Julie Benz Celebrity

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Birth Place: Pittsburgh, PA

Birthday: May 1, 1972, Taurus

Profession: Actor

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Fast Facts

  • Started figure skating at age 3 and competed until her midteens, when, following injuries, she retired and turned to acting.
  • Made her television debut in the 1991 sitcom Hi Honey, I'm Home.
  • Auditioned for the title role in the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but got her big break as vampire Darla, a role she reprised in the spin-off Angel.
  • During her four-year stint on Dexter, won a 2006 Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television.

Awards

  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • George Benz — Father
  • Joanne Benz — Mother
  • John Kassir — Ex-husband
  • Rich Orosco — Husband
  • Jeffrey Benz — Brother
  • Jennifer Benz — Sister

College

  • New York University, New York, NY (1994)

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