Julia is 5'3" tall.
Julia was named after her grandmother, a well-known and successful business woman in Jordan who was honored for her lifetime achievements by Queen Noor in 1994.
Her parents met at the BBC: her father Nadim worked at the BBC world service, and her mother, Bobbie, was a secretary.
Her older sister, Dina, is an artist.
Julia used to date Richard Herring, a British comedian.
Julia presently lives in rural Somerset, grows her own vegetables, attends yoga classes and is studying for an Open University English degree.
Julia got her education from the Italia Conti Academy London, England.
Julia won a British Television Award for Best Actor-Female (1993) for her role as Lynda Day in Press Gang.
Julia is of Jordanian and Huguenot ancestory.
She is the daughter of Nadim Sawalha.
She is the sister of Nadia Sawalha.
Dated Press Gang co-star Dexter Fletcher.
Julia is related to actress Nadia Sawalha, who starred in Eastenders and Doctor Who.
Julia: (asked if there is a new man in her life) I'm happily single. I'd rather be alone than in the wrong relationship.
Julia: I'm good at gardening but I'm very bad at making anything that has potatoes involved.
Julia: A phrase I use far too often is "That's unbearable". I say it when something's too gorgeous and cute.
Julia: I took two years out of the business to think about whether I wanted to carry on acting. I wanted to chill out a bit – I'd never had a proper home, I'd always rented in London. All of a sudden I wanted to settle and that takes time. It was a big scary step as my family has always lived close to each other