Jūratė Onaitytė was born in 1954. The actress graduated from the Lithuanian State Conservatoire (currently the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre). Since 1976 she has been performing at the National Kaunas Drama Theatre. In 1999 she was acknowledged as the most famous female artist in Kaunas. The artist is also the holder of the Silver Crane Award (Lith. Sidabrinė gervė).