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Julie Benz


Julie Benz was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on May 1, 1972. Julie's father is a Pittsburgh surgeon and her mother is a figure ice skater. The family settled in nearby Murrysville, when Julie was two, and she started ice skating at age three. She competed in the 1988 U.S. Championships in junior ice dancing with her partner David Schilling... See full bio »

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Known For

Dexter
Dexter Rita Bennett / Rita Morgan
(2006-2010)
Hawaii Five-0
Hawaii Five-0 Inspector Abby Dunn
(2015-2017)
Defiance
Defiance Mayor Amanda Rosewater / Amanda Rosewater
(2013-2015)
Rambo
Rambo Sarah
(2008)

Filmography

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 2017 Christmas Homecoming (TV Movie) (post-production)
Amanda
 2017 Dark/Web (TV Series) (post-production)
Rideshare
- Rideshare (2017) ... Rideshare
 2017 Training Day (TV Series)
Holly Butler
- Elegy: Part 2 (2017) ... Holly Butler
- Tunnel Vision (2017) ... Holly Butler
- Sunset (2017) ... Holly Butler
- Blurred Lines (2017) ... Holly Butler
- Quid Pro Quo (2017) ... Holly Butler
 2015-2017 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Inspector Abby Dunn
- Ua mau ke ea o ka 'aina i ka pono (2017) ... Inspector Abby Dunn
- Makaukau 'oe e Pa'ani? (2016) ... Inspector Abby Dunn
- Pa'a Ka 'ipuka I Ka 'Upena Nananana (2016) ... Inspector Abby Dunn
- Pilina Koko (2016) ... Inspector Abby Dunn
- Kanaka Hahai (2016) ... Inspector Abby Dunn
 2016 Havenhurst
Jackie / Jamie
 2015 Charming Christmas (TV Movie)
Meredith Rossman
 2015/I Life on the Line
Carline
 2013-2015 Defiance (TV Series)
Mayor Amanda Rosewater / Amanda Rosewater
- Upon the March We Fittest Die (2015) ... Amanda Rosewater
- The Awakening (2015) ... Amanda Rosewater
- Of a Demon in My View (2015) ... Amanda Rosewater
- When Twilight Dims the Sky Above (2015) ... Amanda Rosewater
- Ostinato in White (2015) ... Mayor Amanda Rosewater
 2015/II Circle
The Wife
 2014/I Supremacy
Kristen
 2014 Sole Custody (TV Movie)
Zoey Loson
 2013 Taken: The Search for Sophie Parker (TV Movie)
Stevie Parker
 2011-2012 A Gifted Man (TV Series)
Christina Holt
- In Case of Co-Dependants (2012) ... Christina Holt
- In Case of Complications (2012) ... Christina Holt
- In Case of Blind Spots (2012) ... Christina Holt
- In Case of (Re)Birth (2012) ... Christina Holt
- In Case of Missed Communication (2011) ... Christina Holt
 2012 Middle Ages (TV Movie)
 2011 Ricochet (TV Movie)
Elise Laird
 2011 Answers to Nothing
Frankie
 2011 Royal Pains (TV Series)
Elyse
- An Apple a Day (2011) ... Elyse
 2010-2011 No Ordinary Family (TV Series)
Stephanie Powell
- No Ordinary Beginning (2011) ... Stephanie Powell
- No Ordinary Future (2011) ... Stephanie Powell
- No Ordinary Animal (2011) ... Stephanie Powell
- No Ordinary Love (2011) ... Stephanie Powell
- No Ordinary Proposal (2011) ... Stephanie Powell
 2006-2010 Dexter (TV Series)
Rita Bennett / Rita Morgan
- My Bad (2010) ... Rita Morgan
- The Getaway (2009) ... Rita Morgan
- Hello, Dexter Morgan (2009) ... Rita Morgan
- Lost Boys (2009) ... Rita Morgan
- Hungry Man (2009) ... Rita Morgan
 2010 Bedrooms
Anna
 2010 Desperate Housewives (TV Series)
Robin Gallagher
- My Two Young Men (2010) ... Robin Gallagher
- Chromolume No. 7 (2010) ... Robin Gallagher
- The Chase (2010) ... Robin Gallagher
- Lovely (2010) ... Robin Gallagher
- The Glamorous Life (2010) ... Robin Gallagher
 2009 The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
Special Agent Eunice Bloom
 2009 Uncorked (TV Movie)
Johnny Prentiss
 2009 Held Hostage (TV Movie)
Michelle Estey
 2009 Kidnapping Caitlynn (Short)
Caitlynn
 2008 Punisher: War Zone
Angela
 2008 Saw V
Brit
 2008 Rambo
Sarah
 2007 Law & Order (TV Series)
Dawn Sterling
- Church (2007) ... Dawn Sterling
 2006 Circle of Friends (TV Movie)
Maggie
 2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Heidi Wolff
- Time of Your Death (2006) ... Heidi Wolff
 2006 Kill Your Darlings
Katherine
 2006 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Hayley Gordon
- Deviant (2006) ... Hayley Gordon
 2006 Supernatural (TV Series)
Layla Rourke
- Faith (2006) ... Layla Rourke
 2005 8MM 2 (Video)
Lynn
 2005 Locusts: The 8th Plague (TV Movie)
Vicky
 2005 Bad Girls from Valley High
Danielle
 2005 Lackawanna Blues (TV Movie)
Laura
 2004 Halo 2 (Video Game)
Miranda Keyes (voice)
 2004 Hot Shots Golf Fore! (Video Game)
Various Voices (voice)
 2004 Oliver Beene (TV Series)
Cigarette Girl
- Idol Chatter (2004) ... Cigarette Girl
 2004 NCIS (TV Series)
Denise Johnson
- A Weak Link (2004) ... Denise Johnson
 2000-2004 Angel (TV Series)
Darla
- The Girl in Question (2004) ... Darla
- Inside Out (2003) ... Darla
- Lullaby (2001) ... Darla
- Quickening (2001) ... Darla
- Offspring (2001) ... Darla
 2004 The Long Shot (TV Movie)
Annie Garrett
 2003 Coupling (TV Series)
Amanda
- Nipple Effect (2003) ... Amanda
 2003 Peacemakers (TV Series)
Miranda Blanchard
- The Witness (2003) ... Miranda Blanchard
 2003 The Midget Stays in the Picture (Short)
A-List Actress
 2003 George of the Jungle 2 (Video)
Ursula
 2002 Taken (TV Mini-Series)
Kate Keys
- Jacob and Jesse (2002) ... Kate Keys
- Beyond the Sky (2002) ... Kate Keys
 2002 She Spies (TV Series)
Elaine
- Spies vs. Spy (2002) ... Elaine
 2002 Glory Days (TV Series)
Ellie Sparks
- Unaired Pilot ... Ellie Sparks
 2001 The Brothers
Jesse Caldwell
 2000 Good Guys/Bad Guys (TV Movie)
 1996-2000 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series)
Darla
- Fool for Love (2000) ... Darla
- Becoming: Part 1 (1998) ... Darla
- Angel (1997) ... Darla
- The Harvest (1997) ... Darla
- Welcome to the Hellmouth (1997) ... Darla
 1999-2000 Roswell (TV Series)
Kathleen Topolsky
- Crazy (2000) ... Kathleen Topolsky
- Blood Brother (1999) ... Kathleen Topolsky
- River Dog (1999) ... Kathleen Topolsky
- 285 South (1999) ... Kathleen Topolsky
- Missing (1999) ... Kathleen Topolsky
 2000 Satan's School for Girls (TV Movie)
Alison Kingsley
 1999 Dirt Merchant
Angie
 1999 Payne (TV Series)
Breeze O'Rourke
- Wedding Fever (1999) ... Breeze O'Rourke
- I Never Forget a Face-Lift (1999) ... Breeze O'Rourke
- Trouble in Room 206 (1999) ... Breeze O'Rourke
- Pacific Ocean Duck (1999) ... Breeze O'Rourke
- Gossip Checks in and a Cat Checks Out (1999) ... Breeze O'Rourke
 1999 The King of Queens (TV Series)
Julie Patterson
- Train Wreck (1999) ... Julie Patterson
 1999 Jawbreaker
Marcie
 1998 Conrad Bloom (TV Series)
Julie
- The Rebound Guy (1998) ... Julie
 1998 Ask Harriet (TV Series)
Joplin Russell
- Help Me Rwanda (1998) ... Joplin Russell
- Surprise, Surprise ... Joplin Russell
- Pumps and Circumstances ... Joplin Russell
- Fat Ron ... Joplin Russell
 1997 Eating Las Vegas (Short)
Sheila
 1997 Veronica's Video (TV Movie)
Heidi
 1997 As Good as It Gets
Receptionist
 1997 Fame L.A. (TV Series)
Vanessa
- The Beat Goes On (1997) ... Vanessa
 1997 Darkdrive
Julie Falcon
 1997 The Big Easy (TV Series)
Roxanne
- BeGirled (1997) ... Roxanne
 1997 Inventing the Abbotts
Co-ed
 1997 A Walton Easter (TV Movie)
Jeannie (uncredited)
 1996 The Single Guy (TV Series)
Cranberries Girl
- Love Train (1996) ... Cranberries Girl
 1996 Sliders (TV Series)
Jenny Michener
- Electric Twister Acid Test (1996) ... Jenny Michener
 1996 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Julie Miller
- Murder on Thin Ice (1996) ... Julie Miller
 1996 Hearts Adrift (TV Movie)
Christy
 1996 Black Sheep
Dancing Blonde Woman (uncredited)
 1996 Boy Meets World (TV Series)
Bianca
- City Slackers (1996) ... Bianca
 1995 Empire (TV Movie)
Christie Lambert
 1995 Step by Step (TV Series)
Tawny
- The Wall (1995) ... Tawny
 1995 High Tide (TV Series)
Joanna Craig
- Sea No Evil (1995) ... Joanna Craig
 1995 The Barefoot Executive (TV Movie)
Sexy Woman
 1995 Hang Time (TV Series)
Linda Cantrell
- Earl Makes the Grade (1995) ... Linda Cantrell
 1995 Crosstown Traffic (TV Movie)
 1994 Married with Children (TV Series)
Sascha
- Field of Screams (1994) ... Sascha
 1991-1992 Hi Honey, I'm Home (TV Series)
Babs Nielsen
- Elaine Takes a Wife (1992) ... Babs Nielsen
- The Many Loves of Mike Duff (1992) ... Babs Nielsen
- Honey Gets Busted (1992) ... Babs Nielsen
- Dates from Heck (1992) ... Babs Nielsen
- Take My Son Please (1992) ... Babs Nielsen
 1990 Two Evil Eyes
Betty (segment "The Black Cat")
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Show Show Self (70 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (5 credits)

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Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

[About Darla's departure from Angel (1999)] She was such a wonderful character to begin with. To have such a beautiful ending. For me, it felt like they gave me a gift, a really special gift. After playing her for so long, it was such a beautiful way for her to go. The last 20 minutes redeemed her in the eyes of the fans as well. She was able to finally do something good after 400 years of evil ... See more »

Trivia:

She competed in the 1988 U.S. Championships in junior ice dancing with David Schilling, placing 13th. Her older sister and brother, Jennifer Benz and Jeffrey Benz, were the 1987 U.S. Junior Champions in ice dancing and competed internationally. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays women who have suffered traumas or losses

Star Sign:

Taurus

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