Justine Tanya Bateman is an American writer, actress, director and producer. She is best known for playing Mallory Keaton in Family Ties’ TV show. This role earned her other acting roles in the movie industry.  She published her first book, Fame, in 2008; she also published a new book, Face, in 2021. Justine Bateman also wrote, directed Violet starring Olivia Munn, Luke Bracey and Justin Theroux. Violet was premiered at the SXSW film festival. There is much to know about Justine Bateman; let’s consider her biography.

Profile Summary 

Full name: Justine Tanya Bateman

 Date of birth: 19 February 1966 

Place of birth: Rye, New York.

Profession: Actress, producer 

Height: 168 centimetres (5 feet 6 inches) 

Spouse: Mark Fluent

Children: Gianette and Duke Kenneth Fluent

Brother: Jason Bateman (best known for his role as Michael Blunt)

Early Life    

Justine Bateman biography

Bateman was born in Rye, New York, on February 19, 1966. She was born to Victoria Elizabeth and Kent Bateman. Justine Bateman was born in a show business family. Her father worked as a writer, producer, and director. Her mother was a stewardess for Pan Am. Bateman has a younger brother, Jason Bateman. Jason is also a popular actor, best known for Michael Bluth on Arrested Development.  


Justine attended Taft High School in Woodland Hills, California. However, Bateman could not enrol in college after high school due to her contractual obligations.

In 2012, at age 46, she enrolled in the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). In 2016,  Bateman attained a bachelor’s degree in computer science and digital media management from UCLA. 


Justine Bateman’s brother, Jason, motivated Justine’s interest in acting. After seeing her brother’s television debut on Little House on the Prairie, she signed with his agency. Her acting role began at a young age. In 1982, Justine Batman enrolled in various Studios as an actress, producer, and writer.

 In 1983, she became part of the TV series and played the role of superficial Mallory Keaton on the television sitcom Family Ties. Justine was nominated for a golden globe award and two Emmy awards for her role in Family Ties in 1986 and 1987. In 1988, she played a lead role in the motion picture Satisfaction as Jennie Lee before she took a break from her acting role in the year 2000.     

Then in 2007, she joined an Internet content production company, FM78.tv, as a partner, writer, and producer. She designed new business models and created brand proposals for the company until 2010.

In 2018, Bateman’s first book, Fame: The Hijacking of Reality, was published. In 2021, her second book, Face: One Square Foot of Skin, was also published 2021.  In the new book Face, Bateman talks about why she refuses plastic surgery. 


Justine Bateman

 In 2008, she wrote a script for an episode of Wizards of Waverley Place. She also co-wrote Lisi Harrison’s teenage book series The Clique for a Warner Bros. internet series.  In 2018, Her first book, Fame: The Hijacking of Reality, was published by Akashic Books. Her second book, Face: One Square Foot of Skin, was also published in 2021 by Akashic Books.

Bateman wrote her short film directorial debut, Five Minutes and Violet. The Five minutes film was premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2017, while the Voilet film was premiered at the 2021 SXSW Film Festival.


Batman has a production company named section 5. In 2007, she assisted in producing the Speechless campaign supporting the Writers Guild of America strike. Besides that, She also co-produced with fashion maven Kelly Cutrone on their internet talk show Wake Up and Get Real (WUAGR). 


In 2000, she created a clothing design company. Bateman was the CEO and designer of her fashion brand. She managed her clothing design company until its closure in 2003. 

Justine Batman is also a licensed pilot and a certified scuba driver.

Justine Bateman Looks

Older women’s faces are characterised by fine lines, hooded eyelids, wrinkles. Bateman is getting older and has refused plastic surgery and face lift since she never fears her looks. Some women have made fear-based decisions because society thinks of their looks. These women have turned to plastic surgery as their only hope.

Talking about her looks, she says that “when I see lines on my skin or loose skin on my neck, I think, That’s what a cool neck looks like”. She is never taken aback by the criticism by other women that “Justine Bateman looks old”. Bateman believes her face is only going to get older. She did not allow fear of criticism to hold her back. Like Bateman, Older European actors should not fear of the society to hold them back.

Personal Life    

Bateman and Spouse

Justine Bateman dated Leif Garrett; their relationship lasted for five years until  1985. Leif Garrett is an American actor, singer, songwriter, and television personality.

In 2001, Bateman married Mark Fluent after dating for a longer period. Mark Fluent is the managing director and the head of Western real Estate for Deutsche bank. They have two teenagers, Gianette Fluent and Duke Kenneth Fluent.


1982–1988: Family Ties as Mallory Keaton 

1984: It’s Your Move as Debbie  

1984: Tales from the Darkside  as Susan ‘Pookie.’     

1985: ABC Afterschool Special as Sara White    

1986: Can You Feel Me Dancing? starred as Karin Nichols    

1988: Satisfaction as Jennie Lee    

1990: The Fatal Image as Megan Brennan

1990: The Close as Jessica Grant    

1992    Deadbolt as Marty Hiller    

1993: Beware of Dog as Linda Irving        

1994: Terror in the Night as Robin Andrews    

1994: Another Woman as Lisa Temple    

1995: A Bucket of Blood as Carla    

1996: The Acting Thing as Unknown    

1996:God’s Lonely Man as Meredith    

1996: Kiss & Tell  as Molly McMannis    

1996: Men Behaving Badly   as Sarah Stretten 

1997: Highball as Sandy    

1999: Rugrats as  Art Patron    

1999: Say You’ll Be Mine  as  Chelsea    

2002:  Ozzy & Drix    Rota    

2003: Out of Order  as  Annie    

2004    Still Standing  as  Terry    

2004: Humor Me as Paula  

2006: Men in Trees  as Lynn Barstow  

2007:  Hybrid as Andrea   

2008, 2012: Desperate Housewives as Ellie Leonard

2008: Californication as Mrs Patterson   

2008: Easy to Assemble as Justine Bateman    

2009: Psych as Victoria   

2009: Celebrity Ghost Stories  

2010: Private Practice as Sydney    

2011:  Criminal Minds: Suspect Behaviour as Margaret    

2013: Modern Family  as Angela   

2013: Deep Dark Canyon as Cheryl Cavanaugh    

2021: Violet: it was premiered at the SXSW Film Festival.