Julia is an award-winning American actress, director, writer, and producer in film and theatre, based in New York. She is the Executive Director of Shelter Film, an independent film company dedicated to creating intelligent, engaging, and visually striking films, using complex female protagonists, and female filmmakers. www.shelterfilm.com
Select film and TV acting credits include NBCUniversal's Dementia 13, (2017), 116, starring/written/directed, (Winner - Best Film, Director, Actress NYC Indie Film Award), Kill The Monsters, Pamanhikan (Vale Film Festival winner); L’Accordatore (Las Vegas Film Festival winner); Pink Moon (Big Apple Film Festival winner); Marcus’s Sweater; The Year I Grew An Inch (HBO Greenlight Project's Jason Mann, Producer); Virgin Territory; A Day with Conrad Greene; One Life To Live (ABC); Tattinger’s, and The Equalizer, to name a select few.
She has appeared Off Broadway in the starring role of Hecate in the Obie, Drama League, & Drama Desk Award-winning hit show Sleep No More; Villainous Company; and Lucille Lortel Award-winning Queen’s Company’s The Wonder; as well as with Theatre Askew, Red Bull Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop and Folger Shakespeare.
Julia is also Artistic Director of Shelter Theatre Group NYC, a company dedicated to equality on stage, through gender-blind, stage-blind, and color-blind casting. She has produced and directed 13 productions in NYC, including the critically acclaimed Macbeth in 2014. www.sheltertheatregroup.org
Never one to accept gender or age limitations placed on women, at the age of 13, Julia competed in the Adult Women’s US East Coast Judo Championships and won the Bronze Medal. She then took on the Maryland Education System and broke the gender barrier in sports in the US by becoming the first girl to play on a boys’ soccer team. That year the team won the league championship.
Julia is grateful for all of the friends, supporters, and loved ones who continue to believe in her, challenge her, and inspire her. You cannot create change alone.
Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid. - Goethe