• The Bateman family is known for introducing two successful role players, Jason and Justine, and a producer, Kent.
• Justine was born in 1966 in Rye City, New York State and is the older sister of Jason Bateman.
• Justine starred in the hit sitcom “Family Ties” at the age of 16 and won several awards.
• Justine has pursued a career in production, held an aviation license and written a book entitled “Fame”.
• Justine has a net worth estimated at $5 million as of early 2020.

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Short Info

Net Worth$5 million
Date Of BirthFebruary 19, 1966
SpouseMark Fluent
FactAunt of Francesca (b. 2006) and Maple (b. 2012) via brother Jason Bateman.

The Bateman family is a familiar name around Hollywood, known for introducing two of the finest role players, and a remarkable producer. Kent Bateman is an American producer who fathered both Jason and Justine Bateman. Although Jason is perhaps the best known of Kent’s children for his role in “Horrible Bosses”, his older sister Justine has also made her mark on the film industry, and has won several awards, and been nominated for others. Many might remember Justine, but what has happened to the young actress?

Read on as we discuss the life of Justine Bateman, who is forever immortalized as ‘Mallory Keaton’ in “Family Ties”.

Early Life and Family

Justine Tanya Bateman was born in Rye City, New York State USA, on 19 of February 1966. She is the elder child of Bruce Kent Bateman and Victoria Elizabeth Bateman, and the older sister of Jason Bateman. Her mother was a former flight attendant with Pan American Airways, originally from the UK and is of British descent.

Her father worked as an acting coach, director and film producer.

Not much is known about her early life, except that she completed her high school education in California, and at the age of sixteen Justine starred in the hit sitcom “Family Ties” while still attending high school.

Educational Background

Justine attended the Chaft Charter High School in Woodlands, California, from where she matriculated in the class of ‘84. By that time she had already signed a contract with Paramount Studios for the “Family Ties” sitcom, but due to restrictions in the contract wasn’t permitted to attend college. In 2016, at the age of 50, Justine enrolled into the University of California, Los Angeles, and now holds a degree in Computer Science and Digital Media Management.

Justine Bateman


Justine’s career began at the age of 16 with the role of Mallory Keaton in the ‘80s hit sitcom “Family Ties”, in which she starred alongside the legendary Micheal J. Fox and Meridith Baxter. The series aired from 1982 until its finale in 1989, with Justine appearing in 176 episodes, and was rewarded with the Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress in a Comedy Series, and also received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a series.

Following her success in her first role, Justine appeared in other TV shows and starred in several major films up until 2000 and 2001 when she took a break from the silver screen.

Among her more iconic roles during this period, she starred alongside Liam Neeson in the 1988 film “Satisfaction”, and in 1990 in the films “The Closer” and “The Fatal Image”, and in many more titles leading up to 2000.

Between 2000 and 2001 she left the filming industry to start her own design house, Justine Bateman Design that produced knitted couture and everyday fashion. Then in 2002, she made her re-appearance on the silver screen in an episode of “Ozzy and Drix”. In 2003 she starred in the series “Out of Order”, and received a Satellite Award as Best Supporting Actress in a series for her role as ‘Annie’.

In the following year she starred in the film “Humor Me” and appeared in three episodes of “Still Standing. Her acting career carried on from there, to include numerous roles – some of her more iconic appearances include episodes of “Desperate Housewives” and “Californication”.

Apart from a successful acting career, Justine has also followed her father’s footsteps, and began pursuing a career in production and consulting, establishing her own firm ‘Section 5’.

She’s also written a book that discusses the social need for stardom, entitled “Fame”, and  wrote an episode for “The Wizards of Waverly Place”.

Hobbies, Favorite Things and Interesting Facts

Justine’s favourites include the colours pink and blue, Chinese food, and location is Los Angeles. Justine is admired by fans for being a handy knitter and is renowned for her designs.

She is also an activist for net neutrality (by internet providers) and supports this cause openly. She is also a nifty pilot with an aviation license that permits her to fly small, single-engine aeroplanes, and is a skilled scuba-diver.

While on the set of “Family Ties” Justine had suffered from anorexia and Bulimia but has overcome these difficulties.


Justine has been known for having a number of relationships. In 1987, she dated Scott McGinnis, and later had a romantic engagement with Leif Garret, but the relationship ended in 1993. In 2001 Justine married Mark Fluent who is still her spouse, and the father of their two children, son Duke Kenneth and daughter Gianetta Fluent.

Physical Characteristics

  • Date of Birth: 19 February 1966
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Height: 5ft 6ins (1.68m)
  • Weight: 126lbs (53kgs)
  • Dress Size: 4 (US)
  • Body Measurements: 34-27-34 inches
  • Shoe Size: Unknown
  • Bra Size: 34B
  • Star Sign: Pisces
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian

Net Worth

From a long list of professions, although mostly contributed to by her career in acting, Justine Bateman has accumulated a fortune, her net worth estimated at $5 million, as of early 2020.

General Info

Full NameJustine Bateman
Net Worth$5 million
Date Of BirthFebruary 19, 1966
Height1.68 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Television producer, Actor
EducationWilliam Howard Taft Charter High School


SpouseMark Fluent
ChildrenGianetta Fluent, Duke Kenneth Fluent
ParentsVictoria Elizabeth Bateman, Kent Bateman
SiblingsJason Bateman


AwardsTV Land Fan Favorite Award, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television, TV Land Favorite Teen Dream for Female Award
MoviesSatisfaction, The TV Set, In the Eyes of a Stranger, The Night We Never Met, The Fatal Image, Hollywood Mom's Mystery, Primary Motive, God's Lonely Man, Terror in the Night, Highball, Kiss & Tell, Deep Dark Canyon, Men Behaving Badly, Mickey's 60th Birthday, Trailer for a Remake of Gore Vidal's Cali...
TV ShowsMen Behaving Badly, One to Grow On, Family Ties, Out of Order, Easy to Assemble

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1TV as we knew it is absolutely dead. There are still shows in production, still ad buys being made, but the numbers these shows get are a small fraction of the ratings these same type of shows used to command. The amount of TV shows produced annually decreases every year. The amount of people employed by TV shows is far less than it used to be. All these decreases are steady from year to year. Traditional TV is not "in a slump," it has been steadily declining. (2010)
2I like to go dancing, have a few beers. I like being alone, too. I have days where it's 'God, get me a shot of tequila.'
3I'm going to be in another city when my kids are teenagers. I'll be like, 'Give me a call when you're done with all that.'
4When I got 'Family Ties', I wasn't even thinking about being an actress. I thought I might become a window dresser.
5They couldn't wait to get me out. My dad found my place, my mom helped me pack, and my brother was making architectural plans for my bedroom. It was just what you do at 18.


1Her father, who is American-born, has English, Scottish, Swiss-German, Swedish, and Danish ancestry. Her mother is British, from Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
2Was romantically involved with Leif Garrett in 1988.
3Her acting mentor is Meredith Baxter.
4Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 37, a daughter named Gianetta Fluent in January 2004. Child's father is her husband, Mark Fluent.
5Gave birth to her 1st child at age 36, a son named Duke Kenneth Fluent on June 18, 2002. Child's father is her husband, Mark Fluent.
6Attended class at the studio of Hollywood yoga guru Bikram Choudhury, and can be seen on pages 166 and 167 of the first edition (1978) of his how-to book.
7Currently playing "Lynn Barstow" on the drama Men in Trees (2006). [February 2007]
8Has left acting and in 2000 started her own design firm in L.A. She now has both a couture and a ready-to-wear line.
9Aunt of Francesca (b. 2006) and Maple (b. 2012) via brother Jason Bateman.
10Was listed in Vh1's 100 Greatest Teen Stars.
11She currently runs a production and consulting company, SECTION 5.
12Was considered for the role of Emmeline in The Blue Lagoon (1980) that later went to Brooke Shields.
13Is an avid knitter.
14Attended William Howard Taft High School in Woodland Hills, California.
15Sister-in-law of actress Amanda Anka.
16In the mid/early 1990s Justine was sometimes a camp counselor for the YMCA in the LA valley area.
17Was originally considered for the role of Veronica in the cult classic film Heathers (1988).
18Daughter of Kent Bateman and older sister of Jason Bateman.
19Suffered from anorexia and bulimia for 10 years, during her Family Ties (1982) days; completed a 12 step program and turned to Christianity as ways to beat the diseases; is now recovering.




How to Apply for a Sexual Position2017Short post-productionDirector Slidan
PUSH2017Short pre-productionThe Woman
Customer Service2015ShortRebekah
Deep Dark Canyon2013Cheryl Cavanaugh
Modern Family2013TV SeriesAngela
A Little Something on the Side2012ShortCordelia
Desperate Housewives2008-2012TV SeriesEllie Leonard
Easy to Assemble2008-2012TV SeriesJustine / Justine Bateman
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior2011TV SeriesMargaret Mckenna
Level 26: Dark Prophecy2010Hilda
Private Practice2010TV SeriesSydney Harris
Project: Rant2009TV Series 2009-2011
Psych2009TV SeriesVictoria
Californication2008TV SeriesMrs. Patterson
Men in Trees2006-2007TV SeriesLynn Barstow
Hybrid2007TV MovieAndrea
Untitled Patricia Heaton Project2006TV MovieCindy
To Have and to Hold2006/ITV MovieMeg Davidson
The TV Set2006Natalie Klein
Arrested Development2006TV SeriesNellie
The Show with A.J. Calloway2005TV MovieMichelle
Still Standing2004-2005TV SeriesTerry
Needlework Pictures Presents Francesco Vezzoli in Gore Vidal's 'Caligula'2005ShortAttia, Imperial Courtesan (uncredited)
The Hollywood Mom's Mystery2004TV MovieLucy Freers
Humor Me2004TV MoviePaula
Out of Order2003TV Mini-SeriesAnnie
Ozzy & Drix2002TV SeriesRota
Say You'll Be Mine1999Chelsea
Rugrats1999TV SeriesArt Patron
Kiss & Tell1997Molly McMannis
Men Behaving Badly1996-1997TV SeriesSarah Stretten
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman1996TV SeriesZara / Sarah
God's Lonely Man1996Meradith
The Acting Thing1996Short
A Bucket of Blood1995TV MovieCarla
Another Woman1994TV MovieLisa Temple
Terror in the Night1994TV MovieRobin
The Night We Never Met1993Janet Beehan
Beware of Dog1993ShortLinda Irving
Deadbolt1992TV MovieMarty Hiller
Primary Motive1992Darcy Link
In the Eyes of a Stranger1992TV MovieLynn Carlson
How Can I Tell If I'm Really in Love1992Video shortJustine
The Fatal Image1990TV MovieMegan Brennan
The Closer1990Jessica Grant
Family Ties1982-1989TV SeriesMallory Keaton
Mickey's 60th Birthday1988TV MovieMallory Keaton
Satisfaction1988Jennie Lee
Can You Feel Me Dancing?1986TV MovieKarin Nichols
Family Ties Vacation1985TV MovieMallory Keaton
Right to Kill?1985TV MovieDeborah Jahnke
ABC Afterschool Specials1985TV SeriesSara White
Glitter1984TV Series
Tales from the Darkside1984TV SeriesSusan 'Pookie' Anderson
It's Your Move1984TV SeriesDebbie


Five Minutes2017Short producer post-production
PUSH2017Short producer pre-production
Easy to Assemble2011TV Series producer - 18 episodes
Z2011/IIShort producer


Five Minutes2017Short post-production
PUSH2017Short pre-production
Wizards of Waverly Place2008TV Series written by - 1 episode


Five Minutes2017Short post-production
PUSH2017Short pre-production
Speechless2008TV Movie documentary


Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself
Today2008-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Pencils Down! The 100 Days of the Writers Guild Strike2014DocumentaryHerself
Easy to Assemble2008-2011TV SeriesHerself
The 9th Annual TV Land Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
Spärhusen Plays The Egyptian2010ShortHerself
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show2010TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Ghost Stories2009TV Series documentaryHerself
The 2009 Independent Spirit Awards2009TV SpecialHerself
Speechless2008TV Movie documentaryHerself
Illeanarama2005TV SeriesHerself
Special Thanks to Roy London2005DocumentaryHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2003TV SeriesHerself
The View2002TV SeriesHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1997TV SeriesHerself
Late Show with David Letterman1997TV SeriesHerself
A Century of Women1994TV Mini-Series documentaryElizabeth
The First Annual Comedy Hall of Fame1993TV SpecialHerself
The Wild West1993TV Mini-Series documentary
One on One with John Tesh1991TV SeriesHerself
The Howard Stern Show1990TV SeriesHerself
Commitment to Life IV: Los Angeles AIDS Project Benefit1990TV MovieHerself
Miles Turns 211990TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989-1990TV SeriesHerself
The Jim Henson Hour1989TV SeriesHerself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Gregory Peck1989TV SpecialHerself (uncredited)
The 6th Annual American Cinema Awards1989TV SpecialHerself
Offshore Television1988TV SeriesHerself
The 1988 MTV Video Music Awards1988TV SpecialHerself - presenter
The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards1988TV Special documentaryHerself - Co-Presenter: Favourite Young Television Performer
Saturday Night Live1988TV SeriesHerself - Host / Various
Comic Relief '871987TV SpecialHerself
The Wil Shriner Show1987TV SeriesHerself
The 39th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1987TV SpecialHerself - Nominee & Presenter
The 44th Annual Golden Globe Awards1987TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
The 1986 Jewish National Funds Annual Tree of Life Awards1986TV SpecialHerself
The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Nominee
Captain Eo Grand Opening1986TV MovieHerself
The Merv Griffin Show1986TV SeriesHerself - Actress
Hour Magazine1985TV SeriesHerself
One to Grow On1982TV Series shortHerself

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself
100 Greatest Teen Stars2007TV Mini-SeriesTeen Star nº 59
Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentary
The Dick Cavett Show1986TV SeriesMallory Keaton


Won Awards

2010Streamy AwardThe Streamy AwardsBest Ensemble Cast in a Web SeriesEasy to Assemble (2008)
2004Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting Role in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionOut of Order (2003)
1985Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actress in a Television Comedy SeriesFamily Ties (1982)

Nominated Awards

2010Streamy AwardThe Streamy AwardsBest Female Actor in a Comedy Web SeriesEasy to Assemble (2008)
2004TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsFavorite Teen Dream - FemaleFamily Ties (1982)
1987Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionFamily Ties (1982)
1987Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesFamily Ties (1982)
1986Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesFamily Ties (1982)
1984Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actress in a Comedy SeriesFamily Ties (1982)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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