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.
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)
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.
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.
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.