Julie Marie Berman

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Julie Marie Berman
Born(1983-11-03) November 3, 1983 (age 31)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1997–present
Spouse(s)Michael Grady (2008–present)
 
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Julie Marie Berman
Born(1983-11-03) November 3, 1983 (age 31)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1997–present
Spouse(s)Michael Grady (2008–present)

Julie Marie Berman (born November 3, 1983) is an American actress best known for her role as Lulu Spencer on the ABC Daytime soap opera General Hospital, which she played from 2005 to 2013.

Early life[edit]

Berman was born in Los Angeles, California to Peter and Renée Berman. She started acting at the age of six. Early in her career, Berman appeared in over 100 different commercials. She made her breakthrough passage into television on the hit show 7th Heaven as the misunderstood Shelby Connor, a friend of Lucy Camden. Berman continued her role on 7th Heaven, while simultaneously adding a recurring role on Once and Again.[1] Julie's mother Renee died of cancer in 1998.

Career[edit]

Berman joined the ABC soap General Hospital in October 2005 as Lulu Spencer, the stubborn, troubled daughter of Luke & Laura. She earned her first Daytime Emmy nomination in 2007, and won her first Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actress in 2009. She won her second consecutive Emmy in 2010 in the same category. Berman departed her role as Lulu in 2013,[2] and was replaced by The Young and the Restless actress Emme Rylan[3] In 2013, Berman won her third Emmy, but in the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress category.

Personal life[edit]

In addition to her acting career, she also received a degree in Television & Cinema from the University of Southern California in May 2006. While at the university she was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority.[4]

Berman married her boyfriend of three years, commercial real estate broker Michael Grady, on August 15, 2008 in a Roman Catholic ceremony in the Sacred Heart Chapel at Los Angeles' Loyola Marymount University.

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
Film
1999Vanished Without a TraceCathy
2003Remembering CharlieHannah Wilson
2012The March Sisters at ChristmasJo March
Sand SharksNikki
Television
1997–997th HeavenShelby Connor
1999–2000Once and AgainJulie
2000ERJessamyn Chadsey
2002Boston PublicMargo
2005ThresholdKristy Foster
2005–13General HospitalLulu SpencerRole from: October 28, 2005 to March 22, 2013
2007General Hospital: Night Shift
2013Two and a Half MenSarahGuest Starred On May 2. 2013

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAwardWorkResultRef
2007
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama SeriesGeneral HospitalNominated
[5]
2009
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama SeriesGeneral HospitalWon
[6]
2010
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama SeriesGeneral HospitalWon
[7]
2013
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesGeneral HospitalWon
[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Julie Marie Berman Biography - BuddyTV". buddytv.com. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  2. ^ "Julie Marie Berman Exiting ‘General Hospital’". Soap Opera Network. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  3. ^ Omar White-Nobles (2013-03-06). "'Young and the Restless' Star Emme Rylan Is 'General Hospital's' New Lulu Spencer!". TVSource Magazine. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  4. ^ "Famous Kappas". Retrieved 2009-10-04. 
  5. ^ Bonawitz, Amy (February 11, 2009). "34th Annual Daytime Emmy Winners". CBS News. Retrieved January 8, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Winners at 36th annual Daytime Emmy Awards". Toronto Star. Star Media Group. August 31, 2009. Retrieved January 8, 2013. 
  7. ^ "'As the World Turns' tops Daytime Emmys". The Hollywood Reporter (Prometheus Global Media). Associated Press. June 27, 2010. Archived from the original on July 28, 2011. Retrieved May 5, 2013. 
  8. ^ "The 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Winners". National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. emmyonline.org. June 16, 2013. Retrieved June 17, 2013. 

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