Julie Benz

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Julie Benz
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Birth name Julie M. Benz
Born May 1, 1972 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Notable Roles Darla in Angel
Rita Bennett in Dexter
Notable Episodes
Awards 1 Satellite Award

1 Eyegore Award

Julie Benz is an American actress who starred in several shortlived series, including an American adaptation of Fawlty Towers. Prior to landing a billed role as the girlfriend of a serial killer on the Showtime series Dexter, Benz was most well known for her portrayal of Darla on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.

Contents

Biography

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Hi Honey, I'm Home Babs Nielson 1991–1992 1 2
Empire (1995) Christie Lambert 1995 1
Payne Breeze O'Rourke 1999 1
Taken (2002) Kate Keys 2002 miniseries
Dexter Rita Bennett 2006–2009 1 2 3 4
No Ordinary Family Stephanie Powell 2010–2011 1
Defiance Amanda Rosewater 2013–2015 1 2 3
Training Day Holly McCabe 2017–present 1

Recurring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Buffy, the Vampire Slayer Darla 1997–2000 1 2 5
Ask Harriet Joplin Russell 1998 1
Roswell Kathleen Topolsky 1999–2000 1
Angel Darla 2000–2004 1 2 3 4 5
Desperate Housewives Robin Gallagher 2010 6
A Gifted Man Christina Holt 2011–2012 1
Hawaii Five-0 (2010) Inspector Abby Dunn 2015–present 6 7

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Married... with Children Sascha 8x19 - Field of Screams February 27, 1994
Hang Time Linda Cantrell 1x06 - Earl Makes the Grade October 14, 1995
High Tide Joanna Craig 2x08 - Sea No Evil November 12, 1995
Step by Step Tawny 5x09 - The Wall November 24, 1995
Boy Meets World Bianca Sabatini 3x11 - City Slackers January 5, 1996
Diagnosis Murder Julie Miller 4x03 - Murder on Thin Ice October 3, 1996
Sliders Jenny Michener 3x03 - Electric Twister Acid Test October 4, 1996
The Single Guy Cranberries Girl 2x06 - Love Train October 31, 1996
The Big Easy 2x10 - Begirled September 21, 1997
Fame L.A. Vanessa 1x06 - The Beat Goes On November 8, 1997
Conrad Bloom Julie 1x04 - The Rebound Guy October 12, 1998
The King of Queens Julie Patterson 1x20 - Train Wreck March 15, 1999
Rank Herself 2x02 - 25 Toughest Stars April 24, 2002
She Spies Elaine 1x09 - Spies vs. Spy November 18, 2002
Glory Days (2002) Ellie Sparks 1x01 - Original Pilot unaired (2002)
Peacemakers Miranda Blanchard 1x07 - The Witness September 24, 2003
Coupling (USA) Amanda 1x07 - Nipple Effect unaired (2003)
NCIS Denise Johnson 1x22 - A Weak Link May 18, 2004
Oliver Beene Cigarette Girl 2x07 - Idol Chatter June 6, 2004
Supernatural Amanda 1x12 - Faith January 17, 2006
CSI: Miami Hayley Gordon 4x16 - Deviant February 27, 2006
CSI Heidi Wolff 6x22 - Time of Your Death May 4, 2006
Law & Order Dawn Sterling 17x14 - Church February 9, 2007

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
The Barefoot Executive Sexy Woman November 11, 1995
Hearts Adrift Kristy August 7, 1996
A Walton Easter Mae March 30, 1997
Satan's School for Girls Alison Kingsley March 13, 2000
Lackawanna Blues Laura February 12, 2005
Locusts: The 8th Plague Vicky Snow November 12, 2005 SCI FI Pictures
Circle of Friends Maggie August 28, 2006

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
Happy Hour (1999) Show 2 April 17, 1999
Rendez-View The Naked Truth September 18, 2001
The Big Breakfast Show 99 November 12, 2001
The Saturday Show Show 40 May 10, 2003
Total Request Live 10/17/2003 October 17, 2003
SoapTalk November 21, 2003
The Sharon Osbourne Show Show 124 April 13, 2004
E! News Live January 10, 2007
The Sauce January 17, 2008
Canada AM January 21, 2008
The Early Show January 23, 2008

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films

  • Nominated: Best Supporting Actress on Television (2010)
Dexter

Eyegore Awards

  • Won: (2010)

Satellite Awards

  • Won: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (2006)
Dexter

Screen Actors Guild Awards

  • Nominated: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2009, 2010)
Dexter

Trivia