Julie Pinson is an American soap opera actress currently playing the role of Janet Ciccone on As the World Turns
Julie is best known for her role as Dr. Eve Lambert Collins Thornhart on Port Charles
, a role she played from the show's inception in 1997 until her character was killed off in 2002.
In early 2004, Julie played record producer Shiloh on The Young and the Restless
, a role which lasted for four months.
In September 2004, Julie debuted on Days of Our Lives
in the role of Billie Reed when Lisa Rinna
, who had originated the role, declined to return.
Julie is often mistaken for Rinna
, with whom she shares an uncanny resemblance. In fact, when the Days of Our Lives
producers were looking to bring back the Billie Reed character in 2002, the casting directors were quoted as saying that Julie was their second choice in case Rinna
decided to turn it down. Rinna
did return, but declined in 2004, opening the door for Julie to take the role.