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Born: March 12, 1963 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, USA Profession: actor, ballet dancer

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A petite, dark-haired sitcom actress who has bounced around numerous shows, Julia Campbell was born an army brat and traveled and lived around the world during her youth. She was dancing and studying ballet by age four, but, while living in Turkey, was diagnosed with scoliosis at age 11. After wearing back braces and having an operation, Campbell was told she would never be able to dance professionally and switched to drama. Her first break came after college when ABC paid her way to New York and put her in the daytime drama "Ryan's Hope," although the show was soon canceled due to declining ratings. Campbell moved to Los Angeles and landed the role of a rich girl who was mistakenly behind bars on "Women in Prison" (Fox, 1988), her first sitcom. She returned to daytime with a regular role on the NBC soap "Santa Barbara" (1988). The following year, it was back to primetime in the summer comedy "Knight & Daye" (NBC, 1989). After making guest shots, Campbell had the recurring role of the hero's girlfriend in "Herman's Head" (Fox, 1991), was a beautician infatuated with Robert Hays on "Cutters" (CBS, 1993), and the savvy 90s woman partnered with two fledglings in "Blue Skies" (ABC, 1993). When the latter...

A petite, dark-haired sitcom actress who has bounced around numerous shows, Julia Campbell was born an army brat and traveled and lived around the world during her youth. She was dancing and studying ballet by age four, but, while living in Turkey, was diagnosed with scoliosis at age 11. After wearing back braces and having an operation, Campbell was told she would never be able to dance professionally and switched to drama. Her first break came after college when ABC paid her way to New York and put her in the daytime drama "Ryan's Hope," although the show was soon canceled due to declining ratings.

Campbell moved to Los Angeles and landed the role of a rich girl who was mistakenly behind bars on "Women in Prison" (Fox, 1988), her first sitcom. She returned to daytime with a regular role on the NBC soap "Santa Barbara" (1988). The following year, it was back to primetime in the summer comedy "Knight & Daye" (NBC, 1989). After making guest shots, Campbell had the recurring role of the hero's girlfriend in "Herman's Head" (Fox, 1991), was a beautician infatuated with Robert Hays on "Cutters" (CBS, 1993), and the savvy 90s woman partnered with two fledglings in "Blue Skies" (ABC, 1993). When the latter failed, the network put her in "A Whole New Ballgame" as leading lady to Corbin Bernsen, but that too flopped. Hoping for some stability, she signed on as Cherie, the neighbor to the "Men Behaving Badly" (NBC, 1996), but left soon after the series began airing.

Her feature career has been slow to start. She debuted in "Body Count" (1988), and was leading lady to Dana Carvey in the misfire "Opportunity Knocks" (1990). More recently, Campbell was Christy, the bitchily acidic nemesis to Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino, in "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion" (1997).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Broken Bridges (2013)
4.
 Kicking & Screaming (2005) Cast
5.
 Bounce (2000) Sue
6.
 Slight Case of Murder, A (1999) Patricia Stapelli
7.
 Legion of Fire: Killer Ants (1998) Laura Sills
9.
 Poodle Springs (1998) Muffy Blackstone
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1967:
At age 4, began taking ballet lessons (date approximate)
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Moved with family around the world, living in Virginia, Alaska, Greece, Germany and Turkey, among other places
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As a child, danced with American Ballet Theater and Turkish American Ballet
1974:
At age 11, developed scoliosis (date approximate)
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Began acting as a teenager
1984:
After college, put under contract by ABC; network cast her on the daytime drama "Ryan's Hope"
1988:
Made film debut in "Body Count"
1988:
Was regular on the short-lived Fox sitcom "Women in Prison"
1988:
Had regular role of Courtney Capwell on the NBC soap opera "Santa Barbara"
1989:
Had small regular role on "Knight & Daye" (NBC)
1990:
Co-starred in feature "Opportunity Knocks"
1993:
Starred on the CBS sitcom "Cutters"
1993:
Was regular cast member of "Blue Skies" (ABC)
1995:
Played opposite Corbin Bernsen on "A Whole New Ballgame" (ABC)
1996:
Cast as neighbor on the NBC sitcom "Men Behaving Badly"
1997:
Had featured role in "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion"
1998:
Played recurring role as an assistant district attorney in "The Practice"
2000:
Cast in supporting role in "Bounce"
2001:
Starred in L.A. production of "Betrayal" with Eric Stoltz
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Education

Conservatory of Theatre Arts, Webster University: St Louis , Missouri - 1984

Notes

Campbell is not in love with New York. In the March 5, 1995 issue of PARADE she said of her time living there: "I didn't have many friends, and I was 21 and living in a five-floor walk-up in Hell's Kitchen. I used to have to put on sort-of psychologically protective clothing when I went out in the morning. One night on the subway all these kids recognized me and crowded around, and I had to give autographs. I appreciated the attention, but they wouldn't let me get away and I was terrified."

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husband:
Bernard White. Actor. Married 1988; divorced.

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