An earthy brunette whose small-town beauty made her ideal for roles in such features as Doc Hollywood (1991) and Indian Summer (1993), actress Julie Warner has moved from memorable television appearances in Star Trek: The Next Generation and 21 Jump Street to headlining roles in such films as Wedding Bell Blues and White Lies (both 1996); and though her feature career appears to be gaining considerable steam, Warner's star still shines bright on such popular television series as Family Law and Baseball Wives. Julie Warner was born in New York City in 1965; her father was a musical arranger who penned jingles for such products as Tic-Tacs, and her mother a freelance booking agent. Attending the prestigious Dalton School at age 12, it was there that Warner would form a longtime friendship with fellow actress Mary Stuart Masterson. Though Warner may not have gotten the role in Pretty Baby that her manager had encouraged her to read for, Warner would make a lasting impression a few years later when she was cast in the enduring soap opera Guiding Light. After graduating from Brown University with a theater arts degree in 1987, Warner would essay numerous television roles before moving into feature films with such efforts as Flatliners (1990) and Doc Hollywood (1991). Warner's burgeoning talent and natural beauty found her slowly climbing the credits in the mid-'90s, and with roles in such efforts as The Puppet Masters she was gaining positive critical attention as well. Alternating between film and television on the cusp of the new millennium, Warner had yet to find her true breakout role, though a part in the series Baseball Wives ensured she would remain a familiar face to television viewers in the meantime.
Biography by Jason Buchanan
- Graduated in Theatre Arts fom Brown University.
- Her father was a composer and pianist.
- Made her film debut in Flatliners in 1990.
- As well as starring in the television series Family Law she directed two episodes.