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Juliet Rose Landau
March 30, 1965
|Occupation||Actress, director, producer, ballerina|
|Relatives||Susan Landau Finch (sister)|
Juliet Rose Landau (born March 30, 1965) is an American actress, director, producer and ballerina best known for her role as Drusilla on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff show Angel, the latter appearance earning her a Saturn Award nomination. She is also known for co-starring as Loretta King in Tim Burton's Ed Wood.
Landau was born in Los Angeles to actor parents Martin Landau and Barbara Bain. Both her parents were Jewish. Her older sister is film producer Susan Landau Finch, and the sisters spent their early childhood in a Tudor style house in West Los Angeles. Landau is a former professional ballerina, and her mentor was the actress Susan Peretz.
Landau co-starred in Ed Wood as Loretta King and starred opposite Whoopi Goldberg in Theodore Rex. She played Drusilla on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, appearing on Buffy and its spinoff show Angel over the course of six seasons, receiving positive reviews.
Landau's roles in independent films include Where The Road Runs Out, Fairfield, Monster Mutt, Citizens, Dark Hearts, The Yellow Wallpaper, Hack!, Toolbox Murders, Repossessed, Carlo's Wake, Life Among the Cannibals, Ravager, Direct Hit, and a co-starring turn in Henry Jaglom's Going Shopping.
Landau has made numerous television guest appearances, including on Criminal Minds, Millennium, La Femme Nikita, Strong Medicine and a starring role in the Lifetime movie Fatal Reunion. Landau voiced various characters on the animated series Justice League Unlimited and Ben 10 as well as the animated movie Green Lantern: First Flight. She has also voiced characters for three of the BioShock video games.
Landau's theater roles include Awake and Sing at the Pittsburgh Public Theater, the world premiere of Failure of Nerve, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, A Streetcar Named Desire, Uncommon Women and Others, The Pushcart Peddlers, Billy Irish, We're Talking Today Here, the musical How To Steal An Election, Irish Coffee and the world premiere of musical The Songs of War. She played Natasha in a reading of Three Sisters, assembled by Al Pacino at The Actors Studio.
Landau's directorial debut was 2008's Take Flight, a short documentary film about Gary Oldman and his creative process. Oldman spoke positively about the experience. With her husband, Deverill Weekes, Landau co-directed Dream Out Loud, about make-up artist Kazuhiro Tsuji, who was branching into the world of fine art. The film captures one of his creations from inception to culmination, and features interviews with Guillermo del Toro, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Rian Johnson.
In 2009, Landau co-wrote issues #24 and #25 of the Angel comic book series for IDW Publishing, in collaboration with Brian Lynch, with storylines featuring her Buffy and Angel character Drusilla. Landau also contributed numerous ideas and references for the cover and interior art of the issues, and has stated that she would like to write more comics set in the Buffyverse. She was slated to write a five-part Drusilla miniseries from Dark Horse Comics in 2014, which is now delayed.
In 2012–13, Landau produced and starred in the play Danny and the Deep Blue Sea directed by John McNaughton at the Crown City Theater in North Hollywood. Her portrayal won rave reviews and multiple awards, and the show was extended five times.
In July 2013, Landau was cast as a new incarnation of the Time Lord Romana in the audio dramas Gallifrey and Luna Romana, both of which are spin-offs from the BBC television series Doctor Who.
On September 2019, Landau was cast as the vampire Hester, for the web series Vampire: The Masquerade - LA by Night. Her character was part a cabal of Tremere, vampires that can do blood sorcery, called the Wyrd Sisters.
|1992||Parker Lewis Can't Lose||Lucinda||Episode: "Dance of Romance"|
|1999||Millennium||Jeanie Bronstein||Episode: "Forcing the End"|
|La Femme Nikita||Sarah Gerrard||Episode: "Before I Sleep"|
|1997–2003||Buffy the Vampire Slayer||Drusilla||17 episodes|
|2003||Strong Medicine||Lorraine||Episode: "Seize the Day"|
|2005||Fatal Reunion||Lisa Calders/Dana Declan||(TV movie)|
|2005–2006||Justice League Unlimited||Tala, Plastique, Bernadeth, Rama Kushna, Zatanna||(7 Episodes) Voice Role|
|2008||Ben 10: Alien Force||Natalie/Anodite Verdona||Episode: "What Are Little Girls Made Of?"|
|Helen||Episode: "Plumber's Helpers"|
|2009||Helen/Tini||Episode: "Vengeance of Vilgax: Part 1"|
|2010||Helen||Episode: "Above & Beyond"|
|2011||Ben 10: Ultimate Alien||Fritz||Episode: "Viktor: The Spoils"|
|Natalie/Verdona||Episode: "Girl Trouble"|
|Natalie/French Classroom Teacher||Episode: "It's Not Easy Being Gwen"|
|Goodnight Burbank||Herself||Episode: "Lesbians on Acid"|
|2012||Criminal Minds||Catherine Heathridge||Episode: "Heathridge Manor"|
|Green Lantern: The Animated Series||Drusa||3 episodes|
|2014||Ben 10: Omniverse||Helen/Magistrata||Episode: "Weapon XI"|
|2015||Muzzled: the Musical||The Black Matron|
|1990||Pump Up the Volume||Joni (scenes deleted)|
|1990||The Grifters||Young Lilly (uncredited)|
|1994||Ed Wood||Loretta King|
|1995||Theodore Rex||Dr. Veronica Shade|
|1996||Life Among the Cannibals||Rachael|
|1999||Carlo's Wake||Anna Torello|
|2004||Toolbox Murders||Julia Cunningham|
|2008||Haunted Echoes (aka: Darkness Visible)||Claire|
|2008||Take Flight: Gary Oldman Directs Chutzpah||Director|
|2009||Green Lantern: First Flight||Labella|
|2009||Albion Rising||Ella Wheeler Wilcox|
|2011||InSight||Dr. Lisa Rosan|
|2011||The Yellow Wallpaper||Charlotte Weiland|
|2012||Justice League: Doom||Ten|
|2014||Where the Road Runs Out||Corina|
|2015||Justice League: Throne of Atlantis||Lois Lane|
|2016||The Bronx Bull||The Starlet|
|2017||The Terror of Hallow's Eve||Nurse Pryce|
|2020||A Place Among the Dead ||Jules|
|2012||PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale||Little Sister|
|2013-14||BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea||Little Sister/Marsha Lutz/Leta|
Awards and nominations
|2001||Saturn Award||Best Supporting Actress on Television||Drusilla in Angel in 2000||Nominated|
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