By 1989, with her figure skating career earlier mentioned, Julie turned to acting and got involved in the local theater where she got a role in the play Street Law. Her 1st movie role was a small, credited, speaking part in in the Black Cat episode in the Dario Argento/George A. Romero co-direction horror flick, Due occhi diabolici (1990) playing in one scene alongside Harvey Keitel. A year later, she got a role on a TV show named “Hi Honey, I’m Home” (1991).
After graduating from substantial school, Julie entered New York University to study acting there. After graduation, Julie moved to Los Angeles to further pursue her career and landed some small roles in movies and TV shows including a guest appearance on _”Married… with Children” (1987)_ and in the Aaron Spelling TV pilot “Cross Town Traffic”.
In 1996, Julie auditioned for the role of Buffy in the series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (1997), but missing out to Sarah Michelle Gellar. However, she was offered a small role as a vampire girl in which she did such a good job that her part was expanded to a few far more episodes in playing the vamp Darla. With that, Julie Benz’s career had finally taken off. She reprised her role as Darla in the Buffy spinoff series _”Angel” (1999/I)_ for two years and has had a lot of small roles in various film productions. She way too had a small, but memorable, role playing a receptionist in the movie As Good as It Gets (1997).
|Date of Birth||1 May 1972,|
|Place of Birth||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA|