November 3, 1983|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Julie Marie Berman (born November 3, 1983) is an American actress. She is also known for her role as Lulu Spencer on the ABC Daytime soap opera General Hospital, for which she received three Daytime Emmy Awards, and for her role on the Hulu comedy series, Casual.
Berman was born in Los Angeles, California to Peter and Renée Berman. She started acting at the age of six.
Berman made her television debut with the recurring role in the WB family drama series, 7th Heaven as the misunderstood Shelby Connor, a friend of Lucy Camden. Berman continued her role on 7th Heaven, while simultaneously adding a recurring role in the ABC drama Once and Again. She also guest-starred on ER and Boston Public, and starred alongside Shelley Long in the 1999 television movie Vanished Without a Trace.
2005—2013; General Hospital
Berman is best known for her role as Lulu Spencer, the stubborn, troubled daughter of Luke & Laura, in the ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital. She joined the soap in, making her first appearance on October 28, 2005. The casting immediately garnered much attention due to Berman's strong resemblance to Genie Francis who played Laura; Lulu and Laura's strong resemblance was often mentioned within the series. In July 2012, Berman informed producers that she had no plans of renewing her contract when it expired in November. Despite no official word from ABC or Berman, rumors began to circulate that Berman was about to vacate the role. After months of speculation, on February 26, 2013, an issue of Soaps In Depth confirmed that Berman was indeed leaving the series and had just filmed her final scenes.
Berman earned her first Daytime Emmy nomination in 2007, and won her first Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actress in 2009. She won her second consecutive Emmy in 2010 in the same category. Berman departed her role as Lulu in 2013, and was replaced by The Young and the Restless actress Emme Rylan In 2013, Berman won her third Emmy, but in the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress category.
After leaving daytime television, Berman guest-starred on prime time comedy series include Two and a Half Men and Jane the Virgin. In 2015, she began the recurring role opposite Michaela Watkins and Frances Conroy in the Hulu comedy series, Casual. She was promoted to series regular for second season. Later that year, Berman joined the cast of NBC medical drama Chicago Med, playing the recurring role of Dr. Samantha "Sam" Zanetti.
|1997–99||7th Heaven||Shelby Connor||Recurring role, 7 episodes|
|1999||Vanished Without a Trace||Cathy||Television film|
|1999–2000||Once and Again||Julie||Recurring role, 6 episodes|
|2000||ER||Jessamyn Chadsey||Episode: "The Fastest Year"|
|2002||Boston Public||Margo||Episode: "Chapter Forty-Six"|
|2003||Remembering Charlie||Hannah Wilson||Television film|
|2005||Threshold||Kristy Foster||Episode: "Blood of the Children"|
|2005–13||General Hospital||Lulu Spencer||Series regular, Role from: October 28, 2005 to March 22, 2013|
|2007||General Hospital: Night Shift||Lulu Spencer||Episode: "Paternity Ward"|
|2012||The March Sisters at Christmas||Jo March||Television film|
|2013||Bucket and Skinner's Epic Adventures||Vera||Episode: "Epic Showdown"|
|2013||Two and a Half Men||Sarah||Episode: "My Bodacious Vidalia"|
|2014||Jane the Virgin||Candyce||Episode: "Chapter Eight"|
|2014||Count to 10||Anna||Short film|
|2015–present||Casual||Leia||Recurring role (season 1), 4 episodes|
Series regular (season 2)
|2015||Satisfaction||Marie||Episode: "Through Risk"|
|2015–2016||Chicago Med||Dr. Sam Zanetti||Recurring role, 8 episodes|
|2016||Valley of the Moon||Molly|
|Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life||Serena||Episode: "Fall"|
Awards and nominations
||Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series||General Hospital||Nominated|| |
|Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series||General Hospital||Won|
||Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series||General Hospital||Won|
||Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series||General Hospital||Won|
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