Julie Benz Bio, Age, Height, Family, Husband, Education, Career, Net Worth

Julie Benz Biography

Julie Benz is an American actress best known on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel as Darla. For her role as Rita Bennett on Dexter, she won the 2006 Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress. In addition, she also won the 2009 Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Julie Benz Age|Birthday

Benz was born on May 1, 1972. Therefore, she is 49 years old as of 2021 and celebrates her birthday on 1st May every year.

Julie Benz Height|Weight

Benz’s height is 5 feet 4 inches (approximately 163 centimeters). Moreover, she weighs 56 kilograms.

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Julie Benz Family

Benz was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to her parents George (father) and Joanne Marie (mother). In addition, her mother was a figure skater and her father is a surgeon in Pittsburgh.

Julie Benz Husband

Benz married John Kassir, an actor on May 30, 1998. However, in December 2007, they filed a divorce.

Moreover, she became engaged to Rich Orosco in 2011, and on May 5, 2012, the couple married.

Julie Benz Education

Benz went to Franklin Regional High School and later graduated from New York University in 1993.

Julie Benz Career

Benz was seen in the TV show, Hi Honey, I’m Home! in 1991. However, after running for two seasons, the show was canceled. She earned herself a small part in an episode of the series Married…with Children two weeks after moving to Los Angeles in 1993. In addition, High Tide, Hang Time, Step by Step, and Boy Meets World are other TV shows she was seen in. In the TV movie, The Barefoot Executive, she had a small role.

She got the opportunity to audition for the role of Buffy Summers for the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 1996. Unfortunately, she was offered a small role of a vampire, Darla and the part went to Sarah Michelle Geller. On seeing her good performance, her part was extended to a few more episodes but initially, her role was limited to the pilot episode. She earned many TV shows and movies due to her visibility.

Furthermore, she appeared in every season of the show she reprised her role of Darla in the Buffy spin-off series Angel in 2000. She was the only white actor in the comedy movie The Brothers in 2001.

Major works

Benz is primarily known for playing roles of women who have suffered great losses in life. Her role as Darla was well-appreciated and got her noticed though she did not get the lead part in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Moreover, her role as Rita Bennett in the show Dexter was her other unforgettable role. For her great role, she was nominated for many awards and also won a few.



1990 – Two Evil Eyes as Betty
1996 – Darkdrive as Julie Falcon
1997 – Inventing the Abbotts as C0-ed
1999 – Dirt Merchant as Angie, Jawbreaker as Marcie Fox
2000 – Bad Girls from Valley High as Danielle
2001 – The Brothers as Jesse Caldwell
2003 – George of the Jungle 2 as Ursula Stanhope, Queen of the Jungle
2004 – The Long Shot as Annie Garrett
2005 – 8mm 2 as Lynn


2006 – Kill Your Darlings as Katherine
2008 – Punisher as Angela Donatelli, Rambo as Sarah Miller, Saw V as Brit Steddison
2009 – The Boondock Saints II as Eunice Bloom, Kidnapping Caitlynn as Caitlynn
2010 – Bedrooms as Anna
2011 – Answers to Nothing as Frankie, Ricochet as Elise Laird
2014 – Supremacy as Kristen
2015 – Circle as Wife, Life on the Line as Carline
2016 – Havenhurst as Jackie
2019 – Foster Boy as Pamela Dupree
2020 – Nocturne as Cassie Lowe
2021 – Secrets of a Gold Digger Killer as Celeste Beard



1991-1992 – Hi Honey, I’m Home as Babs Nielson
1994 – Married with Children as Sascha
1995 – The Barefoot Executive as Sexy woman, Hang Time as Linda Cantrell &Joanna Craig
1996 – Boy Meets World as Bianca, Hearts Adrift as Christy, Sliders as Jenny Michener
1997 – The Big Easy as Roxanne, Fame L.A as Vanessa
1997-2000 – Buffy the Vampire Slayer as Darla
1998 – Ask Harriet as Joplin Russell, Conrad Bloom as Julie
1999 – The King of Queens as Julie Patterson, Payne as Breeze O’Rourke
1999-2000 – Roswell as Kathleen Topolsky
2000 – Satan’s School for Girls as Alison Kingsley
2000-2004 – Angel as Darla


2002 – Coupling as Amanda, Peacemakers as Miranda Blanchard, She Spies as Elaine, Taken as Kate Keyes
2004 – The Long Shot as Annie Garrett, NCIS as Denise Johnson, Oliver Beene as the Cigarette girl
2005 – Lackawanna Blues as Laura, Locusts as Vicky
2006 – Circle of Friends as Maggie, CSI as Heidi Wolff, Supernatural as Layla Rourke
2006-2010 – Dexter as Rita Bennett
2007 – Law & Order as Dawn Sterling
2009 – Held Hostage as Michelle Estey, Uncorked as Johnny Prentiss
2010 – Desperate Housewives as Robin Gallagher
2010-2011 – No Ordinary Family as Stephanie Powell


2011 – Royal Pains as Elyse
2011-2012 – A Gifted Man as Christina Holt
2013 – Sole Custody as Joey, Taken as Stevie Parker
2013-2015 – Defiance as Amanda Rosewater
2015 – Charming Christmas as Meredith Rossman
2015-2017 – Hawaii Five-0 as Abby Dunn
2017 – Christma Homecoming as Amanda, Training Day as Holy Butler
2019 – Dark/Web as Rideshare, Light as a Feather as Skye Karras, On Becoming a god in Central Florida as Carole Wilkes, V.C. Andrews Heaven as Kitty Dennison
2021 – Love, Victor as Shelby

Video Games

2003 – Everybody’s Golf 4 (a.k.a. Hot Shots Golf Fore!) as Various voices
2004 – Halo 2 as Miranda Keyes

Awards and achievements

2006 – Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role – won
2010 – Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television – won

Julie Benz Net Worth

Benz’s net worth is $8 million.