Julia booked her first Network film at the age of 18 . However, she took a break from her acting career to work as a volunteer in Kenya, East Africa with the African Children's Choir where she set up their training program and did relief and development in the Southern Sudan and Rwanda. Returning home to the states she moved to NYC and successfully worked for many years in Film and TV. She and her husband Van now raise their two children in Austin, Texas, where she continues to work as a director, writer, actress and producer. Her first short film, "Chasing Grace" premiered at SXSW in 2017. Julia also has several other films in development in addition to her philanthropic work as Director for the African Children's Choir, writing and producing fundraising and special events for them.