Julia Jones

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Julia Jones
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Born (1981-01-23) January 23, 1981 (age 34)
Boston, Massachusetts
Occupation Actress
Years active 2003–present

Julia Jones (born January 23, 1981) is an American actress best known for playing Leah Clearwater in The Twilight Saga films based on the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Julia Jones was born in Boston, Massachusetts. She is of Choctaw, Chickasaw, and African-American descent.[2][3] Jones studied at The Boston Ballet School from the age of 4. She began working in commercials and local theatre when she was eight.[4] Jones graduated from the historic Boston Latin School, the oldest school in America, and later Columbia University with a degree in English.[5] She has modelled in catalogues for Levi's, The Gap, Esprit, and L'Oreal.[5] She appeared in Chuck Wicks's music video for Hold That Thought.


She appeared in a number of independent films before being cast in the Quentin Tarantino produced biker remake Hell Ride, which premiered at Sundance in 2008. She played Dr. Kaya Montoya on ER in its final two seasons. In 2009, she appeared in the Culture Clash play, Palestine, New Mexico, at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.[6] In 2010, Jones was cast in Jonah Hex and in the last three installments of The Twilight Saga. In 2015, she played Gab on the Netflix series Longmire.



Year Title Role Notes
2003 Look, TheThe Look Gigi
2004 Black Cloud Sammi
2007 Reckoning, TheThe Reckoning Gina Short film
2008 Hell Ride Cherokee Kisum
2008 Three Priests Abby
2010 Jonah Hex Cassie
2010 Twilight Saga: Eclipse, TheThe Twilight Saga: Eclipse Leah Clearwater
2011 Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, TheThe Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Leah Clearwater
2011 California Indian April Cordova
2012 Missed Connections Tess Wright
2012 Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, TheThe Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Leah Clearwater
2012 Rich Girl Problems Celeste Short film
2013 Winter in the Blood Agnes
2015 Tao of Surfing Amber Post-production
2015 Ridiculous Six, TheThe Ridiculous Six Smoking Fox Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2008 ER Dr. Kaya Montoya Recurring role
2012 In Plain Sight Heather Pierce "Reservations, I'v Got a Few"
2013 Thanksgiving House, TheThe Thanksgiving House Victoria TV film
2015 Longmire Gabriella Langton Recurring role


  • FAITA Award for Best Actress for: Black Cloud (2004)- Won


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