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Julie Benz

Julie Benz Mostly Credited As: Julie Benz
Birth Name: Julie M. Benz
Date Of Birth: May 01, 1972 (Age 41)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Height: 5' 4" (1.62 m)


Julie Benz was born in Pittsburgh, and was raised in Murrysville Pennsylvania (family moved there when she was two). She attended the Franklin Regional Senior High School in Murrysville, PA and later attended and graduated from New York University.

At the time of her birth, Julie's father was a surgeon and her mother was an ice skater. Julie, along with her two siblings, an older brother named Jeffrey and an older sister named Jennifer, followed her mother into the figure ice skating sport. Jeffrey and Jennifer competed in the 1987 US Junior Ice Skating Championships and later competed internationally. Julie, partnered with David Schilling, competed in the 1988 US Junior Ice Skating Championships and came in 13th. Unfortunately, Julie had an injury and had to leave ice skating. Fortunately she found acting. Her first role came in a local play (Street Law) in 1989. Julie Benz later studied acting at the New York University, and after graduation, moved west to pursue her new career.

Julie Benz auditioned for the role of Buffy in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and was told that she was not right for the part. She did well enough in the auditions, though, to be offered the role of the vampire Darla.

Two years after that audition, in 1998, Julie married actor John Kaiser.


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TV Appearances

Main cast 
Defiance (2013)As: Amanda Rosewater
No Ordinary Family (2010)As: Stephanie Powell
Dexter (2006)As: Rita Bennett (S01-S04)
Taken (2002)As: Kate Keys/Walker
Payne (1999)As: Breeze O'Rourke
Hi Honey, I'm Home! (1991)As: Babs Nielson
Episode Cast Credits 

A Gifted Man (2011) 
  In Case of Co-Dependents 01x14: (Feb/17/2012) As Christina Holt 
  In Case of Complications 01x13: (Feb/10/2012) As Christina Holt 
  In Case of (Re)Birth 01x11: (Jan/13/2012) As Christina Holt 
  In Case of Missed Communication 01x08: (Nov/18/2011) As Christina Holt 

TNT Mystery Movie Night (2011) 
  Ricochet 01x02: (Nov/30/2011) As Elise Laird 

Royal Pains (2009) 
  An Apple A Day 03x06: (Aug/03/2011) As Elyse 

Dexter (2006) 
  My Bad 05x01: (Sep/26/2010) As Rita Bennett, [Special Guest Stars]

Desperate Housewives (2004) 
  My Two Young Men 06x18: (Mar/21/2010) As Robin 
  Chromolume #7 06x17: (Mar/14/2010) As Robin Gallagher 
  The Chase 06x16: (Feb/28/2010) As Robin 
  Lovely 06x15: (Feb/21/2010) As Robin Gallagher 

The Soup (2004) 
  Episode 541 05x41: (Aug/15/2008) As Herself, [Special Guest Stars]

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Trace Adkins, Julie Benz 04x12: (Jan/17/2008) As Herself 

Law & Order (1990) 
  Church 17x14: (Feb/09/2007) As Dawn Sterling 

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) 
  Time of Your Death 06x22: (May/04/2006) As Heidi Wolff 

CSI: Miami (2002) 
  Deviant 04x16: (Feb/27/2006) As Hayley Gordon 

Supernatural (2005) 
  Faith 01x12: (Jan/17/2006) As Layla Rourke 

Oliver Beene (2003) 
  Idol Chatter 02x07: (Jun/06/2004) As Cigarette Girl 

NCIS (2003) 
  A Weak Link 01x22: (May/18/2004) As Mrs. Denise Johnson 

Angel (1999) 
  The Girl in Question 05x20: (May/05/2004) As Darla, [Special Guest Stars]
  Inside Out 04x17: (Apr/02/2003) As Darla, [Special Guest Stars]
  Lullaby 03x09: (Nov/19/2001) As Darla, [Special Guest Stars]
  Quickening 03x08: (Nov/12/2001) As Darla, [Special Guest Stars]

The Sharon Osbourne Show (US) (2003) 
  Episode 142 01x142: (Apr/13/2004) As Herself 

Peacemakers (2003) 
  The Witness 01x08: (Sep/24/2003) As Miranda Blanchard 

She Spies (2002) 
  Spies vs. Spy 01x09: (Nov/18/2002) As Elaine 

Rank (2001) 
  25 Toughest Stars 02x02: (Apr/24/2002) As Herself 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) 
  Fool for Love 05x07: (Nov/14/2000) As Darla 
  Becoming (1) 02x21: (May/12/1998) As Darla 
  Angel 01x07: (Apr/14/1997) As Darla 
  The Harvest (2) 01x02: (Mar/10/1997) As Darla 

Roswell (1999) 
  Crazy 01x17: (Apr/10/2000) As Kathleen Topolsky 
  Blood Brother 01x08: (Nov/24/1999) As Kathleen Topolsky 
  River Dog (2) 01x07: (Nov/17/1999) As Kathleen Topolsky 
  285 South (1) 01x06: (Nov/10/1999) As Kathleen Topolsky 

The King of Queens (1998) 
  Train Wreck 01x20: (Mar/15/1999) As Julie Patterson 

Conrad Bloom (1998) 
  The Rebound Guy 01x04: (Oct/12/1998) As Julie 

Ask Harriet (1998) 
  Help Me, Help Me, Rwanda 01x03: (Jan/15/1998) As Joplin Russell 

Fame L.A. (1997) 
  The Beat Goes On 01x06: (Nov/08/1997) As Vanessa 

The Single Guy (1995) 
  Love Train 02x06: (Oct/31/1996) As Cranberries Girl 

Sliders (1995) 
  Electric Twister Acid Test 03x03: (Oct/04/1996) As Jenny Michener 

Diagnosis Murder (1993) 
  Murder on Thin Ice 04x03: (Oct/03/1996) As Julie Miller 

Boy Meets World (1993) 
  City Slackers 03x11: (Jan/05/1996) As Bianca 

Step by Step (1991) 
  The Wall 05x09: (Nov/24/1995) As Tawny 

High Tide (1994) 
  Sea No Evil 02x08: (Nov/12/1995) As Joanna Craig 

Hang Time (1995) 
  Earl Makes the Grade 01x06: (Oct/14/1995) As Linda Cantrell 

Married ... with Children (1987) 
  Field of Screams 08x19: (Feb/27/1994) As Sascha 
Trivia

Julie originally turned down the offer to have figures made of her character Darla, but was talked into it by Angel star, David Boreanaz.

Shideshow toys came out with two Sideshow 12" figures of Julie's Buffy character Darla which quickly sold out. The Sideshows are varients of the 6" figures "Schoolgirl Darla" and "Welcome to the Hellmouth Darla."

In 2005, Palisades came out with a Palz toy of Julie's Buffy and Angel character, Darla.

Julie has said that she is most inspired acting wise by Kate Blanchett.

Julie has said that her favorite authors are Ayn Rand and Ernest Hemingway.

Julie admits that she did not see the movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer before she auditioned for the show with the same title.

Julie is 5' 4" tall.

Julie's character, Darla, from "Angel" has two action figures out. There are "Reunion Darla" and "Season 2 Darla."

Her character, Darla, from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel" was voted #8 in the "Top 10 sexiest Women in Buffy and Angel," by fans of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel" magazines.

Julie provided the voice for Miranda Keyes in the game Halo 2

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