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Born: February 19, 1966 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Rye, New York, USA Profession: actor, clothing designer, TV host, production consultant

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This likable performer of 1980s sitcoms and TV-movies branched out from light juvenile roles to more demanding work on stage and cable TV in the 1990s. Still best known as the academic underachiever and dedicated shopper Mallory Keaton on the hit sitcom "Family Ties" (NBC, 1982-89), Bateman entered show business after her younger brother Jason joined the final season of "Little House on the Prairie". She went to her brother's agency and soon found work in commercials by age 15. After initially reading for a small part in the pilot of "Family Ties", Bateman began her seven season stint as a sitcom regular in 1982. She garnered two Emmy nods for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work in the 1985/86 and 1986/87 seasons. While the character of Mallory did grow in complexity over the course of the series' run, Bateman displayed greater diversity in her outside projects.

This likable performer of 1980s sitcoms and TV-movies branched out from light juvenile roles to more demanding work on stage and cable TV in the 1990s. Still best known as the academic underachiever and dedicated shopper Mallory Keaton on the hit sitcom "Family Ties" (NBC, 1982-89), Bateman entered show business after her younger brother Jason joined the final season of "Little House on the Prairie". She went to her brother's agency and soon found work in commercials by age 15. After initially reading for a small part in the pilot of "Family Ties", Bateman began her seven season stint as a sitcom regular in 1982. She garnered two Emmy nods for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work in the 1985/86 and 1986/87 seasons. While the character of Mallory did grow in complexity over the course of the series' run, Bateman displayed greater diversity in her outside projects.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Hybrid (2008)
2.
 TV Set, The (2006)
3.
4.
 Highball (2000)
5.
 Say You'll Be Mine (1999) Chelsea
6.
 God's Lonely Man (1996) Meradith
7.
 Bucket of Blood, A (1995) Carla
8.
9.
 Another Woman (1994) Lisa Temple
10.
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1981:
Became interested in acting after her younger brother Jason joined the cast of "Little House on the Prairie" (NBC); on the advice of her mother, auditioned for and began working in commercials at age 15
1982:
TV series debut as Mallory Keaton, the underachieving sister of Michael J. Fox, on the hit sitcom "Family Ties" (NBC)
1985:
First TV special, "First the Egg" part of the ABC Afterschool Specials
1985:
First TV-movie, "Right to Kill?" (ABC) about domestic violence
1985:
Recreated the role of Mallory Keaton for the NBC TV-movie "Family Ties Vacation"
1986:
Debut as a TV host, "Disney's Captain EO Grand Opening"
1986:
Credited as production consultant on the documentary "How Can I Tell If I'm Really in Love?" (also hosted)
1986:
Starred in the TV-movie, "Can You Feel Me Dancing?"; also featured brother Jason; father Kent was supervising producer
1984:
Played the daughter of Tippi Hedren in "Mookie and Pookie" an episode of the syndicated series "Tales from the Darkside"
1988:
Feature acting debut, "Satisfaction"
1992:
Co-starred with Patrick Dempsey in "Merry Christmas, Baby" (A&E)
1993:
Provided the voice of Josie Earp on "The Wild West", a syndicated Western documentary miniseries
1996:
Guest-starred as an alien princess betrothed to Superman, in the two-part season closer of "Lois and Clark" (ABC)
1996:
Returned to series TV as a regular on the sitcom "Men Behaving Badly"
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More or less retired from acting to concentrate on fashion design; created clothes under the brand name 'Bad Baby Boy'
1999:
Earned praise for her turn in the indie feature "Say You'll Be Mine"
2000:
Founded Justin Bateman Design
2003:
Appeared in several episodes of the Showtime series "Out of Order"
2006:
Cast in the recurring role of a down-to-earth wildlife-photographer in ABC's "Men in Trees"
2007:
Cast in the network satire "The TV Set" directed by Jake Kasdan
2008:
Guest-starred on a multi-episode arc on ABC's "Desperate Housewives" as a hip artist living with Gabby and Carlos
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Education

Taft High School: Woodland Hills , California - 1984

Notes

Bateman is a licensed pilot.

In a September 18, 1996 interview with the Daily News, Bateman revealed that she had spent ten years (c. 1983-1993) battling eating disorders including bulimia, compulsive overeating and anorexia before successfully undergoing treatment.

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husband:
Mark Fluent. Real-estate developer. Married January 2001.

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father:
Kent Bateman. Producer; director; agent. Served as a supervising producer on the telefilm "Can You Feel Me Dancing?" (NBC, 1986) starring Justine and Jason; directed an episode of "Family Ties".
mother:
Victoria Bateman. Flight attendant.
brother:
Jason Bateman. Actor. Born on January 14, 1969; appeared together in "Can You Feel Me Dancing?" and the comedy special "Candid Camera Eat! Eat! Eat!" (CBS, 1989).
son:
Duke Kenneth. Born June 18, 2002, father Mark Fluent.
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