Julie Benz, born May 1, 1972, is a prominent American actress, internet personality, and social media influencer. She rose to prominence for her role as Darla in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Julie Benz was advised by an acting instructor when she was 15 years old that she would never make it as an actor.
|Full Name:||Julie Benz|
|Date of Birth:||May 1, 1972|
|Place of Birth:||Pennsylvania|
|State of Origin:||Pennsylvania|
|Net Worth:||$4 Million|
Early Life and Education
Julie Benz attended Franklin Regional High School after attending Murrysville as a child and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as a young adult.
Her father, George Benz, Jr., is a surgeon in Pittsburgh, and her mother, Joanne Marie (née Seemiller), was a figure skater. When Benz was two years old, the family moved to the adjacent town of Murrysville, and at age three, she began ice skating.
She and her skating partner David Schilling competed in junior ice dance at the 1988 U.S. Championships, where they placed 13th. Benz had to take time off when she was 14 due to a stress fracture in her right leg.
Julie Benz was advised by an acting instructor when she was 15 years old that she would never make it as an actor. Benz claims that “My teacher once advised me to forego acting altogether.
After her career in figure skating was done in 1989, Benz got active in local theater and was given a role in the play Street Law.
Her first on-screen appearance was a brief speaking part in the horror movie Two Evil Eyes, directed by Dario Argento and starring George A. Romero (1990).
She was chosen for the TV series Hi Honey, I’m Home! (1991), which was canceled after two seasons, a year later. In 1990, Julie Benz graduate from high school, and she enrolled at New York University to study acting.
She relocated to Los Angeles in 1993 after earning her degree from NYU. She landed a small role in a 1994 episode of Married… with Children two weeks after her relocation as a girl who wished to lose her virginity to Bud Bundy.
Crosstown Traffic, an unaired television pilot starring Aaron Spelling, was one of her latter roles. In 1995, she starred in the unaired TV pilot Empire.
She also appeared on the TV programs Hang Time, High Tide, Step by Step, Boy Meets World, and she had a brief part in the TV movie The Barefoot Executive.
Benz and Joel McHale both featured on The Soup. As Robin Gallagher, a stripper with a heart of gold and a master’s degree in education who is given the opportunity to move into a more respectable career, Benz next landed a recurring role on Desperate Housewives.
When the viewer learns that Robin is a lesbian and starts an affair with housewife Katherine Mayfair, the character of Robin is further explored (Dana Delany).
After her character is killed off in the Dexter fourth season finale, Benz made an appearance in a flashback scene at the show’s fifth season debut.
Early in 2010, ABC revealed that Benz had been cast as Stephanie Powell, the network’s primary character in the drama pilot No Ordinary Family.
She was chosen for the upcoming CBS television series A Gifted Man in 2011. She began as a co-star but was eventually demoted to a recurrent role.
CBS canceled A Gifted Man in May 2012, following a single season of 16 episodes. She was chosen to play Elise Laird in the television movie Ricochet.
Julie Benz Net Worth
Julie Benz is a popular and talented American actress with a net worth of $4 million. She is widely known for roles in award-winning Hollywood films which she played vital roles.
On May 30, 1998, Julie Benz married actor John Kassir; however, in December 2007, Benz filed for divorce.
She and Rich Orosco became engaged in 2011, and on May 5, 2012, they got married.
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