From competitive ice skating to professional acting, actress Julie Benz has had an impressive career. She is best known for her recurring television roles on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Dexter. She has also starred in many movies, including Havenhurst, Saw V, and Rambo.
Julie Benz is grateful to have fans who are always supportive and respectful. She has claimed that some of her most embarrassing moments are when fans approach her in the stores as she buys underwear. What many people do not know is that she was an ice skater before becoming an actress.
- Name: Julie Marie Benz
- Age: 48 years
- Date of birth: 1st of May 1972
- Place of birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: White
- Zodiac sign: Taurus
- Height: 5 feet 4 inches (163 centimeters/ 1.63 centimeters)
- Weight: 56 kilograms (125 pounds)
- Measurements: 35-24-35 inches (89-61-89 centimeters)
- Bra size: 32C
- Shoe size: 9 (U.S.) or 6.5 (U.K.)
- Dress size: 4 (US) or 34 (EU) or 6 (UK)
- Eye color: Blue
- Hair color: Blonde
- Siblings: Jeffrey and Jennifer
- Cousin: Tim Benz
- Alma mater: Franklin Regional Sr. High School and New York University
- Occupation: Actress
The early life of Julie Benz
Where is Julie Benz from? The actress was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, on the 1st of May 1972. Her family settled in Murrysville when she was two years old.
Her father, George, is a Pittsburgh surgeon, and her mother, Joanne Marie, was a figure ice skater.
How old is Julie Benz? Presently, Julie Benz age is 48 years. Her nationality is American, her ethnicity is White, and Taurus is her Zodiac sign.
She has an older brother and sister, whose names are Jeffrey and Jennifer, respectively. Sports radio and television personality Tim Benz is her cousin.
Julie Benz young years were spent ice skating, a sport she started at age three. She competed in the 1988 U.S. Championships in junior ice dancing with her partner David Schilling, coming in 13th.
She was once ranked number 12 ice skater in the United States of America. Both her siblings were in the 1987 U.S. Junior Champions in ice dancing and competed internationally.
When she was 14, she had a bad stress fracture and had to take time off. She joined the local theater instead, where she got a role in the play titled Street Law.
Benz went to Franklin Regional Sr. High School in Murrysville, Pennsylvania. After graduating from high school, she joined New York University to study acting.
Julie Benz height and measurements
The actress has an athletic body. She is 5 feet 4 inches (163 centimeters/ 1.63 centimeters) tall, and she weighs about 56 kilograms (125 pounds.)
Julie Benz measurements are 35-24-35 inches (89-61-89 centimeters) for her bust, waist, and hips, respectively. She wears bra size 32C, shoe size 9 (U.S.) or 6.5 (U.K.), and dress size 4 (U.S.) or 34 (E.U.) or 6 (U.K.).
She has blue eyes, and her hair is blonde.
After graduating from New York University, the actress moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career. She landed some small acting roles before securing bigger roles.
She is mostly known for playing women who have suffered traumas or losses. Julie Benz movies and TV shows include the following;
The actress has starred in the following films:
- Two Evil Eyes (1990): She featured in the segment titled The Black Cat as Betty.
- The Barefoot Executive (1995): She starred in this television movie as a sexy woman.
- Crosstown Traffic (1995): She starred in this television movie.
- Black Sheep (1996): She featured in this movie as a dancing blonde woman. This role was not credited.
- Hearts Adrift (1996): She featured in this television movie as Christy.
- A Walton Easter (1997): She starred in this television film as Jeannie. This role was not credited.
- Inventing the Abbotts (1997): She portrayed the character of Co-ed in this movie.
- Darkdrive (1997): She featured in the film as Julie Falcon.
- As Good as It Gets (1997): She featured in the film as the receptionist.
- Veronica's Video (1997): She starred in this television movie as Heidi.
- Eating Las Vegas (1997): She starred in this short film as Sheila.
- Jawbreaker (1999): She portrayed the character of Marcie.
- Dirt Merchant (1999): She portrayed the character of Angie in this movie.
- Satan's School for Girls (2000): She starred in this television film as Alison Kingsley.
- Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth (2000): She appeared in this video as Barbara.
- Good Guys/Bad Guys (2000): She starred in this television film.
- The Brothers (2001): She featured in this film as Jesse Caldwell.
- George of the Jungle 2 (2003): She portrayed the character of Ursula in this video.
- The Midget Stays in the Picture (2003): She starred in this short film as the A-list actress.
- The Long Shot (2004): She was Annie Garrett in this television film.
- Lackawanna Blues (2005): She was the voice of Laura in this television movie.
- Bad Girls from Valley High (2005): She featured in the film as Danielle.
- Locusts: The 8th Plague (2005): She starred as Vicky in this television film.
- 8MM 2 (2005): She featured in this video as Lynn.
- Kill Your Darlings (2006): She featured in the film as Katherine.
- Circle of Friends (2006): She portrayed the character of Maggie in this television film.
- Rambo (2008): She portrayed the character of Sarah.
- Saw V (2008): She portrayed the character of Brit.
- Punisher: War Zone (2008): She starred in this film as Angela.
- Kidnapping Caitlynn (2009): She featured in this short film as Caitlynn.
- Held Hostage (2009): She was Michelle Estey in this television movie.
- Uncorked (2009): She was Johnny Prentiss in this television movie.
- The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009): She starred in this film as Special Agent Eunice Bloom.
- Bedrooms (2010): She featured in the film as Anna.
- Answers to Nothing (2011): She featured in this film as Frankie.
- Ricochet (2011): She was Elise Laird in this television movie.
- Middle Ages (2012): She featured in this television film.
- Taken: The Search for Sophie Parker (2013): She was Stevie Parker in this television film.
- Sole Custody (2014): She featured in this television movie as Zoey Loson.
- Circle (2015): She featured in the film as a wife.
- Life on the Line (2015): She starred in the film as Carline.
- Charming Christmas (2015): She featured in this television film as Meredith Rossman.
- Havenhurst (2016): She portrayed the characters of Jackie and Jamie.
- Christmas Homecoming (2017): She acted as Amanda in this television film.
- Foster Boy (2019): She portrayed the character of Pamela Dupree.
Julie Benz TV shows
Actress Julie Benz has starred in the following television shows:
- Hi Honey, I'm Home (1991-1992): She portrayed the character of Babs Nielsen in 14 episodes.
- Married... with Children (1994): She portrayed the character of Sascha in the installment titled Field of Screams.
- Hang Time (1995): She portrayed the character of Linda Cantrell in the installment titled Earl Makes the Grade.
- High Tide (1995): She acted as Joanna Craig in the episode titled Sea No Evil.
- Step by Step (1995): She portrayed the character of Tawny in the installment titled The Wall.
- Empire (1995): She featured in the show as Christie Lambert.
- Boy Meets World (1996): She portrayed the character of Bianca in the installment titled City Slackers.
- Diagnosis Murder (1996): She featured in this television show as Julie Miller in the episode titled Murder on Thin Ice.
- Sliders (1996): She portrayed the character of Jenny Michener in the episode titled Electric Twister Acid Test.
- The Single Guy (1996): She portrayed the character of the Cranberries Girl in the episode titled Love Train.
- The Big Easy (1997): She acted as Roxanne in the episode titled BeGirled.
- Fame L.A. (1997): She portrayed the character of Vanessa in the installment titled The Beat Goes On.
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003): She was Darla in six episodes of the show. These were Welcome to the Hellmouth, The Harvest, Angel, Becoming: Part 1, Fool for Love, and the Unaired Pilot.
- Ask Harriet (1998): She portrayed the character of Joplin Russell in the episodes titled Help Me Rwanda, Good for the Goose, Good for the Gender, Surprise, Surprise, Pumps, and Circumstances, Fat Ron, and Dis-guise in Love with You: Part 1 & 2.
- Conrad Bloom (1998): She featured in the episode titled The Rebound Guy as Julie.
- The King of Queens (1999): She portrayed the character of Julie Patterson in the episode titled Train Wreck.
- Payne (1999): She featured in nine episodes of the show as Breeze O'Rourke.
- Roswell (1999-2000): She featured in seven episodes of this television series as Kathleen Topolsky.
- Angel (2000-2004): She portrayed the character of Darla in 20 episodes.
- Glory Days (2002): She appeared in the Unaired Pilot as Ellie Sparks.
- She Spies (2002): She featured in the installment titled Spies vs. Spy as Elaine.
- Taken (2002): She featured in two episodes of this mini-series as Kate Keys. The titles of the episodes were Jacob and Jesse and Beyond the Sky.
- Peacemakers (2003): She was Miranda Blanchard in the episode titled The Witness.
- Coupling (2003): She portrayed the character of Amanda in the episode titled Nipple Effect.
- NCIS (2004): She was Denise Johnson in the episode titled A Weak Link.
- Oliver Beene (2004): She featured in the episode titled Idol Chatter as the cigarette girl.
- Supernatural (2006): She featured in the episode titled Faith as Layla Rourke.
- CSI: Miami (2006): She appeared in the installment titled Deviant as Hayley Gordon.
- CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2006): She was Heidi Wolff in the episode titled Time of Your Death.
- Dexter (2006-2010): She portrayed the characters of Rita Bennett/ Rita Morgan in 49 episodes.
- Law & Order (2007): She featured in the episode titled Church as Dawn Sterling.
- Desperate Housewives (2010): She featured in five episodes as Robin Gallagher. These were My Two Young Men, Chromolume No. 7, The Chase, Lovely, and The Glamorous Life.
- No Ordinary Family (2010-2011): She was Stephanie Powell in 20 episodes.
- Royal Pains (2011): She featured as Elyse in the installment titled An Apple a Day.
- A Gifted Man (2011-2012): She portrayed the character of Christina Holt in seven episodes.
- Defiance (2013-2015): She featured in 39 episodes as Amanda Rosewater as well as Mayor Amanda Rosewater.
- Hawaii Five-0 (2015-2017): She was Inspector Abby Dunn in 12 episodes.
- Training Day (2017): She was Holly Butler in seven episodes.
- Dark/Web (2019): She featured as I Am Rideshare in the episode titled Chapter One.
- V.C. Andrews' Heaven (2019): She featured in the film as Kitty.
- Light as a Feather (2019): She was the voice of Skye in the episode titled …White as a Ghost and Skye in …Guilty as Sin.
- On Becoming a God in Central Florida (2019): She featured in seven episodes as Carole Wilkes.
- Angel (2000-2001): She was a performer in the episodes titled Offspring and The Trial.
- Dexter (2009): She featured in the episode titled Blinded by the Light as performer Karma Chameleon.
- Hot Shots Golf Fore! (2004): In the English version of this video game, she was the voice of Phoebe as well as other various voices.
- Halo 2 (2004): She was the voice of Miranda Keyes.
Nominations and awards
Julie Benz actress has received five award nominations, and she has also won three awards.
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
- In 2010, she won the Best Supporting Actress on Television Saturn Award for her role in Dexter.
- She won an Eyegore Award in 2008.
Monte-Carlo TV Festival
- In 2010, she was nominated for the Outstanding Actress - Drama Series Golden Nymph Award for her work in Dexter.
- In 2006, she won the Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Satellite Award for her work in Dexter.
- In both 2008 and 2010, she was nominated for the Best Horror Actress Scream Award for her work in Dexter.
Screen Actors Guild Awards
- In both 2009 and 2010, she was nominated in the category of Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for her work in Dexter.
The award was shared with Preston Bailey, Jennifer Carpenter, Brando Eaton, Courtney Ford, Michael C. Hall, Desmond Harrington, and other members of the cast.
Julie Benz net worth
How much is Julie Benz worth? The actress has an estimated net worth of $6 million.
The actress is married to Rich Orosco. She and Orosco started dating in 2008 and got engaged in 2011. They exchanged their marriage vows on the 5th of May 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
Their wedding was on Cinco De Mayo, so they chose to have a Mexican themed wedding to honor the holiday as well as Orosco's heritage.
Julie Benz husband is a veteran in the entertainment industry. He worked as the executive producer of the World Boxing series, and he was once the vice president of marketing at Warner Bros.
He also worked as the Los Angeles Matadors general manager from 2011-2012.
Before marrying Orosco, the actress was married to John Kassir, an actor who featured in Pocahontas, Tales from the Crypt 2: Demon Knight and Tales from the Crypt.
She married him on the 30th of May 1998. The pair got divorced in 2008.
Julie Benz plastic surgery
Plastic surgery is something that many women would rather not talk about, even if it is commonly done all over the world. The actress is one of the gorgeous female celebrities who have faced scrutiny about their physical appearance.
While people have speculated that she has undergone various cosmetic procedures, she has never confirmed or dismissed the rumors. She is rumored to have had breast augmentation, laser surgery, Botox and lip fillers.
Fun facts about Julie Benz
- She was originally cast to play the character Ellie Sparks in the un-aired pilot of the TV show titled Glory Days.
- She was originally picked to play the part of Matty Jensen in the film titled West of Brooklyn but was replaced by Natalia Livingston.
- She dyed her hair brunette for the film titled Punisher: War Zone.
- She collects antique items from every country she visits, and her favorite is an emerald ring she found in Knoxville, Tennessee.
- She auditioned for a role in Eyes Wide Shut and was later called back to re-audition. When she learned that she would have to do the scene topless, she decided against it.
Julie Benz is one of the most talented actresses in Hollywood today. She has featured in many high-profile movies and shows, including Dexter, Desperate Housewives, Punisher: War Zone, and Rambo. Her fans anticipate seeing her in more films and TV shows in the future.