May 1, 1972
49 years old
5 ft 4 in | 163 cm tall
35-24-35 in | 89-61-89 cm
56 kg | 123.5 pounds
9 US | 39.5 EU
Julie Marie Benz was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, on May 1, 1972, is an American actress.
Young Julie Benz first started performing in local theater, in a play "Street Law".
She made her big screen debut in anthology horror film Two Evil Eyes (1990) in segment "The Black Cat", in role as Betty.
She got her television debut in ABC sitcom Hi Honey, I'm Home! (1991-1992) in role as Babs Nielson.
Her breakthrough performance came as Darla in supernatural drama television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2000).
Jawbreaker (1999) black comedy opposite Rose McGowan and Rebecca Gayheart
The Brothers (2001) romantic comedy drama with Morris Chestnut, D.L. Hughley and Bill Bellamy
Rambo (2008) action opposite Sylvester Stallone, Paul Schulze and Matthew Marsden
Saw V (2008) horror with Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor and Meagan Good
Punisher: War Zone (2008) action thriller opposite Ray Stevenson and Dominic West
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009) vigilante action thriller with Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus
George of the Jungle 2 (2003) comedy opposite Thomas Haden Church, Christopher Showerman and John Cleese
Circle (2015) science fiction psychological horror thriller with Carter Jenkins and Michael Nardelli
Life on the Line (2015) disaster thriller opposite John Travolta, Kate Bosworth and Sharon Stone
Foster Boy (2019) drama with Shane Paul McGhie and Matthew Modine
She won the Satellite Award and a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television and was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for her role as Rita Bennett in Showtime crime drama mystery television series Dexter (2006-2010).
She had recurring role as Joplin Russell in Fox sitcom Ask Harriet (1998).
Payne (1999) CBS sitcom in role as Breeze O'Rourke
She had recurring role as Kathleen Topolsky in science fiction television series Roswell (1999-2000).
Angel (2000-2004) The WB spin-off from the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, in role as Darla
Taken (2002) Sci-Fi Channel science fiction miniseries in role as Kate Keyes
She had recurring role as Robin Gallagher in ABC comedy drama and mystery television series Desperate Housewives (2010).
No Ordinary Family (2010-2011) ABC science fiction comedy drama series in role as Stephanie Powell
A Gifted Man (2011-2012) CBS fantasy medical drama series in role as Christina Holt
Defiance (2013-2015) science fiction western drama series in role as Amanda Rosewater
Hawaii Five-0 (2015-2017) CBS action police procedural series in role as Abby Dunn
Training Day (2017) CBS crime thriller series in role as Holly Butler
On Becoming a God in Central Florida (2019) Showtime dark comedy series in role as Carole Wilkes
Graduated from Franklin Regional High School, in Murrysville, Pennsylvania (1990).
Studied acting at the New York University, graduated in 1993.
Has older sister, Jennifer and brother, Jeffrey.
She started ice skating at the age of three.
She competed in the U.S. Championships in junior ice dancing (1988).
Good friends with Eliza Dushku and Clare Kramer.
Collects antique things.
She voiced Miranda Keyes in video game Halo 2 (2004).
She was married to actor John Kassir (1998-2007).
She married Rich Orosco in 2012.