In 2002, Stiles starred opposite Matt Damon, playing Nicky Parsons in the hugely popular trilogy of films, she and her then-married co-star Michael C.
Hall were an item, Stiles maintains that the two were never romantically involved. Stiles supports Habitat for Humanity and Amnesty International, and is active in political and social causes.
I wasn't even really fully aware of what people were saying. I would get people coming to my door, and knocking on it in the middle of the night.
But it pretty much died down." Stiles frequently took time off from school to pursue her film career, but graduated from Columbia in 2005, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.
After appearing in the 2000 romantic comedy flop, (2000).
Having established herself as the go-to actress for modern takes on Shakespeare's strong-willed female characters, Stiles was the obvious choice to play Desi, an updated Desdemona, in the 2001 film .
As a child, Stiles also loved to write, and whenever she wanted something from her parents, she stated her case in handwritten letters.
At the age of 11, she wrote a letter to New York City mayor Ed Koch suggesting he place more trash bins along the streets.
The film proved to be an enormous success, quickly becoming something of a modern teen classic and earning Stiles an MTV Movie Award (for breakthrough female performance), a Teen Choice Award, the "Most Promising New Actress" designation from Chicago Film Critics, and a legion of adoring young fans.
However, she says that she does not intend to obsess about her future, but prefers to live in the moment while letting life take her where it may.
"I think women get caught up too much in having a plan—I'm going to get married at this age; I'm going to have a kid at this age—and then they just try to find a guy who will fit into that picture," she says. I would rather it all evolve organically."On Christmas Eve 2015, Stiles got engaged to camera assistant Preston J.
She began working at her mother's ceramics shop at age 6, working behind the register and chatting with the customers.
Stiles also developed a love of theater at a very young age.
Another letter landed Stiles her first role in the theater.