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|Born||Juliet van Kampen|
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|Born||Juliet van Kampen|
Rylance was born Juliet van Kampen in London, to Claire van Kampen, a composer, and Chris van Kampen, an architect. Her stepfather is the British actor and director Mark Rylance. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 2002, with a B.A Honors in Acting.
Rylance's first major role upon leaving Rada was Medea In Neil LaBute's "Bash: Latterday Plays" at the Union Theatre in London. Rylance then went on to play Perdita in "The Winter's Tale" and Cressida in "Troilus and Cressida" at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Rylance then portrayed the British writer Mary Sidney I am Shakespeare written by her step-father Mark Rylance and directed by Matthew Warchus at the Chichester Festival Theatre and its UK tour. That same year, Rylance along with two of her contemporaries, David Sturzaker and director Tamara Harvey started their own production company, Theater of Memory. Rylance subsequently starred in the Theater of Memory's productions of Romeo and Juliet and Bash: Latter-Day Plays, portraying Juliet and Medea respectively.
In 2009, Rylance played Desdemona at the Theater for a New Audience in New York City, opposite John Douglas Thompson's Othello for which she was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award. Rylance next appeared in the Sam Mendes directed 2009-2010 Bridge Project, a joint venture between the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, New York and The Old Vic in London. Rylance appeared as Rosalind and Miranda, respectively, with her husband appearing across from her as Orlando and Ariel. Rylance was awarded a 2010 Obie Award for her performance as Rosalind.
She produced a modern retelling of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull written and directed by Christian Camargo together with Barbara Romer, the founder of the New Globe Theater. The film stars Katie Holmes, William Hurt, Allison Janney, Cherry Jones, Russell Means, Michael Nyqvist, Jean Reno, Mark Rylance, and Ben Whishaw. and is scheduled to release in 2013.
|The Winter's Tale||Perdita||Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, UK.|
|Troilus and Cressida||Cressida||Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, UK.|
|Bash: Latter-Day Plays||Medea||The Trafalgar Studios, West End, London.|
|I am Shakespeare||Mary Sidney||Chichester Festival Theatre and UK Tour.|
|Romeo and Juliet||Juliet||Middle Temple Hall, London.|
|Othello||Desdemona||Nominated - Lucille Lortel Award, Best Featured Actress|
|The Bridge Project: As You Like It||Rosalind||Obie Award|
|The Bridge Project: The Tempest||Miranda|
|" Three Sisters"||Irina||Classic Stage Company|
|" The Cherry Orchard"||Varya||Classic Stage Company|
|" Ivanov"||Sasha||Classic Stage Company|