Julie M. Benz

Julie Benz biography
Name At Birth: Julie M. Benz
Date of Birth: May 1, 1972
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Occupation: Actress
Years active: 1990–present
John Kassir (1998–2007)
Rich Orosco (2012–present)

Julie Benz is an American actress who became well-known for her excellent acting prowess. She earned recognitions in playing major roles on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel,” and “Dexter.” She was born on May 1, 1972 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her family moved to Murrysville when she was 2 years old. At the age of 3, Benz started ice skating and even competed in the junior ice dancing during the 1988 U.S. Championships with partner David Schilling and awarded as the 13th place. Unfortunately, at the age of 14, she had to take time off from ice skating because she suffered from a stress fracture in her right leg. Benz grew up in Murrysville and graduated from Franklin Regional High School.

At the age of 15, Julie Benz started to take acting workshops and became involved in local theater by the time she was 17 years old. “Street Law” is the play she was first cast in. She first got a movie role in “Two Evil Eyes” in 1990, and a year later, she was cast in a TV show “Hi Honey, I’m Home.”

She studied acting at New York University and moved to Los Angeles after graduation to find better opportunities. She obtained roles from different television shows such as “Married… with Children,” “Cross Town Traffic,” and “Empire.” Other TV shows that she appeared in are “Boy Meets World,” “High Tide,” and “Hang Time.” She also appeared in “The Barefoot Executive.”

Benz also appeared in the television series “The Single Guy,” “Black Sheep,” “Sliders,” and “Diagnosis: Murder.” She also had a role on a TV movie Hearts Adrift and in “Darkdrive.” The series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” was the one that certainly helped her launched her career. Benz got more shows like “Fame L.A,” “The Big Easy” and “As Good as It Gets.”

She played a role in the short film “Eating Las Vegas” and the unaired show “Veronica’s Video.” She had small roles in “A Walton Easter” and “Inventing the Abbotts” as well as “The King of Queens” and “Ask Harriet.” Benz also starred in the movies “Dirt Merchant” and “Jawbreaker.”

Julie Benz had roles and appearances in shows such as “Angel,” “The Brothers,” “Rendez- View,” and “Glory Days” as well as “She Spies,” “Taken,” “The Midget Stays in the Picture” and “George of the Jungle 2.” Benz also starred in the “Lackawanna Blues and Locusts: The 8th Plague” and “8mm 2.” She appeared in episodes of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” “CSI: Miami,” “Supernatural,” and “Law and Order.” Benz played the title role in Kidnapping Caitlyn and starred in Held Hostage and Uncorked as well as “The Boondock Saints II: All Saint’s Day.” She also starred in the films “Bedrooms” and “Answers to Nothing.” Benz had roles in “The Soup,” “The Desperate Housewives” and “No Ordinary Family” as well as “A Gifted Man.” Her other projects are “Ricochet,” “Defiance,” “Supremacy” and “Middle Ages.”

Julie Benz got divorced from her former husband actor John Kassir on December 2007. She found a new love and got married to Rich Orosco on May 5, 2012.

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