• Julia Jones is an American actress who has English and African-American, Chickasaw, and Choctaw (Native American) heritage
• She began acting and modeling at a young age and studied at Boston Latin School, and later Columbia University in New York City
• She has starred in many films and television series, including 'The Twilight Saga' and 'Dexter: New Blood'
• Julia has won several awards for her performances, including a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Network/Cable Television Series
• As of late 2022, her net worth is estimated to be over $1 million
Who is Julia Jones?
For Julia Jones, her breakthrough role was as Angela Bishop in the TV mini-series “Dexter: New Blood” in which she plays the first female Chief of Police, which brought her the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA-Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Network/Cable Television Series in 2022.
Fans of the series wanted to know more about this talented aspiring actress, and if you are one of those, let us tell you all about her life, her acting career, and her future efforts.
Early life, family, and education
Born on 23 January 1981, Julia Jones’ zodiac sign is Aquarius. She hails from Boston, Massachusetts USA, and thus holds American nationality. When it comes to her ethnicity, she comes from a family of English descent on her mother’s side, while through her father she has part African-American, Chickasaw, and Choctaw (Native American) heritage.
Julia was raised alongside her brother Cody, by their parents Penny and Frank, in Jamaica Plain, a neighborhood of Boston.
Aged four, Julia began studying at the Boston Ballet School, and by the age of eight, she had already acted in the local theatre, and had featured in several commercials. This led to Julia working as a model for numerous popular brands, including L’Oreal, Esprit Holdings, and Levi Strauss & Co, and subsequently to her acting career.
When it comes to her educational background, she attended Boston Latin School, and upon matriculating in 1999, she didn’t go to college but pursued her modeling and acting career, but Julia eventually enrolled at Columbia University in New York City, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in the English language in 2005.
Roles in movies
Julia made her acting debut as Gigi in the 2003 movie “The Look”, then in the following year, she was seen starring opposite Eddie Spears in the drama “Black Cloud”, which brought her the First Americans in the Arts (FAITA) Award for Best Actress.
Julia portrayed Gina in the 2007 short movie “The Reckoning”, before she was seen as Cherokee Kisum in Quentin Tarantino’s production re-make of “Hell Ride” in 2008. In the same year, Julia was cast to play Abby in “Three Priests”, a western drama, which had no nominations.
In 2010, Julia was seen as Cassie in the fantasy drama “Jonah Hex”, starring Megan Fox and John Malkovich, which was nominated for the Golden Schmoes Award for Worst Movie of the Year. Julia’s next role was her portrayal of Leah Clearwater in the 2010 action drama “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”, reprising her role in the 2011 sequel “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1”. In the same year, Julia starred in “California Indian”, a drama that had no nominations, but was well-rated by the audience.
In 2012, Julia again reprised her role as Leah, in “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2”, and although she had a supporting role, she didn’t go unnoticed. Next, she was seen in Alex and Andrew J. Smith’s movie “Winter in the Blood”, which in 2013 was nominated for Los Angeles Film Festival Award-Best Narrative Feature.
In 2015, Julia co-starred with Adam Sandler in “The Ridiculous 6”. The story of a white man raised by Native Americans, who finds out that he has five half-brothers, so goes on a journey to find them; together, they need to help their father to repay his debt of $50,000. The movie had no nominations, but the audience rated it as ‘stupid funny’ and ‘goofy’.
Next, Julia was seen in the 2016 drama “Tao of Surfing”, based on the book of the same title by Michael A. Allen, which didn’t gained much success, however, in the following year, Julia was cast to play Wilma in the mystery crime-drama “Wind River”, also starring Jeremy Renner.
Her performance in the movie brought her the Red Nation Film Festival (Jury Prize) for Outstanding Actress Supporting Role, and with the rest of the crew, she shared the Western Heritage Award for Theatrical Motion Picture and the British Academy of Management (BAM) Award for Best Cast.
In 2018, Julia starred as Angelique in the romantic thriller drama “Abandoned: Angelique’s Isle”, which brought her the American Indian Film Festival Award for Best Actress, and was next seen as Aya in the 2019 movie “Cold Pursuit”, starring Liam Neeson.
Most recently Julia co-starred in the 2020 movies “Clover” and “Think Like a Dog”.
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Roles in series
Julia made her first television series appearance as Doctor Kaya Montoya in four episodes of the series “ER” in 2008. Next, she guest-starred in an episode of the series “In Plain Sight” in 2012.
Julia was cast to play Gabriella Langton in the crime drama “Longmire”, appearing in four episodes in 2015. She was seen as Kohana in “Westworld” in 2018, followed by her role as Stephanie in “Goliath” in 2019, and in the same year, she guest-starred in an episode of “The Mandalorian”, an action-adventure drama that had 121 award nominations and won 59, including 14 Primetime Emmys.
From 2021 through 2022, Julia played her most notable television role to date, as Chief Angela Bishop in “Dexter: New Blood”. The story is set 10 years after Dexter went missing, and is now living at Iron Lake, where the chief of the police is Angela Bishop, who is also Dexter’s love interest. The series had six award nominations, including the Saturn Award for Best Action/Thriller Television Series – Network/Cable.
Concurrently, Julia was seen as Sally in “Rutherford Falls”, and was heard as Miss Lightfoot in the animated series “The Ghost and Molly McGee” both during 2021-‘22.
Love life and relationships
Julia is one of those celebrities who prefer to keep their personal and love life under wraps. However, what we do know is that back in 2009, Julia was in a relationship with actor Paul Johansson, perhaps known best for his role as Dan Scott in the television series “One Tree Hill” – it isn’t clear when the two separated and why.
In 2012, Julia was in a relationship with Josh Radnor, also an actor, probably known best for his portrayal of Ted Mosby in the popular series “How I Met Your Mother”. The two broke up in the following year, and Josh recently confirmed that he’s in a new relationship.
As of December 2022, Julia seems to be single, she hasn’t been married or engaged and doesn’t have children.
Age, height, and net worth
Julia is aged 41. She has long dark-brown hair, and her eyes are also dark-brown. As a former ballerina, she takes care of her body, and many ladies dream to have her hourglass shape. She’s 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall and weighs around 130lbs (60kgs), with vital statistics of 34-25-34.
Many critics believe Julia is still in the early stages of a successful acting career, however, appearing in a number of films and popular television series so far has earned her a decent amount of money. According to sources, her net worth has been estimated at over $1 million, as of late 2022.