Julie Benz

Biography: Julie Benz was supposed to be a doctor, not an ice skater, not an actress. She comes from a whole family of doctors. Her father is a well-respected surgeon in Pittsburgh. Once he made her watch 6 hours of hemorrhoid surgery on videotape. That's when she decided not to be a doctor. She would rather play one on TV. Julie competed in the 1988 U.S. Championships in junior ice dancing with David Schilling, placing 13th. She knew she wanted to get out of skating by the time she was 18 but her skating ended before then. When she had bad leg fracture and stopped competing at the age of 16. From there she got involved in modeling which later lead to her moving to NY for acting work. She took acting classes at NYC and has been with her manager, Vincent Cirrincione for 14 years.
Julie first began acting in 1990 with the small role in the film Due occhi diabolici. In 1997, Julie had a memorable role in the movie As Good as It Gets as a receptionist. That same year, she also started her
Julie Benz was supposed to be a doctor, not an ice skater, not an actress. She comes from a whole family of doctors. Her father is a well-respected surgeon in Pittsburgh. Once he made her watch 6 hours of hemorrhoid surgery on videotape. That's when she decided not to be a doctor. She would rather play one on TV. Julie competed in the 1988 U.S. Championships in junior ice dancing with David Schilling, placing 13th. She knew she wanted to get out of skating by the time she was 18 but her skating ended before then. When she had bad leg fracture and stopped competing at the age of 16. From there she got involved in modeling which later lead to her moving to NY for acting work. She took acting classes at NYC and has been with her manager, Vincent Cirrincione for 14 years.
Julie first began acting in 1990 with the small role in the film Due occhi diabolici. In 1997, Julie had a memorable role in the movie As Good as It Gets as a receptionist. That same year, she also started her role as Darla on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She eventually went on to Buffy's spin-off show, Angel, where her character got more of a back-story and more screen time.

Julie married actor and comedian Jon Kassir in 1998. Jon is better know as the voice of the "Crypt Keeper" from HBO's Tales From the Crypt.
She is most memorable for her character Darla in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.

Her Theater work includes:
ROMEO AND JULIET (Interact)
TO SLEEP (Nikitsky Theater)
ON THE TOWN (Abe Burrows Theater)
GREASE (University Theater)
THE PROPOSAL (The Company Theater)
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Julie Benz's Scores

Average career score: 73
Highest Metascore: 85 Dexter: Season 2
Lowest Metascore: 57 Defiance: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
12 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
85 Dexter: Season 2 Sep 30, 2007 Rita Bennett 8.9
80 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 1 Mar 10, 1997 Darla 8.2
79 Desperate Housewives: Season 1 Oct 3, 2004 Robin Gallagher 8.7
78 Dexter: Season 3 Sep 28, 2008 Rita Bennett 8.1
77 Roswell: Season 1 Oct 6, 1999 Agent Kathleen Topolsky 8.3
77 Dexter: Season 1 Oct 1, 2006 Rita Bennett 9.1
77 Dexter: Season 4 Sep 27, 2009 Rita Bennett 8.9
75 Angel: Season 1 Oct 5, 1999 Darla 8.3
66 Hawaii Five-0: Season 1 Sep 20, 2010 Inspector Abby Dunn 7.4
65 No Ordinary Family: Season 1 Sep 28, 2010 Stephanie Powell 6.7
62 A Gifted Man : Season 1 Sep 23, 2011 Christina Holt 7.2
57 Defiance: Season 1 Apr 15, 2013 Mayor Amanda Rosewater 7.3
tbd Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 2 Sep 15, 1997 Darla 8.0
tbd Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 5 Sep 26, 2000 Darla 5.0
tbd Angel: Season 2 Sep 26, 2000 Darla 9.2
tbd Angel: Season 4 Oct 6, 2002 Darla 8.0
tbd Angel: Season 5 Oct 1, 2003 Darla 9.1
tbd Desperate Housewives: Season 6 Sep 27, 2009 Robin Gallagher 7.6
tbd Defiance: Season 2 Jun 19, 2014 Amanda Rosewater 8.5
tbd Defiance: Season 3 Jun 12, 2015 Amanda Rosewater 7.5
tbd Hawaii Five-0: Season 6 Sep 25, 2015 Inspector Abby Dunn 4.7