Daughter of Kent Bateman and older sister of Jason Bateman.
Was originally considered for the role of Veronica in the cult classic film Heathers (1988).
In the mid/early 1990s Justine was sometimes a camp counselor for the YMCA in the LA valley area.
Sister-in-law of actress Amanda Anka.
Attended William Howard Taft High School in Woodland Hills, California.
Is an avid knitter.
Was considered for the role of Emmeline in The Blue Lagoon (1980) that later went to Brooke Shields.
She currently runs a production and consulting company, SECTION 5.
Was listed in Vh1's 100 Greatest Teen Stars.
Aunt of Francesca (b. 2006) and Maple (b. 2012) via brother Jason Bateman.
Had left acting from 2000-2003 to start her own design firm in L.A. She had both a couture and a ready-to-wear line and sold to Saks Fifth Avenue, Bandels, etc.
Currently playing "Lynn Barstow" on the drama Men in Trees (2006). [February 2007]
Attended class at the studio of Hollywood yoga guru Bikram Choudhury, and can be seen on pages 166 and 167 of the first edition (1978) of his how-to book.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 36, a son named Duke Kenneth Fluent on June 18, 2002. Child's father is her husband, Mark Fluent.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 37, a daughter named Gianetta Fluent in January 2004. Child's father is her husband, Mark Fluent.
Her acting mentor is Meredith Baxter.
In 2001, Michael J. Fox told Emmy TV legends that he bonded with Justine, because she was "amazing" and "fantastic" and "tremendously talented". He also found it interesting that he was now seeing all these teenage girls named Mallory and Justine, names he didn't think that were part of lexicon of American girls' names, until she became popular on Family Ties (1982).
Was romantically involved with Leif Garrett from 1988 to 1990.
Her father, who is American-born, has English, Scottish, Swiss-German, Swedish, and Danish ancestry. Her mother is British, from Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
In the fall of 2012, she started studying computer science at UCLA.
Has said that she would love to do a movie with Quentin Tarantino.