In 2004, she has attended FedCon XII, at that time „only“ because of her role as Darla in Buffy and Angel. Nw she is coming back because of, among other roles, her role as leading actress in Defiance – Julie Benz will be at FedCon 25!
Defiance is a big hit in the Science Fiction world right now. But Julie Benz, who plays one of the leading roles, has played in a lot of amazing TV series before that!
The actress was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and started as a professional ice skater at a very young age. She even competed in the 1988 U.S. Championships in junior ice skating. After ending her figure skating career, Julie turned to acting in 1989, starting in a local theater where she got a role in the play Street Law. Her first TV appearance was on a TV show called Hi Honey, I'm Home.
Julie later auditioned for the role of Buffy in the same-named TV show. She may have lost out to Sarah Michelle Gellar, but was nevertheless cast for the important role of Darla, a vampire. She reprised her role in the Buffy-Spinoff Angel. After these two series she played on different TV shows, such as CSI, Desperate Housewives and Supernatural, as well as Dexter, A Gifted Man and My Superhero Family. In 1999 and 2000 she could also be seen in seven episodes of Roswell. And now she's playing Mayor Amanda Rosewater, one of the main characters in Defiance. Her most recent roles also include the movies Circle, Life on the Line and Havenhurst.
Julie Benz sadly had to cancel her appearance at last year's FedCon. We're glad she could make it this year and are excited to hear what she's been up to since her last visit to FedCon XII a few years ago!