Photographs by SOFIA SANCHEZ & MAURO MONGIELLO, Styled by PETRA FLANNERY, Hair by KILEY FITZGERALD Makeup by ALEXANDRA FRENCH Manicure by EMI KUDO. Iris Apatow wears a Fendi jacket, bra, pants, bag, fendi.com

Iris Apatow is no stranger to the limelight. The actress first hit the big screen over 15 years ago in 2007’s Knocked Up, and she quickly followed up her success with gigs in Funny People and This is 40. All three comedies had two things in common: Apatow’s mother, actress Leslie Mann, and her father, writer-director Judd Apatow, were both involved in the projects. While the budding starlet descends from Hollywood hitmakers, she’s proving she’s no nepotism baby thanks to her portrayal of a teenager dealing with loss in Vodka, a short released this year, as well as her starring role in the rom-com series Love.

Now, as Apatow celebrates turning 20 this fall, she continues to forge her own path and learn valuable life lessons along the way. “When I moved out on my own and began investing my time in things such as acting and writing classes, I felt I was moving on a very fulfilling track,” Apatow tells GRAZIA USA.

Photographs by SOFIA SANCHEZ & MAURO MONGIELLO, Styled by PETRA FLANNERY, Hair by KILEY FITZGERALD Makeup by ALEXANDRA FRENCH Manicure by EMI KUDO. Iris Apatow wears a Fendi jacket, top, pants, bag, fendi.com
Photographs by SOFIA SANCHEZ & MAURO MONGIELLO, Styled by PETRA FLANNERY, Hair by KILEY FITZGERALD Makeup by ALEXANDRA FRENCH Manicure by EMI KUDO. Iris Apatow wears a Fendi top, skirt, shoes, fendi.com

She also continues to look up to her big sister, Maude, an actress best known for playing Lexi Howard on the hit HBO series Euphoria, as a role model with natural show-business instincts. “She’s a star and has always been one in my eyes since she was in Cats in the 3rd grade,” Apatow shares, noting, “Ever since Maude played Sally Bowles in Cabaret at our high-school, I knew she would do amazing things.”

Photographs by SOFIA SANCHEZ & MAURO MONGIELLO, Styled by PETRA FLANNERY, Hair by KILEY FITZGERALD Makeup by ALEXANDRA FRENCH Manicure by EMI KUDO. Iris Apatow wears a Fendi top, skirt, boots fendi.com

While Apatow says she would work with her sister “at any given opportunity” and she hopes they can someday collaborate, she’s having fun with her inner circle of other Gen Z “It girls” that includes Olivia Rodrigo, Coco Arquette and Natalia Bryant. “[I make] sure the people I let into my life have the right intentions,” Apatow says.

Photographs by SOFIA SANCHEZ & MAURO MONGIELLO, Styled by PETRA FLANNERY, Hair by KILEY FITZGERALD Makeup by ALEXANDRA FRENCH Manicure by EMI KUDO. Iris Apatow wears a Fendi top, jeans, necklace, fendi.com
Photographs by SOFIA SANCHEZ & MAURO MONGIELLO, Styled by PETRA FLANNERY, Hair by KILEY FITZGERALD Makeup by ALEXANDRA FRENCH Manicure by EMI KUDO. Iris Apatow wears a Fendi dress, bag, fendi.com

When Apatow isn’t working or plotting her future with friends, she’s discovered a love for fashion, and she credits Lily-Rose Depp as a source of inspiration and someone she’s admired from a young age. “I have always found her cool casual fashion to be so elegant and beautiful and I have definitely tried to model my style after hers in the least creepy way possible,” Apatow says, explaining knit sweaters and maxi slips make up her personal signature wardrobe staples.

Photographs by SOFIA SANCHEZ & MAURO MONGIELLO, Styled by PETRA FLANNERY, Hair by KILEY FITZGERALD Makeup by ALEXANDRA FRENCH Manicure by EMI KUDO. Iris Apatow wears a Fendi dress, boots fendi.com

Read GRAZIA USA’s Fall issue featuring cover star Nicola Peltz Beckham:

Photographs by SOFIA SANCHEZ & MAURO MONGIELLO, Styled by PETRA FLANNERY, Hair by KILEY FITZGERALD Makeup by ALEXANDRA FRENCH Manicure by EMI KUDO. Iris Apatow wears a Fendi top, pants, shoes, sunglasses, bag, fendi.com
Photographs by SOFIA SANCHEZ & MAURO MONGIELLO, Styled by PETRA FLANNERY, Hair by KILEY FITZGERALD Makeup by ALEXANDRA FRENCH Manicure by EMI KUDO. Iris Apatow wears a Fendi jacket, bra, pants, bag, fendi.com

Apatow adds that as she comes into her own, she’s keeping in mind one of the best pieces of advice she’s ever received: “My dad always told me growing up to stop letting people who make you feel like s**t dictate your life.” Spoken like an independent woman going places!

GRAZIA USA’s 2022 Fall issue will be available for purchase on newsstands nationwide in October. Email contact@graziausa.com to subscribe.

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