Julia Benson

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Julia Benson
Julia Benson at 2011 Wizard World Chicago.jpg
Julia Benson at 2011 Wizard World Chicago
Born Julia Anderson
1979 (age 34–35)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada[1]
Occupation Actress
Years active 2003–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]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Crazy Late Sarah Jones Short film
2007 Road to Victory Anna
2007 Zero Hour Allie
2007 Numb Sara's Girlfriend
2008 Blonde and Blonder Last Dancer in Line
2008 Robin, Chuck, and Shirley Shirley Sutherland Short film
2009 Scott's Lands Melissa Short film
2009 Everything's Coming Up Rosie Catherine Short film
2012 Now and Forever Lucy Redd Short film, completed
2012 Death Do Us Part Kennedy Post-production
2013 Kid Cannabis Julie Morgan Post-production
2013 Leap 4 Your Life Julianna Post-production
2013 That Burning Feeling Joyce Filming
2014 What an Idiot Jackie Post-production
???? Ferret Squad, TheThe Ferret Squad Marcie In production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Tru Calling Tara Episode: "Past Tense"
2005 Dead Zone, TheThe Dead Zone Crying Girl Episode: "The Collector"
2006 Evidence, TheThe Evidence Sadie McAbee Episode: "Stringers"
2006 Stargate Atlantis Willa Episode: "Irresistable"
2007 Masters of Horror Abbey Addison Episode: "Right to Die"
2007 My Neighbor's Keeper Mom TV film
2007 Reaper Gloria Episode: "All Mine"
2007 Supernatural Woman at Bar Episode: "Sin City"
2007 Whistler James Episode: "Passion Plays"
2007 Aliens in America Clerk Episode: "Church"
2008 Past Lies Sarah TV film
2008 Unquiet, TheThe Unquiet Christina TV film
2008 Smallville Nurse Episode: "Arctic"
2009 Mr. Troop Mom CC Turner TV film
2009 Harper's Island Officer Tyra Coulter Episode: "Snap"
2009 SGU Stargate Universe Kino Vanessa James Episode: "Covered Kino"
2009-2011 Stargate Universe Lt. Vanessa James Recurring role (36 episodes)
2010 Ex-Convict's Guide, TheThe Ex-Convict's Guide Shirley Sutherland Episodes: "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!"
2010 Lying to Be Perfect Joy TV film
2010 SGU Stargate Universe Kino Vanessa James Episodes: "Wait for It", "Favorite Meal of All Time"
2011 SGU Stargate Universe Kino Vanessa James Episodes: "One Long Endless Night", "All the Stages"
2011 Shattered Hostess Episode: "Unaired Pilot"
2011 Hiccups Penelope Episode: "Welcome Back Potter"
2011 R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Mom Episodes: "Brush with Madness", "Sick"
2012 Mr. Young Bianca Boyd Episode: "Mr. Sci-Fi"
2012 Earth's Final Hours Chloe Edwards TV film
2013 Chupacabra vs. the Alamo Tracy TV film

References[edit]

  1. ^ "24H : Health : Julia Benson toughens up to get into character". Juliabenson.net. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  2. ^ a b Official website
  3. ^ Julia Benson at the Internet Movie Database
  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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