Checking in with Julia Stiles, who has quietly gone from budding starlet to producer, editor, college grad, and (still) actress. The next act should be worth watching. (NYT)
Ms. Stiles, though, has been nothing if not busy. She graduated from Columbia University with a degree in English literature. She starred in David Mamet’s play “Oleanna,” both in Los Angeles and on Broadway (and earlier in London). She directed a short film, called “Raving,” collaborated with Neil LaBute onstage and on film, and dabbled in online video, including teaming up with the comedy troupe the Vacationeers and editing music videos for indie musicians like M. Ward and the band papercranes. She is now shooting 10 episodes of “Dexter,” her first major foray into television. Most ambitious of all, she’s become a producer, striving to adapt “The Bell Jar,” the autobiographical novel by the poet Sylvia Plath, into a feature film.