Benz, Julie 1972-

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Benz, Julie 1972-


Born May 1, 1972, in Pittsburgh, PA; father (a vascular surgeon); mother (an ice skater); married Jon Kassir (an actor), May 30, 1998. Education: New York University, undergraduate degree in acting. Avocational Interests: Cooking, shopping, golf.


Agent—Innovative Artists, 1505 Tenth St., Santa Monica, CA 90401. Manager—Vincent Cirrincione and Associates, 1516 North Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046.


Actress. Competed as an ice dancer until 1988.

Awards, Honors:

Satellite Award, best actress in a supporting role in a series, miniseries, or motion picture made for television, International Press Academy, 2006, for Dexter.


Film Appearances:

Betty, "The Black Cat," Due occhi diabolici (also known as Two Evil Eyes), Taurus Entertainment, 1990.

(Uncredited) Woman, Black Sheep, Paramount, 1996.

Julie Falcon, Darkdrive, Leo Home Video, 1996.

Co-ed, Inventing the Abbotts, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997.

Eating Las Vegas, 1997.

Receptionist, As Good As It Gets, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1997.

Marcie Fox, Jawbreaker, TriStar, 1999.

Angie, Dirt Merchant (also known as Dirt Merchant: Alternative Investigator), Quantum Entertainment, 1999.

Barbara, Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th, Lions Gate Films, 2000.

Danielle, A Fate Totally Worse Than Death, 2000.

Barbara, Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth, 2000.

Jesse Caldwell, The Brothers, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2001.

Herself, Inside Taken (documentary short), 2002.

Ursula, George of the Jungle 2, Walt Disney Home Video, 2003.

A-list actress, The Midget Stays in the Picture, 2003.

Herself, "Angel": Season 2 Overview (documentary), Fox Box, 2003.

Herself, "Angel": Season 3 Overview (documentary), Fox Box, 2004.

Herself, Darla: Deliver Us from Evil (documentary short), Fox Box, 2004.

Lynn, 8MM 2, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2005.

Danielle, A Fate Totally Worse Than Death (also known as Bad Girls from Valley High), Universal Home Entertainment, 2005.

Herself, Halos & Horns: Recurring Villainy (documentary short), Fox Box, 2005.

Katherine, Kill Your Darlings, 2006.

Sarah Miller, John Rambo, Lions Gate, 2008.

Television Appearances; Series:

Babs Nielson, Hi Honey, I'm Home, ABC and Nickelodeon, 1991-92.

Christie Lambert, Empire, 1995.

Darla, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (also known as Buffy and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Series), The WB, 1997-2000.

Joplin Russell, Ask Harriet, Fox, 1998.

Breeze O'Rourke, Payne, CBS, 1999.

Special Agent Kathleen Topolsky, Roswell (also known as Roswell High), The WB, 1999-2000.

Darla, Angel (also known as Angel: The Series), The WB, 2000-2004.

Rita Bennett, Dexter, Showtime, 2006—.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Kate Keys, Taken, 2002.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Sexy woman, The Barefoot Executive, ABC, 1995.

Crosstown Traffic, 1995.

Kristy, Hearts Adrift, 1996.

Mae, A Walton Easter, CBS, 1997.

Alison Kingsley, Satan's School for Girls, ABC, 2000.

Annie Garrett, The Long Shot (also known as The Long Shot: Believe in Courage), Hallmark Channel, 2004.

Laura, Lackawanna Blues, HBO, 2005.

Vicky, Locusts: The 8th Plague, Sci-Fi Channel, 2005.

Circle of Friends, Lifetime, 2006.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Jawbreaker Movie Special, 2001.

Inside Steven Spielberg Presents: "Taken," Sci-Fi Channel, 2002.

The Making of "Kill Your Darlings," 2006.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Sascha, "Field of Screams," Marriedwith Children, Fox, 1994.

Linda Cantrell, "Earl Makes the Grade," Hang Time, NBC, 1995.

Joanna Craig, "Sea No Evil," High Tide, syndicated, 1995.

Tawny, "The Wall," Step by Step, ABC, 1995.

Bianca Sabatini, "City Slickers," Boy Meets World, ABC, 1996.

Julie Miller, "Murder on Thin Ice," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1996.

Jenny Michener, "The Electric Twister Acid Test," Sliders, Fox, 1996.

Cranberries girl, "Love Train," The Single Guy, NBC, 1996.

Vanessa, "The Beat Goes On," Fame L.A., syndicated, 1997.

"BeGirled," The Big Easy, 1997.

Julie, "The Rebound Guy," Conrad Bloom, 1998.

Julie Patterson, "Train Wreck," The King of Queens, CBS, 1999.

Herself, Happy Hour, USA Network, 1999.

Darla, "Fool for Love," Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The WB, 2000.

Guest host, "The Naked Truth," Rendez-View, syndicated, 2001.

The Big Breakfast, Channel 4, 2001.

The Test, FX Channel, 2001.

Elaine, "Spies vs. Spy," She Spies, syndicated, 2002.

Kate Keys, "Beyond the Sky," Taken (also known as Steven Spielberg Presents "Taken"), 2002.

Kate Keys, "Jacob and Jesse," Taken (also known as Steven Spielberg Presents "Taken"), 2002.

"25 Toughest Stars," Rank, E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

Miranda Blanchard, "The Witness," Peacemakers, USA Network, 2003.

Amanda, "Nipple Effect," Coupling (also known as Coupling U.S.), NBC, 2003.

The Saturday Show, BBC, 2003.

Total Request Live (also known as TRL), MTV, 2003.

Denise Johnson, "A Weak Link," Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (also known as NCIS and NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service), CBS, 2004.

Cigarette girl, "Idol Chatter," Oliver Beene, Fox, 2004.

The Sharon Osbourne Show (also known as Sharon), syndicated, 2004.

Layla Rourke, "Faith," Supernatural, The WB, 2006.

Hayley Gordon, "Deviant," CSI: Miami, CBS, 2006.

Dawn Sterling, "Church," Law & Order, NBC, 2007.

Heidi Wolff, "Time of Your Death," CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as C.S.I. and Les Experts), CBS, 2006.

E! News Daily (also known as E! News Live and E! News Live Weekend), E! Entertainment Television, 2007.


Video Games:

Various voices, Min'na no gorufu 4 (also known as Hot Shots Golf Fore! and Minna Golf 4), Sony Computer Entertainment America, 2003.

Voice of Miranda Keyes, Halo 2, Microsoft, 2004.