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Julie Benz
Julie benz
Key Information
Character Amanda Rosewater
Birthdate May 1, 1972
Birthplace Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Spouse(s) Rich Orosco (current)
John Kassir (divorced)
Siblings Brother, Jeffrey
Sister, Jennifer
Cousin, Tim Benz

Julie M. Benz is an American actress, best known for her roles as Darla on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel and as Rita Bennett on Dexter, for which she won the 2006 Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. She starred on the series No Ordinary Family until it was cancelled on May 13, 2011. She has a recurring role in the CBS show A Gifted Man.


In Syfy channel's television series Defiance, Benz plays the mayor of Defiance, Amanda Rosewater.