Name a genre and it’s a pretty good bet that actress Julie Benz stars in it.
by Rick Gonzales | published
Name a genre and it’s a pretty good bet that actress Julie Benz stars in it. His career has been eclectic, to say the least, but it is a career that has served him well. She has worked in the Joss Whedon universe of Vampires, taken on villainous roles, and even landed right,
You may not know Julie Benz by name, but chances are you will know her when you see her.
Julie Benz’s most recent major role was that of a villain on 9-1-1
In 2022, Julie Benz got a chance to make a big splash in 9-1-1 Franchise as the psychopathic villain Sadie Baker. Benz plays the manipulative bad guy to perfection in Season 3 of the spin-off 9-1-1: Lonely Star,
It turns out that Julie Benz was just one of the numbers buffy And angel Alum to appear in Season 3 of Police Process. According to tv line, 9-1-1: Lonely Star The showrunner was once an executive producer angelAnd so he reaches into his bag of contacts to fill Season 3 of his current show with legions of the Slayerverse.
Along with Julie Benz, there was Amy Acker, who was a lead cast member. angelHarry Groner who played Sunnydale Mayor in Season 3 buffyand Brigitte Branagh who briefly played the girlfriend of Wesley Wyndham-Price (Alexis Denisoff).
While in Texas, Julie Benz made sure to update her Instagram with images, which included telling fans what she wore to her night out and samples of local flavors. You can see some of those pictures below.
Julie Benz appeared on Wedding with Children and other productions
Even in her early career, Julie Benz did not have a specific direction in which she was headed. His career started with horror film. two evil eyes, where he worked with Horrormeister director Dario Argento. His next job was in the TV series Hi Honey, I’m HomeA strange 1950s sitcom about a family who participate in a sitcom relocation program and are moved to a 1990s suburb.
A few years later, Julie Benz got hello dear to find more work for him, but he did more in the form of comedy married with Children, she was then Hang Time, Step by Step, Empire, Boy Meets World, Diagnosis Murder, Slider, And Guy, He also had parts in TV movies, such as the Disney remake. Barefoot Executive, Crosstown TrafficAnd to entertain,
Julie Benz plays the vampire killer and angel
1997 was a busy year for Julie Benz. he got parts in movies A Walton Easter, Invention of the Abbots, Darkdrive, As Good As It Gets, And veronica video, he got time too big Easy And get hungry,
But 1997 was also remarkable for the actress as it was the year vampire slayer entered his life. Julie Benz actually auditioned for the lead role as Buffy, which she eventually lost to Sarah Michelle Gellar. But producers were kind enough to offer her a small recurring role as Darla, a vampire who made a few appearances in seasons one, two, and then finally season five.
Buffy creator Joss Whedon liked her character so much that he surpassed her on his Buffy spin-off angel, Julie Benz appeared in four of the five seasons of Angel, with most of her work in seasons one and two.
Julie Benz buffy And angel The years were from 1997 to 2004 and during this time, Benz continued to explore other mediums. she was in Ask Harriet, Conrad Bloom, The King of QueensAnd roswell, He also got the lead role of his first TV series payne, The show did not receive a good response and ran for only nine episodes.
To Benz’s credit, she wasn’t surprised by the direction of her career in the least. He continued to work and achieved a lot. before she ends up with him completely buffy,angel At the time, she worked on more TVs and features. will include Glory Days, Taken, George of the Jungle 2, Coupling, PeacemakersAnd long shot,
She played Rita on Dexter
Julie Benz’s eclectic career continued after her Joss Whedon years. she took the roles NCIS, Oliver Bean, Bad Girls of Valley HighAnd 8 mm 2, she was a guest star divine and two CSI shows, CSI: Miami And CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Her entire career inspired her to land her next big role as Rita Bennett in the serial killing series right,
As for Rita, Julie Benz was first Dexter’s girlfriend, later his wife. Being the wife of a serial killer can be quite painful but it was her brutal ending on the series that was really painful for the actress.
He told MTV How painful it was for him, “I was probably more shocked than anyone about it. I found out an hour before he put out the script. Then I found out an hour before I shot the scene how I was going to die. I wouldn’t tell me or anyone. It was the last scene of the season, so my family — the crew, with whom I spent five years ahead of the pilot — were very emotional and upset because they couldn’t believe it.”
How the series handled real and fictional characters would stand to reason that there was a good chance that Julie Benz could reappear at any time on the show, even after her death.
Benz felt different about that possibility, however, “I’ve always felt that Rita was his outsider and Harry was his inner because Harry knew Dexter’s secret and Rita was his cover. Dexter’s inner life was his being. I also know that they are trying very hard to get past Rita’s death, which I know has been a difficult journey for them. Any way to get her back will bring her back. could.”
Julie Benz made another appearance before the show ended, it was at the beginning of season five (after her death in the season four finale) where she was able to find a more satisfying dispatch. But after that his character was not to be seen any more.
She gets a role in Rambo
Of all the roles Julie Benz has played in her career, her role in the 2008 Sylvester Stallone film Rambo Perhaps this was what influenced the actress the most on a deep, personal level.
The story tells of a group of Christian aid workers who travel to Burma to help a war-torn country and to provide aid to men, women, and children affected by brutality. Julie Benz plays a support worker who ends up being kidnapped by a brutal army. Rambo enlists a group of mercenaries to help rescue the workers.
The reality of the situation is what touched Julie. she remembers the first time got the script in his hands. “When I first read the script, I thought, There’s no way this is going to be real. It’s total fiction. Then I went online and started researching Burma, and I saw children missing limb protection, Trying to flee for mass incarceration and mass genocide. This is the least reported war in the world. I remember sitting in my office just bowling because I couldn’t believe it was true .
Once Julie Benz went to Thailand to shoot, more reality set in for the actress. “When we shot in Thailand, they used a lot of real refugees, especially children. I was carrying a little boy who lost his leg because his family was running safely and he stepped on a land mine. I never wanted to let him down – he was so playful and fun. I could only think of the horrors his family went through and they are now refugees living in a camp and cannot return to their country. They basically live in limbo. I think we all felt it when we were on the sets, we can’t go back and try to do something.
Her appearance in the film also influenced her home life in Los Angeles, where the actress says that many Burmese people would approach Julie Benz and thank her for telling their story at the end. He also told her about the risks her people take by watching the film in Burma.
,Rambo Was sold on the black market and if you were caught looking at it, you got seven years in prison. If you were caught selling it, you were sentenced to life imprisonment. Yet people were screening underground and cheering as their story was finally being told. ,
Julie Benz is on Instagram
Now 48-year-old Julie Benz is married to her second husband, Rich Orsco. The couple married in 2012. She keeps looking for different types of work in Hollywood. Benz is probably one of the best examples of what a working actor can be. Not on a specific type of role but to spread your wings and challenge yourself.
Julie was in Benz Desperate Housewives, No Ordinary Family, Royal Pains, A Genius, Defiance, Hawaii Five-O, Training Dayand most recently On Becoming a God in Central Florida,
Along with her resume, expect to find Julie Benz in a drama, a comedy, horror, rom-com, name it. He is not eligible.