The American actress, Justine Lupe, is known for her roles in the TV series “Mr. Mercedes,” “Cristella,” and “Succession.”
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Justine Lupe-Schomp is a native of Denver, Colorado, who was born under the Gemini zodiac sign on 31 May 1989, making her 34 years old as of 2023. She was born to John Lupe, who works at Denver Art Museum as an exhibition specialist, and his wife, Katherine Schomp, who is a teacher and social worker; Justine has a brother named Colin Lupe, who is a businessman. She’s the granddaughter of Katherine ‘Kay’ Schomp, who had a theater named after her at Denver School of the Arts. Justine grew up in an artistic family, which sparked her interest in performing at an early age. Moreover, she grew up participating in winter sports. Lupe follows the Christianity religion.
Justine attended a local high school located in Denver, and then joined the Denver School of the Arts for a theater program, completing her studies in 2007. Subsequently, she enrolled at the prestigious Juilliard School, in New York City, to further her studies, graduating in 2011.
Hobbies and Facts
Justine is an animal lover who has kept pet dogs named Pocket and Lil.
She is keen on working out, goes jogging every morning, and takes care of her mental well-being by going to yoga classes.
In her spare time, the Denver native enjoys watching sitcoms – her favorites are “Parks & Recreations,” “Seinfeld,” and “The Office.”
It’s evident on Justine’s Instagram account that she’s a big fan of traveling; she’s toured many US states, and has also been to Iceland, France and Costa Rica.
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Justine made her film debut as Monica in “Three Forms of Insomnia” in 2011. Later that year, she played Lisa in the Alexander Poe-written and directed romantic drama “Ex-Girlfriends,” which starred Kristen Connolly and Jennifer Carpenter. In the year that followed, she was seen in the drama “Not Fade Away” and in 2017, she played Flute in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” adapted from William Shakespeare’s play. Recently in 2022, she starred as Nell Rutherford alongside Mila Kunis, Scott McNairy and Finn Wittrock in the Mike Barker-directed mystery thriller, “Luckiest Girl Alive.”
Lupe made her TV debut in the 2011 episode “Friended” of the police procedural drama “Unforgettable,” which aired on CBS. 2012 saw her playing Phoebe Blake in eight episodes of the NBC legal comedy-drama, “Harry’s Law,” which starred Kathy Bates, Christopher McDonald, and Nate Corddry, and in the same year, she was cast as Cameron Krissy in an episode of the USA Network comedy-drama “Royal Pains,” which was followed by an appearance in an episode of the acclaimed comedy-drama “Shameless.” One of Lupe’s career-defining roles was in the sitcom “Cristela” – she played Maddie in 21 episodes in 2014 and 2015 in the show created by Cristela Alonzo, aired on ABC, and which starred Andrew Leeds, Terri Hoyos and Maria Canals-Barrera.
In 2016, Justine was seen in an episode of the political satire sci-fi “Brain Dead” and she later landed the recurring role of Captain Baker in Barbara Hall’s political drama “Madam Secretary,” which had Lori McCreary and Morgan Freeman as the executive producers. Between 2017 and 2019, she landed the starring role of Holly Gibney in the Audience crime drama “Mr. Mercedes,” and was nominated for a Satellite Award for her performance. Lupe is also credited with playing Victoria in five episodes of the FX crime-drama “Snowfall”, and Astrid Weissman in 10 episodes of the comedy-drama “The Marvelous Mrs Maisel” from 2017 to 2019.
Justine has been playing the lead role of Willa Ferreyra in the satirical black comedy “Succession,” which has been airing on HBO since 2018. Moreover, she was cast as Emily in the ABC sitcom “Home Economics” in 2020 and ‘21, and later in 2021, voiced Hedgehog Mother and Flight Attendant in an episode of the adult animated comedy sketch “Robot Chicken.”
Awards and Nominations
In 2019, Lupe was nominated for a Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries, and Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television for her performance in “Mr. Mercedes.” In 2021, she scooped a joint Pena de Prata award for Best Ensemble in a Drama Series for “Succession”, and bagged a joint Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for the same series in 2022.
Justin is active on Instagram (@mejustineluoe) with over 40,000 fans, and likes sharing her videos and photos on the platform. She is also active on Facebook, with over 4,000 fans.
Lupe seems to be in a serious relationship with Germain Gulick, who is an upcoming personality in the showbiz industry. The duo appears to be very happy together, and likes posting their photos sharing romantic moments on their social media accounts., Justine shared their photos kissing on Instagram on 21 July 2021 as she wished him a happy birthday. The lovebirds have been together for about three years now; they haven’t welcomed any children.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Justine is of Caucasian ethnicity, and has brown eyes and light brown hair. She stands 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall and weighs approximately 125lbs (57kgs), with vital statistics of around 33-25-35.
Lupe has accumulated a net worth of approximately $6 million from her career in the showbiz industry. In 2021, she purchased a house in Los Angeles, California.
Who Is Justine’s Boyfriend, Germain Gulick?
Germain Gulick is a multi-talented writer, editor, producer and director, who was born in Minnesota, USA. He’s the son of Monique and Thomas Gulick, and was raised alongside his siblings Dominique and Merlin Gulick. He graduated with an MFA from the prestigious Tisch School of the Arts (Graduate Film Program).
From 2010 to 2013, Justine served as Feature Film Program Co-ordinator for Sundance Institute. He came in as the assistant director of the short films “Just My Luck” in 2013 and “For Sure” in 2015, and later worked in the camera and electrical department of the short films “Red Folder” and “Waiting” in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Moreover, he was the producer of the documentary show “Warriors of Liberty City” in 2018, and served as Waze’s Freelance Copywriter (2018 and 2019).