Julie McCullough is a multi-talented entertainer, most known for her role as Julie Costello, Kirk Cameron's character's girlfriend on the hit ABC sitcom "Growing Pains," which ran from 1985 to 1992. The role itself was not particularly memorable, but there was plenty of controversy when star Cameron converted to evangelical Christianity in 1990 and urged the producers of the successful show to fire McCullough because she had posed nude for Playboy magazine as a Playmate of the Month back in 1986. The actress was axed after only eight episodes. She did continue to work, though, guest-starring on shows such as "Beverly Hills, 90210," "Robin's Hoods," and "The Drew Carey Show." In 1987, just a year after her Playboy spread, McCullough costarred with aging sex kitten Angie Dickinson (as one of her gun-toting daughters) in the Roger Corman-produced exploitation movie "Big Bad Mama II," the sequel to the earlier 1974 hit. Although still acting, McCullough also performs as a standup comedian and has maintained her ties with Hugh Hefner's publishing empire by blogging, doing voice work for a Playboy video game, and appearing on the reality program "The Girls Next Door," which focuses on Hefner's girlfriends/bunnies.