She started paying attention only after becoming a teenager.
When Stiles was growing up, So Ho was still largely an abandoned industrial wasteland.
Stiles recalls sidewalks strewn with drug paraphernalia and disembodied doll limbs from a nearby toy factory. '" Stiles was an intelligent and outspoken child.
Stiles again won a Teen Choice Award and several MTV Movie Awards (for best female performance, best dance sequence and best kiss) for her performance.
However, Stiles was not wholly satisfied by her life as an actress, and in the fall of 2000, she enrolled at Columbia University to study English literature.
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.
Another letter landed Stiles her first role in the theater.
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Aries New York City, New York, USAStiles attended Friends Seminary School in Manhattan for primary education.
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.