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Julie Benz

Julie Benz stars with Michael C. Hall (Six Feet Under) who plays a serial killer in Showtime's new crime drama DEXTER. She stars in the upcoming Indy feature Kill Your Darlings, a dark road trip comedy about suicide. Julie is best remembered for her role as the evil vampire Darla which she originated on The WB's Buffy and continued on the hit series Angel. A WB favorite, she also had a recurring role on the cult series Roswell. Benz starred with Marsha Mason in the Hallmark feature The Long Shot and starred in the Dream Works/ Steven Spielberg miniseries, Taken, for the Sci Fi Channel. Julie joined a stellar cast, which included S. Epatha Merkerson, Macy Gray and Jimmy Smits in HBO's award winning Lackawanna Blues produced by Halle Berry.

The beautiful and talented actress had a great turn with Jack Nicholson in As Good As It Gets, played Ursula in George of the Jungle 2, and starred with Rose McGowan in the in the Tri-Star feature Jawbreaker. Julie recently co-starred with Bill Bellamy and Shemar Moore in the Sony/Screen Gem feature The Brothers. Her episodic work includes: Navy:NCIS, Peacemakers, King of Queens, Supernatural and CSI: Miami. Julie can also be heard as the voice of Captain Miranda Keys in the popular video game Halo 2.

At the age of three, Julie began skating and competed professionally until she was sixteen. She was ranked thirteenth in the United States, and competed in both singles and ice dancing. Her training was a rigorous, but allowed Julie the opportunity to travel throughout the U.S. and around the globe.

Julie, a native of Pittsburgh, and the daughter of a vascular surgeon, comes from a long line of doctors. She was determined to be the first female doctor in the family, however after she watched her first surgery, she decided against a medical career.

When the skating career ended, Julie auditioned for a local community theatre play and won the part. Soon after, she attended an acting seminar with two well-known West Coast casting directors and a New York-based manager, Vincent Cirrincione, who has represented her since that time. After studying acting at NYU, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career.

Benz makes her home in Los Angeles with her husband, actor John Kassir and is caretaker to two dogs, Duncan and Gracie. She is a gourmet chef, and loves entertaining family and friends. She is extremely passionate about Pilates and Kickboxing as well as being an avid golfer. She can hang with the best of the boys as well as exude amazing feminine sexuality.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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Julie Benz Facts

OccupationActress
BirthdayMay 1, 1972 (45)
SignTaurus
BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Height5' 4½" (1m64)  How tall is Julie Benz compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Rambo
Life on the Line
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
Welcome to the Hellmouth
Jawbreaker
Rambo: The Complete Collector's Set
Punisher: War Zone
Havenhurst
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day: Cast Interviews
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