Julie Gonzalo

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Julie Gonzalo
Julie Gonzalo - Monte-Carlo Television Festival 2.jpg
Gonzalo at the 2013 Monte-Carlo Television Festival.
Born(1981-09-09) September 9, 1981 (age 33)
Buenos Aires, Argentina[1]
Years active2001–present
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Julie Gonzalo
Julie Gonzalo - Monte-Carlo Television Festival 2.jpg
Gonzalo at the 2013 Monte-Carlo Television Festival.
Born(1981-09-09) September 9, 1981 (age 33)
Buenos Aires, Argentina[1]
Years active2001–present

Julie Gonzalo (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈʝuli ɣonˈsalo]; born September 9, 1981) is an Argentine-American actress and producer. She starred as Pamela Rebecca Barnes in the TNT drama series Dallas (2012–2014). Gonzalo also known for her roles in films including Freaky Friday, A Cinderella Story and Christmas with the Kranks, and well on television series Veronica Mars and Eli Stone.

Early life[edit]

Gonzalo was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and raised in Miami, Florida, where she began her career as a print model.[2][3] She later became interested in acting as she began taking classes in theatre. She moved to Los Angeles, and made her feature film debut in a supporting role of 2002 independent romantic comedy I'm with Lucy opposite Monica Potter.[3]


Gonzalo at Paleyfest 2013

On television, Gonzalo debuted in The WB comedy series Greetings from Tucson. In early 2003, she won the main role of The WB comedy pilot, called Exit 9, but show not was picked up.[4] The same year, she appeared on NCIS. In 2004, Gonzalo starred opposite Tori Spelling in another pilot Me, Me, Me for UPN, which was also not picked up.[5] She also guest-starred in the pilot episode of Drake & Josh in 2004.

Gonzalo appeared in several films in her early career. In 2003, she had role as Lindsay Lohan's rival in Freaky Friday. The following year, she starred as Shelby, the cheerleader in the romantic comedy A Cinderella Story opposite Hilary Duff, and Chad Michael Murray, and also appeared in DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story and Christmas with the Kranks, as Jamie Lee Curtis' daughter. In 2005, she had supporting role in another romantic comedy, Must Love Dogs. Her other credits including 2007 thriller Cherry Crush and the lead role in the 2013 comedy horror movie Vamp U.[6]

In 2006, Gonzalo was cast in a series regular role as Parker Lee on The CW mystery television series Veronica Mars.[3] After the cancellation of the series, she was cast as one of the leads in the ABC comedy pilot called The News.[7] In next year, Gonzalo began starring as Maggie Dekker in ABC legal comedy-drama Eli Stone opposite Jonny Lee Miller. In 2008 she won ALMA Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for role in Eli Stone.[2] The series was cancelled after two seasons in 2009.[8]

Gonzalo was to be the lead in the NBC's not aired science fiction series Day One in 2009.[3] While originally intended to air on NBC midseason in the 2009–2010 TV season with a thirteen-episode season, it was reported on October 1, 2009 that the episode order had been reduced to four and would air as a mini-series.[9] On May 16, 2010, Entertainment Weekly reported that the show would likely never air.[10] She later guest-starred in Castle, Nikita, The Glades and CSI: Miami.[11]

In 2011, Gonzalo was cast as series regular in TNT revival of Dallas.[12][13] The series premiered on June 13, 2012.[14] She originally played the role of Rebecca Sutter, Christopher Ewing's wife, but later revealed that her character is Pamela Rebecca Barnes, the daughter of longtime Ewing family rival Cliff Barnes (Ken Kercheval) and Afton Cooper (Audrey Landers).[15][16] In second season she was lead vixen of series, and later wife for Josh Henderson's character John Ross Ewing III.[17]



2001Penny Game, TheThe Penny GameCherry MossShort film
2002I'm with LucyEve
2003SpecialVickiShort film
2003Freaky FridayStacey Hinkhouse
2004DodgeBall: A True Underdog StoryAmber
2004Cinderella Story, AA Cinderella StoryShelby Cummings
2004Christmas with the KranksBlair Krank
2005Must Love DogsJune
2007Silent NightLucyShort film, also producer
2007Cherry CrushDesiree Thomas
2007To Rob a ThiefGloria
2007Saving AngeloReceptionistShort film
20113 Holiday TailsLisa
2013Vamp UChris Keller/Mary Lipinsky
2014The ListLara
2015Waffle Street[18]Becky Adams


2002–2003Greetings from TucsonKim Modica2 episodes
2003Exit 9BrookeTV pilot
2003NCISSarah SchaeferEpisode: "Hung Out to Dry"
2004Drake & JoshTiffany MargolisEpisode: "Hug Me, Brother: Pilot"
2004Me, me, mePearlTV pilot
2006–2007Veronica MarsParker LeeSeries regular, 20 episodes
2007News, TheThe NewsGretchen HoltTV pilot
2008–2009Eli StoneMaggie DekkerSeries regular, 25 episodes
ALMA Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (2008)
Nominated - ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series (2009)
2009Day OneKellySeries regular, not aired series
2010CastleMadison QuellerEpisode: "Food to Die For"
2010NikitaJill MorelliEpisode: "Kill Jill"
2010Glades, TheThe GladesKim NicholsEpisode: "Breaking 80"
2011CSI: MiamiAbby LexingtonEpisode: "Match Made in Hell"
2012–2014DallasPamela Rebecca BarnesSeries regular
Nominated - ALMA Award for Favorite TV Actress in a Drama Series (2012)
Nominated - Imagen Award for Best Supporting Actress in Television (2013)[19]


  1. ^ "About Julie". www.juliegonzalo.com. Retrieved 29 May 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Julie Gonzalo Biography". Tvguide.com. 2012-11-28. Retrieved 2013-11-14. 
  3. ^ a b c d Julie Gonzalo Biography - BuddyTV
  4. ^ "Shows A-Z - exit 9 on wb". TheFutonCritic.com. Retrieved 2013-11-14. 
  5. ^ "Shows A-Z - me, me, me on UPN". TheFutonCritic.com. Retrieved 2013-11-14. 
  6. ^ "Vamp U Very Much for New Poster and Trailer from Comedy Horror". Horror Asylum. January 22, 2013. Retrieved March 26, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Pilots: 'Mars' Co-Star Lands at ABC". Zap2it. 2007-03-19. Retrieved 2013-11-14. 
  8. ^ Your Last Chance to See Julie Gonzalo in ABC's "Eli Stone"
  9. ^ Michael Schneider (2009-10-01). "NBC opts to air ‘Day One’ as miniseries". Variety. Retrieved 2013-11-14. 
  10. ^ Bierly, Mandi (2010-05-16). "NBC fall schedule: Possible farewell movies for 'Law & Order' and 'Heroes' | Inside TV | EW.com". Hollywoodinsider.ew.com. Retrieved 2013-11-14. 
  11. ^ "Julie Gonzalo Credits". Tvguide.com. 2012-11-28. Retrieved 2013-11-14. 
  12. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "TNT's 'Dallas' Reboot Adds Jesse Metcalfe And Julie Gonzalo". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2013-11-14. 
  13. ^ Jeffery, Morgan (February 11, 2011). "Jesse Metcalfe confirmed for 'Dallas'". Digital Spy. Retrieved July 12, 2011. 
  14. ^ "‘Dallas’ review: TNT’s sequel stays true to the original - Zap2it". Blog.zap2it.com. 2012-06-13. Retrieved 2013-11-14. 
  15. ^ Melody Chiu and Alison Schwartz (August 11, 2012). "Julie Gonzalo Had to Keep Dallas Finale Bombshell a Secret". People. Retrieved March 26, 2013. 
  16. ^ Kate Stanhope (January 2013). "Dallas' Julie Gonzalo on Unleashing the Real Rebecca: "You Can’t Underestimate Her"". TV Guide. Retrieved March 26, 2013. 
  17. ^ Bierly, Mandi (2013-04-10). "'Dallas': Julie Gonzalo on Pamela and John Ross' wedding | Inside TV | EW.com". Insidetv.ew.com. Retrieved 2013-11-14. 
  18. ^ "Waffle Street Movie - Cast". Retrieved 27 September 2014. 
  19. ^ Jon Weisman. "Trio of ABC Shows, Selena Gomez Nominated for Imagen Awards". Variety. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 

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