NATURAL BORN KILLERS star Juliette Lewis is returning to acting after moonlighting as a punk rock queen for the past year, after her sister's fiance begged her to star on his US TV show.

The actress, who also fronts Juliette And The Licks, will play a bounty hunter on hit US show MY NAME IS EARL.

The role came about when Ethan Suplee, who is engaged to Lewis' sister Brandy, asked Lewis to appear on one episode.