Julie Marie Berman

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Julie Marie Berman
Born (1983-11-03) November 3, 1983 (age 31)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1997–present
Spouse(s) Michael Grady (2008–present)

Julie Marie Berman (born November 3, 1983) is an American actress best known for her role as Lulu Spencer on the ABC Daytime soap opera General Hospital, which she played from 2005 to 2013.

Early life[edit]

Berman was born in Los Angeles, California to Peter and Renée Berman. She started acting at the age of six. Early in her career, Berman appeared in over 100 different commercials. She made her breakthrough passage into television on the hit show 7th Heaven as the misunderstood Shelby Connor, a friend of Lucy Camden. Berman continued her role on 7th Heaven, while simultaneously adding a recurring role on Once and Again.[1] Julie's mother Renee died of cancer in 1998.


Berman joined the ABC soap General Hospital in October 2005 as Lulu Spencer, the stubborn, troubled daughter of Luke & Laura. She earned her first Daytime Emmy nomination in 2007, and won her first Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actress in 2009. She won her second consecutive Emmy in 2010 in the same category. Berman departed her role as Lulu in 2013,[2] and was replaced by The Young and the Restless actress Emme Rylan[3] In 2013, Berman won her third Emmy, but in the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress category.

Personal life[edit]

In addition to her acting career, she also received a degree in Television & Cinema from the University of Southern California in May 2006. While at the university she was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority.[4]

Berman married her boyfriend of three years, commercial real estate broker Michael Grady, on August 15, 2008 in a Roman Catholic ceremony in the Sacred Heart Chapel at Los Angeles' Loyola Marymount University.


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Vanished Without a Trace Cathy
2003 Remembering Charlie Hannah Wilson
2012 The March Sisters at Christmas Jo March
Sand Sharks Nikki
1997–99 7th Heaven Shelby Connor
1999–2000 Once and Again Julie
2000 ER Jessamyn Chadsey
2002 Boston Public Margo
2005 Threshold Kristy Foster
2005–13 General Hospital Lulu Spencer Role from: October 28, 2005 to March 22, 2013
2007 General Hospital: Night Shift
2013 Two and a Half Men Sarah Guest Starred On May 2. 2013

Awards and nominations[edit]

List of acting awards and nominations
Year Award Category Title Result Ref.
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series General Hospital Nominated
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series General Hospital Won
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series General Hospital Won
Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series General Hospital Won


  1. ^ "Julie Marie Berman Biography - BuddyTV". buddytv.com. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  2. ^ "Julie Marie Berman Exiting ‘General Hospital’". Soap Opera Network. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  3. ^ Omar White-Nobles (2013-03-06). "'Young and the Restless' Star Emme Rylan Is 'General Hospital's' New Lulu Spencer!". TVSource Magazine. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  4. ^ "Famous Kappas". Retrieved 2009-10-04. 
  5. ^ Bonawitz, Amy (February 11, 2009). "34th Annual Daytime Emmy Winners". CBS News. Retrieved January 8, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Winners at 36th annual Daytime Emmy Awards". Toronto Star. Star Media Group. August 31, 2009. Retrieved January 8, 2013. 
  7. ^ "'As the World Turns' tops Daytime Emmys". The Hollywood Reporter (Prometheus Global Media). Associated Press. June 27, 2010. Archived from the original on July 28, 2011. Retrieved May 5, 2013. 
  8. ^ "The 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Winners". National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. emmyonline.org. June 16, 2013. Retrieved June 17, 2013. 

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