Julie Benz

  • Birth Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
  • 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.


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


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


  • New York University, New York, New York, United States (1994)

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MIXED-ISH - In "mixed-ish," Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow's parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they're perceived as neither black nor white. This family's experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one's own identity when the rest of the world can't decide where you belong. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)

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