Stargate Universe actor Julia Benson nominated for Leo Award

Gorgeous actor Julia Benson is nominated for a 2010 Leo Award in the Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series category, for her recurring role as 2nd Lieutenant Vanessa James on the hit sci-fi series Stargate Universe. The Leo Awards honour the best in British Columbia film and television, with this year’s Gala Award Ceremony taking place on Saturday, June 5th, 2010 at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver.

Julia’s popular, recurring role as 2nd Lt. Vanessa James allows her to play a versatile and engaging character: A woman who embodies a fighter and can hold her own, but also has a softer side and is able to reveal her vulnerability. Stargate Universe follows a band of soldiers, scientists and civilians, who must fend for themselves as they are forced through a Stargate when their hidden base comes under attack. The desperate survivors emerge aboard an ancient ship, which is locked on an unknown course and unable to return to Earth. The danger, adventure and hope they find on board the Destiny will reveal the heroes and villains among them. For more information on Stargate Universe, visit their website. 

You may also recognize Julia from her performances on the popular CBS mini-series Harper’s Island, the Fox comedy Reaper, the CW hit shows Supernatural and Smallville, or Masters of Horror.

Most recently, her film credits include the family comedy Mr. Troop Mom, starring George Lopez and Jane Lynch. She also appeared in the comedy Blonde and Blonder, starring Pamela Anderson, the romantic comedy Numb, starring Matthew Perry, and the recent movie of the week, Lying to Be Perfect, directed by Gary Harvey.

Aside from her performing credits, Julia has also been honing her creative skills behind the camera. Julia has just finished co-creating and producing a half-hour, single-camera comedy pilot for City TV, with husband Peter Benson and Aubrey Amason.


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