Julie Benko is an American actress, writer, producer, and actress known for her work in films like The Help, Mandy Moore, Step Up Westside, and Pixels. She is also well known for her albums Vogue and My Beautiful Life. Julie is also a successful singer who has released five studio albums since 1993. Currently, she is producing and serving as a casting director for the Netflix series House of Cards.
Born on August 15, 1990, in New York City, Julie Benko is the daughter of actors Jacques Benko and Meredith Benko. Her older brother Michel is an actor as well. In her childhood, Julie was interested in acting from an early age. Her mother was an actress, and her father was a photographer. She has an older half-sister named Molly Berube from a previous marriage. Her younger half-sister is actress Chloe Sevigny, whose film credits include The Help, Step Up Westside, and Pixels.
She attended the Center for Performing Arts at Roosevelt University in New York City from 1987 to 1990, where she studied drama. As a result of her performances at the CPA theatre, she was offered a role in the play called The Enchantress of Elba by Richard Fleischer, where she played minstrel girl Henrietta Landon. From 1990 to 1992, she worked in television commercials as a voice-over artist with Disney while enrolled at Brown University, where she studied theatre and speech pathology.
Julie Benko Career
From age five, Julie was interested in performing and acting in various school plays, voice-over projects, and advertisements. At the age of 18, she made her film debut in the lead role of Bridget Jones in the film adaptation of The Help. She went on to play supporting roles in The Hangover, Mr. Rogers, and Boiler Room and appeared in two Disney Channel movies, Cinderella and Cinderella 2. In 2000, she won the NAACP Image Awards for her role in the Netflix series House of Cards. Julie would be portraying the character Fanny in the Funny Girl on Broadway from 8th September 2022.
Julie Benko Biography
|Real Name||Julie Benko|
|Birth Date||15 August 1990|
|Age (as of 2022)||31 Years|
|Birth Place||New York City, U.S.|
|College||New York University Tisch School of the Arts|
|Height||in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 56 kg – in Pounds – 123 lbs|
|Who is her husband?||Jason Yeager|
In an interview in the New York Times Magazine, Benko discussed her relationship with the film star and producer. In 1993, she married her childhood friend and acting colleague Bob Kahn who, in addition to producing the couple’s three children together, also co-created and produced the Showtime series The Affair.
Julie Benko Net worth
When she started her career as an actress, Julie was well on her way to earning a net worth of $50 million. She has also been described as one of the most colorful and eclectic film personalities in history, having released five studio albums, award-winning films, and numerous television series and specials. Her net worth was estimated at $50 million in 2017, and her family fortune is estimated to be between $50 and $100 million.
- Unlike many actors, including Leonardo DiCaprio and George Clooney, who have brought roles to life in the digital age, Julie has remained largely unchanged for more than a decade.
- She is still a robust physical figure, maintaining her lean beauty even in her 90s, and her voice remains energetic and original.
- Though her body has changed, her mind has remained intact, and she is still an effective and engaging actor.
- There are rumors that Julie Benko has an additional son named Gideon, who died in infancy.