Juliette Lake Lewis is an American actress and singer. She is known for her portrayals of offbeat characters, often in films with dark themes. Lewis became an "it girl" of American cinema in the early 1990s, appearing in various independent and arthouse films. Her accolades include a Pasinetti Award, one Academy Award nomination, one Golden Globe nomination, and a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. The daughter of character actor Geoffrey Lewis, Lewis began her career in television at age 14 before making her feature film debut with a small part in My Stepmother Is an Alien. This was followed by a more prominent role as Audrey Griswold in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. She then garnered international notice for her portrayal of Danielle Bowden in Martin Scorsese's remake of Cape Fear, which saw Lewis nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, as well as the Golden Globe in the same category.