Julia Benson at 2011 Wizard World Chicago
|Born|| (1979-06-29) 29 June 1979
|Children||1 (born 2013)|
Julia Benson (born Julia Anderson; 26 June 1979) is a Canadian actress. She played the character Vanessa James in the science fiction series Stargate Universe.
Benson trained as a ballet, tap, jazz dancer since age six. She graduated from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) in 2001 with a degree in theatre and psychology. She trained as an actress at David Mamet's Atlantic Theater Company in New York City.
Benson played the role of Anna in the 2007 film Road to Victory about a stripper who falls in love with a football player who is unable to sexually perform due to an injury. She trained with a dancer from Brandi's strip club in Vancouver, British Columbia.
From 2009 to 2011, Benson appeared as 2nd Lt. Vanessa James in both seasons of TV science fiction series Stargate Universe. Her performance in the show's first season episode "Pain" earned her a 2010 Leo award as "Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series".
|2005||Crazy Late||Sarah Jones||Short film|
|2007||Road to Victory||Anna|
|2008||Blonde and Blonder||Last Dancer in Line|
|2008||Robin, Chuck, and Shirley||Shirley Sutherland||Short film|
|2009||Scott's Lands||Melissa||Short film|
|2009||Everything's Coming Up Rosie||Catherine||Short film|
|2012||Now and Forever||Lucy Redd||Short film, completed|
|2012||Death Do Us Part||Kennedy||Post-production|
|2013||Kid Cannabis||Julie Morgan||Post-production|
|2013||Leap 4 Your Life||Julianna||Post-production|
|2013||That Burning Feeling||Joyce||Filming|
|2014||Death Do Us Part||Kennedy Jamieson||Producer, Writer|
|2014||What an Idiot||Jackie||Post-production|
|2015||Dead Rising: Watchtower||Amy|
|2017||My Little Pony: The Movie||Additional voices|
|TBA||The Ferret Squad||Marcie||In production|
|2003||Tru Calling||Tara||Episode: "Past Tense"|
|2005||The Dead Zone||Crying Girl||Episode: "The Collector"|
|2006||The Evidence||Sadie McAbee||Episode: "Stringers"|
|2006||Stargate Atlantis||Willa||Episode: "Irresistible"|
|2007||Masters of Horror||Abbey Addison||Episode: "Right to Die"|
|2007||My Neighbor's Keeper||Mom||TV film|
|2007||Reaper||Gloria||Episode: "All Mine"|
|2007||Supernatural||Woman at Bar||Episode: "Sin City"|
|2007||Whistler||James||Episode: "Passion Plays"|
|2007||Aliens in America||Clerk||Episode: "Church"|
|2008||Past Lies||Sarah||TV film|
|2008||The Unquiet||Christina||TV film|
|2009||Mr. Troop Mom||CC Turner||TV film|
|2009||Harper's Island||Officer Tyra Coulter||Episode: "Snap"|
|2009||SGU Stargate Universe Kino||Vanessa James||Episode: "Covered Kino"|
|2009–11||Stargate Universe||Lt. Vanessa James||Recurring role (36 episodes)|
|2010||The Ex-Convict's Guide||Shirley Sutherland||Episodes: "Be Gracious", "Respect the Rules of the House", "Do Not Convert Your Host's Possessions - Into Weapons",
"Remember to Bid Your Host a Gracious Farewell!"
|2010||Lying to Be Perfect||Joy||TV film (Lifetime)|
|2010–11||SGU Stargate Universe Kino||Vanessa James||Episodes: "Wait for It", "Favorite Meal of All Time", "One Long Endless Night", "All the Stages"|
|2011||Shattered||Hostess||Episode: "Unaired Pilot"|
|2011||Hiccups||Penelope||Episode: "Welcome Back Potter"|
|2011||R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour||Mom||Episodes: "Brush with Madness", "Sick"|
|2011||Earth's Final Hours||Chloe Edwards||TV film|
|2012||Mr. Young||Bianca Boyd||Episode: "Mr. Sci-Fi"|
|2013||Chupacabra vs. the Alamo||Tracy||TV film (Syfy)|
|2014-15||Cedar Cove||Jeri Drake||Episodes: "Trials and Tribulations", "One Day at a Time", "Point of No Return", "Secrets and Lies", "Stand and Deliver", "Resolutions and Revelations", "Hello Again", "A Helping Hand", "Civil War", "Batter Up", "Runaway", "The Good Fight"|
|2017||A Bramble House Christmas||Molly||Television film (Hallmark)|
|2018||Marrying Father Christmas||Ellie Whitcomb||Television film (Hallmark Movies and Mysteries)|
- "24H : Health : Julia Benson toughens up to get into character" (PDF). Official Website of Actress Julia Benson. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
- "Julia Benson Biography". Official Website of Actress Julia Benson. 2018. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
- Jamie Steinberg. "Julia Anderson on The Road to Victory". Starrymag.com. Retrieved 13 December 2009.
- "Leo Awards 2010 Winners by Name". Leo Awards. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 1 November 2010.