Julie Benz

(Julie Marie Benz)

Julie Benz
Julie Benz
  • Born: May 1, 1972
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actress

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Julie Marie Benz is an American actress, best known for her roles as Darla on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel (1997–2004) and Rita Bennett on Dexter (2006–2010), for which she won the 2006 Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress and the 2009 Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress. She has also starred on the series Roswell (1999–2000), Desperate Housewives (2010), No Ordinary Family (2010–2011), A Gifted Man (2011–2012), Defiance (2013–2015), and Hawaii Five-0 (2015–present). Her film roles include Jawbreaker (1999), The Brothers (2001), Rambo, Saw V and Punisher: War Zone (2008), The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009), and Bedrooms (2010).

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And I'm not very coordinated, either. Only on ice skates, not in real life. Life
But I never worked with a northern horse before. They are very different from western horses.
Cause at the end of the day, honestly, at the end of the day when you're in your death bed and that's it, I think it's the relationships you've had and the people that you've touched and the people that have touched you that matter. Death
During the rehearsal process I got thrown off the horse.
Everyone else trains just as hard as well and that there really is no such a thing as overnight success. Success
I actually started, this year, doing some voiceovers. I did some radio spots, and some games.
I don't think as big and as creative as Joss.
I loved playing Darla.
I only knew basic western trail riding. Nothing fancy.
I really take pride in the relationship that I have with my husband.
I think for me it was a natural transition to move full time into acting rather than figure skating. Time
I think Sarah Michelle Gellar has done some brilliant work as Buffy. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I trained 8 hours a day 7 seven days a week and I had 2 weeks off in a year.
I would love to re-visit Darla. I miss her. I really do. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
If you're offered something, you're not really sure exactly what is that they saw in you that they think is the character so it's a little scary, I feel.
It's funny, I get really nervous when I audition for voiceovers. Humor
Oh, well, in Los Angeles everybody is an actor, or a producer, or a writer, or a director, or an agent, or... So everybody understands the hours.
That's a hard question, because I started skating when I was three, so I don't really remember life before it, and I don't know what it is like not to work hard at something. Life ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
The meaning of life... I think the meaning of life is, I think it's love. Life ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
There were a couple of years where I was skating and acting at the same time. Time
To us marriage is first, everything else is second. Families, Children & Parenting
Um, and I'm also very proud of my work on George of the Jungle 2. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
When I first started I was always known as The Girl on the Sitcom with the Funny Voice. Humor
You don't realize how much a part of your character is part of yourself until you are no longer playing that character.
You really have to work hard and apply yourself and by applying yourself and working hard and being diligent, you can achieve success. Success ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force