She stars as Caitlynn in the 2009 short film Kidnapping Caitlynn which was written by her close friend Jenny Mollen.
She appeared in the unaired NBC TV pilot Good Guys/Bad Guys in 2000.
She appeared in the unaired TV pilot Veronica's Video as Heidi in 1997.
She is engaged to Rich Orosco.
She was nominated in the 2008 Scream Awards in the category Best Actress in a Horror Movie or TV Show for Dexter.
She was honored with an Eyegore Award at the 2008 ceremony.
Julie Benz and her Dexter co-star Valerie Cruz have become good friends in real life. To show off their new friendship they bought matching unicorn necklaces and then both got rashes from the metal.
In 2008, Julie appeared in two service campaigns. She appeared in a Burma: It Can't Wait Campaign and in Violence Link PETA PSA.
She collects antique things from every country she visits. Her favorite is a emerald ring she found in Knoxville.
Julie has lost at least two roles to long time friend Sarah Michelle Gellar. The first was the role which got Sarah a Daytime Emmy - Kendall Hart on All My Children and the second was the role of our favorite Slayer, Buffy.
She has a dog called Bamboo.
She dyed her natural blonde hair to brunette for the film Punisher: War Zone.
When working with Sylvester Stallone on Rambo she started calling him Mr. Stallone, which he didn't like and told her to call him 'Sly'. She couldn't say Sly without giggling so she went through a phase of not saying his name.
Julie's favorite charities are Lupus LA and U.S. Campaign for Burma.
Julie has stated that her favorite vacation spot is Tuscany.
On August 16th, Julie appeared in the 2007, 7th annual Instyle Magazine Summer Soiree in Beverly Hills, California.
Julie also stated that she has Tivo so she usually spends her time watching shows instead of movies.
Julie Benz is good friends with Shannon Doherty and Sarah Michelle Gellar for many years and also speaks to Juliet Landau on a weekly basis.
Julie won the Satellite Award (2006) for Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for her role as Rita Bennett on Dexter.
She got married to her ex-husband, John Kassir, on May 30th, 1998. They got divorced around December 2007.
Julie auditioned for a role in the film Eyes Wide Shut, but when the call back audition required her to be topless, she decided against it.
She appeared in Lifetime movie Circle of Friends which is also the name of an episode from the TV show Dexter in which she stars in.
In 2001, Julie was featured in a Promo on The WB for her work on Angel.
Julie appeared in the Aaron Spelling pilot Cross Town Traffic, which was never picked up.
She will be starring in the Lifetime TV movie "Circle of Friends" which wrapped up filming on May 10th 2006.
Julie Benz wasn't the voice of character Miranda Keyes in the game "Halo 3". They changed the character's accent and didn't ask her to return.
Julie Benz is the voice of character Miranda Keyes in the game Halo 2.
Julie can be seen along side husband John Kassir in the direct to video release George of the Jungle 2.
Julie appeared in the movie Jawbreaker as Marcie "Foxy" Fox.
Julie was originally picked to play the part of Matty Jensen in the film West of Brooklyn but was replaced by Natalia Livingston before filming began.
Julie grew up in Murrysville, Pennsylvania.
Julie competed in the 1988 US Junior Ice Skating Championship.
Julie attended and graduated from New York University.
Julie just wrapped up a movie entitled Kill Your Darlings.
Sideshow toys came out with two Sideshow 12" figures of Julie's Buffy the Vampire Slayer character Darla which quickly sold out. The Sideshows are varients of the 6" figures Schoolgirl Darla and Welcome to the Hellmouth Darla.
Julie has stated that she is most inspired acting wise by Cate Blanchett.
Julie has stated that her favorite authors are Ayn Rand and Ernest Hemingway.
Julie admits that she did not see the movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer before she auditioned for the show with the same title.
Julie originally auditioned for the role of Buffy on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The shows creator, Joss Whedon, told her that he thought that she was not right for the role, but offered her the part of the vampire Darla.
Julie graduated from Franklin Regional Sr. High School.
Julie is 5' 4" tall.
Julie's character, Darla, from Angel has two action figures out. There are Reunion Darla and Season 2 Darla.
Julie's character, Darla, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer has two action figures out. Welcome to the Hellmouth Darla and a vampire varient of Welcome to the Hellmouth Darla AKA Vampire Schoolgirl Darla.
Julie Benz played Darla in 20 episodes of Angel; and 5 episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Her first episode on Buffy the Vampire Slayer was "Welcome to the Hellmouth" and her last episode on Buffy the Vampire Slayer was season 5's episode "Fool For Love". Her first episode on Angel was called "The Prodigal" and her last episode on Angel was called "The Girl in Question".
Julie is the only actress to make at least one appearance in every season of Angel without ever being credited in the opening credits.
(Strange encounters from fans.)
Julie: I actually find the fans are always supportive and respectful. A couple times I've been approached when I'm buying underwear. That's more embarrassing for me rather than for them because it's like, Oh hello. I'm just buying some panties.
(How it felt to do the Pilot for Dexter.)
Julie: When we did the pilot, I was very nervous. I was beginning to work with my favorite actor and I had to do a lot of relaxation to be on set with Michael. I was such a huge fan of his and just couldn't believe I was cast to play opposite him. I was really waiting for someone to come up to me and say it's all a joke.
(Julie's favorite scenes from Dexter)
Julie: I had a couple. I loved when she dressed up as Lara Croft and gave Dexter things. It was such a fun scene to play and it's the first time you really saw a little bit of her strength and her playfulness, and it was so nice to do after playing so much of this vulnerable, beaten-down woman, to have this fun moment with Dexter. I also love the scene towards the end where she confronts Paul (Rita's abusive ex-husband) in prison and basically lays it on the line from a place of great strength, where she finally just tells him how it's going to be and how he needs to explain to the kids why he's in prison.
Julie: I really loved on Angel when we would do the flashbacks and I'd have the big, wild, messy long hair that was thick and full and that's how God meant for me to look.
(Julie on her Angel character's, Darla, departure from the show)
Julie: 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 and terror.
(Julie's response when a shocked interviewer learned that even though she was an ice skater, she could not dance)
Julie: Yeah, you'd be surprised. And I'm not very coordinated either. Only on skates, not in real life.