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Asner (right) and husband Steven Soderbergh at the 66th Venice International Film Festival in 2009
Julie Ann White
February 14, 1968
|Occupation||Television personality, writer, former fashion model|
|Television||Revealed with Jules Asner|
Matthew Asner (m. 1992–1996)
Steven Soderbergh (m. 2003)
Asner was born Julie Ann White in Tempe, Arizona. Aged 16, she was discovered at a modeling convention in Scottsdale, Arizona. She began her career as an Elite model. She shared a bunkroom with Cindy Crawford during the early years of her modeling career. In 1986, she graduated from McClintock High School in Tempe. She attended college at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Asner is known as a long-time E! personality. During her peak with the network she hosted six hours of programming daily. Among the series she hosted were Revealed with Jules Asner, E! News Live and Wild On! as well as many live specials for the network. She received a Prism Award as well as a Gracie Award for her interview show Revealed with Jules Asner.
Prior to joining E! Asner was an entertainment reporter for Reuters Television Good Morning England, The Entertainment Show on Sky Television, and Extra. She hosted Live by Request on A&E and was a segment director and producer on now defunct tabloid show, Hard Copy.
Miramax Books purchased the publishing rights to her first novel, Whacked. The book was released June 3, 2008. Whacked was a top ten fiction bestseller on Amazon, and was in its third printing within its first month of release.
According to The Playlist, sources confirmed that Asner wrote the screenplay for Soderbergh's film Logan Lucky. She chose to use the pseudonym Rebecca Blunt because she did not want the 'story' surrounding the film to be that "Soderbergh was directing his wife's script." Asner previously did uncredited rewrite work on Magic Mike and several of his other films.
- Jules Asner profile at Film Reference.com
- "Biography for Jules Asner". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved January 8, 2008.
- Gary Susman (May 13, 2003). "Out of Sight". Entertainment Weekly.
- Jules Asner (June 3, 2008). "Whacked". New York: Weinstein Books. ISBN 978-1-60286-017-9.
- Perez, Rodrigo (July 27, 2017). "Logan Lucky Screenwriter Revealed". The Playlist. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
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