Julia Stiles started acting at the young age of 16 when she got her first lead role in the thriller Wicked alongside the late Michael Parks.

The actress found massive success playing Kat Stratford in the 1999’s romantic teen comedy 10 Things I Hate About You opposite late actor Heath Ledger. 

Since then, she has starred in many critically acclaimed shows like Dexter and Riviera. She has had an impressive acting career in her 28 years of working.

The award-winning actress is married to Preston Cook, and the pair have a child together. Here is a look at their relationship timeline.


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The Duo's Relationship Timeline

The pair met on the set of her 2015 thriller movie, Go with Me, where Cook was a camera assistant. Not much is known about their dating history. However, they got married just after two years of dating. 

The pair had announced their engagement on January 4 via her Instagram, nine months before their shotgun wedding.

Stiles shared the photo of her ring ladened hand interlocked with her now-husband. 

Even though she announced the engagement in January, she captioned the post as her best Christmas, indicating the pair had gotten engaged over the holidays. She tagged the location as Isla Grande, Colombia — presumably Cook had proposed to her in a romantic getaway to Colombia. 


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For their wedding, they had a beachside ceremony on the occasion of Labor Day in September 2017. The ceremony was extremely private, with only two friends as their guests.  

Stiles confirmed the news to her followers with an intimate picture from her big day, showing both herself and Cook wearing wedding bands.

Her husband could be seen cradling Stiles's baby bump in the image while she was wearing a white lace wedding dress. The pair were pregnant with their first child at the time of their wedding.


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Last year, the couple celebrated their third wedding anniversary. Stiles marked the occasion with an adorable yet funny Instagram Post. She shared a heartfelt picture of them at their wedding ceremony, hugging each other. 

In the captions, the actress noted how they had been together for three years, in five countries and two quarantines, yet hadn't killed each other. 

The Pair Have A Child

The couple welcomed their first child on October 20, 2017. The Mona Lisa Smile actress gave birth to a boy named Strummer Newcomb Cook at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. 


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The pregnancy was confirmed back in June, while Stiles was on a press tour promoting her Sky Atlantic series Riviera. The actress had also shared her 8-month-old baby bump picture with her followers. 

However, to date, the couple has kept their child out of the limelight. 

The Duo’s Work

Stiles is one of Hollywood’s most well-known actresses, with over 59 acting credits under her name.

She has garnered 14 wins and 18 nominations for her acts, including a nomination for Primetime Emmy Awards. 


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The talented star is not just an actress but has also shared fair time behind the cameras.

She has co-produced ten episodes of Riviera, where she also plays the lead.

She also served as an associate producer in a short movie, The Love Spell, which will be released in 2022. 

She has written and directed two projects — Paloma (TV Series) and Raving (Short Movie).

She has two new movies lined up for her. Both of them are in post-production. The God Committee will release on July 2, 2021. The release date of Orphan: First Kill has not been revealed yet. 


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Cook is a well-known camera assistant who has worked for movies such as Deadpool, War for the Planet of the Apes, and Skyscraper. Altogether he has 22 project credits under his name. He is currently working with his wife on her TV series Riviera.

Cook has also tried his hand in acting.

Cook first appeared on screen in the 2001 TV movie Strange Frequency.

He has starred in other movies and shows like Smallville, The Twilight Zone, and The L Word.

His most recent project was almost a decade ago in 2012's Underworld Awakening for an uncredited role as an antigen surgeon.