in _The Blue Lagoon (1980)_ (qv) that later went to 'Brooke Shields' (qv).
  • Attended William Howard Taft High School in Woodland Hills, California.
  • In the mid/early 1990s Justine was sometimes a camp counselor for the YMCA in the LA valley area.
  • Suffered from anorexia and bulimia for 10 years, during her _"Family Ties" (1982)_ (qv) days; completed a 12 step program and turned to Christianity as ways to beat the diseases; is now recovering.

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