Julia is trained in various Martial Arts including Shao-Lin Kung Fu, Animal Styles, and Weapons. Her years of dancing has helped her with the required grace in martial arts style.
While in high school, Julia was president of the National Honor Society, the Literature Club, the Amnesty Club, the Chinese Club, and the German Club.
Film and TV Movie Credits:
• Educating Lewis (2004) as Julia
• We All Fall Down (2005) as Schoolgirl
• Guess Who (2005) as Speedracer (uncredited)
• Ride or Die (2005) as Mei Ling
• Undoing (2006) as Linda
Her Japanese name is Hayashi Miyuki.
Among her many hobbies are Martial Arts, swimming, tennis, reading, singing, sketching, painting, shooting guns, playing pool, horseback riding, and watching anime.
In August 2007, Julia won the Best Acting Award in the Jackie Chan's Disciples competition in Los Angeles, California.
She learned to play the piano when she was six years old.
Julia's television debut was a guest spot on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
When she was sixteen years old, Julia was a state finalist in the Miss America Pageants.
Julia is 5' 2" (1.57 m) tall. She has black hair and brown eyes.
Julia was part of the casting department for the film Stan (2008).
Aside from being an actress, Julia is also an artist. Some of her artwork were featured in Chinese newspapers, Temple City magazines, and in Pasadena Star News.
Julia produced and played a supporting role in the short film 25 Seconds.
Julia enjoys the dance video game Dance Dance Revolution and founded the "Dance Dance Revolution Club" at UCLA in 2002.
Julia is an accomplished dancer having studied belly dancing, pole dancing and Chinese traditional folk. She also knows the following types of dances: Modern, Club/Freestyle, Hip Hop, Line, Ballroom, and Waltz.
Julia has her own production company: Silver Rose Entertainment, Inc.
Julia chose her American name on the flip of a coin. The other name and side of the coin was Elizabeth.
Julia went to UCLA where she majored in Chemical Engineering and was Vice-President of the Engineering Society.
Julia speaks four languages fluently: Mandarin (standard Chinese), Trieu Chou (Chinese dialect), German, and English.
Julia: Strange as it sounds, I am very Chinese. My parents taught me the submissive ways of being a woman. When I was a child, I used to love to climb trees and monkey bars at elementary school, but whenever my mother was around, she would scold me if I did anything like a little boy.
Julia: I just feel so liberated in front of the camera. I can be happy or sad or angry as I want and I know it's safe to do so, because as soon as the director yells cut, it's all over.
Julia (on joining a dance/martial arts competition in Beijing, China): My parents came to America from China, and my cultural heritage is very important to me. But I was born in America, and I consider myself an American first. I want to show them that even though everything else may be made in China, only the best are from the USA.
Julia: I'm one of the lucky few in the world who just have the greatest parents ever. Ever since I was a little girl, they've always supported me and gave me guidance and advice as though I was an adult. Then they trusted me to make the right decisions.
Julia: Being an entrepreneur can be very intimidating, but also excites me. I believe it's a lot of fun despite the challenges. The possibilities are only limited to our imagination and will power. I'm absolutely pursuing producing in the future.
Julia: I always strived to become a better person than I was the day before. I knew I could never stop growing, never stop learning for as long as I lived. I love life. I love learning.
Julia: I guess I'm lucky that I've always been able to trust my guy completely, even if he was alone with someone else or halfway around the world.
Julia (comparing herself to her character on "Chuck"): I'm SUCH a geek. Reasons why Anna and I could be good friends: Anime, Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Counterstrike, Munchkins, Dungeons and Dragons, Call of Duty, etc. One thing Anna and I have in common is that we'd both say 'Linux Ownz!' I was also attracted to the useless but adorable R2D2 and mini Yoda robots, and Mara Jade's pink light saber.
Julia: I still remember the happiest moment of my life was dancing in front of a live audience on mother's day. There were many happy mothers out there, and the music I danced to was so ethereal, so graceful and beautiful. We don't get to experience much of that kind of beauty in the real world. I guess dancing was a way of liberation from the difficult life I had growing up.
Julia: I wanted to make a difference in the world before my time is over. I've always felt it was my duty to give and help others.
Julia: I role play Dungeons and Dragons sometimes, and one of my favorite characters to play was an elfin princess. Elves have a higher bonus in dexterity and they move very gracefully. I love graceful.
Julia (when asked her birth name): Shel Wei. It means "The little rose flower that rises early in the morning."