Julia Benson

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Julia Benson
Julia Benson at 2011 Wizard World Chicago.jpg
Julia Benson at 2011 Wizard World Chicago
BornJulia Anderson
1979 (age 34–35)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada[1]
OccupationActress
Years active2003–present
Spouse(s)Peter Benson[2]
 
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Julia Benson
Julia Benson at 2011 Wizard World Chicago.jpg
Julia Benson at 2011 Wizard World Chicago
BornJulia Anderson
1979 (age 34–35)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada[1]
OccupationActress
Years active2003–present
Spouse(s)Peter Benson[2]

Julia Benson (born Julia Anderson, circa 1979)[3] is a Canadian actress.

Early years[edit]

Julia Benson trained as a ballet, tap, jazz dancer since age six.[4] She graduated from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) in 2001 with a degree in theatre and psychology. She trained as an actress at David Mamets' Atlantic Theater Company in New York City.[2]

Career[edit]

Benson began acting in movies around 2003. She appears in productions of mysterious or horror type gothic science-fiction. They often involve religiously or spiritually intense natures about supernatural phenomena. The majority of these productions are filmed in Vancouver. She practises Bikram Yoga.

She played the lead actress as Anna in the 2007 film Road to Victory, a stripper who falls in love with a football player who is unable to sexually perform due to an injury. She trained with a dancer at Brandi's strip club in Vancouver.[4]

From 2009 to 2011 Benson appeared as 2nd Lt. Vanessa James in both seasons of TV science fiction series Stargate Universe. Her performance in the show's first season episode "Pain" earned her a 2010 Leo award as "Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series".[5]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2005Crazy LateSarah JonesShort film
2007Road to VictoryAnna
2007Zero HourAllie
2007NumbSara's Girlfriend
2008Blonde and BlonderLast Dancer in Line
2008Robin, Chuck, and ShirleyShirley SutherlandShort film
2009Scott's LandsMelissaShort film
2009Everything's Coming Up RosieCatherineShort film
2012Now and ForeverLucy ReddShort film, completed
2012Death Do Us PartKennedyPost-production
2013Kid CannabisJulie MorganPost-production
2013Leap 4 Your LifeJuliannaPost-production
2013That Burning FeelingJoyceFilming
2014What an IdiotJackiePost-production
????Ferret Squad, TheThe Ferret SquadMarcieIn production

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2003Tru CallingTaraEpisode: "Past Tense"
2005Dead Zone, TheThe Dead ZoneCrying GirlEpisode: "The Collector"
2006Evidence, TheThe EvidenceSadie McAbeeEpisode: "Stringers"
2006Stargate AtlantisWillaEpisode: "Irresistable"
2007Masters of HorrorAbbey AddisonEpisode: "Right to Die"
2007My Neighbor's KeeperMomTV film
2007ReaperGloriaEpisode: "All Mine"
2007SupernaturalWoman at BarEpisode: "Sin City"
2007WhistlerJamesEpisode: "Passion Plays"
2007Aliens in AmericaClerkEpisode: "Church"
2008Past LiesSarahTV film
2008Unquiet, TheThe UnquietChristinaTV film
2008SmallvilleNurseEpisode: "Arctic"
2009Mr. Troop MomCC TurnerTV film
2009Harper's IslandOfficer Tyra CoulterEpisode: "Snap"
2009SGU Stargate Universe KinoVanessa JamesEpisode: "Covered Kino"
2009-2011Stargate UniverseLt. Vanessa JamesRecurring role (36 episodes)
2010Ex-Convict's Guide, TheThe Ex-Convict's GuideShirley SutherlandEpisodes: "Be Gracious", "Respect the Rules of the House", "Do Not Convert Your Host's Possessions - Into Weapons",
"Remember to Bid Your Host a Gracious Farewell!"
2010Lying to Be PerfectJoyTV film
2010SGU Stargate Universe KinoVanessa JamesEpisodes: "Wait for It", "Favorite Meal of All Time"
2011SGU Stargate Universe KinoVanessa JamesEpisodes: "One Long Endless Night", "All the Stages"
2011ShatteredHostessEpisode: "Unaired Pilot"
2011HiccupsPenelopeEpisode: "Welcome Back Potter"
2011R.L. Stine's The Haunting HourMomEpisodes: "Brush with Madness", "Sick"
2012Mr. YoungBianca BoydEpisode: "Mr. Sci-Fi"
2012Earth's Final HoursChloe EdwardsTV film
2013Chupacabra vs. the AlamoTracyTV film

References[edit]

  1. ^ "24H : Health : Julia Benson toughens up to get into charater". Juliabenson.net. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  2. ^ a b "Official Website of Actress Julia Benson aka Julia Anderson". Juliabenson.net. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  3. ^ "Julia Benson : Biography". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  4. ^ a b Jamie Steinberg. "Julia Anderson on The Road to Victory". Starrymag.com. Retrieved 13 December 2009. 
  5. ^ "Leo Awards 2010 Winners by Name". Leoawards.com. Retrieved 1 November 2010. 

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