In the ’80s, girls couldn’t get enough of Mallory Keaton on the hit NBC sitcom “Family Ties.” For actress Justine Bateman, it was the role of a lifetime. It was also her first legit acting job. During the entire 168 episode run of the series, the Rye, New York native was nominated for two Emmy Awards, one Golden Globe Award, and two Young Artist Awards for her work, and she even got to host an episode of “Saturday Night Live.”
If you haven’t been following her since the show’s final episode on May 14, 1989, we have 14 recent photos of her that will help you catch up to what she’s been doing lately. Number 3 is a must-see for any “Family Ties” fan!
14) Bateman And Her Husband
In 2001, Justine Bateman married real estate developer Mark Fluent. The two go everywhere together, including Los Angeles’ Madeo Restaurant, which many celebrities call their favorite restaurant in the area. For this trip back in 2010, they had a little too much on their plate, so Bateman decided to bring home a doggy bag.
13) The 2010 Streamy Awards
Bateman showed up at the red carpet for the 2010 Streamy Awards, which honors all aspects of online video. The award show took place at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, California. She was nominated in the category of Best Female Actor in a Comedy Web Series for her work in “Easy to Assemble.”
12) Going Back To College
In 2012, Bateman took some time away from her acting career to head back to UCLA to get her degree in computer science. She wasn’t able to attend college during the filming of “Family Ties.” At the age of 46, she was one of the oldest freshman enrolled at the time. This photo was taken outside of the campus.
In June 2016, Bateman graduated from UCLA with a degree in computer science and management. She documented the entire journey over on her blog. In this photo, she congratulates her fellow classmate, who is also named Justine. Bateman has stated that she enjoyed every single moment of her college experience.
10) 2009 Film Independent’s Spirit Awards
Here, Bateman is caught on camera taking a cellphone shot at the 2009 Film Independent’s Spirit Awards, which took place at the Santa Monica Beach in Santa Monica, California. She made a special appearance on the accompanying TV special, which aired around four months after the award ceremony in February.