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Julie Benz

Born May 1, 1972

Julie M. Benz is an American actress, best known for her roles as Darla on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel and as Rita Bennett on Dexter, for which she won the 2006 Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. She starred on the series No Ordinary Family until it was cancelled on May 13, 2011. She has a recurring role in the CBS show A Gifted Man.… Read More

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    Huffington Post - Jul 19, 2013
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    Huffington Post - Apr 19, 2013
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    Huffington Post - Apr 13, 2013
  • Tim Minear, Joss Whedon & The Best Comic Con Ever
    MTV News - Mar 08, 2013


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Julie Benz.


1972 Birth Born on May 1, 1972.


1987 15 Years Old Her older brother and sister, Jeffrey and Jennifer, were the 1987 U.S. Junior Champions in ice dancing and competed internationally. … Read More
1988 16 Years Old …  She competed in the 1988 U.S. Championships in junior ice dancing with her skating partner David Schilling, finishing in 13th place.
1989 17 Years Old By 1989, with her figure skating career over, Benz became involved in local theater, where she was cast in the play Street Law. … Read More


1993 - 1994 2 More Events
1995 23 Years Old She starred in another unaired TV pilot called Empire in 1995. … Read More
1998 26 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1998, she had a recurring role as Joplin Russell in the TV show Ask Harriet (though the show was canceled and only two of her appearances aired), then guest-starred on Conrad Bloom and The King of Queens. … Read More
2000 28 Years Old She reprised her role as Darla in 2000 for the Buffy spin-off series Angel, appearing in every season for at least one episode. … Read More


2005 33 Years Old She played the lead role of Danielle in Bad Girls from Valley High (a film shot in 2000 under the title A Fate Totally Worse Than Death) which was released on DVD in 2005. … Read More
2007 35 Years Old She filed for divorce in December 2007.
She plays the title role in the short film Kidnapping Caitlynn, written by her close friend Jenny Mollen, premiered at the Vail Film Festival 2009 and was released online April 6, 2009. … Read More
She played Frankie in the 2011 film Answers to Nothing. … Read More
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