Jason And Justine Bateman Parents Kent Bateman and Victoria Bateman Inspired Their Careers

Actor Jason is three years younger to his sister Justine who started her career from TV series Family Ties
Actor Jason is three years younger to his sister Justine who started her career from TV series Family Ties( Source : instagram )

Jason and Justine Bateman parents are Kent Bateman and Victoria Bateman. Their mother worked as a stewardess and their father was a film producer.

The sibling duo Jason and Justine were born in Rye, New York and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah and California. Justine graduated from Taft High School in Woodland Hills, California.

She wanted to pursue further education but was obligated by her contract with Paramount studios for Family Ties. In the series, Justine played the role of Mallory Keaton and won several prestigious awards.

After her debut as an actress in Family Ties in 1982, she became a writer, producer and businesswoman with a clothing line selling hand-knitted clothes in the early 2000s.

However, her project was sold to BendelsNY, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Fred Segal in 2003.

Similarly, Jason attended a local high school but couldn't; attend the finals as he was shooting for the comedy movie Teen Wolf Too. Jason was a teenager when he went professional.


Meet Jason And Justine Bateman Parents

Jason And Justine Bateman parents inspired their professional careers. Their father Kent and mother Victoria are successful individuals

The couple married in the 1960s and gave birth to their eldest daughter Justine on February 19, 1966. Likewise, Jason was born a few years later, on 14th January 1969.

The couple was married for almost three decades before calling it quits. They parted ways and started a new family. Their mother got married thrice in her lifetime.

Her third marriage in 2020, in her late 70s, catalyzed breaking apart her family relationships. Though Justine is not close to her parents, she cares about her brother like before.

Both of the siblings started their career in the 80s from a character roles television series
Both of the siblings started their career in the 80s from a character roles television series( Source : pinterest )

Mother Victoria Bateman

Victoria Elizabeth Bateman celebrated her 80th birthday in 2022. She was once a successful flight attendant who worked for Pan Am (Pan American World Airways).

After getting married to Kent Bateman, she gave birth to two kids and started looking after them forgetting her professional career. As her kids grew old, she worked as their children's publicist.

Victoria doesn't share good chemistry with her kids. They were distant but grew estranged after her third marriage to Todd Vandemheen 2020, who is 21 years her junior.

Furthermore, her kids disapproved of their marriage, and the family has grown estranged since 2020.

Father Kent Bateman

Bruce Kent Bateman is a freelance writer, actor, producer, and screenwriter. He had a successful career in the 1960s.

Likewise, Kent produced films under Ealing Films in the late 1960s and early 1970s in Newton, Massachusetts. While he was retiring from the industry, his kids were gaining prominence each day.

Hence, he started working as their manager to show them a path until they were ready to deal with the business themselves. Also, he was one of the producers of his son Jason's film Teen Wolf Too.

During his career peak, Kent worked in films like The Headless Eyes, Death on Credit, Breaking the Rules, and Land of No Return.

Actor Jason Bateman with his wife Amanda Anka and daughters Francesca(left) and Maple(right)
Actor Jason Bateman with his wife Amanda Anka and daughters Francesca(left) and Maple(right)( Source : yahoo )

Per his children, he was a strict father who pushed his kids to work from an early age. No matter how strict Kent was, Jason didn't become like him. He is a happy father and loves his kids.

Jason and Justine Bateman Relationship

Most people believe that Jason and Justine Bateman are twins, which is far from the truth. Justine is the eldest child and three years senior than Jason.

They share a neat relationship and openly appreciate each other's work. There are many instances where the brother and sister are seen together or publicly appear together.

It was Jason who started early as a child artist. Then, following his success in television, their mother, Victoria, talked Justine into it, and she began her acting career on the same network as her brother.

It was quite unusual but a delight that the stars lived together under one roof and worked for the same television network. They saw each other's success and witnessed addiction and downfall.

In the early hours of their success, Jason was caught up in substance abuse, and his sister had social anxiety and developed eating disorders.

It took a long while, but they both escaped their darkest hours. In 2003, Jason returned as a lead actor in "Arrested Development", which became a turning point in his career.

Meanwhile, Justine embraced Christianity and followed 12 steps recovery program simultaneously, which helped her overcome her obligations.

Both Bateman siblins are Primetime Emmy award-winning actors who have appeared in hundreds of TV series and films.
Both Bateman siblins are Primetime Emmy award-winning actors who have appeared in hundreds of TV series and films.( Source : imdb )

Although the relationship between an elder sister and a younger brother is sweet as always, the two of them have cut ties with their parents.

Their mother, Victoria, has openly discussed their emotional distance and negligence towards their old parents. She even accused her daughter of trying to subdue her in the hospital by pulling out the life support.

But, every story has two versions, and the children have a different tale of their strict parents who unusually pressured them hard to make a career in television from a young age.

Despite having a dysfunctional relationship with their parents, the kinfolk have always maintained a sweet relationship with one another.

Justine Bateman Is A Married Woman

Justine Bateman married Mark Fluent in 2001 and bore two children, a son and a daughter, together. Initially, they met in high school but didn't start dating immediately.

They went on to live their lives and met at the right time when both had a successful careers and a desire to start a family. Justine's husband, Mark, is in commercial real estate finance.

He is the Western US Real Estate manager and head for Deutsche Bank in Los Angeles. He also looks after San Francisco and Dallas offices simultaneously.

Similarly, Mark has produced a few movies and has a pretty good idea about the structure and income of the industry.

Businessman Mark Fluent has two children, a son Duke, and a daughter Gianette with his lovely wife
Businessman Mark Fluent has two children, a son Duke, and a daughter Gianette with his lovely wife( Source : zimbio )

Fluent is one of the most competent men in America who has had the experience of working in different sectors of business while travelling around the country and overseas.

Looking at his successful career, people often wonder about his salary and net income. Although Mark Fluent's net worth is unavailable, he is believed to have an estimated annual salary equal to or more than $350 thousand.

As managing directors at the same bank have a $350k annual salary, he is believed to have the same amount.

Justine Has Two Kids

The Family Ties star is happily married to husband Mark Fluent for over twenty years. In these years, the pair have welcomed two beautiful children, a son and a daughter. 

Justine was 36 when she had her firstborn child in 2002.

Son Duke Kenneth Fluent

Duke Kenneth fluent is the son of The Easy to Assemble star Justine and her husband, businessman Mark Fluent. Duke was born on June 18, 2002, and is experiencing his early 20s.

Daughter Gianetta Fluent

Gianette, 19, is a beautiful teenager born to an actor mother and a businessman father. She is shy and doesn't feel comfortable sharing her mother's limelight.

Gianette Fluent, 19. is the niece of actor Jason Bietman
Gianette Fluent, 19. is the niece of actor Jason Bietman( Source : zimbio )

She was born on January 2004 and initially called Olivia. It is unclear why and when her parents changed her name from Olivia to Gianetta. She shares a lovely bond with her mother.

Furthermore, the mother-daughter met up for shopping, lunch dates and visit malls and sports events together.

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