Birth Name: Justine Bateman
Birth Place: Rye, New York, USA
Bateman's first TV-movie, the harrowing "Right to Kill?" (ABC, 1985), offered a darker depiction of family dynamics as she played the physically and emotionally abused daughter of a crazed Frederic Forrest. She made her debut as a TV host with "Disney's Captain EO Grand Opening" (NBC, 1986) and performed similar chores on subsequent TV specials, notably including the 1986 documentary "How Can I Tell If I'm Really in Love" (for which she also served as production consultant). Bateman shone in "Can You Feel Me Dancing?" (NBC, 1986), as an independent blind girl striving to break free of her overly protective family. The production itself was a family affair as her father Kent was the supervisi...
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