Lewis has, for 14 years, gleefully disproved the theory that actors should stay away from music. She has shrewdly surrounded herself with talented musicians — some of them big names, others workhorses, but all well-regarded by people in the know. Importantly, Lewis never tried to play on her name. She's always been happy to play dive bars, and has even been spotted hauling gear before and after shows. And she earned her stripes. The Licks put out two excellent full-length albums in and , and then she put that project on hold.
Juliette and the Licks
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Juliette Lake Lewis  born June 21,  is an American actress and singer known for her portrayals of offbeat characters, often in films with dark themes. In she received acclaim for her performance in Cape Fear , for which she received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. Her subsequent television work has included series such as The Firm , Wayward Pines , and Secrets and Lies — In , Lewis launched a career as a singer and musician, leading the American rock band Juliette and the Licks. She has since embarked on a solo career. Lewis' first on-screen appearance was an uncredited bit part in Bronco Billy , which starred her father. Lewis first garnered international attention and acclaim in with her turn as Danielle Bowden in Martin Scorsese 's remake of Cape Fear , for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award ,  as well as an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
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The band broke up in They reunited for a Los Angeles show in , followed by extensive touring in In May members of the band tweeted that they were in the studio working on new music as Juliette And The Licks.
Juliette And The Licks. See all past concerts I first became aware of Juliette Lewis's musical talent from the movie 'Strange Days'. It was to be 10 years later that she'd form a rock band, and to my delight I discovered a very strong resonance with her energy.