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Julie Benz        

Actress Known for "Defiance" and "Dexter"

Julie's first movie role was a small, credited, speaking part in in the Black Cat episode in the Dario Argento/George A. Romero co-direction horror flick, Two Evil Eyes playing in one scene alongside Harvey Keitel. A year later, she got a role on a TV show called Hi Honey, I'm Home.

After graduating from high school, Julie entered New York University to study acting there. After graduation, Julie moved to Los Angeles to further pursue her career and landed some small roles in movies and TV shows including a guest appearance on Married with Children and in the Aaron Spelling TV pilot Crosstown Traffic.

In 1996, Julie auditioned for the role of "Buffy" in the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but lost out to Sarah Michelle Gellar. However, she was offered a small role as a vampire girl in which she did such a good job that her part was expanded to a few more episodes in playing the vampire "Darla". With that, Julie Benz's career had finally taken off. She reprised her role as "Darla" in the Buffy spin-off series Angel for two years and has had several small roles in various film productions. She also had a small, but memorable, role playing a receptionist in the movie As Good as It Gets.

Even after her role on Angel wrapped up, Julie continued to find work on television in playing many guest staring roles in numerous popular TV shows from CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, to Supernatural, to playing the lead and supporting roles in various made-for-TV movies. Most recently, she landed another notable role on the TV-cable series Dexter playing "Rita", a troubled divorcée and lover of the title character played by Michael C. Hall. Benz played a leading role in the tv series No Ordinary Family playing Stephanie Powell along with actors Michael Chiklis, Kay Panabaker, Jimmy Bennett, Autumn Reeser, Romany Malco, and Stephen Collins.

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