Julia Pace Mitchell

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{{Infobox person | name = Julia Pace Mitchell | birth_name = Julia Annette Mitchell | birth_place = (1985-09-14) September 14, 1985 (age 31)
Los Angeles, California, U.S. | occupation = Actress |yearsactive= 2003–present | parents = Judy Pace
Don Mitchell | image = | education = Howard University | nationality = American | spouse = Stephen L. Hightower II (m. Error: Invalid time.) Julia Pace Mitchell (born Julia Annette Mitchell; September 14, 1985) is an American stage, television and film actress.[1] She is best known for her role as Sofia Dupre on the CBS television soap opera The Young and the Restless (2010-2012).

Personal life[edit]

Pace-Mitchell is the daughter of former TV actress Judy Pace and actor Don Mitchell. She attended Hamilton High School Music Academy and graduated from Howard University with a BFA.[1] In September 2011, she married Stephen L. Hightower II.[2][3] On May 22, 2013 at Atrium Medical Center, Middletown, Ohio, where she resides with her husband, Pace-Mitchell gave birth to her first child, Stephen L. Hightower III.[4]


She played the role of Jan in the The Notorious B.I.G. biopic, Notorious, opposite newcoming actor Jamal Woolard who plays the title character. Julia has appeared on the soap opera The Young and the Restless as business executive, Sofia Dupre. Her first appearance was July 19, 2010. In September 2012, Mitchell was taken off her contract and bumped to recurring;[5][6][7] having made no appearances since then.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Work Result Ref
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series The Young and the Restless Nominated


  1. ^ a b "Biography". juliapacemitchell.com. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Penn, Charlie (July 8, 2011). "'Young and The Restless' Star Julia Pace Mitchell Engaged". Retrieved April 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ Penn, Charlie (September 29, 2011). "EXCLUSIVE: 'The Young & The Restless' Star Julia Pace Mitchell Shares Wedding Photos". Retrieved April 19, 2013. 
  4. ^ Berns, Hannah. "TV star, local businessman welcome first child". Middletown Journal. Cox Media Group. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  5. ^ Bowe, Jillian (2012-09-13). "Julia Pace Mitchell Bumped to Recurring at Young and Restless". Daytime Confidential. Retrieved November 10, 2012. 
  6. ^ Fairman, Michael (2012-09-13). "Julia Pace Mitchell Put On Recurring Status With The Young and the Restless!". Michael Fairman On-Air On-Soaps. Retrieved November 10, 2012. 
  7. ^ Kroll, Dan J. (2012-09-15). "Julia Pace Mitchell dropped to recurring". SoapCentral. Retrieved November 10, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Julia Pace Mitchell - Awards". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved April 25, 2013. 

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