Julie Marie Berman

Julie Marie Berman

Julie Berman was an American TV actress who was best known for her roles on "General Hospital" (ABC, 1963-) and "Casual" (Hulu, 2015-). Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Berman knew from a very young age that she wanted to act. She started acting professionally in commercials at the age of 6, and would soon appear in over 100 TV ads in the ensuing years. In her late teens she started auditioning for film and TV roles, and in 1997 landed her first recurring role on the hit family drama "7th Heaven" (The CW, 1996-2007). Berman played the role of Shelby Connor on seven episodes of the series over the course of two years, thus establishing her status in Hollywood as a young actress on the rise. After her role on "7th Heaven" Berman continued nabbing TV parts on shows like "Once and Again" (ABC, 1999-2002), "Boston Public" (Fox, 2000-2004), and the science fiction series "Threshold" (CBS/Sky1, 2005-06). Then in 2005 Berman landed her breakout role as the emotionally unsettled Lulu Spencer on the long-running ABC soap opera "General Hospital." Berman played the part of Spencer for eight years and over 1,000 episodes, thus becoming one of the show's most recognizable stars. Given the show's grueling shooting schedule, however, Berman decided to step away from the series in 2013 to pursue other acting roles. She landed a few guest spots on various TV shows over the next two years before nabbing a recurring part on the breakout Hulu series "Casual" in 2015. Berman played Leia on the series, which began streaming on the digital network on October 7, 2015.