FILMMAKER · ACTOR · ACTING COACH · HUMANITARIAN · AUTHOR
Julia booked her first network film at the age of 18. After obtaining her degree in Music and Theater, she went to Kenya, East Africa to volunteer in with the African Children's Choir where she set up their training program and did relief and development with the Lost Boys of the Southern Sudan and Rwanda immediately following the 1994 truce.
When she returned to the states, she established her acting career in NYC where she worked on numerous film and network television roles.
Julia and her husband Van currently live in Austin, Texas with their two children, where she continues to work as a director, writer, actress, and producer with several TV and Film projects in development.
She also continues her humanitarian work as the Chief Creative Officer for the African Children's Choir. In her 25 + years with the organization, she has worked to see 1000’s of vulnerable African children achieve quality educations and successful careers. The children she works with are the inspiration behind continuing to tell positive stories of change.
Julia's first short film, "Chasing Grace" premiered at SXSW in 2017.
She has several other films in development, and has just wrapped principal photography on her latest project, a proof of concept for a television show, set in Africa.