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August 16 2017

Charisma Carpenter and Julie Benz talk about being on "Battle of the Network Stars". As you'll see from the interview they have a great friendship.

February 24 2017

Julie Benz talks about playing Darla on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. This is part of the AV Club's Random Role series. The whole article is a good retrospective look at Julie's career.

March 12 2016

Julie Benz to co-star In 'Training Day' CBS pilot. According to Deadline, the pilot is " a present-day reimagining of Antoine Fuqua's acclaimed 2001 feature".

August 27 2015

Julie Benz joins "Hawaii Five-0". She will be in a recurring role in the coming season.

September 25 2014

Syfy renews Tony Head and Julie Benz's shows. 'Dominion' and 'Defiance' both got 13 episode orders for their next seasons.

June 19 2014

Julie Benz talks about her characters, figure skating and her favourite apps. The second season of her show 'Defiance' airs tonight on Syfy. She's also done a very recent Reddit AMA.

June 21 2013

Julie Benz on Buffy and Angel and strong women characters. She tells SciFiNow that working on Buffy and Angel was very empowering for her.

April 14 2013

Julie Benz discusses her new show. Interview with Julie Benz about her role as mayor in Syfy's new show Defiance.

March 31 2013

Canada's now showing the first 14 min of Julie Benz's new show Defiance. After initially not being available outside the U.S., the first 14 minutes of the TV series Defiance is now available for viewing on Canada's's website. More...

February 18 2013

Julie Benz talks about her new show "Defiance". She also talks about how Joss pushed her to take creative risks.

January 07 2013

New Defiance trailer for Syfy's action epic with Julie Benz. Here’s the new trailer for Syfy's upcoming major drama series Defiance. More...

August 27 2012

Julie Benz interested in playing The Wasp in The Avengers 2. Thoughts?

June 25 2012

Oz Comic Con premieres in Melbourne this weekend with 5 Whedonverse guests! It'll be an awesome weekend for Aussie Whedonesquers inMelbourne, with five Whedonverse guests attending the first Oz Comic-Con this weekend. Sean Maher, Julie Benz and Fran Kranz will be joined by Jason Palmer and Scott Allie.

June 03 2012

Five by Five interview with Julie Benz - part one. Clare Kramer and Tory Mell interview Julie Benz on their podcast Five by Five. More...

May 05 2012

Julie Benz is married! Julie marries Rich Orosco on Saturday in Los Angeles.

March 13 2012

Julie Benz in a Anti-Spoiler PSA. A guide to the official rules of spoilers from College Humor.

March 08 2012

Julie Benz cast in Syfy series Defiance . Julie will play Amanda Rosewater, the mayor of a mining town on a planet where humans and aliens live together which has been ravaged by decades of war .

October 27 2011

Julie Benz's Surprise Engagement. She shares how her fiancée Rich Orosco popped the question and threw a surprise engagement party in their backyard... More...

September 12 2011

Julie Benz interview on the Investigating Angel podcast. Audio interview with Julie Benz where she talks about her work on Buffy and Angel.

July 21 2011

Charisma Carpenter: "You need to get it out that I'm a proud Latina!". She also says that she will be a bridesmaid at Julie Benz's wedding.

June 30 2011

A list of 10 new shows to look for includes several projects by Whedon alum. 'Ringer' with Sarah Michelle Gellar, 'Free Agents' with Anthony Stewart Head and 'A Gifted Man' with Julie Benz are all included.

June 11 2011

Julie Benz to guest on USA's Royal Pains. The episode will air August 3rd. More...

June 03 2011

Julie Benz on The Nerdist Podcast! In episode 94 of the podcast, Julie Benz talks to Chris, Matt and Jonah about Star Wars, puppies, TV ratings and being a child figure skater. More...

May 18 2011

CBS picks up A Gifted Man, featuring Julie Benz. Benz to play sister to a brilliant, charismatic surgeon whose life changes forever when his deceased ex-wife begins teaching him the meaning of life from the "hereafter".

May 13 2011

ABC cancels 'V' and 'No Ordinary Family'. The two shows starred Morena Baccarin and Julie Benz respectively.

April 13 2011

Julie Benz visits Patrick. Patrick is a pit puppy that was abused in Newark New Jersey. Julie came to visit him. Photos of her visit are not posted yet but will be posted soon. More...

March 23 2011

Julie Benz's Supanova appearance cancelled, Charisma Carpenter is set to take her place. Julie Benz has unfortunately had to cancel her Brisbane and Melbourne appearances due to work obligations in her new CBS pilot, as discussed here. A personal apology can be found on the page. Fear not though, as Charisma Carpenter has been called to replace her in the up-coming event, starting April 1st.

March 20 2011

Julie Benz Talks Buffy, Angel, Dexter, No Ordinary Family. TV Addict has coverage from Toronto Comic Con 2011.

March 14 2011

Julie Benz joining untitled supernatural-themed drama pilot from CBS. As reported on More...

February 10 2011

Just announced! James Marsters will be joining several Verse favorites at Chicago Comic Con , August 11-14. James joins Julie Benz , Felicia Day, Mercedes McNab, and Angel cover artist Jenny Frison at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. More...

January 25 2011

Julie Benz talks about her superpowered new role. Plus Buffy, Angel and Dexter.

January 20 2011

When Jesse meets Darla, again. Eric Balfour to guest star in 2 episodes of ABC's "No Ordinary Family" (which stars Whedon alums Julie Benz and Kay Panabaker) to be aired around March.

October 06 2010

Letter to the editor of The Onion about their article on Julie Benz's summer home.

October 05 2010

"It Gets Better" - a video campaign. Julie Benz participates in the "It Gets Better" video campaign (sparked by the recent suicides of gay teens) and endorses The Trevor Project. More...

September 29 2010

Julie Benz's "No Ordinary Family" premiere ratings. The season premiere had ABC's best ratings this season. More...
Watch the pilot of Julie Benz's new show 'No Ordinary Family'. The show premiered last night on ABC. More...

September 14 2010

Which Whedonverse alum do you want following you on Twitter? Auction to raise money for Whedonverse actors available to bid for: Alyson Hannigan, Felicia Day, Jewel Staite, Julie Benz, Eliza Dushku, Nathan Fillion and Christopher Gorham. More...

September 01 2010

Spike Scream Awards 2010 Open for Voting. A few of our peeps are nominated! Julie Benz, Morena Baccarin and Fabio Moon! Go vote! Btw Joss Whedon was on the advisory board that chose the nominees.

August 29 2010

Nicholas Brendon added to Cruise Con guest line up. He will be joining other Whedon related guests, including Julie Benz, Jewel Staite, Clare Kramer and Keith Szarabajka.

August 21 2010

ABC makes 'No Ordinary Family' pilot available online. Featuring Julie Benz, and as reported by TVByTheNumbers. For a limited time only - first come, first serve.

August 05 2010

Bid on a Blackberry Bold 3G signed by Julie Benz. Includes a photo and video gallery chronicling her favorite shops, daily haunts and must visit hot spots. Money raised goes to the Motion Picture & Television Fund.

July 26 2010

Reviews of "The Cape" starring Summer Glau and "No Ordinary Family" with Julie Benz. A mixture of fan and critic reactions to the pilots seen at Comic-Con. More...

July 02 2010

100 Greatest Movie Insults (NSFW). NSFW due to some rather strong and offensive language. Includes a clip of Julie Benz from "As Good as it Gets" (4:25) and a clip from "Dodgeball" (7:35) though it is sans Alan Tudyk. More...

May 29 2010

Julie Benz wants to dethrone Eva Longoria Parker (for charity). Eva Longoria Parker and Julie Benz are going up against each other off-screen for a good cause. They're both participating in a scavenger hunt around Los Angeles in The Rally for Kids With Cancer.

May 27 2010

(SPOILER) Ausiello talks about Julie Benz's character in Dexter. Michael Ausiello reports Julie Benz is returning to Dexter next season.

April 24 2010

Julie Benz rallies for kids with Cancer. She will be participating in the Scavenger Cup on Saturday, July 31. She is looking for people to sponsor her in this worthwhile cause.

April 07 2010

The Vampire Ball convention in London. There's Julie Benz, Juliet Landau and Christian Kane to name a few from the land of Joss, along with peeps from True Blood and Being Human. End of November.

April 03 2010

Cruise the Caribbean with Julie Benz and Clare Kramer in 2011. CruiseCons announces its plans for the 1st Celebrity Cruise Convention, set for June 11, 2011. Set sail on this 7-night voyage aboard Carnival's new "Dream".

March 05 2010

Zap2It interviews Julie Benz. She talks about Dexter and her 'Desperate Housewives' character. Spoilers for Season 4 of Dexter.

March 01 2010

Julie Benz cast in "No Ordinary Family" for ABC. Also mentions Fran Kranz joining NBC's "Friends with Benefits". More...

February 19 2010

Morena Baccarin and Julie Benz get nominated for the 36th Saturn Awards. They both feature in the "Best Supporting Actress in Television" category.

February 06 2010

(SPOILER) Julie Benz interview on AfterEllen. She talks about her storyline on Desperate Housewives as well as her time on Angel and Dexter. More...

January 14 2010

Eliza Dushku interview in the latest issue of MF Magazine. There's a Julie Benz feature as well. Good way to start the day.

January 03 2010

(SPOILER) Darla goes 'Desperate'. Julie Benz guest stars on Desperate Housewives. Spoilers for that show and the Dexter Season 4 finale.

December 18 2009

(SPOILER) Julie Benz Appears on "The Soup" to discuss "Dexter" finale in a humorous, but morbidish spoof. More...

December 15 2009

(SPOILER) Julie Benz discusses season four finale of Dexter. Major spoilers, be forewarned.

November 06 2009

Julie Benz is just busy. Buzzy Multimedia spoke with her about her various roles and the common thread they seem to have. "Julie Benz is one of the sweetest-looking people on Planet Earth, and yet somehow she winds up in a lot of films and TV shows dealing with violence."

August 19 2009

Julie Benz's Third Season of "Dexter" is now available! Darla's all grown up and is still dating a serial killer. Julie actually has some well deserved screen time this season so it's a must-have!

June 19 2009

What do you suppose Darla would think of Dexter? Julie Benz answers "I think she'd kill him. [Laughs.] No contest. She's a vampire! She's got superpowers! She would just suck the blood right out of him. She might turn him into a vampire: He'd be a fun playmate for her. And then he might kill her."

June 02 2009

Julie Benz talks about her love for Twitter. And, of course, she lets us know by tweeting a link to the interview.

April 10 2009

Details about next week's FX con in Orlando. Of particular relevance is the "Women of the Whedonverse" panel featuring Julie Benz, Juliet Landau, Jewel Staite, Morena Baccarin and Claire Kramer. Plus there's the James Marsters event "Life After Spike" and Juliet will be screening her new music video. More...

April 09 2009

Julie Benz added to the list of Whedonverse guests for this year's Dragon Con. Julie Benz, better known to many as Darla, has been added to the 2009 Dragon Con guest list. More...

January 09 2009

Buddy TV Lists the 100 Best TV Episodes of 2008. Included are HIMYM, Chuck, Bones, T:TSCC, Dexter, Mad Men, Seth Green's My Name is Earl episode as well as American Dad, and Leverage.

December 10 2008

Felicia Day Returns To Geekscape. 37 minutes and 31 seconds into episode 99 of Geekscape, Jonathan London reunites with Felicia to talk about season two of The Guild. More...

October 28 2008

Joss takes pleasure (again, not naughty). Just a list containing happies. More...

October 24 2008

Julie Benz speaks out against violence towards animals. "I'm not a serial killer, but I date one on TV." The Dexter star appears in two PSAs and an interview for PETA about the link between serial killers or other violent criminals and cruelty to animals. Plus enter to win Dexter seasons 1 and 2!

October 22 2008

Showtime renews Dexter for two more seasons. Another 2 year stint in Miami for Julie Benz.

September 28 2008

Julie Benz talks Dexter and more. If you didn't already know, the third season airs tonight on Showtime.

August 19 2008

Julie Benz talks Dexter, Rambo, and Buffy. Just in time for today's DVD release of Dexter's second season, USA Today's Whitney Matheson offers up a recent interview with Julie Benz. More...

August 18 2008

Dexter Season 2 , with our favourite sire is out today the 19th. More...

August 04 2008

When Cordelia met Darla. Fab pic of Charisma Carpenter and Julie Benz enjoying the nightlife in Vegas.

July 14 2008

Julie Benz slated to appear in Dexter panel at Comic-Con on Thursday, July 24. Michael C. Hall and various Dexter show runners will also make appearances at SDCC to talk about the upcoming third season. More...

January 25 2008

Julie Benz - Cornering the vigilante heroine market. Globe & Mail Interview for Rambo.

January 23 2008

Julie Benz interview video on CW11 website. Julie talks about Rambo, Dexter and crushed ribs. More...

January 20 2008

Julie Benz survived camp Stallone - NY Daily News. "I was terrified, because someone had told me that if they think you smell good, they'll eat you!".

January 16 2008

Julie Benz on The Late Late Show. She'll be chatting with Craig Ferguson Thursday, 11:30 PM CST on the CBS television network.

January 07 2008

CBS to air edited episodes of Dexter. The network has come up with a creative way to get around no new scripts by pilfering from its sister network, Showtime. The episodes start airing February 17, in time for sweeps. More...

November 12 2007

Julie Benz joins the cast of Punisher sequel. No word on who she plays. More...

November 07 2007

Julie Benz gets down and dirty. Everything you wanted to know (and then some!) about Julie's role on "Dexter"... More...

October 02 2007

Dexter Q and A sessions coming to Sydney and Melbourne in October. The first two episodes of Dexter will be shown on the big screen, followed by a Q & A with series star Michael C Hall. More...

September 30 2007

Julie Benz talks Dexter. Which is quite convenient as the second season of the show starts tonight at 9pm/ET on Showtime.

September 15 2007

DirecTV delivers Julie Benz's series Dexter for free this month on the 101. If you missed the 1st season on Dexter, here's your chance to see it for free on Directv Channel 101 this month, every night starting at 8pm. Leading up to Season 2 coming in October on Showtime. More...

September 04 2007

TWoP interviews Julie Benz. Mr. Stupidhead asks not-so-stupid questions of Ms. Benz, mostly concerning Dexter, though her old vampire gigs are mentioned. More...

July 06 2007

Dexter among dramas on Emmys shortlist. The shortlist of this year's nominees has been leaked and the Dexter episode "Born Free" is on the list.

June 07 2007

Emmy Contender: Julie Benz. Variety gets round to recognising Julie's acting chops in this interview that focuses on her role in 'Dexter'.

May 19 2007

When Darla met Rambo. First look at Julie Benz on the set of Sylvester Stallone's new movie. And if you're curious to know more, Ain't It Cool News has a three and half minute Quicktime promo video of the movie for available for download.

May 12 2007

Dexter (starring Julie Benz) DVD now available for pre-order on Amazon. Also up for pre-order is Jeff Lindsay's third 'Dexter' book.

May 03 2007

(SPOILER) Julie Benz's series 'Dexter' will return to Showtime in October. They begin filming in late May. Julie told E!'s Kristen, "All I know is I have to deal with the implications of the shoe!" Also news on the DVD (R1) release coming in August. Spoiler alert is for other shows. More...

May 01 2007

Happy Birthday Darla and Graham! Julie Benz and Bailey Chase both turn 35 today in a Buffyverse stellar alignment.

February 10 2007

Julie Benz was on "Law & Order" last night. Anyone else catch Julie on the show? She played a minister's wife--! More...

December 15 2006

(SPOILER) 'I was the test pilot for the vampire look'. Not one but two interviews with the wonderful Julie Benz. The one is fantastic and if you're an Buffy and Angel fan, you will want to read it. The TV Guide interview focusses more on the Dexter finale and it's a lovely read as well. But if you had expected Julie to be in Halo 3. Well....

December 13 2006

Julie Benz talks Angel, Supernatural and Dexter. Cool insights into how she views Darla and how she auditioned for the role of Rita in Dexter.

December 11 2006

"Dexter" selected by the American Film Institute. The excellent TV show "Dexter" from Showtime co-starring Julie Benz was selected as one of the 10 'most outstanding achievements in film and television' by the American Film Institute for 2006.

December 02 2006

Julie Benz nominated for Satellite Award. She's up for "Best Actress in a Supporting Role" for her much praised performance in 'Dexter'.

November 06 2006

Showtime takes a stab at a 2nd Season of 'Dexter'. The show featuring some 'verser talents like Julie Benz and Drew Z. Greenberg has been renewed for another season. It's also Showtime's top-rated series. More...

November 03 2006

Julie Benz chats about her new show 'Dexter'. She also mentions how much she misses playing Darla.

October 21 2006

Second episode of "Dexter" on US only, I think. The second episode of the acclaimed series starring Julie Benz is now streaming at the Showtime site. More...

September 19 2006

Watch Dexter's pilot episode. The password is "Sneak Peek". Julie Benz (Darla) is in the pilot episode. (only accessible to those inside the United States). More...

August 28 2006

Julie Benz in a "Circle of Friends". Also starring Chris Kramer. Airs tonight at 9 on the Lifetime Network. More...

July 22 2006

Things we didn't know about Julie Benz (Darla).

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